The newest Humble Bundle is full of hits from Warhammer’s Black Library


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Horus Heresy, Age of Sigmar, and 40K, oh my!

The newest Humble Bundle is a treasure trove of lore for fans of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The bundle includes 27 items from the Black Library, and there are some real gems here, as well as the start to several series. These books are in ePUB and MOBI format, which means that they can be read digitally on an ereader or browser.

The highlights include some anthologies from the Horus Heresy, a sprawling prequel series that takes place 10,000 years before the main 40K setting. Lupercal’s War, Cthonia’s Reckoning, and Sons of the Emperor all include tales from the Heresy.

If you prefer more modern stories, there’s some absolute bangers that take place in the dark millennium. Fire Caste by Peter Fehervari is one of my favorite 40K books; it’s Apocalypse Now through a grimdark, far future lens. The Lords of Silence by Chris Wraight follows the corrupted Death Guard, Chaos Space Marines in service to the Plague God Nurgle. You might think that’s an unrelatable point of view, but Wraight does a fantastic job at getting the reader invested in these characters. Valedor by Guy Haley is also considered to be one of the best novels about the Aeldari.

In addition to these books I’d heartily recommend, there’s a wealth of literature I haven’t had the chance to pore through yet, like Dark Apostle, Space Wolf, Lucius: The Faultless Blade, The Talon of Horus, Ice Guard, Avenging Son, and Titanicus.

There’s also a selection of books from the Age of Sigmar, the wildly inventive and imaginative setting that was born out of the original Warhammer Fantasy Battles. I, for one, am looking forward to learning about history’s biggest hater in Nagash: The Undying King, by Josh Reynolds.

If you’re a fan of Warhammer, but aren’t sure where to start when it comes to the massive Black Library, this bundle is a great — and relatively inexpensive — option. The Bundle will end on June 27.

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