Rynn’s World

Rynn's worldWhen the ork hordes of Warlord Snagrod lay waste to the planet of Badlanding and wipe out the Crimson Fists sent to stop them, Chapter Master Kantor prepare a hasty line of defence on the Fists home planet of Rynn’s World. Tragedy strikes when an errant missile destroys the Space Marine’s Chapter monastery, killing most of their warriors. With a handful of Crimson Fists left, Kantor must fight the campaign of his life, to defeat Snagrod’s orks and prevent his Chapter’s annihilation.

‘My Fists, I did not imagine that the ork warlord would risk the strength of his force in the way he has. His gamble has paid off. But, in centuries hence, when men read of this day, when analysts at war colleges across the Imperium look to their historical texts, they must see that we endured, and, ultimately, that we turned this blow aside. We are the Crimson Fists and this is our home. We will deal with the invaders as they deserve to be dealt with’.

– Pedro Kantor, Lord Hellblade, Chapter Master of the Crimson Fists

TITLE: Rynn’s World
AUTHOR: Steve Parker
TIME PERIOD: 989.M41 (Time of Ending)
Being the First Stand-alone Novel of the Space Marine Battles series



Word Bearers: The Omnibus

Word BearersThe Word Bearers are among the most feared and reviled of all Chaos Space Marines. Fierce warriors with a fanatical religious zeal, they blaze across the galaxy in service of their dark gods. Worlds will burn, and entire civilizations will fall before the fury of the XVIIth Legion.

“The Corpse Emperor sits on his throne on Terra still, Warmonger,’ said Marduk bitterly,’but his end draws ever nearer.’

– Marduk, First Acolyte, 34th Host, XVII Legion Word Bearers

TITLE: Word Bearers: The Omnibus
AUTHOR: Anthony Reynolds
GENRE: War // Quest
TIME PERIOD: [unspecified].M41
Being the Omnibus binding together the Word Bearers Trilogy




When the vital forge world of Orestes comes under attack by a legion of Chaos Titans, the planet is forced to appeal for help. Titan Legio Invicta, although fresh from combat and in desperate need of refit and repair, responds, committing its own force of war engines to the battle. As the god-machines stride to war, the world trembles, for the devastation they unleash could destroy the very world they have pledged to save.

‘So, this is what an engine war looks like, Crusius,’ she said.

‘Mamzel, not at all,’ he answered. ‘When they start firing, then you’ll see what an engine war looks like.’

– Executor Fetial Djared Crusius of Legio Invicta, conversing with Consular Etta Severin of the Orestes Munitorum

TITLE: Titanicus
AUTHOR: Dan Abnett
GENRE: Character Drama // War // World Building

TIME PERIOD: 779.M41 (Time of Ending)
Being a Stand-alone Novel connected to the Sabbat Worlds Crusade campaign


Descent of Angels

Descent of AngelsThe planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years – the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El’Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.


“Caliban is where our culture was born, and Caliban is where it will die.”

– Nemiel, Knight-supplicant of the Order

TITLE: Descent of Angels
AUTHOR: Mitchel Scanlon
GENRE: Character Drama // Philosophical Exploration // World-Building
TIME PERIOD: unspecified – 951.M30 (Great Crusade)
Being the Sixth Book of the Horus Heresy Series


Ad. Arc. Update Post #0001

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My Lords,

With the conclusion of my review of the Word Bearers Omnibus novels, I have deemed it an opportune moment to send this missive to achieve two things.

The first is to discuss the work I have put into this Archive, something I have not been able to do since its inception. I have released reviews immediately from the beginning without thought of engaging its potential audience – which is you – and thus may have neglected an important part of this writing exercise. I would correct that with this missive and others like it in the future. Continue reading

Dark Creed

Dark CreedDark Apostle Marduk faces challenges from within his own Legion as he wages war with the White Consuls. Harnessing the power of the Nexus Arrangement, a powerful Necron device, Marduk can turn the tide in the Word Bearer’s favour. But just as the White Consuls are on the verge of defeat, an old enemy returns to throw the entire dark crusade into ruin. If Marduk is to survive and fulfil his ambition, he must defy an onslaught from the necrons, White Consuls and his own Legion.
“‘They are Chaos Space Marines Aquilius,’ said the Chapter Master. ‘And there might be as many as fifteen thousand of them. Even by conservative estimates, there will be at least five, six thousand. Imagine it. That is the same as five or six loyal Chapters descending in their entirety upon one world. Nothing could stand against that – not five billion Guardsmen, not even ten. We need Astartes to fight them, and we ourselves number less than three hundred.’

– Chapter Master Titus Valens, White Consuls Space Marine Chapter

TITLE: Dark Creed
AUTHOR: Anthony Reynolds
GENRE: Conspiracy / War
TIME PERIOD: [unspecified].M41
Being the Third Novel of the Word Bearers Trilogy


Dark Disciple

Dark DiscipleEver driven by his lust for power, Marduk, aspiring Dark Apostle of the Word Bearers Chaos Space Marine Legion, strives to unlock the secrets of an ancient and deadly artefact. This quest throws him and the Word Bearers into a deadly warzone and a desperate battle between their Imperial enemies, the alien tyranids and a third faction as sadistic as it is mysterious. Surrounded by foes, this could be Marduk’s sternest test yet.

‘The xenos will have commenced their invasion before we are back on the surface,’ said Kol Badar

‘Explain to me how that changes anything?’ snapped Marduk, losing patience. ‘If they get in our way, we kill them. It is not complicated.’

– First Acolyte Marduk, in conversation with his Coryphaus

TITLE: Dark Disciple
AUTHOR: Anthony Reynolds
GENRE: Quest
TIME PERIOD: [unspecified].M41
Being the Second Book of the Word Bearers Trilogy