The Shield of Baal

Ah, Black Friday. A day when people spend money they probably don’t have, on things they probably don’t need. Things like, say, a shiny new hardback novella*, about everyone’s favorite cosmic space-vampires, the Blood Angels, as they wage war on the intergalactic menace of the Tyranids, written by me.

Deathstorm

From the blurb:

 The sons of Sanguinius land upon Phodia, commanded by First Captain Karlaen, the Shield of Baal. Their mission is to find and secure the planetary governor, whose blood may hold the key to curing the twin curses of the Chapter: the Red Thirst and the Black Rage. But the Spawn of Cryptus, a sinister tyranid creature, is also seeking the governor, and Karlaen stands in its way…

As you can tell from the cover, Deathstorm is part of the ‘Shield of Baal’ series, which also includes the novella, Tempestus, and the short stories, “Dread Night” and “Shadow of the Leviathan”. The latter, as you might recall, is also by me. I encourage you to check them all out. Too, you might consider checking out this nifty box set, which includes everything you need to re-fight the desperate struggle depicted in the novella.

Shield of Baal: Deathstorm is up for preorder from today, and will be available in hardback and ebook. Make sure you line up your copy today!


* Look, the line between ‘novella’ and ‘novel’ is fairly thin and prone to moving, but this sucker is almost 60,000 words.** No matter how you scratch it, that’s a fairly substantial amount of wordage. From my point of view, this sucker is a novel.
** You know what else was 60,000 words? Almost every science-fiction novel published between 1960 and 1985 that wasn’t called Dune.
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3 comments

  1. No disrespect at all: I’m just curious to know – is this book pure fluff or is there any gaming rules, formations, etc ; like Leviathon’s second book?
    I’m eagerly awaiting the new BA dex and have only a finite amount of money…

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