HAMMER & BOLTER # 25 TOC Announced

Black Library have posted the table of contents for issue 25 of Hammer & Bolter, which includes my story, “The Problem of Three-Toll Bridge”.  Complete TOC and cover below cut.

  • Gilead’s Curse Chapter 11: An army of the dead marches on Nuln and only Gilead and his allies can stand against it in the penultimate instalment of the serialised novel by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent.
  • The Court Beneath: Phil Kelly makes his Hammer and Bolter debut with a tale from the youth of Bretonnian King Louen Leoncoeur. As he battles a vile necromancer during his grail quest, Louen finds himself outmatched – until he is introduced to the sinister Court Beneath…
  • Cold Trade: Rogue Trader Brielle Gerrit returns in a new story from Andy Hoare. Mixed up in an unpleasant business deal on the backwater world of Quag, Brielle must resort to extreme measures to get out of trouble – deadly trouble.
  • The Problem of Three-Toll Bridge: An Altdorf student is dead after a reckless duel. His killer, young agitator Felix Jaeger, is scheduled to hang. But one man isn’t convinced of Jaeger’s guilt… Can Zavant Konniger get to the bottom of the affair? A new Zavant tale from Josh Reynolds.
  • Pariah – An Exclusive Extract: Walk the mysterious streets of Queen Mab and discover the secrets of the Maze Undue along with Alizebeth “Beta” Bequin in an exclusive extract from the first book in Dan Abnett’s Ravenor vs Eisenhorn trilogy.

Your eyes do not deceive you–my story IS, in fact, a prequel to Trollslayer, and shows just what was going on behind the scenes when a certain poet-cum-swordsman was kicked out of Altdorf University prior to his fateful meeting with Gotrek Gurnisson and how the Great Sleuth-Sage of Altdorf, Zavant Konniger was involved. The issue will be out in October.