Primogenitor Pre-Order


Both the Limited and Standard editions of my forthcoming novel, Fabius Bile: Primogenitor, are now available for pre-order from Black Library. I’ll be talking a bit more about the book closer to the December release date, but until then, why not check out the full cover(s) and the blurb below. 

From the blurb:

He is known by many names – Clonelord, Manflayer, Primogenitor. He is the epitome of deceit and perversion, and feared by man and monster alike. Once the Chief Apothecary of the Emperor’s Children, the madman known as Fabius Bile possesses a knowledge of genetic manipulation second to none.

Now a renegade among renegades, he is loathed by those he once called brother, and even the most degraded of Chaos Space Marines fear his name. Exiled for his dark experiments, Bile has retreated deep into the Eye of Terror, leaving a trail of twisted abominations in his wake.

But when a former student brings word of the ultimate prize for the taking, Bile is unable to resist being drawn once more into the cauldron of war. For in seizing this prize, Fabius Bile might yet discover the one secret his has been unable to unlock… the secret which will prevent his inevitable doom…


The Limited edition, as you can see, is a very snazzy lump of gristle. It looks even better in person, and includes the short story, “The Howling Ship”, which finds Fabius Bile raiding the hold of one of the infamous Blackships of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica, in search of raw materials for his experiments.

Limited to 1250 copies, each one individually numbered and signed by me. If that sort of thing interests you, I’d suggest going ahead and pre-ordering your copy today. For more pictures, a free extract, and ordering information, visit


The Standard Edition isn’t quite as fancy, but Lie Setiawan‘s brilliant artwork more than makes up for the lack of a large screaming face, covered in stitching. No short story in this one, but you can pre-order it in electronic or mp3 format.

For ordering information and a free extract, visit

Both versions of the book will also be available for purchase at Black Library Live! 2016, for those making the trip to Nottingham. In the meantime, why not check out Fabius Bile: Repairer of Ruin, the official audio prequel to Primogenitor, available to download now from