Today sees two new efforts from Black Library up for preorder. Maledictions is an anthology of horror stories by a host of authors, including Cassandra Khaw, Peter McLean and myself. And The Wicked and the Damned is a portmanteau novel, made up of a trio of interconnected novellas written by David Annandale, Phil Kelly and myself. Continue reading “Wicked Maledictions”
AOS Question: Among the GodBeasts, there are a number of who are the progenitors of some of the realms species. Is there a GodBeast progenitor for Horses? Or would there be one GodBeast for Horses, Pegasuses, Unicorns and other equine species?
Interesting question. There very well could be.
I can imagine a monstrous figure – a Sleipnir or Uchchaihshravas – sprung from the ocean of stars to gallop endlessly across the realms. A being that moves so swiftly, those who observe it see only a flickering shape, resembling the Uffington White Horse.
Where its hooves touch the ground, mountains are thrown up and valleys dug. It is not always so large, swelling or shrinking according to the path it travels. Maybe it changes shape, depending on the realm. In Shyish, it is a ghostly titan, heralded by thunderous hoof-beats; in Azyr, it is accompanied by hurricane winds and booming thunder; in Aqshy, it draws a hot wind in its wake, setting fire to the dry grasslands.
Regarding its status as progenitor, perhaps the first horses sprang from its blood and sweat, shed in some ancient battle or trial. Maybe the gods tried to tame it, and in doing so wounded it, causing the great beast to shed its blood as it raced across existence, and thus spread the various species of horse to every corner of the Mortal Realms.
I think that’d be pretty cool, myself.
Cubicle 7 revealed a look at the new Age of Sigmar RPG yesterday, including Johan Grenier’s fantastic cover art, as well as the names of a few outside consultants – myself among them. Continue reading “Cat, Bag, Out”
Just dropping a note to say that I’ve begun updating the site with dedicated pages for characters such as the Royal Occultist or series such as the Nightmare Men. These pages will be regularly updated, with a chronological listing of all works in the series, as well as any relevant blog posts, interviews, etc. Continue reading “PSA – Series Pages”
I’ll be signing books at Warhammer World this Saturday, from 11 to 1. If you’re around, swing by and say hello!