Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lysander is Coming!





One of the legends of the Space Marines is getting his own book.
 
Darnath Lysander is back and seeking revenge in the latest Space Marine battle book from The Black Library. 

From The Black Library:

The Story

Held prisoner for years at the hands of the Iron Warriors, Captain Darnath Lysander returns to the world of Malodrax with the Imperial Fists Chapter at his shoulder to exact revenge on his one-time captors. What bargains did he make to escape the world that had become his gaol and to what lengths will he go to keep those pacts veiled from his battle brothers?

About this edition

An Imperial Fists Space Marine Battles novel by Ben Counter. Includes maps and character profiles.

Malodrax is released in stores on Saturday December 14th. All pre-order copies will commence shipping in the week commencing December 9th.



You can pre-order Malodrax on the Black Library website.


So all you Imperial Fists players should be happy till your Codex Supplement comes out.

Nykona

5 comments:

Son of Dorn said...

:D

Luke Pozniak said...

Well, there goes Lysander, the corrupt and cheapened character that was once awesome, down the drain. Oh joy.

Robert (Grovel) said...

Luke... The book isn't even out yet, it's a bit early to throw your hands up in surrender. The whole pacts/bargains to escape thing is an established part of his fluff.

Luke Pozniak said...

Erm... No. It has never before been part of the fluff that Lysander made pacts with the Dark Gods to get off Maldorax.

Also, it may be a bit early, but someone has already read the book and I don't like what has come up in the conversation (http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/282758-malodrax-an-imperial-fist-novel/). Also, having read some of Ben Counter's other atrocities, I am not keeping my hopes up in any way and wouldn't be surprised at how rubbish the book is.

Lysander (in the now-old fluff) fought his way off Maldorax and survived through sheer power of will, not because he succumbed to the whispers of Chaos. Also, he went through 6 months of stringent testing back home on the Phalanx after his return, I highly doubt that they would miss the fact that he made a pact with one of the Dark Gods...

Son of Dorn said...

Holy crap, Luke! Thanks for the link. I'm purging this book from my list immediately.

What's particularly perplexing is if they wanted Fists to be darker, why not return to their addiction to pain? I always loved Ian Watson's fluff for them. Have the IW confused as to why he's GETTING OFF on their torture. Him making deals with Chaos is antithetical to everything the character has been and everything his faction represents.

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