Sunday, 21 September 2014

Release date for Paul Kearney's next novel

Dark Hunters: Umbra Sumus is the title of Paul Kearney's next novel. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the novel expands on elements in Kearney's previous short story in the setting, The Last Detail.

The sigil of the Dark Hunters, for in the grim darkness of the far future, where a technologically-advanced humanity fights on a thousand fronts against aliens, heretics, mutants and demons, everyone still thinks axes are cool.

The novel focuses on the battle between the Dark Hunters, a chapter of genetically-engineered Space Marines, and their deadly rivals, the Punishers. Unusually for a debut novelist in the setting, the Black Library will be publishing the novel in hardcover, presumably out of recognition for the quality of Kearney's former work. The title of the novel suggests that sequels are hoped for.

The novel will be published on 7 May 2015.


Anonymous said...

Big Kearney fan but I know nothing about Warhammer. Would I be able to enjoy it without any background?

Adam Whitehead said...

I have an overview of the setting here:

But generally speaking, the background is pretty easy to pick up.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Wert!

Mark Andrew Edwards said...

He's a good writer, I have high hopes for this one.