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Second novel of Warhammer Online origins published

Posted by: Randy at 3/27/2009 10:44 PM
If you really want to join the indefatigable Warhammer Online battle crying, then Dark Storm Gathering is already on your must-have list.  Written by Chris Wraight, the 416-page book is specifically set within WAR lore parameters and follows up the series' debut from Anthony Reynolds, Empire in Chaos.  Despite Mark Jacobs and Co. over at Mythic all carrying pom-poms and incessantly cheering on their very own fantastical war machine, there's a striking amount of literature threaded into WAR, but it's often a different affair altogether when trying to make a compelling novel versus penning a quick shot-in-the-arm amount of text for a mission briefing.


 

The Second Original Novel Based on Hit MMORPG

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Storms into Bookstores

 

The Black Library Releases DARK STORM GATHERING by Chris Wraight

 

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FAIRFAX, Virginia – March 27, 2009Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, and The Black Library, a division of Games Workshop, have announced that the original Warhammer® novel DARK STORM GATHERING is now available in stores. The second in a series based on the award-winning MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR), DARK STORM GATHERING is a tale of blood, treachery, and Chaos in a world perpetually at WAR!

 

Penned by Black Library author Chris Wraight, DARK STORM GATHERING tells the story of an unlikely party of adventurers forced to form an uneasy alliance with the armies of the Empire to repel the forces of Chaos. With the grim march of the Tchar’zanek, Champion of the fell powers of Chaos, underway and the Empire of Man suffering from plague and mutations, only the intervention of the High Elves offers respite. However, they are beset by foes of their own, the murderous Dark Elves. When the prospect of treachery behind Imperial lines looms, four heroes – Archmage, White Lion, Witch Hunter and Knight of the Blazing Sun – must work together to uncover the corruption before all is lost.

 

“Chris Wraight has crafted a dark tale that thrusts players into the frontlines of the war between Order and Destruction. It’s packed to the brim with blood, battles, and all the things that make the Warhammer world so gripping,” said Mark Jacobs, VP and General Manager at Mythic Entertainment. “DARK STORM GATHERING captures the essence of WAR perfectly.”

 

For further information about the WAR novel, DARK STORM GATHERING, visit www.blacklibrary.com

 

Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC, WAR is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about the game and to download the 10-day free trial, visit www.warhammeronline.com.