Aaron Dembski-Bowden

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Spear of the Emperor! (Totes on sale)

Hello and stuff.

So, in case you fancied getting the new novel several months in advance – the Limited Edition of Spear of the Emperor is on sale today, riiiight here on Black Library.com and also riiiight here on Games Workshop.com.

Go buy it. Or maybe don’t? I, Aaron, a mere human man, will not judge you either way.

Here’s a look at what’s in it:


Even though I’m usually cautious of Limited Editions, I have to admit… that’s a lot of stuff.

The full list of what’s in the Ltd. Ed. is as follows:

  • The novel (because of course).
  • An additional short story: ‘The First Primaris’.
  • An additional Afterword/outro.
  • A 16-page Index Astartes book, with some ace Jes Goodwin-approved artwork that shows the making of a Space Marine in new and sexy detail.
  • A transfer sheet that, as you can see, has the symbol of the Adeptus Vaelarii on it, as well as bunch of Spear icons, natch.
  • A Chapter Tactics rules card.
  • 3 art prints of some major characters.
  • A pin badge.
  • A purity seal / bookmark.
  • A metal coin that is weirdly and awesomely heavy.

Watch in awe as this becomes worth more than any of my novels on eBay in the coming years!


Brêac — Anuradha — Amadeus

If you’re curious about the author’s introduction to the novel, I posted that the other day, and it should hopefully enlighten y’all a bit about the process and the themes going on. For added kicks, here’s a Rapid Fire interview I did with Track of Words for the release today.

And once more, for those at the back, here’s the link to buy it.

November 24, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Praise be to the Emperor on his Golden Throne, that is a LOT of stuff! Being prior military, the challenge coin has me especially interested. Also, Chapter Tactics rules card for the Spears? Yes please.

    Aaron, this may be some of the highest praise we’ve seen the Black Library/Games Workshop give to your work. I would think they’re spoiling you, but that claim would be baseless and without any metric. I’m just hoping enough copies will be available when payday rolls around for me.

    Comment by Kyle Nguyen | November 24, 2018 | Reply

  2. My Black Legion limited editions are looking mighty sparse right about now.

    Comment by Matt Ishikawa | November 25, 2018 | Reply

  3. Bought it as soon as it became available in NA.

    Comment by Chris | November 25, 2018 | Reply

  4. Aaron, was one of the Perpetuals Jack the Ripper? And what do you think of Rick Priestley? Hope you don’t mind.

    Comment by damned12345 | January 15, 2019 | Reply

  5. Is it out of stock in English? I’d prefer to read it in the original language, but Lances de l’Empereur will probably be just as good. Or are you not sending any copies to Denmark? …is it because of the Viking raids?

    Comment by Magnus Nygaard | January 22, 2019 | Reply

  6. Any chance for an Audiobook? 🙂

    Comment by Hallistra | March 25, 2019 | Reply

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