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Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop, and started writing novels and short stories in the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 when the Black Library imprint was launched in 1997.

He continues to write for Black Library, and his first 'homegrown' novel series The Crown of the Blood has been released via Angry Robot.

Currently living in Nottingham, Gav shares his home with his loving and very understanding partner and a mechanical hamster called Dennis.


A-Hunt-in-the-DarkSo, as if it wasn’t enough that Master of Sanctity is now available, I only gone and done another Dark Angels story. With the tale in MoS moving on to focus on Asmoidai and Sapphon, our daring Ravenwing commander has moved out of the limelight a little, so this short is for Sammael fans and covers the most famous and important battle in his life.


It’s available to download now at Black Library:...

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This was a re-read, and Legend has lost nothing in the twenty-or-more years since I first picked it up. Good characters, simple but effective prose and a story that carries the reader effortlessly to a well-earned and uplifting conclusion that has be...more
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This had been on my to-read list for quite some time and it was perhaps not surprising that I finally got around to it just after my first child was born. The conditioning of pre-born children and ideas of pre-destination at birth certainly struck ho...more
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It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favourite Christmas films (which is something because I don't like Christmas films in general), so this foul-mouthed tale of alcohol-induced Yuletide redemption hit my sweet spot. Deliberately provocative in its vio...more
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A thoroughly enjoyable read. A great blend of 40k madness with a more traditional sci-fi approach that doesn't feel laboured, in some ways more reminsicent of Rogue Trader days with its bizarre but slightly hard-sci-fi-ish world. The story trots alon...more
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“For the first and the last time in his life, Corax cried. He cried not for the loss of life, though it was great.
He cried not for the degradation that has been heaped upon his dead warrior, though it was obscene.
He cried for all Astartes, for the shame that Horus has brought upon them. They had been the Emperor's trusted sword, and they had betrayed him. It mattered not that Corax himself had remained loyal, he was Astartes and the shame of one was the shame of all.
'Will they ever trust us again?'
A tear rolled down his cheek and dropped onto the fallen Raven Guard. Should they trust us, was the next question.”
Gav Thorpe, Raven's Flight

“There is a very simple reason why Lion El'Jonson did not take part in the final battles of the Horus Heresy. It is beautifully simple, when you consider it. He was waiting.'
'Waiting for what?' Boreas asked quietly.
'He was waiting to see which side won, of course.”
Gav Thorpe, Angels of Darkness

“Una orden es un acto de agresión; un deseo es un acto de sumisión”
Gav Thorpe, Path of the Warrior

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Gav Thorpe Now people will be able to see how slowly I read... Something I hope to rectify in the future.


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