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Gav Thorpe

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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.

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Gav Thorpe It is the first in a series on the Phoenix Lords. Each book will be linked by a thematic narrative but there won't be a direct arc as such - just…moreIt is the first in a series on the Phoenix Lords. Each book will be linked by a thematic narrative but there won't be a direct arc as such - just because Asurmen is the first in the series doesn't mean it is the first to occur chronologically. That'll make more sense when you read the opening.

As well as a 'present day' 40k story (one set sometime in the last few thousand years, at least) we also get a story from the days of the Fall. In this case the second narrative examines how Asurmen came to be the first Phoenix Lord.(less)
Gav Thorpe I would say Dark Angels, because they have an in-built conflict of secrecy and lies. Most Space Marines are such a brotherhood you have to work harder…moreI would say Dark Angels, because they have an in-built conflict of secrecy and lies. Most Space Marines are such a brotherhood you have to work harder to provide conflict between them, but the Dark Angels come ready-made with agendas!

I also enjoy writing about those Space Marines that have broken their oaths and gone renegade - they allow personality and selfishness to drive the stories. (less)
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Gav Thorpe is reading Pax Romana: Cool concept, but spoilt by a story that involves us in the characters and then skips to the punchline without showing us a bunch of cool stuff. Not quite character drama, not quite high concept.
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“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

“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

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

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