John French

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John French is a writer and freelance game designer from Nottingham, England. His novels include the Ahriman series from Black Library, and The Lord of Nightmares trilogy for Fantasy Flight. The rest of his work can be seen scattered through a number of other books, including the New York Times bestselling anthology Age of Darkness. When he is not thinking of ways that dark and corrupting beings could destroy reality and space, John enjoys talking about why it would be a good idea... that and drinking good wine.

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Praetorian of Dorn

4.16 avg rating — 475 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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Ahriman: Exile

3.88 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Ahriman: Sorcerer

3.97 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Tallarn: Executioner

3.81 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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The Crimson Fist

3.91 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Slaves to Darkness (The Hor...

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Ahriman: Unchanged

3.94 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Tallarn: Ironclad

3.86 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Warmaster

3.76 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2012
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Two weeks ago (ish) I submitted myself to question by internet. Here are the all the answers:
The Horusian Wars, Inquisitors, Incarnation, and all that stuff



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All is Dust Ahriman: Exile Ahriman: The Dead Oracle Ahriman: The First Prince Ahriman: Gates of Ruin Ahriman: Sorcerer
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The Purity of Ignorance The Maiden of the Dream Absolution of Swords, The Son of Sorrows The Mistress of Threads Agent of the Throne: Blood ... Agent of the Throne: Truth ...
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“But they are many and he is alone.
This has not come to pass yet, he thinks, this is not happening. I am not dying. This is my fate, what shall be. This is the future, it has not happened yet.”
John French

“The world goes quiet and warm.
I am dying, he thinks, I have failed and there will be nothing left, nothing but ash and hungering darkness.
Something within him dims, fluttering to nothing like a flame fading to cold embers.
He tries to raise his sword.
He is falling…
He was…
… running the ashes of a dead world through his fingers.”
John French

“We know no fear. It was cut from our souls at birth. We can feel it only as an absence, as an empty shadow cast by the light of annihilation. In the face of a future of atrocity I stand mute, numb to the only feeling that would make me human. But I remember what fear was: its cold pulse in my veins; its echo in my ears. I remember fear, and remember that I was once human. I look towards what must come to pass and I wish that I could meet it as my ancestors did, with fear. The future deserves that, it deserves fear.”
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