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The Child Foretold

(Black Library Advent Calendar 2019 #11)

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A Warhammer Horror story

A chance encounter sets a farmer on the path to destruction on a world being slowly choked by alien flora.

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Experience a tight, gripping thriller in which you won't be sure where the true threat lies until the final revelation…

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On the agri world of Ballard's Run, an invasive alien weed is killing the crops and blighting the

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Kindle Edition, 30 pages
Published December 11th 2019 by Black Library
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Nicholas Kaufmann’s debut for Black Library is a tale of loss, loneliness and belonging for an isolated man. Kavel Trake was once a soldier in the militia, until the orks came to Ballard’s Run. When a dying woman stumbles onto his secluded farm and begs him to care for a babe in arms, he finds a sense of newfound purpose and the beginnings of a dark path. It’s melancholic and quietly domestic, but things lose a bit of impact as the narrative comes into focus and the darkness at its heart changes ...more
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Nicholas Kaufmann is the Bram Stoker Award-, Thriller Award-, Shirley Jackson Award-, and Dragon Award-nominated author of numerous books and stories. In addition to his own work, he has written for such properties as Zombies vs. Robots, The Rocketeer, and Warhammer. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.

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