Black Library Advent Calendar 2017

Nothing says Christmas like twenty-four days of Warhammer fiction, right? It’s become a Black Library tradition over the past few years to offer an Advent Calendar comprising of short stories and audio dramas, with a new tale revealed each day in the run-up to Christmas Day, and this year is no different. Over the course of Advent we’re going to be able to get our hands on fourteen short stories and ten short audio dramas, across 40k, the Horus Heresy (including The Primarchs) and Age of Sigmar – including the first pieces of Shadespire fiction!

Here’s the rundown by setting:

  • Warhammer 40,000: four short stories and four audio dramas.
  • The Horus Heresy: five short stories.
  • Primarchs: three audio dramas.
  • Age of Sigmar: five short stories and three audio dramas.

It looks like there’s going to be plenty to enjoy over the course of December, and as usual I’m going to be reviewing each and every one of the stories and audio dramas. There’s a list below of what’s coming, with as much information as Black Library have provided so far. I’ll link out to each review as soon as it’s written and available for you to read!

If you haven’t come across the Black Library Advent Calendar before, it’s worth pointing out that you can pick these stories and audios up individually, or alternatively you can pick up a ‘subscription’ package which gets you all of them, at a discount (£49.85, or 24 for the price of 15), with each day’s release added to your account each morning. If you’re like me, and want to read everything, then the subscription is definitely the way to go – here’s the link if you want to pick that up.

If you’ve got any thoughts, comments or suggestions please do let me know in the comments below, or get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing me at

Day 1: Perturabo: Stone and Iron by Robbie MacNiven

Day 2: Endurance by Chris Wraight

Day 3: Doombound by David Annandale

Day 4: Duty Waits by Guy Haley

Day 5: Ahriman: Key of Infinity by John French

Day 6: Gods’ Gift by David Guymer

Day 7: Magisterium by Chris Wraight

Day 8: The Assassination of Gabriel Seth by Andy Smillie

Day 9: Now Peals Midnight by John French

Day 10: The Witch Takers by C L Werner

Day 11: Heart of Decay by Ben Counter

Day 12: Dreams of Unity by Nick Kyme

Day 13: Callis and Toll: The Old Ways by Nick Horth

Day 14: Malcador: First Lord of the Imperium by L J Goulding

Day 15: The Battle For Markgraaf Hive by Justin D Hill

Day 16: A Place of Reflection by David Guymer

Day 17: A Brother’s Confession by Robbie MacNiven

Day 18: The Rage of Asmodai by C Z Dunn

Day 19: Eight Lamentations: The Tainted Axe by Josh Reynolds

Day 20: Fireheart by Gav Thorpe

Day 21: The Dance of the Skulls by David Annandale

Day 22: A Lesson in Darkness by Ian St Martin

Day 23: The Board is Set by Gav Thorpe

Day 24: The Autumn Prince by Guy Haley


    1. Hi David! I’ve not heard a peep about day 25, this year. If I remember right, last year we got ebook versions of Garro and then Carcharadons: Red Tithe…would be cool to see another early Heresy book, right? Your guess is as good as mine right now, but I’ll keep my ear to the ground!

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