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Title: BL GERMANY launches with HH story
Description: Brand new content from Gav Thorpe!


ShroudFilm - June 20, 2012 03:22 PM (GMT)
Hey all -

Black Library today announced that the first product for 'Black Library Deutschland' has been completed - a chapbook for GD Germany later this year!

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That's 'To Honour the Dead' by Gav Thorpe. The subtitle is 'The scars of Calth'.

I wonder what that could be about, eh? ;)

Yes, that's a Titan Legion emblem on the cover.

setanta41 - June 20, 2012 04:39 PM (GMT)
Any of us non-germans have a crack at that book any time in the future? In english? I see it is limited to 1500......

Michaelangelos - June 20, 2012 04:49 PM (GMT)
looks good except the fact AGAIN its limited copies -_-

ShroudFilm - June 20, 2012 06:03 PM (GMT)
As if you are 1) going to GD Germany, and 2) able to read a German language story. :rolleyes: So why do you care if it's limited or not?

ALL Games Day books have ALWAYS been limited. BL is actually one of the few branches of GW that sell the spares AFTER the event, too...

And yes, of course this story will eventually be available in other languages/formats. Why would BL limit itself to only publishing a story in one fairly niche format, once? :P

malika - June 20, 2012 06:28 PM (GMT)
Hmm...

*awaits the translation*

ShroudFilm - June 20, 2012 06:47 PM (GMT)
BL are now doing in-house translation. The German editor is a perfectly fluent native German, who speaks perfect English (and Norwegian!) and is a lovely chap.

There's not going to be any more dodgy half-done translation from licenced publishers.

BigWill - June 20, 2012 06:54 PM (GMT)
All your base are belong to us :lol:

malika - June 20, 2012 07:20 PM (GMT)
But why in-house translation? I assumed Thorpe wrote the thing in English?

ShroudFilm - June 20, 2012 07:22 PM (GMT)
Yes... and we have a permanent member of staff who is responsible for the translation of new English books into German. I edited the story with Gav in English, and then it went for translation into German for the GD Germany chapbook.

I'm not quite sure why THIS is proving to be the bit everyone is focusing on... :blink:

setanta41 - June 20, 2012 07:24 PM (GMT)
"eventually".....ahhhhh man, I gotta wait??? Just kidding Shroud! Still got 2 in the series to read and that ebook Kryptos.....tho I gotta download an ereader since I cant commit to tech things like kindle or ipad....I love the physical aspect of books too much! And my awesome looking handmade, celtic knotwork adorned bookcase!

ShroudFilm - June 20, 2012 07:29 PM (GMT)
Huh... we put out eBooks and people complain they don't have an eReader... we put out hardbacks and people complain about shipping costs or limited availability... we can't win! :D

No, I'm very much a paper man too. I don't mind reading something on an eReader, I just don't own one. I won't cry and swear and smash a plate if a book doesn't IMMEDIATELY come out in my chosen format though, which seems to be what 90% of the Facebook fans do... :lol:

Someone actually wrote a letter to BL demanding the immediate release of Kryptos as a paperback. It's like, 5,000 words long... what kind of paperback were they expecting...?!

I'm reliably informed that you can get software to read eBooks on your computer or laptop. I just don't know what it is.

malika - June 20, 2012 07:31 PM (GMT)
Just use this to turn it into a PDF. ;)

Markus Krell - June 20, 2012 08:50 PM (GMT)
Why isn't "The Horus Heresy" in German, shame on you BL!! ;)

Is it a novella (Aurelian etc.) or just a limited book, if that makes sense?

Looks like Calth is going to get a lot of treatment then with 'Betrayer' as well, and judging by ADB updates, its going to be epic and crammed full of treacherous goodness!! :)

Any idea of when das book will be available in English? Is it the next limited edition-run? Fingers-crossed I can get the gold one, unlike Aurelian (Silver) :( . Damn those pesky profiteers who flog it on ebay :angry:

Ilmarinen - June 20, 2012 10:37 PM (GMT)
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Huh... we put out eBooks and people complain they don't have an eReader... we put out hardbacks and people complain about shipping costs or limited availability... we can't win!


...and I buy all of them and complain about HAVING NO MONEY LEFT!!! :lol:

Magos Explorator - June 21, 2012 12:00 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (ShroudFilm @ Jun 20 2012, 02:29 PM)
Someone actually wrote a letter to BL demanding the immediate release of Kryptos as a paperback. It's like, 5,000 words long... what kind of paperback were they expecting...?!

I'm reliably informed that you can get software to read eBooks on your computer or laptop. I just don't know what it is.

I got Kryptos, found a free epub reader (Adobe Digital Editions), was pretty easy. Plus, an enjoyable story. :)

ShroudFilm - June 21, 2012 08:23 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Markus Krell @ Jun 20 2012, 08:50 PM)
Is it a novella (Aurelian etc.) or just a limited book, if that makes sense?

It's a chapbook, which usually contains around 10,000 words - the length of one short story, or two very short stories. (i.e. 'Dark King' & 'Lightning Tower', 'Bloodline' etc)

It's not a novel or novella, which I think is the reason why people think they're missing out on something magical... it's just our first ever short story to be printed FIRST in German, before English.

Would it be reasonable to assume something similar for GD France? I can't say...

ShroudFilm - June 21, 2012 08:25 AM (GMT)
Also, you'll notice that 'The Horus Heresy' is now marked with TM. That's why it's in English - it's now a trademarked brand.

Also, DER GROSSEBRUDERKRIEG didn't exactly roll off the tongue ("The Big Brother War", for those who don't speak German!)

Pacific - June 21, 2012 08:34 AM (GMT)
Sounds much better in the German than in the direct English translation. :D

Wolf Lord Mjolnir - June 21, 2012 10:57 AM (GMT)
Interesting you mention the TM thing for the Horus Heresy.

I was told that there was some problem with Forge World using the Horus Heresy brand for a 'game' as the license was with someone else (Horus Heresy CCG?).

I am just guessing that these rumours about Forge World Horus Heresy books and producing models whilst insisting they are not Horus Heresy when we all know they are, are a sign that GW now has ownership of the Horus Heresy license again?

Could be complete rubbish but I imagine there is a grain of truth there somewhere :P

setanta41 - June 21, 2012 12:01 PM (GMT)
Thank you Shroud for the glorious tid bits and inner sanctum insight! And thank you Malika for the download! Awesome!

IngoPech - June 21, 2012 12:28 PM (GMT)
Und ob mann kann deutsche lesen? ;)

Glad to hear the translator's a nice guy. I've gone drinking with Germans on several occaisions and they've been capital fellows every time!


Brother-Captain Basilus - August 12, 2012 08:33 PM (GMT)
I've been to Games Day Germany today and read "Die Toten zu Ehren" on the ride back. A buddy of mine bought it and I'm very glad I didn't (7,50€ for less than 50 pages).

While the translation work is better than with previous BL novels (I still prefer English though) the storyline is pretty easily discarded. Some Titan on Titan action on Calth and some cool battle scenes, but really not much more, though I won't spoil anything for those still willing to read it. Just thought I'd post this for everyone that was expecting some major storyline advances ;)

Styles - August 12, 2012 10:12 PM (GMT)
Der Große Bruderkrieg- "The Great Brotherly War" as in
"The Great War" - Der Große Krieg

Michaelangelos - August 13, 2012 12:02 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Brother-Captain Basilus @ Aug 12 2012, 08:33 PM)
I've been to Games Day Germany today and read "Die Toten zu Ehren" on the ride back. A buddy of mine bought it and I'm very glad I didn't (7,50€ for less than 50 pages).

While the translation work is better than with previous BL novels (I still prefer English though) the storyline is pretty easily discarded. Some Titan on Titan action on Calth and some cool battle scenes, but really not much more, though I won't spoil anything for those still willing to read it. Just thought I'd post this for everyone that was expecting some major storyline advances ;)

Thanks Brother!

I had no idea what this was full about because BL do not have it on the english website haha




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