Mr Reynolds, as our resident expert on Age of …

Mr Reynolds, as our resident expert on Age of Sigmar, can you advise someone a reading list to get a comprehensive handle on the goings on since the change to the new worlds?

I can! 

Now, I’d start with these two. They’re both anthologies, and both inexpensive. 

Hammerhal & Other Stories is an anthology designed to introduce readers to Age of Sigmar. It’s got a novella written specifically as an introduction to the setting, some short stories and excerpts from some novels. 

Legends of the Age of Sigmar: Omnibus is a larger anthology, combining two previously published books of short stories and a novel. It’s got a good mix of authors, with stories digging into some of the weirder corners of the realms. 

After that, I’d recommend Overlords of the Iron Dragon and Eight Lamentations: Spear of Shadows. Both are the beginnings of new series, so they’re both good jumping on points. 

If you’re still interested, feel free to follow Black Library’s own reading list, also in handy graphic format, as seen below. This list is in chronological order, and most of the early stories revolve around the Stormcast Eternals, the new poster boys. If you’d rather not read about giants pumped full of lightning, smiting Chaos, then avoid these. If that sounds like your thing – go for it! I recommend Warbeast, for a good stand alone look at the faction. 

And then there’s Hamilcar Bear-Eater. Hamilcar is joy. Hamilcar is the best. There’s a fan-club. We’re having t-shirts made. 

Hope that helps!