Saturday, April 06, 2013

Gilead’s Blog


Any minute now, those lovely people at Black Library will be launching Gilead’s Curse, which is not only one of my all too infrequent forays into the Warhammer side of things, but one of the rare and exciting opportunities I have to collaborate with Nik Vincent (ie, the wife).
Gilead’s Curse  will appear alongside a reissue of our previous collaboration, Gilead’s Blood, which was published by the Black Library back in ninety-ten-a-hundred-and-frozen-to-death (and don’t you just love Stefan Kopinski's gorgeous matching covers? Two sides of Gilead!).

Nik and I have collaborated on quite a few projects over the years, and will continue to work together in the future: stand by for an adjunct to the Sabbat World’s Crusade saga. 

Gilead’s Blood was the first time we properly collaborated on a book. Hammers of Ulric was our second effort. Curse was a wonderful opportunity to return to such a powerful character as Gilead, and it has demonstrated to us that we can have as much fun working together as we have living together

So, grab a longbow and a decent sword, and delve into the adventures of this longstanding character. It was very satisfying to revisit him after all these years, and we jumped at the chance to write him again, because so many people at GamesDays and conventions asked us for more Gilead. It's funny to discover what an enduring figure he has become for certain people.

Oh, for those of you who don’t know, the Gilead books are about an elf, who is cut off from his ancestry and is roaming a lone path through a human-controlled world in search of his destiny. I’m told that we do particularly good Skaven, but the Skaven were actually Nik.

Oh, and there’s a lot of sand at the end... A LOT of sand.

Don’t get Nik started on sand.

By the way, back in the day, Forge World produced a large scale figure of Gilead based on the original cover art. I had one, because they very kindly sent me one, but it's long since disappeared into the black hole of innumerable moving days, and Forge World no longer have the moulds. Anyone out there got one? I’d love to know. Answers to the usual e-mail.

8 comments:

Sredni Vashtar said...

I'm not replacing my first edition of Gilead's Blood, because books in which you don't have to manually re-order all the fallen-out pages are for amateurs and milquetoasts.

Dawfydd said...

Dan, I still have the original issues of Inferno in which Gilead and the White Wolves (and the Ghosts come to think of it) first appeared, and became positively giddy when collected editions (with more story!) became available. I suspect I'll have to pick up both these new Gilead books (one's a re-issue but my need for books to match wins out)
Also, can't wait to see what you and Nik do in the Sabbat Worlds. Possibly a return to the characters of Double Eagle or Titanicus?

Lordy said...

New Gilead book? Awesome :) My old one is very tattered, but signed, so I suspect I'll keep it.

Anonymous said...

They are Double Eagle 2 - Hussah; omg - iam soooooooooo happy

Anonymous said...

Dear Dan, forgive me my english (iam not for Britain) and my impatience but its a cry of my soul.
You are my favorite writer and i wish you everything you want from this life.
But right now iam want to have a time machine, just to skip several years and at last read the greatest book you will ever write - Gaunt Ghost 14 AND 15TH BOOKS, Double eagle 2, 2 AND 3 books of Bequin trilogy.
Due to the fact that iam very poor (and not proud of it) i want be able to get to BL weekender and really dont know how i would be able to get Macragges Honour. Maybe you could make a contest for some giveways?
Anyway - thank you for your skills, and your books.
You are the best

jonmac said...

how long til the next ghosts novel?

aarondembskibowden said...

How much do I love the Gilead covers?

The answer is: A great deal.

Anonymous said...

Reading the new Gilead currently (should be finishing of an essay, but fantasy always wins out) and its excellent, thoroughly enjoying it!

also, what's with the last comment in French posting porn links? Just a touch random and off topic i feel.