Monday, April 10, 2006


I've just finished the tenth Gaunt book - The Armour of Contempt - in time to attend Games Day in Paris. That was a fantastic event, the tenth year of French games days, and I had a great day meeting readers of both the English editions and the French translations. I'd like thank everyone who came along, and especially express my thanks to the Gaunt translator Julien, and my host at the Bibliotheque Interdite, Mathieu Saintout, for looking after me and my family. We had a great time and would return without hesitation, any time we were invited. Que brule la galaxie!

Now Gaunt's gaunted again for the while, my time will be taken up with writing the next Ravenor novel. It's called Ravenor Rogue, since you asked. In another thread, Damian asked if Ravenor was going to be a self contained trilogy like Eisenhorn, or an ongoing series. I want it to be be an ongoing, so I'm imagining more than three at this stage. Certainly this third novel will end the first main arc, but it's not the over all end. I'd love it if the 'cases' all lasted for different lengths - one for two or three novels, another over in one self-contained hit and so on. We'll have to see. We'll have to see what you think, too.


Anonymous said...

Excellent news about both Ravenor Rogue, and the continuation of the series. The only criticism I have of Eisenhorn was that it was so brief! Being a new series at the time, and an experimental style in 40k too, I can understand why it was made discrete and fixed.

There's something of a nostalgic, almost mournful tone to Ravenor, especially from the operatives who once served his old mentor. Are we likely to see a lightening of that, or will it deepen as time goes on?

Anyways, looking forward to Rogue, and more of Ravenor's cases.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan, I'm looking forward to the new Gaunt's book and I am very glad to hear that you are starting the third book in the Ravenor series.

I also can't wait until Horus Rising is released here in the States.

Are you going to be at Gamesday Baltamore like last year?

Matthias Romanov

Anonymous said...

Jeff, Ravenor did come into contact with Eisenhorn again, in the short "Thorn Wishes Talon" (from the anthology "What Price Victory").

But more Eisenhorn would be great. Actually I'd like to see more Midas Betancore, we didn't get to see much of this fellow.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm really looking forward to the new Gaunt's Ghosts novel. Do you know when it will be out here in Norway? Just want to say you are a great author, probably the best sci-fi author out there. You have really understood how the concept of chaos works!

Med vennlig hilsen/kind regards

Christoffer Valberg Fjelldal

Anonymous said...

Playing Patience? Which book is that in? I don't think I remember seeing that any where. Definetly have to look it up.

Anonymous said...

Ravenor Rogue, sounds good. I always imagined a Ravenor to be called: Ravenor Resurection. Has a nice ring to it.

Can't wait for the next Gaunt. I just finished Fell Cargo, Dan you had me up half of last night reading it great.

I'd like to see more Eisenhorn especially featuring Midas. I can't wait to get my hands on the Kys story, as she is definetely the most well thought and developed character in Ravenor.


Nick Staiano

Anonymous said...

Hi Dan - great news about the new Gaunt book and your forthcoming Ravenor one... I was fortunate to buy your original Gaunt book and then to be able to devour future ones on release. I've spent many hours (and good wine) reading your stories in my back-to-nature back garden. Don't stop writing please! -paul-

Anonymous said...

Mr Abnett- your the best read, Your series with the ghosts is just addictive, I love reading the continuing story of this "group." I hope Milo is not gone, but I leave that to you. Your the writer...:) When is the book -Armour of contempt - available in Australia?

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