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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby Lord of the Night » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:09 pm

JReynolds wrote:3. Mystery for the sake of it, just like Vlad's secret identity. I have a theory, however, and it colors how I write him. Click the spoiler, if you're interested.

Spoiler: Mannfred is Khaled al-Muntasir from God-King/Neferata.



Huh, interesting theory.

Spoiler: Does that mean that when he said Elize reminded him of someone and she asked "Did you listen to her?" and he just went silent, he was thinking of his sister from Neferata?? (In your own writing mind.)




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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:37 pm

Lord of the Night wrote:
JReynolds wrote:3. Mystery for the sake of it, just like Vlad's secret identity. I have a theory, however, and it colors how I write him. Click the spoiler, if you're interested.

Spoiler: Mannfred is Khaled al-Muntasir from God-King/Neferata.



Huh, interesting theory.

Spoiler: Does that mean that when he said Elize reminded him of someone and she asked "Did you listen to her?" and he just went silent, he was thinking of his sister from Neferata?? (In your own writing mind.)




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Spoiler: Yep.



Spoiler: It was my intention, in Blood Dragon, to show Ankhat (from Neferata/Master of Death/Nagash books) taking Khaled under his wing in the years after Sigmar defeats Nagash. The unspoken implication being that Ankhat becomes Vlad and Khaled becomes Mannfred, some time after Khaled tries to get his claws on the Crown of Sorcery and the subsequent brutal and almost fatal confrontation with Abhorash, which would have served as the climax of said book.



None of this is official of course. Officially, the mystery of Vlad and Mannfred's origin is, like the fates of the two missing Primarchs, there to enable you to create your own background.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:54 am

Just saw that you are doing a Blood Angels novel and that it might even possibly be the first of many. SHIELD OF BAAL: DEATHSTORM. Love the title. Can you tell us more about this one?
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:21 pm

shadowhawk2008 wrote:Just saw that you are doing a Blood Angels novel and that it might even possibly be the first of many. SHIELD OF BAAL: DEATHSTORM. Love the title. Can you tell us more about this one?


It's not the first of many, sadly. Just the one, at least by me. And...not really? It's got Blood Angels in it. The Shield of Baal is in it. That's pretty much all I can say.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:41 pm

Lord of the Night wrote:http://www.blacklibrary.com/Warhammer/gotrek-and-felix-marriage-of-moment-ebook.html

Thank you. Just thank you. :lol:


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Hey, credit where it's due...that one was partly Lindsey Priestley's idea. Fiend for halflings, that woman.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:43 pm

JReynolds wrote:
shadowhawk2008 wrote:Just saw that you are doing a Blood Angels novel and that it might even possibly be the first of many. SHIELD OF BAAL: DEATHSTORM. Love the title. Can you tell us more about this one?


It's not the first of many, sadly. Just the one, at least by me. And...not really? It's got Blood Angels in it. The Shield of Baal is in it. That's pretty much all I can say.


Blood Angels Terminators = awesome. Looknig forward to this then!
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby Lord of the Night » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:00 pm

Hey Josh,

Listened to Fabius Bile: Repairer of Ruin today, really enjoyed it. Very atmospheric, creepy, more than once I found a mad smirk on my face as I listened to Fabius and Haruk. The only question I have is; will you be doing more with Fabius Bile?? Bile is a criminally underused character in my opinion, and I for one would love to see a real novel or even a novella about him.


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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:10 pm

Lord of the Night wrote:Hey Josh,

Listened to Fabius Bile: Repairer of Ruin today, really enjoyed it. Very atmospheric, creepy, more than once I found a mad smirk on my face as I listened to Fabius and Haruk. The only question I have is; will you be doing more with Fabius Bile?? Bile is a criminally underused character in my opinion, and I for one would love to see a real novel or even a novella about him.


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Glad you enjoyed it. And...wouldn't that be nice? I'd like to, certainly.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby Lord of the Night » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:40 pm

Hi Josh,

With the End Times approaching the finale in March with Warhammer: Archaon, this link takes on quite a bit of interest;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Times-Book- ... nd+Times+5

I do have three questions on this, if you can't answer them yet then that's alright;

1. How does it feel to be authoring the novelization of the ultimate battle for Warhammer Fantasy??

2. Will Nagash and co be involved??

3. Is there any chance that we'll see Canto the Unsworn in the End Times??


Thanks in advance for what you can answer,


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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:22 am

Lord of the Night wrote:Hi Josh,

With the End Times approaching the finale in March with Warhammer: Archaon, this link takes on quite a bit of interest;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Times-Book- ... nd+Times+5

I do have three questions on this, if you can't answer them yet then that's alright;

1. How does it feel to be authoring the novelization of the ultimate battle for Warhammer Fantasy??

2. Will Nagash and co be involved??

3. Is there any chance that we'll see Canto the Unsworn in the End Times??


Thanks in advance for what you can answer,


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1. I have no idea what that is. Literally none. I haven't written anything for BL since the Advent stuff.

2. I assume so, whoever is in charge of writing it.

3. Not even a small one. Nor will you see Erkhart Dubnitz, Hector Goetz or Brunner the Bounty Hunter.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby Lord of the Night » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:12 pm

JReynolds wrote:1. I have no idea what that is. Literally none. I haven't written anything for BL since the Advent stuff.

2. I assume so, whoever is in charge of writing it.

3. Not even a small one. Nor will you see Erkhart Dubnitz, Hector Goetz or Brunner the Bounty Hunter.

I see, well then I imagine this image must be from a parallel universe where you are writing the last End Times book;

Fenris wrote:Image
Stolen from the HH weekender topic,source is there (thanks for it btw)


The Unsworn is back. Epic. :D


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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby Lord of the Night » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:09 pm

Hey Josh,

I have not had a chance to read Assault of Mandrake Keep yet, though it is on my list, I have heard good things about it and your portrayal of the Stormcast, so I am looking forward to both it and any future adventures in the Mortal Realms you pen. I do have a question or two, they are somewhat general questions about the Mortal Realms that you might be able to answer, since you might be aware of coming things for Age of Sigmar that we don't know about yet, but if not then that's alright.

1. Is Azyrheim a space-city? The image shows a great ring in orbit above Mallus, so is Azyrheim essentially a space-station? And the Gates of Azyr, are they the Nexus Point that allows access to the other realms?

2. The Mortal Realms are different planes of reality correct? The Realm of Shadow and Realm of Life do not actually exist physically in the same space, but rather are separate realities connected by the Nexus Points right?

3. In this image, in the middle of the right, you can make out a dragon. Do you think that is Dracothion? (http://1d4chan.org/images/d/d0/Age_Of_Sigmar_Map.png)

Thanks for what you can answer,


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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:42 am

Lord of the Night wrote:Hey Josh,

I have not had a chance to read Gates of Azyr yet, though it is on my list, I have heard good things about it and your portrayal of the Stormcast, so I am looking forward to both it and any future adventures in the Mortal Realms you pen. I do have a question or two, they are somewhat general questions about the Mortal Realms that you might be able to answer, since you might be aware of coming things for Age of Sigmar that we don't know about yet, but if not then that's alright.

1. Is Azyrheim a space-city? The image shows a great ring in orbit above Mallus, so is Azyrheim essentially a space-station? And the Gates of Azyr, are they the Nexus Point that allows access to the other realms?

2. The Mortal Realms are different planes of reality correct? The Realm of Shadow and Realm of Life do not actually exist physically in the same space, but rather are separate realities connected by the Nexus Points right?

3. In this image, in the middle of the right, you can make out a dragon. Do you think that is Dracothion? (http://1d4chan.org/images/d/d0/Age_Of_Sigmar_Map.png)

Thanks for what you can answer,


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1. Nope. Azyrheim is Sigmar's city in the realm of Azyr, I believe. And I think that star-fort looking city is supposed to be where the Stormcast are based. But I could be wrong.

2. Correct. Separate realities connected by realmgates, skaven gnaw-holes and various other means. Cosmological stack theory in action.

3. Possibly? That'd be about the right size--vaguely moon-sized or larger. Actually, if anything, that might be a conservative estimate of his size...
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby nobilisofwar » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:11 am

On the topic of the Vampires:

1) Was Abhorash Landuin of Mousillon?
2) When Vlad instructed Duke Jerrod to tell Abhorash that "he was right" what did he mean?
3) Is there any credit to a Blood Dragon or Bretonnian renaissance coming from the realm where Araloth went?
4) Settra LIVES!?
5) Seeing as W'soran twas Melkior twas Zacharias who was done in by Nagash at VanHaldenshlosse is there a chance that Nagash kept W'soran's spirit around as a contingency?


Sorry to bother, but the curiosity gnaws.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:08 pm

nobilisofwar wrote:On the topic of the Vampires:

1) Was Abhorash Landuin of Mousillon?
2) When Vlad instructed Duke Jerrod to tell Abhorash that "he was right" what did he mean?
3) Is there any credit to a Blood Dragon or Bretonnian renaissance coming from the realm where Araloth went?
4) Settra LIVES!?
5) Seeing as W'soran twas Melkior twas Zacharias who was done in by Nagash at VanHaldenshlosse is there a chance that Nagash kept W'soran's spirit around as a contingency?


Sorry to bother, but the curiosity gnaws.


1) Nope.

2) No idea. What do you think he meant?

3) No.

4) Not anymore.

5) Probably not.

It's not a bother. I'm sorry I can't be more in-depth.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby nobilisofwar » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:46 pm

Ah! Thank you for the answers. I've read the Blood of Nagash, Rise of Nagash, and the End times multiple times that such mad theories pop up. It is a sad moment that Blood Dragon didn't see print, though at least some favorites have endured.
I find it odd to ask direct questions, for when browsing a bookstore seeing the names of the authors feels like some far off person of myth- so quite a moment of awe to see answers. Ha!

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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby Lord of the Night » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:19 pm

Hiya Josh,

Been a while since we had anything to ask about, but with the (incredibly awesome) news that you are writing a Fabius Bile trilogy (again, this is incredibly awesome) I do have a few questions if you can answer them this early;

1. Will Bile's "assistant" from the audio-drama appear? (I can't remember his name anymore)

2. Will the trilogy be set in 40k or an early date?

3. Is there a possibility of the series picking up some of the threads that other BL books have used with Fabius Bile. Like;

Spoiler: His stealing of Sanguinius's blood in the Blood Angels quartology? Or the Grey Knights gene-seed Abaddon sold him from Epimetheus in Pandorax? Or the Primarch Genetics data he got from the Alpha Legion that they stole from the Raven Guard in Deliverance Lost? Etc etc.



4. Is there any chance of a continuation of what we learn about Bile in Nick Kyme's HH short story Chirugeon? Or is that something they are going to deal with in the HH?

5. Can you give us any idea of what the story might be about? (not in-depth, just generally)

Thanks in advance for what you can answer, I can't wait to read Fabius Bile: Progenitor (it'll be a day one purchase for me).


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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby JReynolds » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:46 pm

Lord of the Night wrote:Hiya Josh,

Been a while since we had anything to ask about, but with the (incredibly awesome) news that you are writing a Fabius Bile trilogy (again, this is incredibly awesome) I do have a few questions if you can answer them this early;

1. Will Bile's "assistant" from the audio-drama appear? (I can't remember his name anymore)

2. Will the trilogy be set in 40k or an early date?

3. Is there a possibility of the series picking up some of the threads that other BL books have used with Fabius Bile. Like;

Spoiler: His stealing of Sanguinius's blood in the Blood Angels quartology? Or the Grey Knights gene-seed Abaddon sold him from Epimetheus in Pandorax? Or the Primarch Genetics data he got from the Alpha Legion that they stole from the Raven Guard in Deliverance Lost? Etc etc.



4. Is there any chance of a continuation of what we learn about Bile in Nick Kyme's HH short story Chirugeon? Or is that something they are going to deal with in the HH?

5. Can you give us any idea of what the story might be about? (not in-depth, just generally)

Thanks in advance for what you can answer, I can't wait to read Fabius Bile: Progenitor (it'll be a day one purchase for me).


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Hi LotN,

I can probably answer a few of these, in limited fashion.

1. Nope, but he's mentioned. Bile actually has a crew of assistants this go-round.

2. Earlier. Post-Talon of Horus, pre-everything else.

3. Possibly. Some of those haven't happened yet, and the others have already had their pay-off.

4. Possibly.

5. Not really, I'm afraid. Later, possibly, but not right now.
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Re: Ask... JOSH REYNOLDS

Postby Lord of the Night » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:03 pm

JReynolds wrote:Hi LotN,

I can probably answer a few of these, in limited fashion.

1. Nope, but he's mentioned. Bile actually has a crew of assistants this go-round.

2. Earlier. Post-Talon of Horus, pre-everything else.

3. Possibly. Some of those haven't happened yet, and the others have already had their pay-off.

4. Possibly.

5. Not really, I'm afraid. Later, possibly, but not right now.

Hmm, interesting.

1. Cool, I think that'll be entertaining. :)

2. Ah, does that mean that we might see how Bile actually reacted to Abaddon and the proto-Black Legion destroying his work? Because after the very ominous line "He won't like that," we don't see Bile again in that book (obviously he was smart enough to abandon ship at that point), but I can't imagine he was happy with the result of the following events.

Good stuff, again looking forward to reading the trilogy. One addendum, thanks for finally giving Bile a series. He's deserved one for a long time.


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