The forces of Death serve one master alone, Nagash, the Great Necromancer. Openly opposed to the warriors of Sigmar since the devastating Necroquake unleashed untamed magic throughout the realms. Yet, even united under Nagash, endless scheming remains among the Lords of Death. None embody this more than Nagash’s Mortarch of Blood, Neferata, Queen of the Vampires.
The forces of Death serve one master alone, Nagash, the Great Necromancer. Openly opposed to the warriors of Sigmar since the devastating Necroquake unleashed untamed magic throughout the realms, Nagash’s most powerful servants command legions of undead soldiers that can erode civilisations through centuries of war, turning the deceased against their descendants. Yet, even united under Nagash, endless scheming remains among the Lords of Death. None embody this more than Nagash’s Mortarch of Blood, Neferata, Queen of the Vampires.
The Realm of Death is an inhospitable place, but even here humanity ekes out an existence. Many turn to Nagash to survive, but in the Undying King, convinced he’s abandoned them, Tamra, ruler of the Rictus clans and her tribe fight a desperate battle for survival against the relentless minions of the Plague God.
In the shadows of Nuhlamia, through guile and terror, Neferata rules absolutely. However, faced with a betrayal that spans generations of the Mortal Realms, Neferata is determined to emerge triumphant using any means at her disposal.
This omnibus contains two novels: Nagash: The Undying King and Neferata: Mortarch of Blood.
Josh Reynolds’ extensive Black Library back catalogue includes the Horus Heresy Primarchs novel Fulgrim: The Palatine Phoenix, and three Horus Heresy audio dramas featuring the Blackshields. His Warhammer 40,000 work includes the Space Marine Conquests novel Apocalypse, Lukas the Trickster and the Fabius Bile novels. He has written many stories set in the Age of Sigmar, including the novels Shadespire: The Mirrored City, Soul Wars, Eight Lamentations: Spear of Shadows, the Hallowed Knights novels Plague Garden and Black Pyramid, and Nagash: The Undying King. His Warhammer Horror story, The Beast in the Trenches, is featured in the portmanteau novel The Wicked and the Damned, and he has recently penned the Necromunda novel Kal Jerico: Sinner's Bounty. He lives and works in Sheffield.
David Annandale is the author of the novella The Faith and the Flesh, which features in the Warhammer Horror portmanteau The Wicked and the Damned. His work for the Horus Heresy range includes the novels Ruinstorm and The Damnation of Pythos, and the Primarchs novels Roboute Guilliman: Lord of Ultramar and Vulkan: Lord of Drakes. For Warhammer 40,000 he has written Warlord: Fury of the God-Machine, the Yarrick series, and several stories involving the Grey Knights, as well as titles for The Beast Arises and the Space Marine Battles series. For Warhammer Age of Sigmar he has written Neferata: Mortarch of Blood. David lectures at a Canadian university, on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games.