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Hey all, this is Eddie here from the Black Library. As you all probably know, Dan and the rest of the guys in the Web Team are off today due to the Bank Holiday, so I took the opportunity to hijack the blog for the morning. There are two reasons for that: firstly, I wanted to let you all know that our Limited Edition Novella, The Unkindness of Ravens, goes on sale this Monday at 8pm (BST) on blacklibrary.com. There are only 3,000 copies of this lavish black-edged books, so be online at 8pm to be sure you don't miss out.
The other thing I wanted to do was show you a few models that I built, which were inspired by the new book. Inspiration for your hobby can come from anywhere, but in my opinion the best place is in the pages of a Black Library book. I know a lot of you will have been reading about the exploits of some great hero, carving his way through his foes and thought, 'I have to have that guy in my army!' That's exactly what happened with my Raven Guard. Being in the fortunate position of working in Black Library, I was lucky enough to read the Limited Edition Novella, The Unkindness of Ravens, a month early. One of the characters, Chaplain Cordae of the Raven Guard, caught my attention in particular. This guy sports the stylish skull of an avian mega predator - as if the traditional human skull wasn't scary enough!
While I Painted Chaplain Cordae, I popped on the audio drama Helion Rain (which has, incidentally, been included in word form in the Unkindness of Ravens novella, along with several illustrations of the characters). After hearing the trials of Sergeant Grayvus and his squad on the doomed world of Idos, I knew I had to add a squad of Scouts. Besides, if you only have one model from an army he'll get lonely sitting on the shelf on his own. This is how armies start...