January 2022 Reading Plans

January is already well underway and with it brings the possibilty of reading. Here is a look at what is on my radar for the coming month.

Currently Reading:

Mark of Calth

Book 25 in the ongoing buddy read with Jenn. This book has been a slog, but I manage to finally finish it yesterday. I have told Jenn that I am getting a bit tired of these short story collections every second book or so, at this point it is getting pretty redicilous. Review should be up soon though.


Hamilcar!, as this cover should read, is one of the oldest NetGalley novels I have on the list that I never got into as I was a bit stubborn and not in love with the idea that GamesWorkshop killed off Old World Warhammer in exchange for Age of Sigmar. Having read a few of the titles in AoS now, I am a little more lenient towards the idea. Hamilcar has been an easy read though, I do not know why it has taken me this long to pick it up. I was thinking Sigmar’s stromcat eternals were just soul jacked entities occupying armour, but turns out they actually can have character, even if it is just Hamilcar, he makes up for all the others.

Crusade for Armageddon

This is the only book still left from my December reading plans, so will be starting on it today. The opening chapter I read a month ago looked promising and will be containing Black Templars going head to head against Orks. Waaaaaaaaaaagh!

Planned Reads:

Vulkan Lives (26) (Horus Heresy): Kyme, Nick: 9781849706254: Amazon.com:  Books

I would like to start Vulkan Lives this month if possible. Book 26 in H.H. I have no idea what it is going to be like, I do have quite an extensive understanding of the Salamanders chapter as their omnibus was one of the first (and only so far) 40K factions I read through a few years ago. Vulkan is their primarch and if I am just looking at the cover name and as far as the HEresy goes, people believe him to have been killed on Istvan, much like they believe Corvus Corax was dead. Looks like this might be a good book and not another short story collection at least.


Sacrosanct is a returning book that I never finished last year. I would like to see if I can get through it this month. Age of Sigmar short stories that are catered towards new readers of the franchise. So far i have read two stories and I was already a bit peeved as they just drop you in and expect you to know what a storm cast eternal is or a Sacrosanct. That is not how you introduce possible new readers to a franchise, or have I missed a memo somewhere?

These are the books I am looking this month, a lot of Warhammer on the list, but I am trying this year to get through some books that have been on the shelf for way too long….

There are some reviews coming soon as well so keep a lookout for those.

Till next time.


18 thoughts on “January 2022 Reading Plans

      1. Published in 2005 🙂
        The third one sucked big time, now they’re at no. 4 and it’s ok, but we have all the old books, so why buy all the new ones…

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      1. Well. It wasn’t on the level of “a bad book”, you know what I mean? There were some odd moments that were pretty good. It was just the odd glimmer in an otherwise dark and cloudy sky! But that’s just me, you may find yourself a much bigger fan!!

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      2. I think i was a pretty decent fan of the Salamanders from what i read in the omnibus. We will see how things go. Thanks for the heads up


      3. I don’t want to put you off, of course! You liked Damnos too, didn’t you? I think I might just not enjoy the author, so that could be a part of it for me, too!

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  1. Will be happy to pick up Vulkan Lives this month. Been reading more of Calth this past week, so hoping to get it done soon.

    Vulkan Lives is one of the books that I’ve been waiting for in the HH, so my expectations are pretty high.

    AoS was certainly a grower for me. I like the setting now, but Old World will always hold a special place in my heart.

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      1. Yeah. I’m reading the one by David Annandale at the moment.
        The one with the voices
        It’s giving me Deacon of Wounds vibes.

        It shouldn’t take me long to power through the rest of it now that the reading slump is over.

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      2. Annadale’s tale was a bit disjointed for me, but I figure this book was included to see how far the WB corruption has evolved as well as what the athame is for. But not in so many words…


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