Seems like that little Space Wolf story I did is causing quite a stir amongst the masses.
Thunder from Fenris is audio drama, my first as it happens, starring a trio of Thunder Wolf Cavalry on the hunt for one of their fallen brethren against the background of an ice world succumbed to a zombie plague – grr, braaaiiiins…
I’m not sure, but I think when I was pitching this piece (not something I’d planned but that came to me none-the-less and no one else was going to do it), I knew I had the ingredients of something cool. Generally, a good rule of thumb is that if you’re excited about it then other people will be excited about it too. It had all the good stuff I like, certainly: zombies, Vikings in space, monstrous cybernetically-altered super wolves and snow. How could it lose?
Well, despite the fact it wasn’t released to the trade (a huge shame and a missed opportunity in my opinion, but I don’t make the rules about that), Thunder from Fenris has been doing the rounds and garnering some pretty damn favourable reviews wherever it goes.
The latest comes from Mass Movement Magazine, a hugely flattering piece that sings the audio’s praises, my story and Toby Longworth’s expert skills at delivering it so well.
It was also featured on the highly prestigious SF Signal blog, here. Admittedly, the reviewer did get the story a little wrong in the review, but high praise was foisted upon my Wolves yet again.
The one enduring, and perhaps contentious, piece of feedback I get from it whenever I speak to anyone about Thunder from Fenris is the voice we used for Thorgard. Before you ask, yes it was meant to sound a bit like a Scandinavian Arnie. Love it, hate it or just find it plain bonkers, it’s one of those things that’ll always be memorable. I thought it sounded great and it always raises a cheeky little smile on my face.
Getting hold of the audio is proving a bit of a challenge for some people, especially with the Black Library website still down (yes, I know, it’s been like that for ages – be patient people! ). Well, here’s a link to Games Workshop’s website where you can buy the action-packed Thunder from Fenris quite easily. And it’s free shipping in January for orders over a tenner, so get your butts over there, bag Thunder from Fenris and treat yourself to Salamander, too, if already haven’t. Shameless plugging I know, but I’m feeling slightlyreckless today.
Tell you what, too, it’s kinda weird discussing and seeing reviews for a thing you wrote months and months ago. I’m currently embroiled in all things Firedrake at the moment, the sequel to Salamader that is gathering more and more momentum on a daily basis (more on the progress on that later), but it’s nice to go back and remember some of what will become my back catalogue material.
Hokey dokey, back to the keyboard for some fiery Salamander action!