Graham McNeill

Graham McNeill

After writing a story in primary school about a giant octopus smashing up a boat, Graham realised that making stuff up was easier (and a lot more fun) than reality and decided at an early age that he was either going to be a binman or a writer. Fortunately, a life on the bins wasn’t on the cards and, after escaping a stint as a building surveyor in Glasgow, he headed south in 2000 to join Games Workshop’s Games Development Team. Here he worked on projects such as the Tau, Necrons, Witch Hunters, Space Marines and Black Templars codexes for Warhammer 40,000, Conquest of the New World and The Empire for Warhammer, and The Two Towers for The Lord of the Rings. As well as all this, he was involved in running Studio campaigns and collecting the odd toy soldier. Between populating the various Warhammer universes with fiends and heroes, he’s written a host of short stories for the Black Library and close to thirty novels for a number of publishers.

Graham left Games Workshop in the summer of 2006 and now works as a full-time freelancer, spending most of his days locked in a tiny office (or tea shoppe) and dreaming up new and interesting ways to put his characters through hell on the pages of his novels, short stories and background books. Since leaving Games Workshop, he’s ventured far and wide, continuing to cause havoc in the worlds of Warhammer as well as those of Blizzard entertainment’s Starcraft universe and travelling back in time to the 1920s to unleash eldritch horror in a trilogy of books set in the Lovecraftian vein of terror that is Arkham Horror.

His Horus Heresy novel, A Thousand Sons, was a New York Times bestseller, and Empire, the second novel in the Sigmar trilogy, won the 2010 David Gemmell Legend Award for best fantasy novel.


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Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee December 25, 2014
Book Covers
Storm of Iron
Nightbringer (Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #1)
The Ambassador (Warhammer: The Ambassador #1)
Warriors of Ultramar (Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #2)
Ursun's Teeth (Warhammer: The Ambassador #2)
Dead Sky, Black Sun (Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #3)
Guardians of the Forest
The Ambassador Chronicles
False Gods (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #2)8.00
Defenders of Ulthuan
Fulgrim (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #5)8.00
Heldenhammer
I, Mengsk
The Killing Ground (Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #4)
Mechanicum (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #9)7.34
Courage and Honour (Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #5)
Empire
A Thousand Sons (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #12)8.34
The Chapter's Due (Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #6)
God King
Ghouls of the Miskatonic
Sons of Ellyrion
The Outcast Dead (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #17)
Priests of Mars (Warhammer 40,000: Adeptus Mechanicus #1)
Bones of the Yopasi
Angel Exterminatus (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #23)
Lords of Mars (Warhammer 40,000: Adeptus Mechanicus #2)
Dweller in the Deep
Vengeful Spirit (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #29)
Gods of Mars (Warhammer 40,000: Adeptus Mechanicus #3)
Legacies of Betrayal (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #31)
Magnus the Red: Master of Prospero (The Horus Heresy: Primarchs #3)
The Crimson King (Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #44)

Speculative Fiction Novels (32)

(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #44)
2017 | science fiction > military science fiction
(The Horus Heresy: Primarchs #3)
2017 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: Adeptus Mechanicus #3)
2014 | science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #29)
2014 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Arkham Horror)
2014 | horror
(Warhammer 40,000: Adeptus Mechanicus #2)
2013 | science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #23)
2013 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Arkham Horror)
2012 | horror
(Warhammer 40,000: Adeptus Mechanicus #1)
2012 | science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #17)
2011 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Warhammer)
2011 | fantasy
(Arkham Horror)
2011 | horror
(Warhammer: Time of Legends)
2010 | fantasy
(Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #6)
2010 | science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #12)
2010 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Warhammer: Time of Legends)
2009 | fantasy
(Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #5)
2009 | science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #9)
2008 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #4)
2008 | science fiction
(Warhammer: Time of Legends)
2008 | fantasy
(StarCraft)
2008 | science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #5)
2007 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Warhammer)
2007 | fantasy
(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #2)
2006 | science fiction > military science fiction
(Warhammer)
2005 | fantasy
(Warhammer: The Ambassador)
2005 | fantasy
(Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #3)
2004 | science fiction
(Warhammer: The Ambassador #2)
2004 | fantasy
(Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #2)
2003 | science fiction
(Warhammer: The Ambassador #1)
2003 | fantasy
(Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines #1)
2002 | science fiction
(Warhammer 40,000)
2002 | science fiction

Comics and Anthology (1)

(Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy #31)
2015 | science fiction > military science fiction, anthology