Orks, notorious for their brute strength, seem to have a peculiar appreciation for hefty hardcovers—not for reading, perhaps, but as ammunition against their lesser brethren, the Grots.
Meanwhile, the expansive 12-volume series “The Beast Arises” revisits a pivotal era when the Imperium grappled with an unprecedented Ork menace.
The initiative doesn’t overlook the Grots, often relegated to the margins of Ork society. A trilogy of novellas, including “Da Gobbo’s Revenge,” “Da Gobbo’s Demise,” and “Da Gobbo Rides Again,” shines a light on these diminutive characters, granting them a moment of glory and retribution.
Central to the book club’s roster is the work of Mike Brooks, who has adeptly chronicled the adventures of the audacious warboss Ufthak Blackhawk.
From the short story “Where Dere’s Da Warp Dere’s a Way” to the acclaimed novel “Brutal Kunnin’” and its eagerly awaited sequel “Da Big Dakka” (soon available for pre-order), Brooks’s narratives bring the Ork universe to life.
Complementing the literary venture, Ufthak Blackhawk will be immortalized in plastic, with a stunning new miniature set to join the ranks of tabletop legends.
Fans can also look forward to a complimentary Legends datasheet, bringing Ufthak’s daring exploits—like his infamous Shokkjump Dragsta assault on a Titan—to the gaming table.
“Da Ork Book Club” is more than just an exploration of Ork culture; it’s a testament to the enduring fascination with one of the galaxy’s most enigmatic and fearsome races, inviting scholars and fans alike to delve into their world like never before.