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In Thunder Forged:
Iron Kingdoms Chronicles

The Fall of Llael Book One

Ari Marmell

320 pp • ISBN 978-1-61614-773-0
Paperback • $18.00
June 2013
Cover Illustration © Jon Sullivan



The first novels based upon the award-winning WARMACHINE® steam-powered fantasy wargame and the world of the Iron Kingdoms™ Role Playing Game! Action-packed steam-tech fantasy novels that combine elements of epic wartime adventure with thrilling cloak-and-dagger espionage


The Iron Kingdoms are at war—a war fought with machine guns and magic, knights of valor, and earth-shaking titans of steam and steel. And now that war may hinge entirely on nothing more than a sheaf of papers.

An alchemical formula, stolen by an ally they thought they could trust, could cost the brave soldiers of Cygnar everything. Their only hope: a cunning spy, a knight out of her element, and a frighteningly small unit of the best that Cygnar has to offer.

Arrayed against them is not only a single, devious enemy, but the combined intelligence apparatus—and possibly the full military might—of the most brutal martial power Cygnar has ever known.


"If you're a fan of dark, gritty military fantasy, [this] is the book for you. Ari Marmell is a superb writer, and he's at the top of his game in this first volume of The Iron Kingdoms Chronicles…. Fresh and different. And highly addictive." 
Adventures Fantastic

"Marmell's characters are memorable and compelling, and his creativity and originality within the steampunk fantasy genre makes him a remarkable storyteller. This one is a keeper."
Library Journal

Iron Kingdoms, WARMACHINE®, Privateer Press, and all related content © [2013] and/or ™ Privateer Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used under license.

Ari Marmell

The author of The Goblin Corps and the Widdershins Adventures
series, Ari Marmell has also worked as an author of role-playing-
game materials for games such as Dungeons & Dragons and the
World of Darkness line. Born in New York, Ari lives in Texas with his
wife, George; two cats; and a variety of neuroses.

Visit him online
at and on Twitter @mouseferatu.

Visit his Widdershins page at www.facebook/Madeleine.Valois.

Photo © Jessica Cargill