A saintly psycho must choose between victory and virtue in a fantasy football tale that’s just been collected in a shiny new paperback...
The Bright Crusaders have somehow made it to the Purity Cup final against the Doomtown Rats, but the saintly humans are 2-1 down at halftime and most of the team have been eaten by the Skavens’ ravenous Rat-Ogre. The surviving players are now forced to rely on their unpredictable star player Gerhardt the Penitent. Insanely puritanical, Gerhardt is famed for giving away his winnings after every match (along with everyone else’s), sharing team tactics with the opposition to ensure no unfair advantage, and purging himself of pride for scoring a touchdown by nailing himself to whatever comes to hand. But will the prospect of saving an imperilled orphanage be enough to convince Gerhardt that winning is more important than piety?
"I wish I could have been a fly on the wall of the Crusaders’ dressing room, Jim."
"I know a wizard who could arrange that, Bob."
"Hugely entertaining... Characterful, beautifully paced..."
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Pride and Penitence: A Blood Bowl Story is available as an ebook from iTunes, the Black Library webstore, Amazon UK, and Amazon US.
It’s also available as part of a softback print collection, alongside other tales by Black Library legends including Josh Reynolds, David Annandale, Gav Thorpe, David Guymer and Guy Haley. You can pick this up from Amazon UK, Amazon US and the Black Library Webstore.