The End Times has begun in the Warhammer fantasy universe and I'm wondering is there any chronological order in which to read the novels?
The Black Library has released 9 books and I hate the idea of reading them out of order!
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I'm adding the dates as they appear in each book (when possible).
I'm also adding the Archaon older books. I deeply recommend starting the adventure with them.
Also, each "The End Times - XX" book should be read together with its corresponding novel, since it adds extra information to the novel (i.e. battles, pre and post novel events, characters info and the like).
Edit: QR means "Quick read". These are short stories that I believe have only been released digitally. I have also added matching letters to the ones that should be read together.
Interestingly enough, I emailed The Black Library for a list of The End Times books in chronological order, and they replied with this:
Thank you for your email. The Chronological order to read the End Times Novels is.
Rise of Nagash
Fall of Altdorf
Curse of Khaine
The Rise of the Horned Rat
The order is slightly different, but the accepted answer above covers many more novels and novellas.
So it would appear the the email I received from The Black Library actually contradicts how the novels are now listed on their own website.
Having read the majority of them at this stage, I can tell you this new list is correct.
As far as I can tell and have read the order goes like this:
I'm not completely sure, as I've read only the first few, but that's how I have understood it and is the order I will read it. There are also a few Quick-Reads (QR) included in there, not quite sure about where those belong as they are not part of the main storyline but rather one-off side stories.
Hope this is still relevant and that it helps.