The Top 10 Wh40k Fanfiction Stories in 2024

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If you are looking for some great Warhammer 40,000 fanfiction, then look no further. 

Warhammer 40,000 is a miniature wargame by Games Workshop.

It is the most popular miniature wargame in the world and is particularly popular in the United Kingdom.

The first edition of the rulebook was published in September 1987, and the ninth and current edition was released in July 2020.

Warhammer 40,000 is set in the distant future, where a stagnant human civilization is plagued by hostile aliens and supernatural creatures.

The models in the game are a mixture of humans, aliens, and supernatural monsters, wielding futuristic weaponry and supernatural powers.

The fictional setting of the game has a lot of novels, published by Black Library

If you like a futuristic setting with aliens and other supernatural creatures, then the Warhammer 40,000 series and the tabletop game might be just the thing for you.

Along with the rulebooks and the tabletop game, there is also a whole world of Warhammer 40,000 fanfiction out there. 

There are countless stories out there with different thoughts and events in the world of Warhammer 40,000.

But in this post, I will be writing about some of the most popular Warhammer 40,000 fanfiction according to hits received in Archive Of Our Own.

Keep reading to find out more about some of these amazing and original stories. 

1. Messages for Dad

One of the most popular fanfics from Warhammer 40,000 is a story about The Imperial family getting messages from what seems to be from the future, where the Emperor is dead and Chaos is winning.

Aegidius Guilliman will have to live his life in this other galaxy.

The story follows a lot of the characters already known in the world of Warhammer 40k

Throughout the chapters, you can also find fanart matching the story.

You will have to read the story to see these art pieces.

The story is so far 36 chapters long and seems to be still ongoing, and has over 800,000 words.

2. Everqueen

This story is the inspiration for an original work of another fanfiction with the same name.

You will find this inspo fanfiction below.

The story follows Isha who escaped the Fall and Slaanesh.

She turns to the dubious aide of the Emperor of Mankind for protection. 

The fanfiction takes place in an alternate universe where canon is a guideline but can always stray from the canon storyline.

This is a fanfic without romance and has some elements of the 2nd and 3rd edition lore.

As mentioned above, this fanfiction is based on the original story and is therefore a so-called adopted fic.

The story is still ongoing and is counting 26 chapters and just over 100k words as of the date of publishing this article.

3. What if the Astartes watched the Text-to-Speech series?

This fanfiction is based on TTS, Text-to-speech.

It follows multiple characters from the original storyline.

The setup of this story is very simple.

Due to it being TTS you read it as if you are reading texts.

This fanfiction is not all too serious but more on the funny side with a lot of puns and jokes.

So if you like a not all to serious stories and just want to laugh, be sure to read this one.

The fanfiction however has had no update since 2018.

A lot of readers loved this fanfiction and are hoping for a return of this story.

4. Stasis

This fanfiction is about loss and grief.

Roboute Guilliman dies and is resurrected.

The chapters are short and easy to read.

At the end of every chapter, there is a little bit written from the perspective of his thoughts on anything that is going on in general.

The story mainly follows the headcanon.

There is war and therefore trigger warnings for violence based on the known level used in Warhammer 40k.

This is still a very short story and also looks to be discontinued for now.

The author didn’t update the story for over a year now but did not announce officially to be dropping it.

5. What if the Astartes Watched the Text-To-Speech Series ? – Extras

This is an extras fanfic from their other work mentioned above.

This fanfiction however takes place outside the main series.

In the main fanfiction, readers can ask questions to the Astartes and this fanfiction is a dedication to them answering those questions.

The setup is the same it is a TTS, Text-to-speech fanfiction meaning you read the story like reading texts.

This extra series is full of funny answers, a lot of banter, and a lot of laughter.

However, it seems like this one is also discontinued as it hasn’t been updated since 2018.

6. Great Celestial Hieroglyphs

When reading the summary you don’t really know what you are about to read.

This fanfiction is very descriptive of the events that happen throughout the story.

It contains a lot of trigger warnings so be sure to read those before you start this one.

It takes place in an alternate universe but still follows a mostly canon storyline.

The story contains some romance but is not the main point of this fanfiction.

If you want to binge read this is a good choice, the fanfiction has finished with 17 chapters and a small amount of 54k words.

7. Say Hello to Your New Partner

As the author of this story describes:

“This story is an Alternate Universe where the Primarchs are paired off in order of discovery. and their legions are not really merged but just functioning in continuous cooperation, strengthening their bonds, providing a support network within the twenty brothers, and effectively averting the Heresy.”

This is a very short fanfiction with multiple partnerships which has the main focus of the story.

The story only has one chapter and is also complete after this.

If you want a short fluff fanfiction about friendship and brotherly bonding this is the fic to read.

8. Everqueen

As mentioned above, this is the original take of the Everqueen fanfic. The story base is the same. 

Isha escaped (in this story) from the realm of Chaos and the Warp turning to the dubious aid of the Emperor of Mankind for protection to recover from her flight.

This story is mainly about the Eldar history, galaxy, and the canon story around it.
There are a lot of interesting bits to discover once you read the story.

However, this fanfiction is unfinished since the original author decided to drop the project.

The co-author of this fanfiction decided to pick up this story again and start over from the beginning.

You can still read this fanfic if you want to read the “original” story, but it does have an open ending.

9. Imperium Ascendant Book I: Birth of the Imperium 

What if the Ruinous Powers never got their claws into the Emperor’s Sons?

What if the Imperium Ascended instead of falling into darkness and suffering?

This is the story about that possibility.

This story takes place within the Warhammer 40k universe with an alternate storyline.

This fanfiction tells the alternate story of the Primarchs and how they grow to become what they are now, how the Dark Gods make their move against the Imperium, and how the Imperium strikes back.

The fanfic ends with a three-story Epilogue closing Book I of Imperium Ascendant.
This world is not at an end here.

The story continues in a new article.

Imperium Ascendant Book II: The Great Crusade.

10. Here the River Brought You 

The last fanfiction in the list is an alternate story swap, meaning the story follows characters from their original storyline but on a different planet, in this case, the home of the Primarchs.

There are characters swapped with other characters taking their traits and powers.

This fanfiction is not active anymore as of 2019.

The story also seems incomplete.

Nevertheless, it’s one of the more popular Warhammer fanfics available if you want to give it a read!

Wh40k Fanfiction: Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you find some great Wh40k fanfiction to read!

These are just a small sample of all the amazing stories out there.

So be sure to take a look and find your own favorite among them.

And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!

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