Book 1 of the brand new 9 part mega-series from Warhammer 40,000.
A great darkness has befallen the galaxy, and the armies of Chaos are rampant. To survive, humanity must retaliate and take back what they have lost. By the will of the reborn primarch, Roboute Guilliman, is the Indomitus Crusade launched – a military undertaking that eclipses all others in known history. From the Throneworld of Terra does the Avenging Son hurl his fleets, their mission the very salvation of mankind.
As vessels in their thousands burn through the cold void, the attention of Fleetmistress VanLeskus turns to the Machorta Sound – a region under attack by a dreaded Slaughter Host of the Dark Gods. The success of the Indomitus Crusade will be determined by this conflict, and the desperate mission of Battlegroup Saint Aster, led by Space Marine Lieutenant Messinius. Even then it is but a prelude to the forthcoming bloodshed.
Guy Haley is the author of the Horus Heresy novel Pharos, the Primarchs novel Peturabo and two volumes in The Beast Arises series: Throneworld and The Beheading. He has also written many Warhammer 40,000 novels, including Dante, Valedor and the Imperial Battle Tanks novels Baneblade and Shadowsword. His enthusiasm for all things greenskin led him to pen the eponymous Warhammer fantasy novel Skarsnik, as well as the End Times novel The Rise of the Horned Rat. He has also written a number of novellas and short stories set in Warhammer’s new Age of Sigmar setting. He lives in Yorkshire, England with his wife and son.