On the Flamescar Plateau, a time of peace and prosperity is threatened by a distant sorcerous power. Can Athol Khul bring the tribes together to keep the peace, or will war claim them all – and destroy their future?
The coming of the God-King Sigmar has brought relative peace and prosperity to the Great Parch. Yet across the sun-drenched plains of the Flamescar Plateau the passions of the tribes are intemperate and generations of loyalty to the Hammer-God cannot wholly erase their warlike past and bloodthirsty traditions.
Among them live the Khul, outsiders allied to the mighty Aridians through shared blades. Athol Khul is the spear-carrier, the bridge between these peoples, and to him falls a near-impossible task when a distant sorcerous power threatens the alliance.
With the lives of his family and people hanging in the balance, Athol must secure whatever companions and powers he can to aid in the coming war. In doing so, he starts upon a path that will lead to glory and ruin in equal measure.
Gav Thorpe is the author of the Horus Heresy novels Deliverance Lost, Angels of Caliban and Corax. He is particularly well known for his Dark Angels stories, including the Legacy of Caliban series and the Space Marine Legends novel Azrael. His Warhammer 40,000 repertoire further includes the Path of the Eldar trilogy, The Beast Arises novel The Beast Must Die and the Phoenix Lords novels Asurmen and Jain Zar. For Warhammer, Gav has penned The Sundering trilogy, the End Times novel The Curse of Khaine and the novel Warbeast in the Realmgate Wars series. He lives and works in Nottingham, UK.