Lemartes, the Blood Angels' Guardian of the Lost, leads the Death Company into battle on a world gripped by a blood-madness that reflects his own tortured soul.
Lemartes is the Guardian of the Lost, a Space Marine warrior who balances on the edge of madness, ever close to falling into the grip of the Black Rage, the secret curse of the Blood Angels Chapter. When he is awakened to lead the Death Company into battle on the war-wracked world of Phlegethon, Lemartes must battle his incipient madness as his forces clash with equally insane foes: the blood-crazed servants of Chaos.
About the Author
David Annandale is the author of the Horus Heresy novel The Damnation of Pythos, along with the Grey Knights books Sons of Titan and Warden of the Blade. He also writes the Yarrick series, consisting of the novella Chains of Golgotha and the novels Imperial Creed and The Pyres of Armageddon. For the Space Marine Battles series, he has written the novels The Death of Antagonis and Overfiend, while he is also the author of three volumes in The Beast Arises series: The Last Wall, The Hunt for Vulkan and Watchers in Death. David lectures at a Canadian university on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Scattered. Purposefully vague. Uninteresting. Those are my thoughts regarding this novel. I quite enjoy the space marine novels and after reading Shrike, which I believe to be a great story, I was hoping I could enjoy this particular story just as much. Unfortunately, the style and delivery of this story, probably meant to be mysterious or deep, leaves the reader bored and disappointed.