The long-awaited fourteenth novel in the epic Gaunt's Ghosts series sees the Tanith First dispatched to defend the forge world of Urdesh against the armies of Anarch Sek.
After the success of their desperate mission to Salvation's Reach, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First race to the strategically vital forge world of Urdesh, besieged by the brutal armies of Anarch Sek. However, there may be more at stake than just a planet. The Imperial forces have made an attempt to divide and conquer their enemy, but with Warmaster Macaroth himself commanding the Urdesh campaign, it is possible that the Archenemy assault has a different purpose - to decapitate the Imperial command structure with a single blow. Has the Warmaster allowed himself to become an unwitting target? And can Gaunt's Ghosts possibly defend him against the assembled killers and war machines of Chaos?
About the Author
Dan Abnett is the author of the Horus Heresy novels Horus Rising, The Unremembered Empire, Know No Fear and Prospero Burns, the last two of which were both New York Times bestsellers. He has written over fifty novels – his works for Black Library include the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and the opening novel in The Beast Arises series, I Am Slaughter. A prolific comics writer, he scripted the first Horus Heresy graphic novel, Macragge’s Honour. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent in the UK.