The 41st Millennium is a dark and terrible era where you will find little comfort or hope. Forget the power of technology and science. Forget the promise of progress and advancement. Forget any notion of common humanity or compassion. There is no peace amongst the stars, for in the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.
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Featuring stories by some of Black Library's best-loved authors, this huge collection of Warhammer 40,000 tales is the perfect companion to any righteous – or ruinous – crusade among the stars.
The galaxy teams with life as species beyond number fight, hide and flee for survival. From foul xenos breeds to the spawn of Chaos itself, the 41st Millennium is host to innumerable horrors eking out meaningless existences, and pain and suffering are all untold trillions will ever know.
But there are pinpricks of hope among the stars, bastions of civilisations beset on all sides – and they fight for freedom, glory, conquest, or brotherhood. These tales of heroism and horror paint a dark picture of the far future, in which there is room for one thing – war.
This anthology contains:
Defenders of the Imperium
– The Trial of Lucille von Shard, by Denny Flowers
– Transplants, by Rob Young
– Hell Fist, by Justin Woolley
– Blood Sands, by Victoria Hayward
– The Sum of Its Parts, by Rhuairidh James
– Less Than Human, by Steve Lyons
Followers of Chaos
– Fool's Ruin, by Mike Brooks
– A More Perfect Union, by Rich McCormick
– Sacred Hate, by David Annandale
– The Brightest and Best, by Mike Brooks
– It Bleeds, by David Guymer
– A Small Cog, by Mitchel Scanlon
The Bloody Rose
– Blasphemy of the Fallen, by Danie Ware
– The Skull Forge, by Danie Ware
– The Nature of Prayer, by Danie Ware
Warriors of the Adeptus Astartes
– Aria Arcana, by Peter Fehervari
– Confession of Pain, by Jon Flindall
– The Reward of Loyalty, by Tom Chivers
The Enemy Beyond
– The Bleeding Stars, by Robert Rath