A strike force of Grey Knights led by Castellan Garran Crowe is sorely tested when the planet they are fighting on is swallowed by a mighty warp storm.
For more than a century, Garran Crowe has served as Castellan of the Grey Knights, protecting the Imperium against the foulest daemons, and holding prisoner in his grasp the monstrous Black Blade of Antwyr. Now he is tested as never before when the planet he and his strike force are fighting on, Sandava III, is swallowed by the mighty warp storm known as the Cicatrix Maledictum. But their struggle for survival is only just beginning, for when the Grey Knights return to a transformed Imperium, they discover that the fate of Sandava III is just one part of a more monstrous danger. Crowe must fight an enemy whose patiently laid plans have at last come to fruition, threatening the Imperium with inconceivable destruction.
About the Author
The prolific David Annandale is the author of The Horus Heresy novels The Damnation of Pythos and Ruinstorm, the Primarchs novel Roboute Guilliman, the Adeptus Titanicus novel Warlord, and the Grey Knights books Sons of Titan and Warden of the Blade. He also writes the Commissar Yarrick series, which includes the novella Chains of Golgotha, the novels Imperial Creed and The Pyres of Armageddon, and many short stories. 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. David lectures at a Canadian university on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games.