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Out of the Abyss Wizards RPG Team 2015-09-15 Dare to descend into the Underdark in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game The Underdark is a subterranean wonderland, a vast and twisted labyrinth where fear reigns. It is the home of horrific monsters that have never seen the light of day. It is here that the dark elf Gromph Baenre, Archmage of Menzoberranzan, casts a foul spell meant to ignite a magical energy that suffuses the Underdark and tears open portals to the demonic Abyss. What steps through surprises even him, and from that moment on, the insanity that pervades the Underdark escalates and threatens to shake the Forgotten Realms to its foundations. Stop the madness before it consumes you! A Dungeons & Dragons® adventure for characters of levels 1–15
Black Crusade Sam Stewart 2011-10-18 The days of the Imperium of Man are coming to an end. Are you prepared to embrace Chaos? Throughout the wildly successful Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay line, one common factor is Chaos- the ubiquitous antagonist responsible for much of what defines this immersive setting. But with the release of Black Crusade, players will examine an exciting new set of character motivations. Are the agents of Chaos truly the enemies of humanity, or are they merely deluded slaves to powers beyond their comprehension? Black Crusade offers players a chance to explore the depth of this universe in a unique new way, and it gives Game Masters of all four Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay titles the ultimate toolkit to create engaging new villains. Black Crusade is an exciting, new, standalone addition to Fantasy Flight Games' popular Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay line, offering players an entirely new perspective on the conflict between the Imperium of Man and the forces of Chaos. This groundbreaking concept delivers the opportunity to play as an agent of Chaos, whether as a Chaos Space Marine or a human Servant of Chaos.
The World Engine Ben Counter 2016-05-10 A planet-sized super weapon, the World Engine must be stopped before it destroys all in its path. A full Space Marine Chapter is given the seemingly impossible task of destroying it. For months, the necron World Engine has blazed a trail across the Vidar sector, destroying planets and devastating every fleet sent to destroy it. Now, the Astral Knights Space Marine Chapter enact a daring plan to get to the heart of the mighty edifice and bring it to an end. Crashing their battle-barge into the World Engine, they land upon its surface, seeking its heart. Confronted by sinister necrons, the fate of the Astral Knights hangs in the balance, along with the lives of untold billions...
Excession Iain M. Banks 2008-09-04 The fifth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now it is back. Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist
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Shield of Baal Josh Reynolds 2017-01-10 The Blood Angels Space Marines must defend their home world from the ravenous threat of the tyranid Hive Fleet Leviathan. A tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan has reached the Cryptus shieldworlds. The Imperium musters its strength, for the aliens must be stopped here, as next in the hive fleet’s path is the home world of the Blood Angels Space Marines, Baal itself. Many are the battlefields and the price of victory is steep… On Phodia, the sons of Sanguinius give battle to the dreaded Spawn of Cryptus. At Lysios, the Adepta Sororitas and Tempestus Scions hold the line against Leviathan. Far from the fighting, Blood Angels Sergeant Jatiel finds himself pitted against another threat, the necrons of Anrakyr the Traveller who may yet have a crucial impact on the greater war.
Dungeon Master's Screen Reincarnated Wizards RPG Team 2017-09-19 MASTER THE GAME with this indispensable tool for the world’s greatest roleplaying game Lost is the poor soul borne aloft in the grip of the ancient red dragon featured in a spectacular panoramic vision by Tyler Jacobson on this durable, four-panel Dungeon Master’s Screen. The interior rules content on this new screen has been revisited and refreshed as a direct result of feedback received from D&D fans everywhere. • The screen’s landscape orientation allows the Dungeon Master to easily see beyond the screen and reach over, even as it keeps die rolls and notes hidden from players. • Provides an at-a-glance reference for the most relevant and often used in-game information, equipping Dungeon Masters of all skill levels with essential support. • An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to facilitate inspired adventures and an engaging play experience. The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as analog. This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.
Tomb of the Necron Cavan Scott 2021-06-22 Book 6 in the Warped Galaxies Series. Fantastic Sci-Fi books for children aged 9-12. Guided by the vision of a mysterious psyker, Zelia finally finds her mother on a distant world, far from Terra. But even now, are the friends really safe while they carry the ancient relic that led to the destruction of Talen’s home planet? A family is reunited, but a world will be ripped apart as the unstoppable Necrons close in on their prize. Warped Galaxies reaches its exciting conclusion as loyalties are tested, destinies are set and the Space Marines arrive in force!
The Innsmouth Cycle H. P. Lovecraft 2006-06-01 The decadent, smugly rotting, secret-filled town of Innsmouth is a supreme creation of H.P. Lovecraft. This new collection contains 13 tales and three poems tracing the evolution of Innsmouth.
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Ferrus Manus David Guymer 2018-04-03 Ferrus Manus, primarch of the Iron Hands, employs his brutal methods of war to bring a world to heel in the Emperor's name. The Great Crusade has swept across half the galaxy, a million human worlds now embracing the truth and reason that comes with allegiance to the rule of Terra. But even such unparalleled success comes at a cost. Rumours abound that the Emperor plans to step back from the Crusade and raise one of his primarch sons to lead in his stead. Faced with the bitterly non-compliant human empire of Gardinaal and a leaderless host of Ultramarines, Thousand Sons and Emperor’s Children at his Legion’s command, the Iron Hands primarch Ferrus Manus decides to make an example that even the Emperor cannot ignore.
Neoexodus Louis M. Porter, Jr. 2012-12-01 Exodus boasts a turbulent history - from the rise of the Kaga to the defeat of the First Ones and the events of the Twilight War. From creation of the Imperial Alliance to the present crisis that threatens to tear that alliance apart. Great heroes and terrible villains drove its march, though even in hindsight the two are not always easily separated. Theirs were the titanic passions, the burning obsessions and base treacheries in which modern Exodus was forged and tempered. The world of Exodus Needs heroes... Inside this book you will find you'll need to embark on adventures in the exciting setting of NeoExodus: The history of the world of Exodus from The Reign of the First Ones to The Dominion-Protectorate Wars and The Twilight War to the creation of the Imperial Alliance. The Nation of Exodus including the powerful Caneus Empire, to the magic wielding Dominion, to the mechanical powered Arman Protectorate, the unifying Imperial Alliance and many more. Religious of Exodus including The Cult of the Emissary, Khayne, Lawgiver, Sanguine Covenant and Xonism. 9 All new races usable as player characters or NPCs including the Cavians who are psionic rat-men; the Cyneans who are arcane crystalline humanoids; Dalreans who are plantlike humanoids; and the P'tans who are feline-looking creatures that can conjure black lightning. New Base classes, archetypes and prestige classes including Apothecary, High Guard, Janissary, Peacekeeper and Protectorate Artillerist. Over 80 new Feats including Anatomical Targeteer, Black Lightning Sheath, Craft Magic Candle, Hail of Thorns, Information Network, Plantsight and Terran Sorcery. Over 55 new spells including Babble Sphere, Bind Shape Changer, Cone Of Claws, Feast Of Maggots, Hellish Reprisal, Sensory Depravation and Wall Of Silence. New mundane and magical items including Alchemist's Bandolier, Bal spearclub, Instant Rope, Magic Candles, Panther Hide Armor, Quick-Setting Glue and Telescopic Staff. Over 20 new monsters and Templates including Arcaneslime, Draco, Necryos, Protectorate Golem and Razofiend.
Alpharius: Head of the Hydra Mike Brooks 2021-04-27 Book 14 in the much loved series, "The Horus Heresy: Primarchs" Legends abound of the glorious – or infamous – deeds of the Emperor's sons. Yet almost nothing is known of Alpharius, the most mysterious of them all, for the Lord of the Alpha Legion is unparalleled in the art of obfuscation. Such are his gifts of secrecy and deceit that even his rediscovery has remained an enigma – until now. But when the tale comes from the serpent’s mouth, where does the deception end and the truth begin?
Blackstone Fortress Darius Hinks 2019-05-14 When he discovers a prize that could change the face of the galaxy, disgraced Rogue Trader Janus Draik recruits a team of treasure-seeking misfits to claim it. But danger lurks in the darkness… READ IT BECAUSE The full story behind the Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress game is revealed! Join Janus Draik and his crew as they venture into the depths of the fortress and encounter all manner of deadly foes. There are those in the great expanse of the galaxy that seek profit wherever it is to be found: the deal makers, the opportunists and explorers – the Rogue Traders. Granted power by an ancient charter, sanctioned by the Emperor Himself, these scoundrels, entrepeneurs and adventurers roam the galaxy in search of fortune and glory. None perhaps are as hungry for these twin-vices as Janus Draik. All but disowned by his wealthy family, regarded as a wayward son of ill repute and little potential, Draik knows he must restore his fortunes soon or his misadventures will see him destitute and discarded. So it is then that when he finds a truly exceptional prize, one that will return him to his deserved station, Draik recruits a crew of fellow treasure seekers and sets them to the task. Draik's obsession is all-consuming, and he will risk everything to obtain his prize and its many secrets, including his life or even that of his crew…
Wolf's Honour Lee Lightner 2008 Following events described in 'Sons of Fenris', the Space Wolves find themselves under attack from all sides by the Thousand Sons Chaos Space Marines. In a last-ditch attempt to stop their ancient enemy, Ragnar and his battle-brothers launch a lightning strike on the Thousand Sons' base.
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Lord of Undeath C L Werner 2017-08-08 The Anvils of the Heldenhammer forge an uncertain alliance with the Lord of Undeath, Nagash. Nagash. A name whispered in fear, even by the dread followers of the Dark Gods. Once a member of Sigmar's pantheon, the Great Necromancer has not been seen in an age, ever since that mighty assemblage of divine beings parted ways. In his absence, the Mortarchs, Nagash's fell lieutenants, have been free to pursue their own ends, though always beneath the oppressive shadow of the forces of Chaos. As that same shadow seeks to smother them all, so too do storm clouds gather, as Sigmar's Stormcast Eternals arrive to deliver a crushing counter-strike against the Ruinous Powers. The grim Anvils of the Heldenhammer have been given the seemingly impossible task of seeking out and forging an alliance with the God of Death. Whether the Stormcast Eternal's entreaties will be acted upon, or even heard, remains to be seen – and if they are, at what price?
Deathwatch Fantasy Flight Games 2012-04 'The Jericho Reach' is a new supplement for 'Deathwatch'! This comprehensive tome provides in-depth information on the struggles of Kill-teams currently operating throughout the Reach. Each chapter delves into detail on the personalities, planets, and themes of a specific salient.
Inferno! Presents: The Inquisition Various 2021-11-09 A great collection of stories for lovers of intruige, mystery and action. This special volume of Inferno! includes eleven short stories featuring agents of the iconic Imperial Inquisition. From puritan witch hunters to radicals of the Ordo Xenos, these ruthless individuals will stop at nothing to purge the galaxy of heresy in the Emperor’s name! Mindshackle by Robert Rath The legendary Inquisitor Katarinya Greyfax recounts the tale of how she became part of a necron overlord’s collection. Encountering a rogue inquisitor, a mysterious xenos artefact and a chaos-tainted world, she and her valiant retinue of Kappic Eagles come to learn many dark truths about the galaxy… Recongregator by David Annandale In his void-borne pursuit of the heretic saint Ephrael Stern, radical inquisitor Otto Dagover is lured into an ambush by one of his ruthless adversaries in the Ordo Hereticus. But the wily Dagover has more than a few tricks up his sleeve – xenos technology among them – to give him the advantage over his puritan foe. Lepidopterophobia by Dan Abnett Taking place in the epic Ravenor vs. Eisenhorn storyline, this tale sees inquisitorial protégé Medea Betancore scouring the darkest corners of Queen Mab for an esoteric text. She finds what she is looking for, and much more besides, in an obscure bookshop in a dark corner of the city. Here, she is brought face to face with her greatest fears made manifest.
Deathwatch: Xenos Hunters Christian Dunn 2014-03-11 Anthology of short stories featuring the alien hunters of the Deathwatch Space Marines Drawn from the many Chapters of Adeptus Astartes across the Imperium, the Deathwatch are an elite organisation dedicated to a singular goal: the rooting out and extermination of all xenos lifeforms with utter and brutal prejudice. Equipped by the Ordo Xenos of the Inquisition, Deathwatch Space Marines possess war gear purposely designed for the destruction of all aliens. In the gauntleted fists of these black-armoured warriors does the sanctity of mankind rest, while in their hearts lies the iron will to vanquish every alien predator and wipe them from the face of the galaxy.
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Faith and Fire James Swallow 2006-03-28 When a dangerous psychic terrorist escapes from their custody, the Sisters of Battle not only have to hunt down and recapture him, but also need to restore their honour in the eyes of their superiors.
Belisarius Cawl: The Great Work Guy Haley 2020-03-17 Warhammer 40,000 fans rejoice - Belisarius Cawl has his own novel! Join him on his journey to the abandoned world of Sotha which hides a long-buried secret… and an ancient evil. Belisarius Cawl, Archmagos Dominus of the Adeptus Mechanicus is the most brilliant mind alive. For 10,000 years he has furthered the cause of mankind, working under the aegis of the Emperor and Lord Commander Roboute Guilliman to prevent the inexorable march of the alien and the traitor. Many call him heretic, but all must recognise the magnitude of his achievements, for who else but he was entrusted to create a new generation of Space Marines? Who else but the great Belisarius Cawl could even accomplish such a task? Now, in the wake of the Great Rift and the Indomitus Crusade, his ambitions bring him to the long-dead world of Sotha, once home to the Scythes of the Emperor, now a barren wasteland devoured by the vile Tyranids. Accompanied by Tetrarch Felix and his elite warriors, it is here that Cawl believes the lynchpin of his mysterious Great Work lies. But uncovering it is a near impossible task, one in which the Archmagos must overcome an ancient evil that threatens to extinguish the last hope of humanity.
Plague War Guy Haley 2022-07-05 Book 2 in the Dark Imperium series. In the void and upon the worlds of Greater Ultramar, the battle for the Imperium continues. Intent on rebuilding his home realm and using it as a base to reconstruct the ravaged stellar empire of mankind, the returned primarch Roboute Guilliman proceeds with his war to drive Mortarion and his Death Guard Traitor Legion from the domain of the Ultramarines. But when Guilliman brings his brother to battle upon the diseased plains of Parmenio, the intervention of a greater power in their fraternal struggle threatens to upend the Imperial Regent’s understanding of the galaxy, and his place within it. Primarchs and ideologies clash in this second, thrilling part of the Dark Imperium trilogy.
Three Lovely Girls Graham Duncanson 2017-11-22 Three short stories about three lovely girls in very different circumstances who fall in love. It's Lucy's sixteenth birthday. She can never please her mother. She tries but somehow they are not on the same wavelength. A random meeting at the top of a ski run on Christmas Day leads her to a very exciting week, much to her mother's disapproval. Lucy despairs that her mother will never accept her new boy friend. Kim is totally fed up with her young stepmother. She decides to run away. Not a simple task as her father is the President of the USA. Help comes in the form of an old veterinary surgeon. Will they both escape and allow Kim to follow her dream. Samantha is at her wits end. She is all alone in Norfolk just before Christmas. A chance meeting at the top of a church tower results in a job in a ski resort and an epic flight in a small plane to Kenya may cause more problems than it solves.
Imperator: Wrath of the Omnissiah Gav Thorpe 2018-10-09 The Casus Belli, an Imperator Titan that has defended the Imperium for ten millennia, marches to war at the head of an army of Adeptus Mechanicus – but will treachery end the god-machine's long legacy of glory? Holy warbringer of the Legio Metalica, the Imperator Titan Casus Belli has routed armies and levelled cities over ten thousand years of service in the name of the Machine-God. As war engulfs the Dark Imperium this mechanical god of battle arrives to destroy the renegade armies and tech-priests of Nicomedua. At the head of a battlegroup of Titans, Imperial Knights and skitarii, Casus Belli must defeat tainted war engines, Traitor Legionaries and armies of cultists. While apocalyptic battles rage across the planet, a no less deadly battle unfolds within the Titan itself, as Magos Exasus, leader of the Casus Belli’s Tech-guard, must find and defeat the enemy within before their insidious plans come to fruition.
The Great Devourer Omnibus Nick Kyme 2018-11-06 Omnibus edition featuring mankind's struggle against the world-devouring and galaxy-threating alien tyranids. As billions upon billions of tyranids sweep through the galaxy, consuming every living soul and world in their path, it seems all will soon fall to the ravenous xenos. Faced with foes beyond number, Space Marines and their common enemy the eldar face an impossible dilemma – do they fight to the last honour, or retreat to safety for the future of their race? This omnibus contains the novel Valedor by Guy Haley, alongside four novellas and a host of short stories by some of Black Library best-known authors, including Josh Reynolds, Nick Kyme and L J Goulding.
Architect of Fate Christian Dunn 2015-08-18 Four tales of different Space Marine Chapters battling the forces of Chaos across the galaxy. From small scale clashes to total war, all are drawn into the machinations of Kairos Fateweaver. But how does it all link together? The Space Marines stand against the darkness, and yet on countless battlefields they play unwitting roles in the schemes of Fateweaver. From the doomed world of Ilissus, through the embattled corridors of the Endeavour of Will, to the borders of the Eye of Terror itself – friend and foe alike follow the great plan that he set in motion many thousands of years ago. But not even the Architect of Fate himself can foresee the destiny that lies in wait for him...
Spellbook Cards: Cleric Wizards RPG Team 2018-10-30 Hurl Spells Faster than Ever Before with this Invaluable Accessory from Wizards of the Coast and GaleForce 9 The Spellbook cards are an invaluable resource for both players and Dungeon Masters. With these spell details at their fingertips, they can save time, keep the action up, and avoid stalling the game by flipping through books. Each deck contains laminated cards that players and Dungeon Masters can use as a quick reference resource during Dungeon & Dragons tabletop play. There are currently eight decks (each sold separately): Arcane Spell Deck (For any class that utilizes arcane cantrips and spells like wizards and sorcerers), Bard Spell Deck, Cleric Spell Deck, Druid Spell Deck, Paladin Spell Deck, Martial Powers & Races Deck (Includes spell-like racial abilities, Monk and Barbarian spell-like abilities, and fighter maneuvers), Ranger Spell Deck, Xanathar's Guide to Everything Spell Deck (Contains spells found in the D&D supplement, Xanathar's Guide to Everything)
School of X Jaleigh Johnson 2021-12-21 The next generation of the astonishing X-Men grow into true super heroes against their deadliest enemies, in this wide-ranging Marvel anthology?. The New Charles Xavier School for Gifted Mutants isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: The food is so-so, and it’s cold eleven out of twelve months, not to mention the creepy bunker vibes with mysterious tech popping up all over the place. But for the latest mutants to take on the mantle of X-Men, it’s home. Under the stewardship of Emma Frost, Cyclops, and Magneto, these new recruits learn to control their powers and defeat villainy. Yet danger lurks within the academy, and it isn’t just monsters or evil geniuses. Now, these fresh X-Men must take what they’ve learned and put their unique powers to the test against unexpected adversaries – from cyborgs and the undead to temporal chaos, and even alternate versions of themselves.
The Infinite and The Divine Robert Rath 2021-07-20 Explore a story told across the millennia that delves deep into a pair of fascinating necron characters, their relationship and their plans for the galaxy. Before the being called the Emperor revealed Himself, before the rise of the aeldari, before the necrontyr traded their flesh for immortal metal, the world was born in violence.Even when they inhabited bodies of flesh, Trazyn the Infinite and Orikan the Diviner were polar opposites. Trazyn, a collector of historical oddities, presides over a gallery full of the most dangerous artefacts – and people – of the galactic past. Orikan, a chronomancer without peer, draws zodiacs that predict and manipulate the future. But when an artefact emerges that may hold the key to the necrons’ next evolution, these two obsessives enter a multi-millennia game of cat and mouse that ends civilisations, reshapes timelines, and changes both forever. As riddles unwind and ancient secrets are revealed, the question remains: will their feud save the necron race or destroy it?
Disciples of the Dark Gods Alan Bligh 2008-10-01 Dark conspiracies, blasphemous cults, and corrupting chaotic powers are ever present threats to the Imperium. Yet searching out such hidden horrors is the task of the Inquisition, for who else will save mankind from these threats? Disciples of the Dark Gods features in-depth descriptions of a variety of cults, organizations, and factions for Acolytes and Inquisitors to infiltrate and expose. Plus backgrounds on internal feuds, factionalism, and personal rivalries that constantly threaten to weaken the God-emperor's domain. Wanted Heretics of the Calixis Sector: Complete descriptions of eight of the most notorious and dangerous villains at large and declared Excommunicate Tratoris. The House of Dust and Ash-a scenario for experienced Acolytes with an exciting mix of action, horror, and investigation. Not for the faint-hearted! A copy of the Dark Heresy Core Rulebook is needed to use this supplement.
Deathblade C. L. Werner 2015-01-01 It has taken decades, but Malus Darkblade has finally plotted, schemed and murdered his way to power, as the ruler of the city of Hag Graef and general of the Witch King Malekith's armies. But his position is imperilled when Malekith orders an all-out assault on Ulthuan - with Darkblade in the vanguard. As he wages war on the high elves, Darkblade must decide where his loyalties lie - will he follow Malekith to the death, or will he finally rise up and try to claim the throne of Naggaroth for himself? And either way, will he survive? Previous Titles: - Gotrek & Felix: Kinslayer (9781849707299) - HB £17.99 - Bane of Malekith (9781849707664) - B Fmt PB £8.99
Indomitus Gav Thorpe 2021-08-03 The Indomitus Crusade begins! For nearly ten years, the Indomitus Crusade has waged a war of defiance and reconquest in the war-torn Imperium. Attached to Crusade Fleet Quintus – dubbed the Cursed Fleet by many – the Ultramarines of the Ithraca’s Vengeance are drawn to a stricken world. With millions enslaved, a malign necron technology siphons the souls of the innocent and heralds the Silent Kingdom’s expansion. The Ultramarines face an impossible decision: mount a desperate last stand to destroy the Pariah Nexus, or break away and damn the entire sector to bring word of this ancient foe’s resurgence to the only being capable of halting it – the Lord Primarch Roboute Guilliman.
Exultant Stephen Baxter 2010-06-10 Twenty-five thousand years in the future mankind is still locked in its twenty thousand year long war for survival with the Xeelee. Billions die every day and mankind's best soldiers are children, bred to fight and die. The war has gone well but has now stalled at the galaxy's core, the Xeelee stronghold. And as we fight what we cannot believe will be the final battle the cosnequences of a war fought in the first few nano-seconds after the big bang are coming to fruition.
Wolfblade William King 2003-11-18 The epic saga of Ragnar Blackmane continues with this tale set on the holy planet of Terra where Ragnar uncovers a plot that reaches into the very depths of the Imperium and perhaps even to the God-Emperor himself. Original.
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Lords of Mars Graham McNeill 2014-06 Pursued by vengeful eldar, Magos Kotov's Explorator armada heads into a newly revealed area of space in pursuit of ancient secrets. As the Adeptus Mechanicus forces and Black Templars Space Marines tackle the twin threats of the wrathful aliens and insurrection aboard the fleet, a greater danger reveals itself.
The Soul Drinkers Omnibus Ben Counter 2006-12-26 Like all Space Marine Chapters, the Soul Drinkers are bound to serve the Imperium by ancient vows. But when an ancient relic of the Chapter is misappropriated, the Soul Drinkers face a terrible dilemma - betray the Imperium, or lose their honour? Their final choice, and its consequences, form the theme of this classic trilogy of SF stories set in the nightmare world of the 41st millennium.