DESCRIPTION In the grim darkness of the far future, and in the vastness of the Mortal Realms, there are those characters who stand out amongst all others.
Within these pages, and collected for the first time, are stories of some of Black Library’s best-loved and well-known heroes and villains. On deadly battlefields, Commissar Ibram Gaunt leads his regiment, the Tanith ‘Ghosts’, in a desperate battle for survival; on Ultramar, Ultramarines Captain Uriel Ventris stands as a bulwark against the forces of Chaos; in the shadowy underbelly of the Imperium, Inquisitors Crowl and Covenant ply their clandestine trade. Throughout embattled lands, the realm of gods and monsters, Vampire Queen Neferata seeds dark plots to secure her power, whilst Lord-Celestant Gardus Steelsoul is a paragon of virtue and honour, and drives back the pestilent hordes of the Plague God. These are just some of the legends, the light and the darkness – the icons of the Warhammer worlds.
CONTENTS Endurance, Blood Guilt and Argent by Chris Wraight Execution by Rachel Harrison The Battle for Markgraaf Hive by Justin D Hill The Smallest Detail by Sandy Mitchell Of Their Lives in the Ruin of Their Cities and Thorn Wishes Talonby Dan Abnett Mercy by Danie Ware The Wreckage, Eclipse of Hope and The Dance of the Skulls by David Annandale Rite of Pain and Veil of Darkness by Nick Kyme Chains of Commandby Graham McNeill Redeemer by Guy Haley Extinction and Shadow Knight by Aaron Dembski-Bowden Prodigal and Ghosts of Demesnus by Josh Reynolds Fireheart by Gav Thorpe The Absolution of Swords by John French One, Untended and Gods’ Gift by David Guymer The Old Ways by Nick Horth Hunting Shadows by Andy Clark Shiprats by C L Werner