When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it. Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battlezones. But as the orks numbers grow and the Space Marines dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple. Determined to sell their lives dearly, will the Black Templars hold on long enough to be reinforced, or will their sacrifice ultimately be in vain?
Aaron Dembski-Bowden is an amazing writer, and this book is one of his best. The level of detail and the emotions he evokes in the small book is absolutely stunning.
A great book, the characters, though not extremely developed, get attached to you and you mourn the loss of everyone of them. Excellent read
Awesome book. I'm a long time Black Templar player and this book grabbed me right in. When you get to the speech on the wall as the horde approaches get ready to be pumped up. Great read 5 stars for me. :D