by Dan Abnett
Book 11.5 in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series (2008)
Publisher: The Black Library
The Iron Star, by Dan Abnett, is an exclusive, stand-alone Gaunt’s Ghosts short story.
Set between the events of Only in Death and the forthcoming novel, Blood Pact, The Iron Star follows Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only across an unknown and mysterious warzone.
After the cataclysmic events of Only In Death, Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt leads the Tanith First-and-Only – his Ghosts – in the defense of a bridge on an unnamed planet deep in the Sabbat Worlds. But something is wrong: long-dead Ghosts live again, and time isn’t running as it should. Worst of all, the spoiled-meat sky with its iron star is affecting Gaunt. He is exhausted, and his eyes hurt…
It provides a fitting – and at times deeply emotional – epilogue to the dramatic events of Only in Death and sets Gaunt up for the next chapter in his life after coming closer to death than ever before.