by Dan Abnett
Book 7 in the Gaunt’s Ghosts series (2003)
Publisher: The Black Library
With the future of the Sabbat Worlds campaign balanced on a knife edge, new hope arises in the form of Saint Sabbat herself, reincarnated to lead the Imperium to victory against the dark forces of Chaos.
The living saint calls for Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First to be her guardians. Despite private doubts from the military high command, she proves to be the perfect rallying point for beleaguered Imperial troops.
But the dark forces of Chaos are not oblivious to this new threat and when they order their most lethal assassins to kill her, it falls to Commissar Gaunt and his men to form the last line of defense!
It’s the culmination of a massive story arc that sees tragedy strike even as the Sabbat Worlds Crusade is given new hope with the reappearance of the Saint herself. Mysticism and warfare collide, with compelling results.