by Dan Abnett
Book 7 in Primeval series (2005)
Publisher: Black Library
An in-depth background book about the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, the war-torn backdrop to the hit Gaunt’s Ghosts novel series and a much-loved topic of our SF fans.
It is presented as an authentic document, and examines the subject in all its grim, gory detail, with plenty of new information and secrets revealed along the way.
The crusade of the Worlds of Sabbat lasts twenty years. The forces of the Imperial Guard, the Space Marines and the Navy fight fiercely against the fearsome threat of Chaos.
The account of the first two decades of the imperial effort to recover the Worlds of Sabbat is narrated by Antonid Biota, a superior tactician of the front line. It begins with the historical crusade of Saint Sabbat, continues with the brilliant offensives of warlord Slaydo until his death and ends with the daring advances of warlord Macaroth in the heart of enemy territory.
The crusade of the Worlds of Sabbat is a deadly conflict between good and evil, but it is by no means guaranteed that it will be the first that rises with victory.