Tuesday, 11 October 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Gaunt's Ghosts 13: Salvation's Reach - Dan Abnett

Release Date: 13/10/11


The Tanith First-And-Only embark on a desperate mission that could decide the fate of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade in the thirteenth book of this popular Imperial Guard series.

The Ghosts of the Tanith First-and-Only have been away from the front line for too long. Listless, and hungry for action, they are offered a mission that perfectly suits their talents. The objective: the mysterious Salvation’s Reach, a remote and impenetrable stronghold concealing secrets that could change the course of the Sabbat Worlds campaign. But the proposed raid is so hazardous, it’s regarded as a suicide mission, and the Ghosts may have been in reserve for so long they’ve lost their edge. Haunted by spectres from the past and stalked by the Archenemy, Colonel-Commissar Gaunt and his Ghosts embark upon what could be their finest hour… or their final mission.


A book that’s been a long time in the making and one that fans of Gaunt’s Ghosts have been demanding since it was announced. As usual with Dan’s writing the action comes thick and fast, the characters of the Tanith’s First and Only take on a dangerous mission to capture a remote strategic location that could lead to an early ending of the Sabbat War.

Add to Dan’s usual sharp writing style, cracking prose, stunning strategy and of course heart in mouth action and you know that one of the Imperial Guards most highly regarded units could fail for one of the first times in their long history as this cracking story of the common man in a bleak future demonstrates that the Emperor’s Will demands a high price in blood and lives.

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