Release Date: 14/03/13
Publisher: Black Library
In the jungles of the Dolorosa Coil, a coalition of alien tau and human deserters have waged war upon the Imperium for countless years. Fresh Imperial Guard forces from the Arkhan Confederates are sent in to break the stalemate and annihilate the xenos. But greater forces are at work, and the Confederates soon find themselves broken and scattered. As they fight a desperate guerrilla war, their only hope may lie in the hands of a disgraced commissar, hell-bent on revenge.
A lot of the time when you sit back to read a war story it’s a straight forward man vs xenos type of affair. Yet here within this title we get to see a force dispatched to destroy human traitors who sided with the Tau only to have their own military force smashed asunder forced to fight a war using hit and run tactics alongside Guerilla warfare. It’s definitely a story that I found not only intriguing but different to the norm and when you see the Imperial Guard standing up to be counted, goes to show how the Emperor’s forces have stood so against what the darkness of space has had to throw at them.
As usual with the Warhammer worlds the prose is sharp, very crisp pace and when added to an author who takes you on the journey trekking side by side with the soldiers, all round makes this a book that will be savoured for quite some time. All round a great read and I really can’t wait for Peter’s next title as he really does hit the spot for me.