The Imperium of Man takes its bloody revenge upon the expansionist tau in a war of dizzying spectacle. For the first time, the daredevil warriors of the Ultramarines Assault Company go to war en masse, fighting in the skies, in the streets, and even in the prototype testing facilities of the tau Earth caste. However, Sergeants Sicarius and Numitor must overcome their hunger for glory as the brightest stars of the Tau Empire, Commanders Farsight and Shadowsun, hunt them to the brink of disaster. Tempers run short as battle-brothers fall, ammunition runs out and the course of the war takes ever-darker twists and turns. With two warrior cultures struggling for a vital edge and the body count spiralling towards a terrible conclusion, can tions of hour and duty survive at all?
Phil Kelly is the author of the Warhammer 40,000 novellas Blood Oaths and Farsight, the Space Marine Battles novel Blades of Damocles, and the Warhammer titles Sigmar's Blood and Dreadfleet. He works as a background writer for Games Workshop, crafting the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000. He lives in Nottingham, UK.