A fantastic collection of stories centred around the forces of the Astra Millitarum. A must read for fans of military sci-fi
Across the war-torn galaxy, the Imperial Guard are a bastion against the enemies of mankind. From the punishing heat of Tallarn's deserts to the bonechilling tundras of Valhalla, these are the soldiers who give their lives in the Emperor's name. Whether shoulder to shoulder or crushing their enemies in vast machines of war, they are unwavering in their devotion to duty. On a thousand stars, they repel the forces of Chaos and the foul xenos in an eternal conflict. This omnibus collects three novels and three short stories telling tales of savage warfare and heroism on the frontline.
Contents Mercy Run by Steve Parker Gunheads by Steve Parker Ice Guard by Steve Lyons A Blind Eye by Steve Lyons Desert Raiders by Lucien Soulban Waiting Death by Steve Lyons
Steve Lyons’ work in the Warhammer 40,000 universe includes the novellas Engines of War and Angron's Monolith, the Imperial Guard novels Death World, Ice Guard and Dead Men Walking, and the audio dramas Waiting Death and The Madness Within. He has also written numerous short stories and is currently working on more tales from the grim darkness of the far future.
Originally hailing from the rain-swept land of the Picts, Steve Parker currently resides in Tokyo, Japan, where he runs a specialist coaching business for men and writes genre fiction. His published works include the novels Rebel Winter, Gunheads, Rynn's World, Deathwatch, Deathwatch: Shadowbreaker, the novella Survivor, and several short stories featuring the Deathwatch kill-team Talon Squad, the Crimson Fists and various Astra Militarum regiments.
Lucien Soulban wrote the novels Desert Raiders and Necromunda: Fleshworks, as well as the scripts for the Warhammer 40,000 computer games Dawn of War and Dawn of War: Winter Assault. He is a prolific writer of roleplaying games and has worked extensively in the video games industry. After experimenting with life in the United States and his native Saudi Arabia, he settled in Montreal, Canada. He would like to stress that Lucien Soulban really is his name.