A Space Marine Battles novel
The Chaos Space Marines of the Iron Warriors Legion, long renowned as the masters of siege warfare, find the tables turned as they become the target of a massive ork invasion.
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A different perspective for Space Marine Battles as the Chaos-worshipping Iron Warriors take centre stage, defending their fortress world from an ork invasion. Hardcore action where no one is the good guy...
BLACK LIBRARY HALL OF FAME: SEPTEMBER 2016
"Sometimes, you just want to read about bad things happening to bad people. And that, in a nutshell, is why I enjoyed The Siege of Castellax, by CL Werner. The Iron Warriors are monstrous in their depravity, despicable in their callousness, and frustrating in their assumed arrogance. Too, their increasingly spiteful interactions with one another serve to create a perfect anticipatory foundation for their eventual karmic comeuppance.
Simply, you love to hate them. And you love to watch them die. Werner excels at these sorts of characters and the cast of this novel is no exception. With a deft hand, he sketches out a group of the most unpleasant Chaos marines this side of the Third Legion. Their redeeming features are few and far between, and serve only to highlight their horrid natures. They fight against rising odds with all the savage courage of their untainted cousins, but it is their very lack of heroism which dooms most of them in the end.
This is not to say that the book is devoid of sympathetic characters. But their struggles aren’t the point. We paid our tickets to see horrible Iron Warriors die horribly, and, well, that’s what we get."
– Josh Reynolds
The Chaos Space Marines of the Iron Warriors Legion have long been renowned as the masters of siege warfare, able to inflict devastating firepower and unimaginable cruelty upon their foes. On the world of Castellax, twisted Warsmith Andraaz builds his own empire even as a system-crushing ork Waaagh! approaches, and drives his own slaves ever harder to meet their production quotas and supply materiel for the Legion's many warbands. Their walls are strong and their weapons ready, but how long can the planet hold out against the deadly greenskin invasion when whisperings of rebellion begin to pass between the Iron Warriors' downtrodden vassals?
Written by C L Werner