A Horus Heresy novella
Long since forgotten by the Imperium as the Horus Heresy unfolded, the Imperial Fists relief fleet bound for Isstvan III is ambushed by their erstwhile comrades, the Iron Warriors.
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It pits the Imperial Fists against the Iron Warriors – and that's always a classic match-up that guarantees a brutal and bloody fight to the finish.
Becalmed in the backwater Phall system, the Imperial Fists' relief fleet originally headed for Isstvan III has been waiting out the warp storms that waylaid them so many months ago. Under the assumed command of Captain Alexis Polux and seemingly forgotten by the rest of the Imperium, they hope yet to complete their mission and report back to their primarch Rogal Dorn, so that they might return to the greater conflict. But destiny calls as old rivalries are rekindled, and the treacherous Iron Warriors await their moment to strike - the feud between Dorn and his wayward brother Perturabo promises now to erupt into open war.
Written by John French. This story also appears in Shadows of Treachery, book XXII of the Horus Heresy series.
The audiobook edition has a running time of approximately 3 hours and is read by Jonathan Keeble.