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The Shadow of the Beast

L J Goulding

The Shadow of the Beast

A Scythes of the Emperor short story

A lone Scythes of the Emperor warship encounters a tyranid splinter fleet well within Imperial space, and Reclusiarch Hornindal realises that a second Tyrannic War is imminent...

The Scythes of the Emperor are best known for being almost completely destroyed by the tyranids of Hive Fleet Kraken... Here's your chance to find out what they were like before, and see the beginnings of what will become their greatest tragedy.

For reasons as yet unclear, the Scythes of the Emperor are being recalled from every campaign and crusade across the galaxy, and Reclusiarch Hornindal urges the crew of the destroyer Xenophon to make all haste for their home world of Sotha. But when they encounter tyranid splinter fleets already well within Imperial space, a chilling truth becomes apparent, that this can only be the prelude to a second xenos invasion more than two centuries after the original Tyrannic War. The Chapter must prepare for the worst.

Written by L J Goulding

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