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Vermilion Level

Gaunt's Ghosts

Vermilion Level

A Gaunt's Ghosts short story

As Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his men – the Tanith First and Only – travel to a new war zone, Gaunt is drawn in to a mysterious conspiracy that could imperil the lives of all his men. Can he decipher the Vermilion level message that will reveal the truth before all is lost?

READ IT BECAUSE
This story first appeared in issue 30 of Inferno! magazine and is Dan Abnett’s original version of a planned short story that ended up being incorporated into the novel First and Only instead. This is a rare chance to see it as it would have appeared had it been released as originally intended. Read what might have been in this curio from the Black Library archive.

THE STORY
As Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his men – the Tanith First and Only – travel to a new war zone, Gaunt is drawn in to a mysterious conspiracy that could imperil the lives of all his men. Can he decipher the Vermilion level message that will reveal the truth before all is lost?

Written by Dan Abnett