Author: Gav Thorpe
With the Dark Angels spread across a hundred systems, primarch Lion El’Jonson stands as Lord Protector of Ultramar – though his true motives are known to few indeed, and old rivalries on the home world threaten to tear the Legion in half. But when word comes of the Night Lords’ attack on Sotha, the Lion’s brutal actions bring Imperium Secundus once again to the brink of civil war. Not even the most fearsome warriors of the Dreadwing, nor any arcane secret of the Order, can guarantee victory if he sets himself against his loyal brothers.
MP3 Full Audiobook running time 10 hours and 57 minutes. Narrated by John Banks
Here’s what Gav has said so far about the Dark Angels and events in the novel:
“The Dark Angels have the longest history of all the Space Marine Legions – predating even the Imperium, though not with their current name. Before the discovery of Caliban and the Lion were known, before the Emperor’s warriors left the Sol system, they were known as The First. And even earlier, during the Unification Wars, the Legions had not yet been created and the Emperor’s finest warriors existed as the Six Hosts of the Angels of Death. Known as the Hexagrammaton, the exact organisation of which has been lost, these hosts were renamed after ‘wings’ that existed in Calibanite culture – the Deathwing, Dreadwing, Firewing, Ironwing, Ravenwing and Stormwing. Each has its own strategies and access to unique devastating Terran technologies.”
“Farith Redloss is the Voted-Lieutenant of the Dreadwing. Bearing his hourglass-bladed axe, he is the elected leader of the most destructive, war-hungry warriors of the Legion. When the Dreadwing are summoned, they embody their battle-chant: ‘We have come. We are death.’ Their purpose is simple: utter eradication of all opposition. In his desire to hunt down Konrad Curze, the Lion unleashes the fury of the Dreadwing onto the Ultramarines homeworld of Macragge.”
“It’s no secret that Angels of Caliban sees a rematch between the Lion and the Night Haunter – it’s right there on the amazing Neil Roberts cover! As many will know, this will be the fourth time the two Primarchs have clashed and, depending on which corner of the internet you listen to, either the Lion or Curze are ahead on points or this is the decider. This time we will see just which of them really has the upper hand. I promise.”
“Much of the action takes place in Imperium Secundus – the bastion of the Five Hundred Worlds kept united by Roboute Guilliman and the Ultramarines. The arrival of the Lion and Sanguinius has created the perfect trio to lead this second Imperium after the perceived loss of the Emperor – the statesman, the angel and the general. Yet despite their common goals, the past and present combine to widen the divides between those that must be most united. That which cannot be destroyed from without might yet crumble from within, and with it see the end of the last hope to resist Horus. With the fate of the galaxy at stake we discover exactly why Imperium Secundus will become the Unremembered Empire.”
~I’m happy someone remembers Ironwing was a thing. Mybe one day we will get rules for all the other formations besides Deathwing and Ravenwing.