Honour Guard (Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt's Ghosts: The Saint, #1)
(science fiction > military science fiction)
Commissar Gaunt and his Ghosts return to action on a mission to a distant shrine world to bring back a priceless spiritual relic, the remains of an ancient saint who first led humankind to the stars, but the forces of Chaos will do anything to stop them.
Dan Abnett (born 1965) is a British comic book writer and novelist. He has been a frequent collaborator with fellow writer Andy Lanning, and is known for his work on books for both Marvel Comics, and their UK imprint, Marvel UK, since the 1990s, and also 2000 AD. He has also contributed to DC Comics titles, and his Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 novels and graphic novels for Games Workshop's Black Library now run to several dozen titles and have sold over two million copies. In 2009 he released his first original fiction novels through Angry Robot books.