The situation is getting worse for Ravenor and his team. The investigation into the unholy psychic substance known as flects is leading further up the Imperial hierarchy and the local legend of an arch-fiend has whipped the populace into a religious frenzy, centring on Ravenor's young telepathic aide, Zael. Now more than ever, Ravenor must trust in his team to stem the tide of Chaos and stop a disaster of galactic proportions. An ancient technological abomination has been discovered, and the fate of the universe could rest on a single word.
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.