- Publisher: Black Library
- Available in: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
- ISBN: 9781844161874
- Published: January 1, 2005
Ciaphas Cain’s latest missions takes him and his Valhallan regiment to the planet of Adumbria to defend against an approaching Chaos invasion. However, infighting with fellow Imperial Guard regiments from the world of Tallarn, commanded by an old “friend’ of Cain’s from the Schola Progenium, and the uprising of a sinister cult on the planet puts paid to any hopes of an easy life.