Following the loss of their home world Sotha to the tyranid Hive Fleet Kraken, the Scythes of the Emperor begin a new kind of war against the alien menace. Facing further humiliation and defeat after regrouping at the Giant's Coffin on Miral Prime, recently appointed Chapter Master Thracian must find a way exploit his warriors' need for vengeance if their Space Marine Chapter is to have any hope of survival... This collection spans the greatest period of upheaval in the Scythes of the Emperor's history, and includes the novel Slaughter at Giant's Coffin along with five additional short stories.
L J Goulding has penned many tales for Black Library, including the Space Marine Battles audio drama Mortarion's Heart, the novel Slaughter at Giant's Coffin and multiple Warhammer 40,000 short stories about the doomed Scythes of the Emperor Space Marine Chapter. He is also the author of the short stories `The Oberwald Ripper' and `The Great Maw' for Warhammer. He lives and works in Nottingham, UK.