Abandoned by their kinsmen and hounded into the Alaxxes Nebula, Leman Russ and his Space Wolves face the Alpha Legion fleet for one last, glorious battle.
The Space Wolves were set upon by the forces of the Alpha Legion before they had even recovered from the Razing of Prospero. Hounded to the edge of the Alaxxes Nebula, in desperation Leman Russ called out to his primarch brothers and their Legions for aid. None came. Now, with their fleet stranded and supplies dwindling, the warriors of the Rout face almost certain death amidst the rust-red clouds of the nebula. But what a glorious end it shall be, worthy of the sagas of old, for Alpharius's sons will soon learn that a cornered wolf is always the most deadly.
Chris Wraight is the author of The Horus Heresy novels Scars and The Path of Heaven, along with the novellas Brotherhood of the Storm and Wolf King, and the Primarchs novel Leman Russ: The Great Wolf. For Warhammer 40,000, he has written the Space Wolves novels Blood of Asaheim and Stormcaller, the Inquisition novel The Carrion Throne, the Adeptus Custodes novel The Emperor's Legion, and the Space Marine Battles novels Wrath of Iron and War of the Fang. Additionally, he has many Warhammer stories to his name, including the Time of Legends novel Master of Dragons and the End Times novel The Fall of Altdorf. Chris lives and works near Bristol, in south-west England.