This may not be the first Gaunt’s Ghosts book, but it does kick off with the first story Dan wrote for the series – in fact, the first story he ever wrote for Black Library. Also called ‘Ghostmaker’, it details the fall of Tanith, and set the scene for more than a dozen novels. From small acorns, and all that…
On Monthax, Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and his Tanith First-and-Only await the order to advance into the sweltering jungle and drive the alien eldar from the world. As battle approaches, Gaunt walks the lines, raising his men’s spirits and remembering their most heroic deeds – and the tragedies that have dogged Gaunt’s Ghosts from the day of their founding on lost Tanith. The day that Gaunt became known as the Ghostmaker. This edition includes the additional short story ‘Of Their Lives in the Ruins of Their Cities’, where a deadly ambush in enemy territory forces the fractious Ghosts to rally around Gaunt and save his life – and their own existence.
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The origins of Gaunt’s Ghosts are revealed. Tanith’s First and Only are put through the wringer as they overcome their home world’s destruction and battle the forces of Chaos. The story’s packed with action and suspense with a unique focus on single Imperial Guardsmen.