Phalanx, the great star fort of the Imperial Fists, is playing host to Space Marines from half a dozen Chapters, alongside Inquisitors, Sisters of Battle and agents of the Adeptus Mechanicus. They have come together to witness the end of a Space Marine Chapter, as the once-noble Soul Drinkers, now Chaos-tainted renegades and heretics, are put on trial for their crimes against the Imperium. But dark forces are stirring and even this gathering of might may not be enough to guard against the evil that is about to be unleashed.
Romans - Soul Drinkers
The Space Marines are humanity's champions, their loyalty to the Emperor beyond question. When a Chapter falls from grace, the Imperium will stop at nothing to hunt them down and exterminate them. The disgraced Souldrinkers Chapter attempts to elude their pursuers in a desolate area of space, but Sarpedon and his battle-brothers soon find themselves fighting for their lives against a deadly new enemy – the necrons!.
Declared ex-communicate from the Adeptus Astartes many years ago. Led by the heroic Sarpedon, the Soul Drinkers are desperate to restore themselves back into the good graces of the Imperium. When the planet of Vanqualis comes under attack from orks, the Soul Drinkers answer, Sarpedon seeing a chance to prove their loyalty. But factions within the Chapter are moving against the brave leader, eager to tread a different path, one that will lead to Chaos. Matters are complicated further when the Howling Griffons Chapter arrives on Vanqualis, too, and Sarpedon finds he has enemies on three front...
Once loyal warriors of the Imperium, the Soul Drinkers have been betrayed by those they once fought to protect and declared as heretics! With the dark forces of Chaos on one side, and the Crimson Fists Space Marines on the other, the only solution for the wronged Space Marines is to come out fighting.
Long years have passed since the Soul Drinkers Space Marines were declared ex-communicate and many Imperial agents have been despatched to destroy this once loyal Chapter. Sarpedon, the stoic leader of the fallen Marines, has become hellbent on finding some way of curing his battle-brothers of the cursed mutations inflicted upon them.
The Soul Drinkers have served the Emperor loyally for thousands of years, but their obsessive desire to retrieve an ancient relic throws them into conflict with those that they are honour-bound to obey. Faced with an impossible choice, will this proud and noble chapter back down, or rebel to forge a new destiny for themselves among the stars?.
Laborieux premier tome de la Saga Soul Drinker. Bien qu'il apporte des descriptions captivantes, des combats alléchants et un fluff succulent, on restera coit devant les invraisemblances que le roman s'amuse à nous bombarder. La suite nous en dira plus...