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Architect of Fate
Architect-of-Fate.jpg
Cover art by Jon Sullivan.
Editor Christian Dunn
Publisher Black Library
Series Space Marine Battles
Authors Sarah Cawkwell, Ben Counter, Darius Hinks, John French
Preceded by Legion of the Damned (Novel)
Followed by Wrath of Iron (Novel)
Released May 2012
Editions 2012 softcover:
ISBN 9781849701525

Architect of Fate is the tenth publication in the Space Marine Battles Series. Edited by Christian Dunn, it collects four novellas featuring Kairos Fateweaver, written by Sarah Cawkwell, Ben Counter, Darius Hinks, and John French. It was published in May 2012.

Contents

Cover Description

The infamous Kairos Fateweaver, greater daemon of Tzeentch and master of manipulation, has discovered the limits of his power – even one so prescient as he cannot divine beyond the event horizon at the end of the 41st Millennium.

The Space Marines stand against the darkness, and yet on countless battlefields they play unwitting roles in the schemes of Fateweaver. From the doomed world of Ilissus, through the embattled corridors of the Endeavour of Will, to the borders of the Eye of Terror itself – friend and foe alike follow the great plan that he set in motion many thousands of years ago. But not even the Architect of Fate himself can foresee the destiny that lies in wait for him...

Contents

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Accursed Eternity

by Sarah Cawkwell
Space Marines of the Blood Swords and Star Dragons Chapters are enlisted by Inquisitor Remigius of the Ordo Malleus to storm the infamous daemonship known as the Accursed Eternity. But all is not as it first appears, and what should have been a relatively simple mission rapidly devolves into a hellish warp-spawned nightmare – the stage is set for a galaxy-spanning tale of Chaotic intrigue and of a war which has lasted for ten-thousand years...

Setting

The Balatan system, near the Eye of Terror; specifically, aboard the Star Dragons vessel Ladon, and the ghost-ship Accursed Eternity.

Characters

Notes

Captain Tanek commands the 6th company in one timestream, but the 3rd in another.

Sanctus

by Darius Hinks
The Relictors are sent by the Inquisition to loot the repositories and libraries of a world on the cusp of annihilation. With the countdown to Exterminatus looming over them, they realize that even the Chaos Space Marines of the dreaded Black Legion are not the worst threat that they will have to face before they can escape, and that their true enemy may lie elsewhere.

Endeavour of Will

by Ben Counter
Chaos Space Marines of the Iron Warriors Legion launch a devastating attack upon their hated foes the Imperial Fists, crippling one of their principal star forts. Unperturbed, the heroic Captain Darnath Lysander withdraws his warriors to a second stronghold, the Endeavour of Will, to weather the rest of the assault. But as the Iron Warriors’ methods are revealed, critical and desperate decisions must be made, lest their insidious techno-contagion spread throughout the Imperial Fists’ fleet and beyond...

Fateweaver

by John French
The White Consuls Space Marine Chapter answers a distress call, only to discover that the source of the signal is far more terrifying than the message it relays. As a psychic backlash sweeps through their astropathic choir, the infamous Kairos Fateweaver, greater daemon of Tzeentch and master of manipulation, reveals his final hand in a game which has lasted since the beginning of time. Destiny awaits.

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