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The Gaunt's Ghosts (Novel Series) is a Black Library series written or edited by Dan Abnett following the adventures of the Tanith First and Only Imperial Guard Regiment battling to free the Sabbat Worlds system from the forces of Chaos. The series is one the most successful lines of the Black Library, consisting of 13 Novels, two short story anthologies (Sabbat Worlds and Sabbat Crusade), two spin-off novels (Double Eagle and Titanicus) and two background books as of the end of 2014. The fourteenth novel, The Warmaster, is scheduled for publication in June 2015.

Books in the series


Short Stories


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A rough chronology of the series, overlaid with the history of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, as detailed in Dan Abnett's background book.

Novel/Story Year Noteworthy Events
A Ghost Return 756.M41 Commissar Ibram Gaunt and the Hyrkan 8th are deployed in the underways of Formal Prime, during the final stage of Operation Redrake, Warmaster Slaydo's initial advance into the Sabbat Worlds.
Ghostmaker, Chapter One 765.M41 After taking part in the great Imperial victory at Balhaut, Ibram Gaunt is sent to Tanith to oversee the founding of three new Imperial Guard Regiments, but the ceremony is cut short by a Chaos splinter fleet retreating from Balhaut. Shortly after Tanith's destruction, the newly-formed regiment sees action for the first time on Blackshard.
First and Only ca. 765-772 Warmaster Macaroth's campaign to re-take the Cabal Systems begins with simultaneous advances into the Newfound Trailing Group and to both the coreward and spinward flanks. The Ghosts fight on Fortis Binary in the Trailing Group, and on Menazoid Epsilon in the Menazoid Clasp.
Ghostmaker, Chapters Two through Eleven ca. 765-772 The Ghosts fight on Voltemand, Ramillies, Caligula, Bucephalon, Typhon Eight, Nacedon, Sapiencia and Monthax.
Necropolis 768.M41 The Ghosts defend Verghast from Heritor Asphodel, absorbing new recruits from Vervunhive.
Honour Guard 769.M41 The Ghosts survive disgrace on Hagia.
The Guns of Tanith 770.M41 The Ghosts participate in the campaign to re-take Phantine and secure the Warmaster's supply lines.
Straight Silver
Sabbat Martyr
Traitor General Gaunt leads an infiltration team to assassinate traitor General Noches Sturm on Gereon.
His Last Command
The Armour of Contempt
Only in Death
Blood Pact
Salvation's Reach
The Warmaster The Ghosts rush to defend Urdesh from the Sons of Sek.

See also