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Sabbat Crusade
Cover art by Raymond Swanland.
Author Dan Abnett, David Annandale, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Matthew Farrer, John French, Nick Kyme, Rob Sanders, Nik Vincent
Editor Dan Abnett
Publisher Black Library
Series Gaunt's Ghosts
Preceded by Sabbat Worlds
Released 2014
Editions November 2014 hardcover

Sabbat Crusade, edited by Dan Abnett, is the second anthology of short stories set during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, taking place subsequent to the events of Salvation's Reach (Novel). In addition to the short fiction, it features several illustrations by Fred Rambaud, and, as appendices, reprints of The Sabbat Worlds Crusade (Background Book) and Section 2 (Lyubov) of Tactica Imperialis (Background Book).

It was published in November 2014.

Cover Description

For a thousand years, the Sabbat Worlds have been lost to the Imperium, claimed by the dread powers of Chaos. Now, a mighty crusade seeks to return the sector to Imperial rule. The Space Marines of the Iron Snakes strike against heretic enclaves. Astra Militarum units such as the Volpone Bluebloods defend worlds from the ruinous hordes. The forces of the enemy – the vicious Blood Pact and Sons of Sek – fight amongst themselves for the honour of facing their foes. And at the forefront of the crusade are Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only – better known as Gaunt’s Ghosts.



by Dan Abnett

The Blood Bound

by Rob Sanders

Tasked with retrieving or killing an escaped heretic, Squad Orpheus of the Iron Snakes find a trail of tragedy and ruin the traitor has left – and face the horrors that Chaos wreaks on the souls of men.

You Never Know

by Dan Abnett

Son of Sek

by John French

What can turn a man from faith in the Emperor and make him serve a monster like Anakwanar Sek? Find out as one of the Sons of Sek, the elite Chaos forces of the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, tells his story.


by Nick Kyme


by Nik Vincent

The Deeper Wounds

by David Annandale

Ghosts and Bad Shadows

by Dan Abnett


by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

The Inheritor King

by Matthew Farrer

The Fissure

by Nik Vincent

An ancient horror of the warp bleeding into the real world attracts the attention of the Iron Snakes, determined to seal the fissure and save a city.

A Ghost Return

by Dan Abnett

Descending beneath Sangrel Hive in search of an ancient shrine to Saint Sabbat herself, Gaunt and his men encounter something altogether more sinister.



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