The Beast Must Die (Novel)
The Beast Must Die is a Black Library novel by Gav Thorpe, the eighth in The Beast Arises series featuring the Imperial war against the Ork Warboss known as The Beast. It was published in July 2016.
The Imperium has been brought to the edge of extinction by an ork invasion of unprecedented scale and depth. Piecemeal strikes against the invaders prove totally ineffective - for every ork fleet destroyed, five more appear. The only solution is to find and kill the orks' warlord - The Great Beast. Surely if its leader is killed, the greenskins' empire will fall apart in an agony of infightng and confusion. Koorland assembles a mighty army, but when they arrive on the orks' home world, the forces for the Imperium discover they have disastrously underestimated the might and integrity of their enemy.