Treacheries of the Space Marines (Anthology)
Treacheries of the Space Marines is a Black Library anthology, edited by Christian Dunn and featuring stories by Anthony Reynolds, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Matthew Farrer, and Sarah Cawkwell, among others. It was published on September 25, 2012.
The Space Marines of the Adeptus Astartes are the defenders of mankind, the ultimate superhuman brotherhood standing against the evils of the galaxy. But even among their hallowed ranks, there are those who would turn their backs on their brothers and follow the path of the traitor. Gathered within these pages, you will find tales from the dark side of the Imperium – remember, that which can defend, can also betray...
The Masters, Bidding
The Dreadnought master of an Iron Warriors warband, Chengrel, has made his home from an crashed Ork Krooza on a planet where the Imperium of man doesn't reach, and finds an unexpected windfall in the form of a cache of Eldar Spirit Stones. He sends out envoys to his peers to invite them to win them with a bid and a story of destruction to impress him. He is answered by Hodir of the Night Lords, Drachmus of the Word Bearers, Emmesh-Aiye of the Emperor's Children, and Khrove of the Thousand Sons. Each has their own tale, and the winner secures a prize of priceless value.
The Carrion Anthem
We Are One
By John French
Hunting for the Alpha Legionnaire Phocron has become an obsession for a Lord Inquisitor of the Emperor's Holy Ordos. Across almost a century, this servant of the Imperium has followed the traitor until finally tracking him down to a confrontation aboard his flagship where the true perfidy of the Alpha Legion is revealed.
The Long War
by Andy Hoare
The Bitter End
Throne of Lies
by Andy Smillie
The creed of the Flesh Tearers is put to the test when Chaplain Appollus is captured by the twisted servants of the vile Chaos God Tzeentch. Tortured and forced to reveal Imperial secrets, Appollus holds tightly to the deepest mystery of his Chapter, the secret shame that beats in the heart of all sons of Sanguinius – but will the true nature of the Death Company withstand his torturer’s thirst?