Waiting Death (Short Story)
Waiting Death is a short story in the Imperial Guard (Novel Series) by Steve Lyons. It was originally published as an audio book in April 2010, performed by Toby Longworth and directed by Lisa Bowerman.
A legend amongst his own Catachan regiment, Colonel "Iron Hand" Straken is the embodiment of the Imperial Guard hero, so much so that he literally puts his body on the line in the name of the Emperor every time he goes into battle.
Borealis Four has fallen under the sway of an insidious Chaos cult and its dense jungle terrain makes it the ideal battlefield for Straken and his platoon. After a particularly fierce firefight, the Catachans find themselves cut off from the rest of the Imperium forces and must seek refuge in a native village.
Before long, troopers being to hallucinate and warp-born horrors lay siege to the village. Even Straken himself falls under the sway of the Dark Powers. Can he break the psychic grip in time to save his men or will Borealis Four be Straken's last stand?1
|Imperial Guard Omnibus: Volume One||Fifteen Hours • Knee Deep • Better the Devil • Death World • Rebel Winter • The Citadel|
|Hammer of the Emperor||Desert Raiders • Ice Guard • Mercy Run • Gunheads • A Blind Eye • Waiting Death|
|Other Novels and Short Stories||Cadian Blood • Redemption Corps • Dead Men Walking • Imperial Glory • Iron Guard • Commissar • Baneblade • Down Amongst the Dead Men • Stormlord|
|Audio Dramas||Waiting Death|
- 1: http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/Waiting-Death.html (last accessed April 17, 2012)