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Avenging Son
Cover art
Author Guy Haley
Publisher Black Library
Series Dawn of Fire (Novel Series)
Followed by The Gate of Bones (Novel)
Released August 2020
Pages 248
Length 15 hrs and 46 mins

Avenging Son is the first novel in the Dawn of Fire series.[1]


A great darkness has befallen the galaxy, and the armies of Chaos are rampant. To survive, humanity must retaliate and take back what they have lost. By the will of the reborn primarch, Roboute Guilliman, is the Indomitus Crusade launched – a military undertaking that eclipses all others in known history. From the Throneworld of Terra does the Avenging Son hurl his fleets, their mission the very salvation of mankind.[2]

As vessels in their thousands burn through the cold void, the attention of Fleetmistress VanLeskus turns to the Machorta Sound – a region under attack by a dreaded Slaughter Host of the Dark Gods. The success of the Indomitus Crusade will be determined by this conflict, and the desperate mission of Battlegroup Saint Aster, led by Space Marine Lieutenant Messinius. Even then it is but a prelude to the forthcoming bloodshed.[2]


The limited edition release of the novel included the short story A Witch's Fate, which went into the backstory of Inquisitor Rostov.[3]