Deathwing (Short Story)
|This article is about the the short story by Bryan Ansell and William King. For other uses of Deathwing, see Deathwing (disambiguation).
|Bryan Ansell and William King
The Book of the Lion (Anthology)
Deathwing is a short story by Bryan Ansell and William King. It was the first published story in the anthology of the same name, first published in 1990, making it one of the earliest short stories published in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It was re-published in the 2001 re-release of Deathwing, as well as in The Book of the Lion (Anthology).
Dark Angels Sergeant Ezekiel returns to his home world to recruit new battle-brothers for the Chapter, but finds his people dead and their villages burned. Discovering an insidious alien threat behind the destruction, Ezekiel reclaims his birth-name of Cloud Runner and undergoes the Rite of the Deathwing, beginning a crusade that will leave a mark on the history of the Dark Angels Chapter.