Desert Raiders (Novel)
|This article is about the Novel; for the Imperial Guard Regiments, see Tallarn Desert Raiders.|
|Preceded by||Rebel Winter|
|Followed by||Ice Guard|
When an Imperial listening station receives an enigmatic call for help from a far-flung planet, a regiment of Tallarn Desert Raiders is sent to investigate. Pretty soon, the Imperial Guard find themselves locked in a desperate running battle with wave upon wave of Tyranids. Is there any way they can ever triumph against such numberless alien hordes?
The novel follows two Imperial Guard Regiments of the Tallarn Desert Raiders (the 82nd Shaytani of the Dust and the 351st Derv'sh Blades of the Imperium) units that are brought together after both being decimated to form the Tallarn 892nd. Sent to a planet from which an astropath distress call originates, the two units find they have religious differences, and this threatens the survival of the units as they are set upon by Tyranids. The two regiments are eventually combined in the face of the new danger, and see off the first attack, but the unit is destroyed by the rest of the Tyranid landings. The resident psyker sends off the very message the regiment received before they left, and destiny continues it's course.
|Imperial Guard Omnibus: Volume One / Shield of the Emperor||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|
|Honour Imperialis||Cadian Blood • Redemption Corps • Dead Men Walking • Regicide • Down Amongst the Dead Men • Hunters • The Mouth of Chaos|
|Glory Imperialis||Imperial Glory • Iron Guard • Commissar • The Siege of Fellguard • The Hour of Hell • Monolith|
|Other Novels and Short Stories||Baneblade • Straken • Stormlord • Shadowsword|
|Audio Dramas||Waiting Death|