Deus Sanguinius (Novel)
|Preceded by||Deus Encarmine|
|Followed by||Red Fury|
Deus Sanguinius is the second volume of the Blood Angels novel series by James Swallow. It was published in 2005, and re-published, along with Deus Encarmine, in The Blood Angels Omnibus in 2008.
The Blood Angels chapter is on the verge of being torn apart by a religious schism in their midst. Brother Arkio claims to be a reincarnation of Sanguinius, the Blood Angels' primarch, and spiritual father, and has laid down the law: follow me, or die.
Arkio's brother, Rafen, must decide where he stands in the conflict in the explosive conclusion to the Blood Angels saga.
Rafen continues his struggle against his brother Arkio, pitching blood-brother against blood-brother, with only one final outcome.
As the saga moves towards its final and bloody conclusion at the memorial world of Sabien the Blood Angels world is turned upside down as Battle Brothers fight one another alongside a most unexpected ally: the hated forces of Chaos!
After Arkio and his Loyalist Space Marines learn of the perfidy of Chaos Agent and Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Remius Stele they must try and comprehend the awful realization that they have been duped, turned into unwitting Chaos pawns in a game designed to take their very souls.
Have they already stepped over the edge or can Rafen pull them back from the black abyss?