Rogue Trader Janus Darke is a desperate man. Once rich and famous, a string of bad luck has brought him to the brink of ruin. Dreaming of past glories, lost in despair, the last thing he wants is to accept a commission from two mysterious strangers – a voyage to the Eye of Terror, the dark heart of the galaxy. But Janus finds himself in more danger than he could have ever imagined, as he is pulled into the middle of a deadly power struggle between the Eldar and their ancient enemy, a daemon prince of Slaanesh.
A Rogue Trader by the name of Janus Darke has fallen away from wealth and grace, to be taken on a hellish trip to the Eye of Terror and the planet Belial IV (which pre-Fall was an Eldar planet) by a Farseer Auric Stormcloud and his bodyguard, Athenys in search of a weapon with which to defeat a daemon prince of their hated enemy, Slaanesh.