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Only War: Stories from the 41st Millennium (Anthology)

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Only War: Stories from the 41st Millennium
Author Various
Publisher Black Library
Released November 2022
Pages 635 (paperback edition)
Editions 2022 paperback:
ISBN 978-1-80407-075-8

2022 ebook:
ISBN 978-1-80407-279-0

Only War: Stories from the 41st Millennium is an anthology of short stories released in 2022.


In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.

Throughout the Imperium and beyond, tales are told of heroes and villains – indomitable Space Marines, valiant soldiers of the Astra Militarum, inscrutable Aeldari, and ferocious Orks – locked in endless battle. Some seek simply to survive, others to atone for their mistakes through sacrifice. From Saint Celestine, to Ahriman of the Thousand Sons, to the lowly rank-and-file of the Imperial Guard, each will play their part, but none will escape their duty... or their fate.

This Warhammer 40,000 anthology contains 24 short stories featuring both new and established characters from the 41st Millennium.[1]


Hammer of the Empire

The Taste of Fire by Steven B Fischer

Refuge by Steve Lyons

Redemption Through Sacrifice by Justin Woolley

The Price of Duty by Matt Smith

Anarchy's End by Rob J Hayes

The Jagged Edge by Maria Haskins

The Place of Pain and Healing by Justin D Hill

Angels of Death

The Labyrinth of Lost Souls by Graham McNeill

Faith in Iron by Cameron Johnston

A Coin for the Carrion Thieves by John French

The Alien Menace

Da Big Mouf by Danie Ware

Warsphere by Darius Hinks

Path of Grief by Adrian Southin

Voice of Experience by J C Stearns

Road Rage by Mike Brooks

Mad Dok by Nate Crowley

Keepers of the Faith

His Will by Guy Haley

Celestine: Revelation by Andy Clark

The Moon-Mines of Sciara Lone by Danie Ware

Martyr's End by Alec Worley

Servants of the Throne

Ghosts of Iron by Marc Collins

Last Flight by Edoardo Albert

Night Shriekers by Justin Woolley

The Shapers of Scars by Marc Collins


The anthology is subdivided into five sections, each corresponding roughly to one or more in-universe factions.

Hammer of the Empire collects stories relating to the Astra Militarum; Angels of Death chronicles the exploits of the Adeptus Astartes and their traitor kin; The Alien Menace highlights various Xenos races; Keepers of the Faith focuses on the Ecclesiarchy, particularly the Adepta Sororitas; and Servants of the Throne serves as a repository for stories relating to other institutions of the Imperium of Man.