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Sacrifice (Ben Counter Short Story)

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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the story by Ben Counter. For other uses of Sacrifice, see Sacrifice (disambiguation).
Author Ben Counter
Publisher Black Library
Followed by Hammer of Daemons
Collected in Victories of the Space Marines

Cover Description

The Grey Knights are mankind's ultimate defence against Chaos. Locked in desperate battle against a daemonic threat, Justicar Alaric recalls the sacrifices that have defined his life, and prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of victory.


In this prequel to Hammer of Daemons (Novel), Alaric and his squad are sent aboard an abandoned grand cruiser Merciless to quell the horrors within.

The action aboard the ship is intercut with the numerous sacrifices demanded by the Ecclesiarchy and the Ordo Malleus to enable the Grey Knights' work: their bolter shells must be consecrated in the blood of innocent Imperial citizens and their armour is proofed against daemons by the ritual execution of low-level psykers.