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Survival Instinct
Author Andy Chambers
Publisher Black Library
Series Necromunda
Released May 2005
Pages 256
Editions 2005 softcover:
ISBN 9781844161881

2011 in Necromunda Omnibus 1:

ISBN 9781844165674

Survival Instinct is a novel written by Andy Chambers first published in 2005 and included in the 2011 Necromunda Omnibus 1. Tracking the tale of Mad Donna Ulanti, a hive noble making a life in the Underhive of Necromunda, the story follows her battle for revenge following a seemingly failed assassination attempt.

The novel also fills in the back-story for her, detailing how she found herself as a feared member of the Underhive community and a legend.

Cover Description

In the nightmare industrial underworld of Necromunda, brutal gangs clash in desperate battles to increase their standing with the rich decadent families who occupy the uppermost spire of their teeming hive city. D'onne 'Mad Donna' Ulanti is a loose cannon, an unhinged maniac with a vicious streak a mile wide. Yet, unknown to many, she began her life as the daughter of a noble, high up in the spire. When a mysterious guilder approaches her with secrets to her past, D'onne and her Escher allies are thrust into a fight for survival where treachery, deceit and murder are the least of her troubles!


D’onne Ulanti is an outlaw and a maniac, known amongst the scum of Necromunda as ‘Mad Donna’, as her uncontrollable and violent nature makes her a dangerous and unpredictable ally.

However, it looks like time has finally caught up with D’onne when a figure from her mysterious past approaches her, but all he reveals is that she’s been sold out. Barely escaping with her life, D’onne is mad as hell and hungry for vengeance. The Underhive will shake to its foundations as D’onne seeks to even the score.