The Killing Ground is the fourth novel in the Ultramarines novel series by Graham McNeill. It was first published in 2008, the first novel in the series to be published in hardcover.
The Ultramarines are the epitome of a Space Marine Chapter. Warriors without peer, their name is a byword for discipline and honour, and their heroic deeds are legendary. Returning to the Imperium after completing a deadly mission in the heart of the Eye of Terror, Ultramarines exiles Uriel Ventris and Pasanius find themselves on a war-torn world where warp-tainted rebels hold the balance of power. As the pair of Space Marines try to save the planet from the Ruinous Powers, they find that they themselves are suspected of being in league with the Dark Gods, and their chances of a triumphant return to their Chapter look bleak...
Having escaped from the insanity of the Eye of Terror, Uriel Ventris and Pasanius face an epic journey across a hostile world in their quest to get home to Ultramar.