Waiting Death (Short Story)
|Editions||Audio CD (April 2010)|
November 2010 e-audio
Hammer and Bolter 4 (January 2011)
Waiting Death is a short story in the Imperial Guard (Novel Series) written by Steve Lyons, performed by Toby Longworth and directed by Lisa Bowerman. It was originally published as an audio book in April 2010, and later published in print, first online in Hammer and Bolter 4, then in Hammer of the Emperor (Omnibus) (2011) and in The Best of Hammer and Bolter: Volume One (2012).
A legend amongst his own Catachan regiment, Colonel "Iron Hand" Straken is the embodiment of the Imperial Guard hero, so much so that he literally puts his body on the line in the name of the Emperor every time he goes into battle.
Borealis Four has fallen under the sway of an insidious Chaos cult and its dense jungle terrain makes it the ideal battlefield for Straken and his platoon. After a particularly fierce firefight, the Catachans find themselves cut off from the rest of the Imperium forces and must seek refuge in a native village.
Before long, troopers being to hallucinate and warp-born horrors lay siege to the village. Even Straken himself falls under the sway of the Dark Powers. Can he break the psychic grip in time to save his men or will Borealis Four be Straken's last stand?
|Imperial Guard Omnibus: Volume One / Shield of the Emperor||Fifteen Hours • Knee Deep • Better the Devil • Death World • Rebel Winter • The Citadel|
|Hammer of the Emperor||Desert Raiders • Ice Guard • Mercy Run • Gunheads • A Blind Eye • Waiting Death|
|Honour Imperialis||Cadian Blood • Redemption Corps • Dead Men Walking • Regicide • Down Amongst the Dead Men • Hunters • The Mouth of Chaos|
|Glory Imperialis||Imperial Glory • Iron Guard • Commissar • The Siege of Fellguard • The Hour of Hell • Monolith|
|Other Novels and Short Stories||Baneblade • Straken • Stormlord • Shadowsword|
|Audio Dramas||Waiting Death|