My very first short story for Black Library was a tale of aerial combat between a grouchy Iron Priest and a pair of crazed Drukhari aces. Stormwolf vs. Razorwings! Top dog vs. top guns!
Foul-tempered and superstitious, Iron Priest Anvarr Rustmane of the Space Wolves has a bad feeling about this mission. He and his brothers have been deployed to capture a marauding Drukhari pirate unexpectedly stranded on a crystalline death world. Sure enough, upon arrival, Anvarr’s squadron are ambushed by the Drukhari’s rescue party, led by the pirate’s equally lethal twin sister. Anvarr must lead his surviving packmates in a desperate defence while imploring his own ship’s truculent machine spirit. His situation appears hopeless, but only a fool would underestimate a cornered wolf...
“Rest assured, little brothers,” Anvarr laughed. “Should we burn, my guts shall be filled with drink enough to light our passage all the way to hel!”
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Stormseeker: A Space Wolf Story is available as an e-short from iTunes, the Black Library webstore, Amazon UK and Amazon US.
It’s also available as part of the print collection On Wings Of Blood: An Aeronautica Anthology, alongside other tales by writers including Gav Thorpe, Cavan Scott, James Swallow and Guy Haley. You can pick this up from Amazon UK, Amazon US and the Black Library Webstore.