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Remorseless (Legion of the Damned Shorts)

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After a gruelling siege, the Iron Warriors scent victory over their eternal enemies the Imperial Fists. Alongside their grand battalions is a host of Traitor Guardsmen - Skaranx is unique amongst their number, a killer of Angels. As he stalks his singular prey, he encounters Space Marines the likes of which he has never seen before. Remorseless, these warriors are
Published October 31st 2013 by Black Library

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Callum Shephard
Dec 02, 2013 Callum Shephard rated it liked it
Thus far these short stories have been fairly hit and miss, with some succeeding while others fail to truly utilise the assets they have on hand. Thankfully Remorseless is another hit with a number of engaging elements to keep the reader entertained.

Set during a pitched Iron Warriors siege against a hold-out on an otherwise conquered world, Remorseless follows the tale of traits on the cusp of complete victory. With their daemon engines driving back the defenders at every turn, and the Imperial
Anthony Giordano
Oct 26, 2014 Anthony Giordano rated it it was amazing
"Remorseless centers on Skaranx, who is what is known as a "gland hound". I don't know if Reynolds coined this term, but if he did, he deserves a lot of credit. The blurb for this story states that it follows a "traitor guardsman", but Skaranx is so much more than that. He has been genetically enhanced to a level of being just below the skill set of your average Astartes. He is pumped full of drugs and stimulants before each hunt, and he is given a retinue of bullet sponges to help him complete ...more
Nov 12, 2013 Hakan rated it it was amazing
The best story in the Legion of the Damned series. While being shooty and stabby as usual with WH40K stories, this one evoked a scary ghost story feeling. Especially towards the end :-)
Graham Bennett
Dec 02, 2013 Graham Bennett rated it it was amazing
Perfectly captures the power and might of the Space Marines while also showing their weakness. All of which is actually the backdrop to the main event
Dylan Murphy
My favourite story in the Legion of the Damned bit so far. The Iron Warriors "angel hunter" was amazing. I want to see more of this. As well as the LotD were actually prettt scary in this one!
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Josh Reynolds’ work has previously appeared in such anthologies as Historical Lovecraft from Innsmouth Free Press and Horror for the Holidays from Miskatonic River Press, and his novel, Knight of the Blazing Sun, is currently available from Black Library. He can be found at:

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