The Flesh Tithe
Hell has come to Sygera. In the city of Moldevar, xenos aircraft battle the Imperial navy in the skies, and nightmares stalk the streets – creatures of metal, bodies crafted like skeletons with claws in place of hands, draped with the flesh of their victims. Against them stand a pitiful few defenders, among them Sister Hospitaller Lucia, who stands as a symbol of the...more
A grim strong debut by Black Library new author Miles A. Drake.
Loved the characters, the storyline and the atmosphere of doom, but mid and final twists were just phoned for me.
If this short tale had few pages more (view spoiler)[and a less spoilering cover (if you put a Death Spectres Space Marines chapter symbol there, readers know they are coming sooner or later.)
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A non-military protagonist (although she’s still pretty handy with a bolter) emphasises the fear and the danger, and this is about as dark as they come, even for 40k stories. Grim, but good.
Read the full review at https://www.trackofwords.com/2017/09/...