Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Battling cultists devoted to the Ruinous Powers, Dark Angels Sergeant Kaelen discovers that his Chapter has secrets… secrets that could damn them all.

 

Writer’s Commentary

This was the first short story I had published by the Black Library and it’s a fairly simple story of bloody combat with a Chapter that was one of the first armies for Warhammer 40,000 I ever collected; the Dark Angels. I really loved the gothic nature of the Space Marines, especially the Sons of the Lion. Looking back at it now, I can see that it’s not a particularly complex story, just lots of people hitting each other with a monstrous ‘end of level bad guy’ in the shape of the Angel of Blades (a creation I’m still pretty pleased with, even if I do say so myself). It played with the idea that sometimes things weren’t always what they seemed and made me realise that even in a story that primarily revolves around fighting, you still need plenty of dialogue. It’s a story I’ve never gone back to, but you never know, maybe I could return to Brother Sergeant Kaelen and tell further adventures of this new member of the Deathwing.