As Imperium Secundus fails, three primarchs journey into the Ruinstorm in the hope of making it back to Terra.
Imperium Secundus lies revealed as a heretical folly. Terra has not fallen, though it remains inaccessible. Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion El’Johnson, the primarchs of the Triumvirate, must reach Terra at all costs. They seek to defend the Emperor, and to atone for their sins. But the Ruinstorm, a galaxy-wide maelstrom of chaos, hides the Throneworld from the primarchs. Now the fleets of three Legions depart Macragge, and the primarchs will stop at nothing to overcome the Ruinstorm. Yet an insidious enemy watches their every move, and plots against the weaknesses of the errant sons of the Emperor. Each has his own inner storm, and each marches towards his own ruin.
I wonder if we finally will see the appearance of the Silent King. In the novella, Word of The Silent King, Szarekh claimed he had met Sanguinius and tried to warn him about the devourer. He used a death mask in the likeness of the primarch, a fact which greatly upset the Blood Angels.
I always thought it was thanks to the necrons that Sanguinius got to Terra through the Ruinstorm.
Finished Ruinstorm, definitely one of Annandale's better works. While it starts out slowly, the sheer warp horror is sublime. And Sanguinius finally gets the character development he deserves as the primary actor of the book. Absolutely epic with a bunch of twisty suprises and revelations, threading right from The Damnation of Pythos.
I had never seen it comming with how they eventually breach the ruinstorm, but it -fits-. Leaving me wondering if this could be the tool to defeat the Cicatrix Maledictum as well.