The Indomitus Crusade is the focus of the latest 40K set piece, with themed game sets and an accompanying novel, written by Gav Thorpe.
After a thrilling start following the Ultramarines brutally disabusing a shipful of mutants about their choice to abandon the god-emporer's grace (and giving us a wider insight into the Indomitus Crusade), the story then focuses on the main villains - the necrons, and their machinations.
Ithraca’s Vengeance is the ship our heroes - Captain Aeschelus, and Lieutenants Praxamedes and Nemetus - lead across the galaxy. They are chasing an elusive enemy, at a crossroads, when they receive a distress call. Determined to make a difference after being thwarted, Aeschelus orders the Ithraca’s Vengeance to investigate, which proves to be a fateful decision - the necrons are resurgent and have a deadly plot in place across Imperial systems.
For new fans, this novel is the perfect starting point for learning more about the Adeptus Astartes and necrons and, for experienced players/Black Library readers, it offers a compelling read to get them embroiled in the Indomitus Crusade. It is fast-paced, uncompromising and compelling - everything 40K stands for.