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Lord of the Night is one of Black Library’s fan favourites, comparable in some circles with Storm of Iron and the original Gaunt’s Ghosts novels. While often overlooked due to the Night Lords trilogy these days, it’s still easy to see why; serving as a fascinating character study of the Imperium’s servants, faith, trust and corruption.
The story focuses upon the hive world of Equixus as it has received an important delegation of visitors, an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor and his retinue, as they root out tauist cells within the city. Amongst them is the psychic Interrogator Mita Ashyn, yet to earn her place in their eyes and distrusted for her skills. Unseen however is a much more sinister figure. Trapped within a Warp storm for ten thousand years, the Night Lord commander Zso Sahaal stalks the city, hunting the stolen gift bestowed upon him by his primarch.
The two protagonists serve as contrasting yet comparablefigures following the same path from opposite ends. Each having a near mythicalfigure they serve, each acting as very much the outcast isolated from theirkind and each does not know the full truth of their kind as the other does. Butwhereas one is loyal the other is a traitor, whereas one has seen the face ofhis god the other is only understands him through prayer and blind devotion.