Dark Heresy - The Gorgon Conspiracy
The Warhammer 40,000 Universe
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.
It is the 41st Millennium, and for more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium, to whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, for whom blood is drunk and flesh eaten. Human blood and human flesh, of this is the Imperium made.
Forget the power of technology, science, and common humanity. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for there is no peace among the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.
To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable.
This is the tale of those times…