The Headstone and the Hammerstone Kings is a short story published in the Gaunt's Ghosts series that was originally part of an anthology. The Headstone and the Hammerstone Kings was published as part of the Sabbat Worlds anthology in October 2010, and was later re-published as a stand-alone e-book.


Heritor Asphodel died on Verghast, killed by the heroic Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, but his legacy lives on. In a graveyard of dead technology, agents of the Adeptus Mechanicus search for anything that can be salvaged and live again in service of the Machine God. But not everything in the graveyard is Imperial in origin. Some of Heritor Asphodel's famed and feared Woe Machines lie hidden in the dark, awaiting activation and the chance to wreak havoc in the name of the Dark Gods...


  • The Headstone and the Hammerstone Kings (Anthology Short Story) by Matthew Farrer
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