The Sabbat Worlds Crusade is the first background book in the Gaunt's Ghosts series of novels by Dan Abnett. The Sabbat Worlds Crusade was first published in 2005 and featured maps from the Sabbat Worlds Crusade and accompanying descriptions of battles and important characters and events. As of 2017 the book is currently out-of-print, however, it was partially reprinted as an appendix in the Sabbat Crusade anthology.


War in the Sabbat Worlds has raged for twenty Terran years. The glorious armies of the Imperium battle the dread Forces of Chaos in their bid to bring the sector back into the Emperor's embrace. Victory hangs in the balance, and one mistake could seal the fate of billions.

The uncountable hoardes of Chaos vie for control over hundreds of populated planets. Battles are fought tooth and nail on land, in the air and the depthless reaches of space. The Imperium forges into enemy-held territory, but they face a foe that is both tenacious and organised. Move follows countermove, and the greatest tacticians of the age vie to out-think an enemy who forces the Imperium to pay for every advance with the blood of her sons and daughters.

This books is the official Imperial history of this ongoing campaign. The text is written by Antonid Biota, a senior tactician on the front line, who has been in the thick of the combat right from the beginning.

The Sabbat Worlds Crusade is a deadly conflict between good and evil, but it is far from certain that good will win though.


  • The Sabbat Worlds Crusade (Background Book) by Dan Abnett
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