The Gildar Rift is a book written by Black Library author, Sarah Cawkwell. That’s right, she’s a girl. Now, I know that girls don’t really get much of a shout when it comes to writing Warhammer 40k books, and I think that this is a crying shame, as this girl can clearly write, and write well (for a girl that is :)).
The Gildar Rift covers one of the oldest Warhammer 40k Space Marine chapters there is (in terms of game coverage that is), but which has always been overshadowed by Chapters such as the Crimson Fists, Ultramarines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Grey Knights. Which one am I talking about? The Silver Skulls of course!
The Silver Skulls leap from the pages of The Gildar Rift as warriors truly deserving of their own Codex. Battling the might of Huron Blackheart and his Red Corsairs in space and planetside, the Silver Skulls (and Sarah of course) take us on a rollicking adventure full of combat, bolters and lots of Space Marines going ‘raaaarrrrggghhhh’ at each other. Hand-to-hand fight scenes rival with mind-to-mind (was that a spoiler? :)) fight scenes and great heros of both the Empire and Chaos die in brilliantly graphic i.e. messy ways.
On top of that, The Gildar Rift takes time to develop one of ‘the little’ people, as well as showing just how far space marines will go in their duty to the Emperor.
All in all, this is a cracking good read and well worth getting from amazon. Just follow the links above.