Necessary Evil - Inquisitor Bronislaw Czevak - scholar, adventurer, fugitive. Since fleeing the fabled Black Library of the eldar with the Atlas Infernal, he has been hunted by xenos, heretic and sorcerer just as he once hunted them.
Guided and protected by this ancient tome bound in human skin, he has now found his way to the daemon world of Nereus in search of a powerful Chaos artefact. With Ahriman and the Thousand Sons racing to claim it for themselves, Czevak must scour the colony of Perdition's Landing if he is to outwit his old enemeis... but might this bedraggled outpost hide an even darker secret of its own?
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Inquisitor Czevak, never the friendliest of Imperial servants, forges a genuine connection with a human surviving on a Chaos-tainted world... That can't end well. A fascinating exploration of how life clings on and humanity adapts to the most dangerous of circumstances... though sometimes with a little help from higher powers.