By Dan Abnett
Whilst the elite fighter pilots of the Phantine XX arrive at the beleaguered international of Enothis, they be aware of it is a determined hour. The forces of Chaos are ultimate in and their ultimate push may perhaps good wipe out all human existence on this planet. hundreds of thousands of refugees flee the darkish armies and the notorious Chaos fighter pilot Khrel Kas Obarkon is often looking the skies for extra prey...And so it falls to the courageous women and men of the Phantine fighter corps. Can they delay the Chaos increase till reinforcements arrive? within the high-speed white-knuckle terror of aerial wrestle, can they defeat an enemy possessed through daemons?
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