Book Description HTML
Zephyrinus Zapatas, a dutiful citizen of the Empire and loyal son of the Church leaves home at sixteen, seeking a life of service to the two crowns of Emperor and Pope. He finds his opportunity in an invitation to join The Emperor's Own, the elite Corps of Imperial Space Marines. The Corps training is arduous, its moral code, exacting. Zephyrinus welcomes the trials, strictures, sacrifices and the attendant perils to life and limb because they come with the chance of achieving his greatest ambition: Reaching the rank of Knight Defender of the Faith and Empire.