The Pyres of Armageddon by David Annandale. Recommended by Chris (Bury Library and computer centre.)
Commissar Sebastian Yarrick returns to action to defend the world of Armageddon. When the largest ork horde seen for centuries hits the hive world, the Imperial forces are faced with an overwhelming attack. As battle rages across the planet, Yarrick and his allies lead the defence, striking at the orks in a series of daring assaults. Even if it means incurring the wrath of Armageddon’s corrupt Overlord, Commissar Yarrick will not let Armageddon fall.
“The Pyres of Armageddon was a very enjoyable read, both as a science fiction book and a Warhammer 40,000 novel in particular. You will get more out of it if you have an interest in the fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000 as the books central character, Commissar Yarrick, is a well known character from the table top game. However it is still a solid read for science fiction fans in general.” Chris.