Of Their Lives in the Ruins of Their Cities is a short story published in the Gaunt's Ghosts series that was originally part of an anthology. Of Their Lives in the Ruins of Their Cities was published as part of the Sabbat Worlds anthology in October 2010, and was later re-published as a stand-alone e-book.
On Voltemand, long before they gain fame and glory as Gaunt's Ghosts, the Tanith are a broken unit. Crippled by doubt and hating their commander for his part in the death of their world, they are fractious and undisciplined. Leading a patrol into no-man's-land, Gaunt is ambushed. The Tanith must rally around and protect their new leader, or be consigned to history.
- Of Their Lives in the Ruins of Their Cities (Short Story) by Dan Abnett