- "The age of knowledge and enlightenment has ended. The age of darkness has begun."
- —Book's tag-line
Age of Darkness is the sixteenth volume in The Horus Heresy series of novels and is an anthology of short stories.
After the betrayal at Isstvan V, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one -- seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation...
Age of Darkness contains the following short stories:
- Rules of Engagement by Graham McNeill
- Liar's Due by James Swallow
- Forgotten Sons by Nick Kyme
- The Last Remembrancer by John French
- Rebirth by Chris Wraight
- The Face of Treachery by Gav Thorpe
- Little Horus by Dan Abnett
- The Iron Within by Rob Sanders
- Savage Weapons by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- Age of Darkness (Anthology) edited by Christian Dunn