Child of Night is the sixteenth short story published in the Horus Heresy that was not originally part of an anthology novel. Child of Night was originally released on October 27, 2014 on the Black Library's website. It is also now included in The Silent War anthology novel.


In the dark hive sumps beneath Terra, Chief Librarian Fel Zharost of the Night Lords Legion is being hunted. Having abandoned his insane Primarch and brothers many years ago, he doesn't know what he's done wrong, but he's sure he doesn't want to be captured. What will happen when he discovers that his Legion has fallen into heresy? And where will his loyalties lie?


  • Child of Night (Short Story) by John French