The Horus Heresy Series is a collection of novels, novellas, short stories, audio dramas, game books, and artwork created by some of the Black Library's best-known authors and artists. It chronicles the history of the Horus Heresy era which serves as the foundation and starting-point for most Warhammer 40,000 canon. The series began in 2006 with the publication of Dan Abnett's Horus Rising and as of July 2016 consists of forty-one novels, twenty-two novellas, thirty-eight audio dramas, and a large number of short stories written by over nineteen different authors. There are many more books in the series already being prepared for publication in 2016 and beyond. While the novels do deal with a continuous stream of events it is possible to approach most of them in any order one likes.
The following is a list of the current titles in the main Horus Heresy novels series:
|1||Horus Rising||Dan Abnett|
|2||False Gods||Graham McNeill|
|3||Galaxy in Flames||Ben Counter|
|4||Flight of the Eisenstein||James Swallow|
|6||Descent of Angels||Mitchel Scanlon|
|8||Battle for the Abyss||Ben Counter|
|10||Tales of Heresy (Anthology)||Nick Kyme & Lindsey Priestly (Editors)|
|11||Fallen Angels||Mike Lee|
|12||A Thousand Sons||Graham McNeill|
|14||The First Heretic||Aaron Dembski-Bowden|
|16||Age of Darkness (Anthology)||Christian Dunn (Editor)|
|17||The Outcast Dead||Graham McNeill|
|18||Deliverance Lost||Gav Thorpe|
|19||Know No Fear||Dan Abnett|
|20||The Primarchs (Anthology)||Christian Dunn (Editor)|
|21||Fear To Tread||James Swallow|
Shadows of Treachery (Anthology)
|Christian Dunn (Editor)|
|23||Angel Exterminatus||Graham McNeill|
|25||Mark of Calth (Anthology)||Laurie Goulding (Editor)|
|26||Vulkan Lives||Nick Kyme|
|27||The Unremembered Empire||Dan Abnett|
|30||The Damnation of Pythos||David Annandale|
Legacies of Betrayal (Anthology)
|Laurie Goulding (Editor)|
|33||War Without End (Anthology)||Laurie Goulding (Editor)|
|35||Eye of Terra (Anthology)||Laurie Goulding (Editor)|
|36||The Path of Heaven||Chris Wraight|
|37||The Silent War (Anthology)||Laurie Goulding (Editor)|
|38||Angels of Caliban||Gav Thorpe|
|39||Praetorian of Dorn||John French|
|40||Corax (Anthology)||Gav Thorpe|
|41||Master of Mankind||Aaron Dembski-Bowden|
|42||Garro (Anthology)||James Swallow|
|43||Shattered Legions (Anthology)||Laurie Goulding (Editor)|
|44||The Crimson King||Graham McNeill|
|XX||Tallarn (Anthology)||John French|
|XX||Ruin Storm||David Annandale|
|XX||Old Earth||Nick Kyme|
The novelisation of the Horus Heresy is not strictly sequential and the story of the Heresy may be presented in a non-linear chronology from book to book; novels may concern events in the Heresy that happen earlier than their position in the series would suggest, or may include time periods already covered in other books of the series.
- 1. Horus Rising - The seeds of heresy are sown
Horus Rising is the first novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Dan Abnett. It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. On the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the Great Crusade to his favorite son, Horus Lupercal. Promoted to Warmaster, the idealistic Horus tries to carry out the Emperor's grand design, all the while the seeds of heresy and rebellion have been sowed amongst his brothers. Horus Rising is the first chapter in the epic tale of the Horus Heresy, a galactic civil war that threatened to bring about the extinction of humanity.
- 2. False Gods - The heresy takes root
False Gods is the second novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. Far from Terra, the XVIth Legion continue in the Great Crusade as the ‘Sons of Horus’. Putting the debacle with the Interex behind him, the Warmaster has become more withdrawn as he struggles to deal with the jealousy of his brother Primarchs, and increasingly relies upon the council of his advisors as he plans each new campaign. Noble captain Garviel Loken harbours misgivings about the clandestine ways adopted by many of his brethren, but when then Legion is sent to reconquer the moon of Davin, it is clear that Horus has a personal stake in the matter which may have clouded his judgement. With dark forces rising against them, have the Primarch and his warriors been drawn into a trap?
- 3. Galaxy in Flames - The heresy revealed
Galaxy in Flames is the third novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Ben Counter. Having made a miraculous recovery from the grievous injuries he suffered on Davin, Warmaster Horus now leads the triumphant Imperial forces against the rebel world of Isstvan III. An unprecedented alliance between the Sons of Horus, Death Guard, World Eaters and Emperor's Children Legions seems more than capable of overwhelming the paltry mortal defences – indeed, such a display of force almost seems unnecessary? Putting their own concerns aside, Garviel Loken and his loyal kinsmen lead their companies to the surface only to learn the full, horrifying truth, and the legendary war known as the Horus Heresy begins with the most foul act of betrayal imaginable...
- 4. Flight of the Eisenstein - The heresy unfolds
Flight of the Eisenstein is the forth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by James Swallow. Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus's treachery. But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the Warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus's plans reach fruition?
- 5. Fulgrim - Visions of treachery
Fulrim is the fifth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. Under the command of the newly appointed Warmaster Horus, the Great Crusade continues. Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children Space Marine Legion, leads his warriors into battle against a vile alien foe, unaware of the darker forces that have already set their sights upon the Imperium of Man. Loyalties are tested, and every murderous whim indulged as the Emperor’s Children take their first steps down the road to true corruption – a road that will ultimately lead them to the killing fields of Isstvan V...
- 6. Descent of Angels - Loyalty and honour
Descent of Angels is the sixth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Mitchel Scanlon. The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years – the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.
- 7. Legion - Secrets and lies
Legion is the seventh novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Dan Abnett. A Great War is coming, and it will engulf the Imperium of Man. The Space Marines of the Alpha Legion, the last and most secretive of all the Astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the Imperial Army in a pacification campaign against strange and uncanny forces. But what drives the Alpha Legion? Can they be trusted, and what side will they choose when the Heresy begins? Loyalties are put to the test, the cunning schemes of an alien intelligence are revealed, and the fate of mankind hangs in the balance.
- 8. Battle for the Abyss - My brother, my enemy
Battle for the Abyss is the eight novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Ben Counter. Now that news of Horus's treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared their allegiance to the Warmaster, while the loyalty of others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, a small band of loyal Space Marines from disparate Legions learn that a massive enemy armada is heading to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines, headed by the most destructive starship ever constructed. Unless they can intercept the fleet, and destroy the mighty battleship the Furious Abyss, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which they will never recover.
- 9. Mechanicum - War comes to Mars
Mechanicum is the ninth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. As the flames of treachery spread outwards through the Imperium, Horus mobilises those forces who are loyal to him, and plots to subvert or destroy those who stand against him. A battle is being fought for the heart and soul of all the Imperial forces – the Astartes, the Imperial Army, the Titan Legions and more. In this epic story, author Graham McNeill tells the story of the civil war on Mars, and the genesis of the Dark Mechanicum.
- 10. Tales of Heresy
Tales of Heresy is the tenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. When Horus the Warmaster rebelled against the Emperor, the ensuing civil war nearly destroyed the Imperium. War raged across galaxy, pitting Astartes against their battle-brothers in a struggle where death was the only victor. But long before that, the Legions struggled with their identities and the demands of the Great Crusade. From battles with alien invaders to conflicts within a Legion, and even dealing with a wayward Primarch, these stories show the battles fought as the Great Crusade draws to a close and the Horus Heresy begins...
- 11. Fallen Angels - Deceit and betrayal
Fallen Angels is the eleventh novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. With news of Horus's treachery spreading across the galaxy, the Great Crusade grinds to a halt as the Primarchs and their Legions decide where their loyalty lies - with the Emperor, or with the rebel Warmaster. The Dark Angels, too, face a time of testing, both among the stars and on their home world Caliban. Luther, once Lion El'Jonson's trusted second-in-command, now languishes as an exile in all but name while his master struggles to thwart the traitors' advance upon the forge world Diamat. But an ancient evil gathers its strength beneath the surface of Caliban, and the First Legion will soon be thrust into a deadly conflict where all that they know will be cast into doubt.
- 12. A Thousand Sons - All is dust...
A Thousand Sons is the twelfth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. Censured at the Council of Nikaea for his flagrant use of sorcery, Magnus the Red and his Thousand Sons Legion retreat to their homeworld of Prospero to continue their use of the arcane arts in secret. But when the ill-fated Primarch foresees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with the very powers he was forbidden to use, the Master of Mankind dispatches fellow Primarch Leman Russ to attack Prospero itself. But Magnus has seen more than the betrayal of Horus and the witnessed revelations will change the fate of his fallen Legion, and its Primarch, forever.
- 13. Nemesis - War within the shadows
Nemesis is the thirteenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by James Swallow. After the horrors of Istvaan V, Horus declares outright war against the Imperium. In the shadows of the Imperial Palace, powerful figures convene. Their plan is to send a team of assassins to execute the arch-traitor Horus and end the war for the galaxy of mankind before it's even begun. But what they cannot know is that another assassin is abroad already, with his sights firmly set on killing the Emperor.
- 14. The First Heretic - Fall to Chaos
The First Heretic is the fourteenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Amidst the galaxy-wide war of the Great Crusade, the Emperor castigates the Word Bearers for their worship. Distraught at this judgement, Lorgar and his Legion seek another path while devastating world after world, venting their fury and fervour on the battlefield. Their search for a new purpose leads them to the edge of the material universe, where they meet ancient forces far more powerful than they could have imagined. Having set out to illuminate the Imperium, the corruption of Chaos takes hold and their path to damnation begins. Unbeknownst to the Word Bearers, their quest for truth contains the very roots of heresy...
- 15. Prospero Burns - The wolves unleashed
Prospero Burns is the fifteenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Dan Abnett. The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a terrible mistake that endangers the very safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons' home world of Prospero. This planet of sorcerers will not be easy to overcome, but Russ and his Space Wolves are not easily deterred. With wrath in his heart, Russ is determined to bring Magnus to justice and bring about the fall of Prospero.
- 16. Age of Darkness
Age of Darkness is the sixteenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. 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...
- 17. The Outcast Dead - The truth lies within
The Outcast Dead is the seventeenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. The galaxy is burning. The Emperor's loyal Primarchs prepare to do battle with Warmaster Horus and his turncoat Legions on the black sand of Isstvan V. Such dark times herald new and yet more terrible things still to come, and when Astropath Kai Zulane unwittingly learns a secret that threatens to tip the balance of the war, he is forced to flee for his life. Alongside a mysterious band of renegades, he plunges into the deadly underworld of Terra itself, hunted like a criminal by those he once trusted. In the face of betrayal, Kai must decide where his own loyalties lie and whether some truths should be buried forever.
- 18. Deliverance Lost - War within the shadows
Deliverance Lost is the eighteenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Gav Thorpe. As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V. Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and take the fight to the traitor Warmaster. Distraught at the crippling blow dealt to his Legion, Corax returns to Terra to seek the aid of his father – the Emperor of Mankind. Granted access to ancient secrets, Corax begins to rebuild the Raven Guard. But not all his remaining warriors are who they appear to be… the mysterious Alpha Legion have infiltrated the survivors and plan to destroy the Raven Guard before they can rebuild and threaten Horus’s plans.
- 19. Know No Fear - The Battle of Calth
Know No Fear is the nineteenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Dan Abnett. Unaware of the wider Heresy and following the Warmaster's increasingly cryptic orders, Roboute Guilliman returns to Ultramar to muster his Legion for war against the Orks massing in the Veridian System. Without warning, their supposed allies in the Word Bearers Legion launch a devastating invasion of Calth, scattering the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtering all who stand in their way. This confirms the worst scenario Guilliman can imagine - Lorgar means to settle their bitter rivalry once and for all. As the traitors summon foul daemonic hosts and all the forces of Chaos, the Ultramarines are drawn into a grim and deadly struggle in which neither side can prevail.
- 20. The Primarchs
The Primarchs is the twentieth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. Unlike other anthology novels The Primarchs contains only four novella length stories instead of numerous short stories. Created in the Emperor’s own image, the Primarchs had long thought themselves to be princes of the universe and masters of their own destiny – they led the Space Marine Legions in glorious conquest of the galaxy, and no enemy of the Imperium could stand against them. However, even amongst this legendary brotherhood, the seeds of dissent had been sown long before the treacherous Warmaster Horus declared his grand heresy. Gathered within this anthology are four novellas focusing on some of the mightiest warriors and leaders that mankind has ever known – Fulgrim, Ferrus Manus, Lion El'Jonson and Konrad Curze – and the roles that they may have yet to play in a war which threatens to change the face of the Imperium forever.
- 21. Fear to Tread - The angel falls
Fear to Tread is the twenty-first novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by James Swallow. Since the earliest days of the Great Crusade, Sanguinius - angelic Primarch of the IXth Legion - was ever among the closest and most loyal of Horus's brothers. But the Blood Angels have long kept their true nature hidden from the rest of the Imperium, and when the Warmaster hints that the key to their salvation may lie in the ruins of a conquered world, the sons of Sanguinius race to claim it. Now, as the revelation of their betrayal dawns and the traitors' hand is revealed, the Blood Angels must face all the warp-spawned armies of Chaos, as well their own personal daemons, upon the blasted plains of Signus Prime...
- 22. Shadows of Treachery
Shadows of Treachery is the twenty-second novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. From the battlefields of Phall and Istvaan V, to the haunted shadows of Terra itself – the greatest war in the history of Mankind rages on. While the Traitor Legions continue their campaign of terror across the galaxy, preparations are made for the defence of the Imperial Palace and the final, inevitable reckoning that must yet come between Horus and the Emperor of Mankind.
- 23. Angel Exterminatus - Flesh and iron
Angel Exterminatus is the twenty-third novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. Perturabo – master of siegecraft, and the executioner of Olympia. Long has he lived in the shadow of his more favoured Primarch brothers, frustrated by the mundane and ignominious duties which regularly fall to his Legion. When Fulgrim offers him the chance to lead an expedition in search of ancient and destructive xenos weaponry, the Iron Warriors and the Emperor's Children unite and venture deep into the heart of the great star maelstrom that haunts Perturabo's dreams. Pursued by vengeful survivors from Isstvan V and the revenants of a dead Eldar world, they must work quickly if they are to unleash the devastating power of the Angel Exterminatus!
- 24. Betrayer - Blood for the Blood God
Betrayer is the twenty-forth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. The Shadow Crusade has begun. While the Ultramarines reel from Kor Phaeron’s surprise attack on Calth, Lorgar and the rest of the Word Bearers strike deep into Ultramar. Their unlikely allies, Angron and the World Eaters, continue to ravage each new system they come across – upon the garrison planet of Armatura, this relentless savagery may finally prove to be their undoing. Worlds will burn, Legions will clash and a Primarch will fall.
- 25. Mark of Calth
Mark of Calth is the twenty-fifth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. The Heresy came to Calth without warning. In just a few hours of betrayal and bloodshed, the proud warriors of the XIIIth Legion – Roboute Guilliman’s own Ultramarines – were laid low by the treachery of their erstwhile brothers of the XVIIth Legion, the Word Bearers. Now, as the planet is scoured by solar flares from the wounded Veridian star, the survivors must take the fight to the remaining Word Bearers and their foul allies, or face damnation in the gloomy arcology shelters beneath the planet’s surface. An anthology collection of stories by authors including Dan Abnett, Aaron Demsbki-Bowden and Rob Sanders. The battle for Calth is far from over...
- 26. Vulkan Lives - Unto the Anvil
Vulkan Lives is the twenty-sixth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Nick Kyme. In the wake of the Dropsite Massacre at Isstvan V, the survivors of the Salamanders Legion searched long and hard for their fallen Primarch, but to no avail. Little did they know that while Vulkan might have wished himself dead, he lives still...languishing in a hidden cell for the entertainment of a cruel gaoler, his brother Konrad Curze. Enduring a series of hellish tortures designed to break his body and spirit, Vulkan witnesses the depths of the Night Haunter's depravity, but also discovers something else - a revelation that could change the course of the entire war.
- 27. The Unremembered Empire - A light in the darkness
The Unremembered Empire is the twenty-seventh novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Dan Abnett. Far out on the Eastern Fringe, where the realm of Ultramar stands alone. Having weathered the Word Bearers' attack on Calth and the subsequent Shadow Crusade against the Five Hundred Worlds of Ultramar, the Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman now draws all loyalist forces to Macragge as he contemplates a new future for mankind. With the arrival of more and more fugitives from the war that has engulfed the rest of the galaxy, all distinction between friend and foe is lost – isolated from Terra by fearsome warp storms, is Guilliman making a bid for power to rival even the renegade Warmaster Horus?
- 28. Scars - A Legion divided
Scars is the twenty-eighth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Chris Wraight. Fresh from their conquest of Chondax and the discovery of Horus’s Rebellion, Primarch Jaghatai Khan’s warriors stand divided. Long considered one of the less trustworthy Legions, many of the White Scars claim to owe their loyalty exclusively to Terra, and others still to the Warmaster and his warrior lodges. But when a distress call from Leman Russ of the Space Wolves brings the wrath of the Alpha Legion to Chondax, the Khan’s hand is forced and the decision must be made – in the great war for the Imperium, will he side with the Emperor or Horus? Scars was first released as the first serialised novel by the Black Library, consisting of ten issues that all made one concluded novel.
- 29. Vengeful Spirit - The Battle of Molech
Vengeful Spirit is the twenty-ninth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Graham McNeill. Once the brightest star in the Imperium and always first among his Primarch brothers, Horus Lupercal has dragged the Space Marine Legions into the bloodiest conflict that the galaxy has ever seen. While their allies wage war on a thousand different fronts, the XVIth Legion descend upon the Knight World of Molech - home to the ruling House Devine, and a principal stronghold of the Imperial Army. The forces loyal to the Emperor stand ready to defy the Warmaster, but just what could have drawn Horus to attack such a well defended planet, and what might he be willing to sacrifice to fulfill his own dark destiny?
- 30. The Damnation of Pythos - Thinning the veil
The Damnation of Pythos is the thirtieth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by David Annandale. In the aftermath of the Dropsite Massacre at Isstvan V, a battered and bloodied force of Iron Hands, Raven Guard and Salamanders regroups on a seemingly insignificant death world. Fending off attacks from all manner of monstrous creatures, the fractious allies find hope in the form of human refugees fleeing from the growing war, and cast adrift upon the tides of the warp. But even as the Space Marines carve out a sanctuary for them in the jungles of Pythos, a darkness gathers that threatens to consume them all...
- 31. Legacies of Betrayal - Let the galaxy burn
Legacies of Betrayal is the thirty-first novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. Only from out of great conflict can true heroes arise. With the galaxy aflame and war on an unimaginable scale tearing the Imperium apart, champions of light and darkness venture onto countless fields of battle in service to their masters. They ask not for remembrance or reward – simply to meet their destiny head-on, and only by embracing that destiny will they come to learn what the unseen future may yet hold for them... This Horus Heresy anthology contains eighteen short stories by authors such as Graham McNeill, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme and many more. Also, Chris Wraight’s acclaimed novella ‘Brotherhood of the Storm’ delves into the nature of the elusive White Scars Legion, and their questionable sense of duty to the Emperor.
- 32. Deathfire - Into the Ruinstorm
Deathfire is the thirty-second novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Nick Kyme. Vulkan lies in stasis beneath the Fortress of Hera on Macragge, and yet many of his sons still refuse to believe that he is truly dead. After a seemingly miraculous rescue by the Ultramarines, Artellus Numeon, once captain of the Pyre Guard, urges the other Salamanders on Macragge to leave Imperium Secundus and return their Primarch's body to their home world of Nocturne - there to be reborn in the flames of Mount Deathfire. But Numeon grapples endlessly with his doubts and fears for the future of the Legion, while their foes seek to carve out new destinies of their own...
- 33. War Without End - Heresy begets retribution
War Without End is the thirty-third novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. The Emperor’s vision of Mankind ascendant lies in tatters. The Great Crusade is naught but a fading memory. The dream of Unity is no more. But with Horus’s rebellion spreading to every corner of the Imperium and war engulfing new worlds and systems almost daily, there are some who now ask: were the signs there to be seen all along? In these dark times, only one thing is certain – the galaxy will never know peace again, not in this lifetime or a thousand others... War Without End is an anthology and contains twenty-one short stories from various authors. All the stories contained within this anthology were previously published in the limited edition anthologies The Imperial Truth, Sedition's Gate, and in the novella anthology collections Death and Defiance & Blades of the Traitor.
- 34. Pharos - The dying of the light
Pharos is the thirty-fourth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Guy Haley. With the noble Emperor Sanguinius ruling from Macragge, Imperium Secundus stands as a lone beacon of hope even as the Warmaster’s forces continue to ravage the rest of the Galaxy. Roboute Guilliman, still Master of Ultramar, has convinced his brother that Terra has fallen and that the mysterious Mount Pharos on Sotha now holds the key to mankind’s future. But the Night Lords, the cruel and pitiless sons of Konrad Curze, have been watching from the shadows, and make ready to launch their long-planned attack on Pharos itself…
- 35. Eye of Terra - I am the Emperor's vigilance
Eye of Terra is the thirty-fifth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is an anthology novel. The galaxy burns at Horus’s command, and a billion more lives are lost with each passing moment – though it was not always so. Once, the title of Warmaster stood for honour, loyalty, and a fierce pride in the strength of the Space Marine Legions. But perhaps by following the myriad lines of destiny and defiance that were already woven around the Primarchs and their sons, we may yet come to understand the bitterness that can eat away at even the most steadfast of souls… This Horus Heresy anthology contains fifteen short stories by authors such as Graham McNeill, Nick Kyme, Gav Thorpe and many more. Also, Aaron Dembski-Bowden’s acclaimed novella Aurelian revisits Lorgar’s pilgrimage within the Eye of Terror, and examines just what could convince a true servant of the Emperor to embrace the powers of Chaos once more.
- 36. The Path of Heaven - Riding out from the storm
The Path of Heaven is the thirty-sixth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Chris Wraight. For far too long had the Vth Legion ranged out beyond the sight of the wider Imperium, remaining ignorant of the Warmaster’s rebellion and the war that inevitably followed. Only once their Primarch, Jaghatai Khan, had satisfied himself that the path before them was just and true did the White Scars choose a side, taking the fight to the traitors on every front. But, four years later, the Legion’s unfettered spirit has been broken by a relentless war of attrition against the Death Guard and the Emperor's Children – the Khan’s Stormseers must find a clear route to Terra if they are to take part in the final, apocalyptic battle.
- 37. The Silent War - Chosen of the Sigillite
The Silent War is the thirty-seventh novel in the Horus Heresy Series. The Silent War is an anthology novel of short stories chronicling the myriad of secret missions that underpin the entire Horus Heresy. While loyalist and traitor forces clash on a thousand battlefields across the galaxy, a very different kind of war is being fought in the shadows. Rogal Dorn and his Legion prepare to defend the Sol System against the armies of Warmaster Horus, even as Malcador the Sigillite charges his many agents and spies with missions of the utmost secrecy. The future of the Imperium is being shaped by unseen hands... This Horus Heresy anthology contains fourteen stories by some of Black Library's top authors, including James Swallow, Chris Wraight, John French, Anthony Reynolds and many more.
- 38. Angels of Caliban - Emperors and slaves
Angels of Caliban is the thirty-eighth novel in the Horus Heresy Series and is written by Gav Thorpe. With the Dark Angels spread across a hundred systems, Primarch Lion El'Jonson stands as Lord Protector of Ultramar – though his true motives are known to few indeed, and old rivalries on the home world threaten to tear the Legion in half. But when word comes of the Night Lords’ attack on Sotha, the Lion’s brutal actions bring Imperium Secundus once again to the brink of civil war. Not even the most fearsome warriors of the Dreadwing, nor any arcane secret of the Order, can guarantee victory if he sets himself against his loyal brothers.
- 39. Praetorian of Dorn - Alpha to omega
Praetorian of Dorn is the thirty-ninth Horus Heresy Series novel and is written by Jon French. Recalled from the Great Crusade after Ullanor, Rogal Dorn and the VIIth Legion were appointed as the Emperor's Praetorians but only after the Warmaster's treachery was revealed did the full extent of that sacred duty become apparent. Now, as the Sol System comes under attack for the first time since the war began, and many of the seemingly impregnable defences wrought by the Imperial Fists prove inadequate. With all eyes fixed firmly upon this new threat beyond the gates of Terra, who will protect Dorn from the enemy within? Book cover currently not finalized.
- 40. Corax - Nevermore
Corax is the fortieth Horus Heresy Series novel and is written by Gav Thorpe. After Istvaan V, after Deliverance, the Raven Guard Legion still endure. Their Primarch, Corvus Corax, has rallied countless warriors to his banner, striking back at the forces of Warmaster Horus on every front – from the degenerate Hereteks of the Dark Mechanicum to the cruel legionaries of the Sons of Horus themselves, none shall escape his wrath. But although Corax has managed to stall the physical corruption of his own Space Marines, what of their spirit? And what sinister end must await those who dwell forever in the darkness?
- 41. The Master of Manknind - War in the Webway
The Master of Mankind is the forty-first Horus Heresy Series novel and is written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. While Horus' rebellion burns across the galaxy, a very different kind of war rages beneath the Imperial Palace. The 'Ten Thousand' Custodian Guard, along with the Sisters of Silence and the Mechanicum forces of Fabricator-General Zagreus Kane, fight to control the nexus points of the ancient Eldar Webway that lie closest to Terra, infested by daemonic entities after Magnus the Red’s intrusion. But with traitor legionaries and corrupted Battle Titans now counted among the forces of Chaos, the noose around the Throneworld is tightening, and none but the Emperor Himself can hope to prevail.
- 42. Garro - Weapon of Fate
Garro is the forty-second Horus Heresy Series novel and is an anthology written by James Swallow. From out of the shadows of the Silent War, a hero emerges. Clad all in grey, an errant warrior of the Legiones Astartes kneels before the Regent of Terra, and accepts a solemn new duty – Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro, once commander of the Eisenstein, now Agentia Primus of Malcador the Sigillite. From the desolation of Isstvan III to the halls of the Imperial Palace itself, he stands as a paragon of loyalty and protector of the innocent, ever ready to strike back at the traitorous allies of the Warmaster. But Garro is walking a path of his own, one that may lead him to question his own place in the Imperium... and what if he, too, should falter?
- 43. Shattered Legions
Shattered Legions is the forty-third Horus Heresy Series novel and is an anthology edited by Laurie Goulding. Driven almost to the brink of self-destruction at Isstvan V, the Iron Hands now seek vengeance for the murder of their Primarch Ferrus Manus. Gathering survivors from the Raven Guard and the Salamanders aboard any vessels capable of warp travel, these Shattered Legions wage a new campaign of annihilation against the traitor forces across the galaxy – a campaign masterminded by legendary warleader Shadrak Meduson. This Horus Heresy anthology contains ten short stories by authors including Dan Abnett, Chris Wraight, John French and many more. Also, in the novella The Seventh Serpent, Graham McNeill revisits the ragtag crew of the starship Sisypheum as they are drawn into a war of subterfuge against the Alpha Legion.
- 44. The Crimson King
The Crimson King is the forty-forth Horus Heresy Series novel and is written by Graham McNeill. After the razing of Prospero, Magnus the Red spirited the Thousand Sons away to the aptly un-named Planet of the Sorcerers, deep within the Eye of Terror. Removed from the concerns of the galaxy at large and regarding the Warmaster’s unfolding Heresy with cold detachment, he has dedicated his hollow existence to the preservation of all the knowledge once held in the great libraries of Tizca, should mankind ever seek such enlightenment again. But his sons can see the change in their Primarch – he is a broken soul, whose mind and memories are slipping away into the tumult of the Warp. Only by returning to the scenes of his greatest triumphs and tragedies can they hope to restore him, and allow the Crimson King to be crowned anew by the Ruinous Powers.
This list includes all known upcoming, as of yet unreleased novels, Novellas, and Audio Dramas from the Horus Heresy series. The details of their release dates and plots are based off of various sources, mostly from information provided by the Black Library authors of the listed materials themselves, and their titles may be subject to change before release:
Tallarn is an upcoming Horus Heresy anthology novel by John French, and is believed to be an anthology of all the entries in the Tallarn Story Arc collected into a numbered novel.
- Ruin Storm
Ruin Storm is an upcoming Horus Heresy book by David Annandale, and is known to be the sequel to Angels of Caliban. The story follows three loyalist Primarchs as they make their way back to Terra. Its release date, book type, official synopsis and cover art is unknown.
- Old Earth
Old Earth is an upcoming Horus Heresy book by Nick Kyme, and is known to be the sequel to Deathfire. The story follows the Salamanders Primarch, Vulkan, as he travels to Terra because he has to do something very important that only he can do because of his unique skills. Its release date, book type, official synopsis and cover art is unknown.
- Blackshields: The False War
Nightfall is an upcoming Horus Heresy novel by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, and is believed to take place on the Nightfall, the Night Lords' flagship. Its release date is unknown, and the novel is a sequel to the novella Prince of Crows.
Weregeld is an upcoming Horus Heresy novella by Gav Thorpe. Weregeld is the final book of Gav Thorpe's Corax story arc and is being released as part of the anthology novel Corax. Plot details are unknown at this time, it is also unknown if Weregeld will be sold separately as a stand alone novella.
- The Angel's Guardian
The Angel's Guardian is an upcoming Horus Heresy Novella by Gav Thorpe, its release date and plot is unknown.
- Death Guard (Rumored Title)
- Deliverance Lost Sequel (Rumored Title)
- Imperium Secundus Anthology (Rumored Title)
A rumored upcoming anthology novel featuring short stories centred around Imperium Secundus, its release date is unknown.
Exclusive Anthology NovelsEdit
The following anthology novels were released as Horus Heresy Weekender Exclusives or as other Exclusives. It is unknown when or if they will be made available for normal purchase, however, many of the short stories contained within these anthologies have later been republished either as stand alone stories or parts of normal Horus Heresy Series novels, usually with other stories relating to relevant material. (Graham McNeill's The Devine Adoratrice was republished as a stand alone short story when Book 29 Vengeful Spirit was released, both involving the Battle of Molech).
- 1. The Imperial Truth
The Imperial Truth is a Horus Heresy Anthology Book that was released as a Horus Heresy Weekender Exclusive in 2013. The book contains the following short stories: Hands of the Emperor by Rob Sanders, The Phoenician by Nick Kyme, By The Lion's Command by Gav Thorpe, The Devine Adoratrice by Graham McNeill, Lord of the Red Sands by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, and All That Remains by James Swallow. Several short stories within this book have been republished elsewhere, such the Lord of the Red Sands by Aaron Dembski-Bowden and The Devine Adoratrice by Graham McNeill.
- 2. Sedition's Gate - No forgiveness, no respite
Sedition's Gate is a Horus Heresy Anthology Book that was released as a Horus Heresy Weekender Exclusive in 2014. The book contains the following short stories: Artefacts by Nick Kyme, The Harrowing by Rob Sanders, Allegiance by Chris Wraight, The Laural of Defiance by Guy Hayley, and Sermon of Exodus by David Annandale.
- 3. Meduson - The Shattered Legions Rise
Meduson is a Horus Heresy Anthology Book that was published in May 2015 and is exclusive to the Games Workshop Headquarters in Nottingham. Driven almost to the brink of self-destruction by the death of Ferrus Manus, the Iron Hands now seek vengeance for the many horrors of Isstvan V. Gathering survivors from the Raven Guard and the Salamanders aboard any vessels capable of warp travel, they wage a new campaign of annihilation against the traitor forces across the Galaxy - a campaign masterminded by legendary warleader Shadrak Meduson.
The following list contains all novellas first released as stand alone publications, including limited-edition, limited-time, print-on-demand, BlackLibrary.com exclusives, or event only exclusive titles. Most were first published in hardback and later released are e-books, audio books, or as part of an anthology novel and all contain less than 300 pages:
- 1. Promethean Sun - Into the fires of war
Promethean Sun is set during the Great Crusade upon the newly discovered Feral World designated as One-Five-Four-Four. The forces of the Imperium arrive to deliver the primitive natives from enslavement at the hands of the alien Eldar. The Iron Hands of Primarchs Ferrus Manus and Mortarion’s Death Guard Legions fight in theatres of war across the planet, but the most vicious combat takes place in the deep jungles, where Primarch Vulkan and his Salamanders bring the Emperor’s wrath to the heathen xenos. Vulkan and his sons must brave the deadly jungles, battle monstrous reptilian beasts and contend with the vile sorcery of the Eldar if they are to liberate this world and bring the Emperor’s light to its backwards inhabitants. Promethean Sun was later re-released as an unabridged MP3 Audiobook.
- 2. Aurelian - The eye stares back
Aurelian begins following the infamous Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V. The Traitor Primarchs have assembled to deliberate their next move. Primarch Lorgar of the Word Bearers, however, disrupts the meeting with his accusations that Fulgrim of the Emperor's Children is not who he appears to be. His uncharacteristically confident and aggressive demeanour prove no less surprising and disruptive than his claims. The meeting is swiftly adjourned by the Warmaster Horus. In the aftermath, Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons confronts his brother Lorgar not only about his new attitude, but also his blossoming psychic powers and knowledge of the events that have led them all to their current straits. Lorgar chooses to reveal to his brother a tale of a pivotal moment in his life; what happened when he entered the Eye of Terror some forty-three years earlier during the Pilgrimage of Lorgar. Guided by the Daemon Ingethel, he undertook a spiritual journey into the heart of Chaos itself and saw that the entire destiny of Mankind and the Imperium rested upon a few choices made by the Primarchs.
- 3. Brotherhood of the Storm - The Khan rides to war
Brotherhood of the Storm takes place during the Horus Heresy where the V Legion, the White Scars, have been fighting against the Orks of Chondax since the Triumph at Ullanor. As the campaign against the Orks comes to an end the sons of Jaghatai Khan look to the stars and find that everything that they had once known has changed. Brotherhood of the Storm was later released as an e-book and a hardback, non-limited-release novella. This story is also included in the Legacies of Betrayal anthology (Book 31).
- 4. Scorched Earth - From the ashes of Isstvan
Scorched Earth takes place after nearly a quarter of a million loyal Space Marines lost their lives on Isstvan V – the Drop Site Massacre lasted only a few hours, and yet the Iron Hands, Raven Guard and Salamanders were slaughtered by those they had once called kin. With the disappearance of their primarch weighing heavily upon their hearts, Ra'stan and Usabius of the XVIIIth Legion leave behind their fellow survivors and strike out into the Urgall Depression. Their mission: to find what, if anything, remains of mighty Vulkan...
- 5. Corax: Soulforge - Victory is vengeance
Corax: Soulforge follows the Raven Guard and their Primarch, Corvus Corax. In spite of the corruption of Corax’s plans to rebuild his Legion after the Drop Site Massacre, the surviving Raven Guard remain defiant. Happening upon a stricken Word Bearers vessel far behind the front lines, they find evidence of a new alliance between the traitors and the Forge World of Constanix II – with rumours of terrifying new war machines stalking battlefields across the sector, it is a threat too great to ignore. The Primarch Corax must infiltrate the heart of the Mechanicum priesthood on Constanix if he is to win any allies for the war to come, though he will likely be forced to confront the truth of his own mysterious nature along the way...
- 6. Tallarn: Executioner - The battle begins
Tallarn: Executioner takes place during the Battle of Tallarn. As one of the Imperium’s many staging grounds for the forces serving in the Great Crusade, the verdant world of Tallarn has long served as a transfer point for vast numbers of military personnel and their war machines. Now, destroyed by a deadly virus-bomb attack launched by the battered Iron Warriors fleet, the entire world is reduced to a toxic wasteland where the survivors must fight to defend what little remains of their home. The remnants of the once mighty Jurnian 701st Armoured Regiment emerge from their underground shelters, and the opening movements of the Battle of Tallarn begin…
- 7. Ravenlord - Freedom bought with blood
Ravenlord follows the Primarch of the Raven Guard Legion, Corvus Corax, and the remnants of his once mighty Legion as they wage an entirely different type of war against the traitorous Warmaster Horus - liberating worlds oppressed by traitor forces, as they gather more and more followers, and disrupt the Warmaster’s influence wherever they can.
- 8. The Purge - Behind a loyal mask
The Purge is a Horus Heresy novella. The Shadow Crusade spreads across Ultramar, with the Word Bearers 34th Company falling upon the isolated world of Percepton Primus. As the fighting draws out into a programme of extermination, embittered commander Sor Talgron begins to question his part in Lorgar’s grander scheme – for one who stood beside Primarchs and high lords in the grand halls of the Imperial Palace, what glory can there now be in punishing Guilliman’s upstart sons? But the price of doubt is known all too well, and if the Word Bearers are ever to return to Terra in triumph then they must purge the last remnants of such unbelief from the face of the galaxy...
- 9. Death and Defiance - The Traitor's Gambit
Death and Defiance is an anthology novella of short stories set during the Horus Heresy. Included in this anthology are the short stories Imperfect by Nick Kyme, Howl of the Hearthworld by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, A Safe And Shadowed Place by Guy Haley, Virtues of the Sons by Andy Smillie, and Gunsight by James Swallow. All of the short stories contained within Death and Defiance are available separately as e-books.
- 10. The Seventh Serpent - Cut off the head and the body dies
The Seventh Serpent is a limited edition Horus Heresy novella by Graham McNiell that was released in 2014. The crew of the Sisypheum , Iron Hands, Raven Guard and Salamanders survivors, seek to strike a decisive blow against the Traitor Legions. Their target: a heavily defended Alpha Legion outpost. Aided by some unlikely allies, they take their vengeance against the Sons of Alpharius. But as with anything involving the XX Legion, what awaits them on the station is not what they expect, and as the true architect of the battle reveals himself, the warriors of the Shattered Legions face a deadly opponent unlike any other.
- 11. Blades of the Traitor - Heed the Warmaster's call
Blades of the Traitor is a Horus Heresy Series novella anthology. The novella contains five short stories by several Black Library authors, including the following: Black Oculus by John French, Daemonology by Chris Wraight, which were both previously released separately as ebooks, and Twisted by Guy Haley, Chirurgeon by Nick Kyme, and Wolf Mother by Graham McNeill..
- 12. Tallarn: Ironclad - The darkness beneath
Tallarn: Ironclad is a Horus Heresy Series Novella. The battle for Tallarn rages between the traitor Iron Warriors and the Imperial Army. A carpet of armour covers the surface of the toxic planet: Dreadnoughts versus tanks versus Titans. But what secret purpose drives the Iron Warriors onwards to war? Tallarn: Ironclad is written by John French and is the sequel to the novella Tallarn: Executioner. Although Tallarn: Ironclad was marketed as a full length novel it only contains 240 pages, more than a novella yet less than a full novel.
- 13. Cybernetica - Mars must be purged
Cybernetica is a Horus Heresy Series novella. Soon after word reached Terra of Horus's nascent rebellion, Mars fell. Rogue elements within the Mechanicum priesthood, stirred by the Warmaster's promises of independence and prosperity, turned against the Imperium and forced the Primarch Rogal Dorn to order an impenetrable blockade of the Red Planet. Now it has become clear that the corruption has spread too deep, and that more drastic measures must be taken if the Forge World Principal is to be reclaimed. Calling upon the expertise of those who witnessed the so-called 'Death of Innocence' firsthand, Lord Dorn and Malcador the Sigillite consider their final solution - the complete extermination of all life on Mars.
- 14. Wolf King - The Lord of Winter and War
Wolf King is a Horus Heresy Series novella. The Space Wolves were set upon by the forces of the Alpha Legion before they had even recovered from the Scouring of Prospero – hounded to the edge of the Alaxxes Nebula, in desperation Leman Russ called out to his Primarch brothers for aid. None came. Now, with their fleet stranded and supplies dwindling, the warriors of the Rout face almost certain death amidst the rust-red clouds of the nebula. But what a glorious end it shall be, worthy of the sagas of old, and Alpharius's sons will soon learn that a cornered wolf is always the most deadly.
- 15. The Honoured - Betrayal at Calth
The Honoured is a Horus Heresy Series novella. In the immediate aftermath of the Word Bearers’ attack on Calth, survivors from both sides were driven into the subterranean arcology shelters by the tortured Veridian star. While their Primarch, Roboute Guilliman, had planned for many seemingly unthinkable eventualities, the Ultramarines now face a new war in the underworld – could Steloc Aethon, renowned captain of ‘the Honoured 19th’ Company, be the one to lead them to ultimate victory over the traitors? Perhaps, if he can master his own bitter desire for vengeance… Both The Unburdened and The Honoured were also published together as the Betrayal at Calth duology box set, a limited-edition premium version containing hard-back copies of both novellas and additional artwork.
- 16. The Unburdened - Betrayal at Calth
The Unburdened is a Horus Heresy Series novella. Long considering themselves persecuted by the rest of the Imperium, the apostles of the Word Bearers Legion have courted sedition, betrayal and even open heresy for decades. But for Kurtha Sedd of the Third Hand Chapter, the Word Bearers’ assault on Calth has proven to be troubling. Drawn into the haunted shadows of the planet’s underworld, the Chaplain and his devout brethren must now put aside all other concerns and continue to wage war against the Ultramarines, no matter the ultimate cost. Both The Unburdened and The Honoured were also published together as the Betrayal at Calth duology box set, a limited-edition premium version containing hard-back copies of both novellas and additional artwork.
- 17. Garro: Vow of Faith - The Emperor Protects
Garro: Vow of Faith is a Horus Heresy Series novella. Long has been the road of Nathaniel Garro. After escaping the treachery of Isstvan III aboard the Eisenstein, he was gifted with new purpose as the Agentia Primus of the Knights Errant – and yet, Garro has become listless as the full extent of Malcador the Sigillite’s plans for the future are revealed, questioning his place in the galaxy once more. Even as the armies of the Warmaster draw near, Garro strikes out into the wastes of holy Terra. The object of his search? None other than the Living Saint, Euphrati Keeler herself.
- 18. Sons of the Forge - Unscarred, unbroken
Sons of the Forge is a Horus Heresy Series novella and is written by Nick Kyme. Charged with a solemn duty by the Primarch Vulkan himself, Forgefather T'kell of the Salamanders prepares for what may be his last journey. Along with a chosen few of the Legion's elite Firedrakes, he must bear the last seven of Vulkan's greatest weapons away to the secret vault known as The Wrought, putting them forever beyond the reach of enemy and ally alike. But word has already spread of these legendary artifacts... Although Sons of the Forge is marketed as a full length novel it only contains 240 pages, more than a novella yet less than a full novel nad is the second novella marketed this way (the other was Tallarn: Ironclad).
The Primarchs is an upcoming series of Horus Heresy Novellas that focuses on each of the 18 known Primarchs. The series will begin publication in May 2016, starting with Roboute Guilliman. The novels will first release as limited editions and only on www.blacklibrary.com. The series is projected to last for 4 years.
- 1. The Horus Heresy - Primarchs Book 1: Roboute Guilliman - Lord of Ultramar
The first book in The Primarchs Series, Roboute Guilliman - Lord of Ultramar is written by David Annandale and contains information on Roboute Guilliman and the Ultramarines Legion. Long before the coming of the Imperium, the realm of Ultramar was ruled by Roboute Guilliman, the last Battle King of Macragge. Even after learning of his true heritage as a Primarch son of the Emperor of Mankind, he strove to expand his domain as efficiently and benevolently as possible, with the XIII Legion Ultramarines as his alone to command. Now, facing a rival empire on the Ork-held world of Thoas, Guilliman must choose his weapons carefully – otherwise his dream of a brighter future could be lost forever...
- 2. The Horus Heresy - Primarchs Book 2: Leman Russ - The Great Wolf
The second book in The Primarchs Series, Leman Russ - The Great Wolf is written by Chris Wraight and contains information on Leman Russ and the Space Wolves Legion. Many are the sagas of Leman Russ, Lord of Winter and War, most fearsome of the Emperor's Primarch sons. At the height of the Great Crusade, his Space Wolves fight to bring the rebel world of Dulan to compliance. Enraged by the defiance of the tyrant Durath, Russ has pledged to strike him down personally but his brother Lion El'Jonson, Primarch of the Dark Angels Legion, advises more caution. With the might of two Legions arrayed against Durath, tensions nevertheless run high, and the rivalry between the Wolf and the Lion threatens to engulf them all.
- 3. The Horus Heresy - Primarchs Book 3: Magnus the Red - Master of Prospero
The third book in The Primarchs Series, Magnus the Red - The Master of Prospero is written by Graham McNeill and contains information on Magnus the Red and the Thousand Sons Legion. Lord of the mystical and uncanny, Magnus the Red has long studied the ancient crafts of sorcery. A Psyker without peer, save only for the Emperor himself, he commands his loyal followers of the Thousand Sons Legion in the Great Crusade, always vigilant for any lost knowledge they might recover from the remains of dead human civilisations. Now, fighting alongside his brother Perturabo of the Iron Warriors Legion, Magnus begins to foresee an approaching nexus of fate. Will he remain true to their mutual aims, or divert his own efforts towards furthering his own mastery of the warp? Book cover currently not finalized.
- 4. The Horus Heresy - Primarchs Book 4: Perturabo - The Hammer of Olympia
The forth book in The Primarchs Series, Perturabo - The Hammer of Olympia is written by Guy Haley. Born to a life of political conflict, Perturabo was always considered a child prodigy among the people of Olympia – indeed, his philosophical and scientific works were beyond compare. But then, after his rediscovery by the Emperor and decades of thankless military campaigning on the Great Crusade, the Primarch begins to resent his Legion’s place in the Imperium. When word reaches him of turmoil on his adoptive home world, he orders the Iron Warriors to abandon their campaign against the xenos Hrud and crush this emerging rebellion by any means necessary...
- 5. The Horus Heresy - Primarchs Book 5: Lorgar - Bearer of the Word
The fifth book in The Primarchs Series, Lorgar - Bearer of the Word is written by Gav Thorpe and contains information on Lorgar and the Word Bearers Legion. On the world of Colchis, mighty religions rule a decaying society in the name of absent gods – until the arrival of Lorgar. Primarch, prophet, leader of destiny, the "Golden One" is raised by Kor Phaeron, priest of the Covenant, to be his weapon in a quest for power. As religious war spreads across the planet, spearheaded by the Brotherhood of Lorgar, the Primarch is plagued by visions of the future and the coming of the Emperor. To find his place in this new order, he must reach balance between the teachings of his adopted father Kor Phaeron, and the fate that he knows awaits him among the stars. Final cover art has yet to be revealed.
- XX. The Horus Heresy - Primarchs Book 6: Fulgrim - The Phoenician
The fifth book in The Primarchs Series, Fulgrim - The Phoenician is written by Josh Reynolds and contains information on Fulgrim and the Emperor's Children Legion. Official synopsis, sub-title, and cover art is unreleased at this time.
- XX. The Horus Heresy - Primarchs Book 7: Ferrus Manus - The Gorgon
An upcoming book in The Primarchs Series, Ferrus Manus - The Gorgon is written by David Guymer and contains information on Ferrus Manus and the Iron Hands Legion. Official synopsis, title, and cover is unreleased at this time.
The following are Horus Heresy Series Omnibus books, each collecting several main series novels, novellas, short stories, and printed versions of audio dramas.
- 1. Crusade's End
Crusade's End is the very first Horus Heresy Series Omnibus. It was to be the dawn of a glorious new age. Following countless millennia of darkness and strife, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind had reconquered world after world in a Great Crusade, the like of which the galaxy had never seen. Having established themselves as the most powerful military force ever to march under a single banner, the Space Marine Legions were each led by a god-like Primarch – those apparently immortal sons of the Emperor himself. Humanity seemed set to rule the stars once more. And then came Horus Lupercal. The noble Warmaster, and reviled arch-traitor. Crusade's End contains three novels and three short stories.
- 2. The Last Phoenix
The Last Phoenix is the second Horus Heresy Series Omnibus. Only in perfection can evil flourish. With the Space Marine Legions falling upon one another in open battle, the most flawed of the mighty Primarchs began to pursue their own agendas, seeking out whatever destinies they imagined for themselves under Horus’s new order. Fulgrim, the Phoenician lord of the Emperor’s Children Legion, had always striven to outshine his brothers – but even he could never have guessed the depths of betrayal to which he would eventually sink in pursuit of greater power. In strength, there is weakness. In beauty, horror. The Horus Heresy continues in this omnibus, with the fall of the III Legion to Chaos. The Last Phoenix contains two novels, five short stories, and two novella length short stories.
- 3. The Razing of Prospero
The Razing of Prospero is the third Horus Heresy Series Omnibus. Not all of the Primarchs were created equal. Long persecuted for his Legion's sorcerous ways, Magnus the Red nevertheless considered himself among the most loyal of the Emperor's Sons. It was he who first learned of Horus's corruption, but in trying to warn his father he earned the wrath of Leman Russ - Primarch of the Space Wolves and self-styled Imperial Executioner. Word of the subsequent attack on Prospero blurred the lines between ally and enemy, friend and foe, throughout the Legions. Seeking only unity, the Imperium engineered its own downfall. The Razing of Prospero contains two novels and four short stories.
Short Stories, Quick Reads, and NovelettesEdit
This list includes all short stories and novelettes that are first published as stand alone quick reads, quick reads, e-shorts, novelettes, or are included in special edition releases or exclusive timed releases. Short stories that were released as part of an anthology novel, or ones that are prose versions of original audio dramas are not listed here. Currently most stand alone short stories are later re-released as part of an anthology.
- 1. The Dark King
The Dark King is a short story that takes place during the Horus Heresy. The acts of terror and warmongering by Konrad Curze, Primarch of the Night Lords Legion, have earned the ire of his brother Primarch, Rogal Dorn. Wracked by terrible visions of the future, Curze is driven insane and attacks Dorn, setting the Night Lord on an inexorable course towards eternal damnation. The Dark King, along with The Lightning Tower were originally released in the 2007 Games Day Exclusive Horus Heresy Chapbook, note that artwork is taken from the enhanced audio version.
- 2. The Lightning Tower
The Lightning Tower is a short story that takes place during the Horus Heresy. Rogal Dorn, Primarch of the Imperial Fists Legion, faces a stark reality. He must tear down the magnificence of the Emperor's Palace, a shining beacon in a galaxy of darkness, and turn it into a fortress. With the army of arch-traitor Horus drawing ever closer, as he blights the Palace with gunports and defence towers, Dorn must face a difficult question: 'What are you afraid of?' The Lightning Tower, along with The Dark King were originally released in the 2007 Games Day Exclusive Horus Heresy Chapbook, note that artwork is taken from the enhanced audio version.
- 3. Army of One
Army of One is a short story that takes place during the Horus Heresy, the civil war that blazed across the galaxy. The Hive World of Proxima Apocryphis turns Traitor and Malcador the Sigillite despatches punishment in the form of a living weapon -- an Eversor Assassin - the ultimate weapon in the living arsenal of the Officio Assassinorum. The responsibility has fallen to the Imperial Assassin to decimate Proxima Apocryphis' heretical command structure and rip the traitorous heart from the defecting forces. Army of One was later released as part of The Silent War anthology novel.
- 4. Kryptos - The voice of Chaos
Kryptos is a short-story involving two Raven Guard and Iron Hands survivors from the Drop Site Massacre on Istvaan V. On the doomed Forge World of Cavor Sarta, these two veteran warriors of the Imperium strike deep into the heart of a Dark Mechanicum seeking out the enemy’s most valued asset: the mysterious ‘Kryptos’... Kryptos was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 5. Distant Echoes of Old Night
Distant Echoes of Old Night follows Death Guard Chaplain Murnau as he hunts a small force of Imperial Fists on a forest moon. As his foes elude him, he unleashes one of his Legion's most terrifying weapons: the Destroyers. Distant Echoes of Old Night was later made part of the Games Day Anthology 2012/2013, as its only short story pertaining to the Hours Heresy. Distant Echoes of Old Night was later released as part of The Silent War anthology novel.
- 6. Lost Sons
Lost Sons takes place five years after Sanguinius and the majority of the Blood Angels Legion departed for the Signus Cluster, on the Warmaster's order. Since then, the Horus Heresy has been revealed and is sweeping across the galaxy. Only twenty Blood Angels stand guard on Baal, desperate for news of their brothers, but all travel and communication with the Signus system has been blocked by the malignant ruinstorm between the two systems. Warden Arkad is surprised by the arrival of Tylos Rubio, an agent of the Sigillite, bearing an unfortunate message: with their Primarch and the majority of their Legion lost and presumed dead, the Sigillite has ordered the Blood Angels disbanded, and their fleet and armoury distributed to other loyalist factions. Lost Sons was later made part of the Black Library Weekender Anthology, as only one of two short stories pertaining to the Horus Heresy, but can also be purchased separately.
- 7. Death of a Silversmith
Death of a Silversmith is a Horus Heresy Short Story that takes place before the fall of Horus where a lone remembrancer meets an unfortunate end at the hands of the Luna Wolves. Death of a Silversmith was originally published in the Games Day Anthology 2011/2012, it has since been re-released in the Shadows of Treachery anthology. Death of a Silversmith is written by Black Library author Graham McNeill.
- 8. The Divine Word
The Divine Word follows Praefector Marcus Valerius as he is beset by disturbing dreams and in the midst of a brutal war, will he find salvation in the so-called holy truths of the Lectitio Divinitatus? The Divine Word was later made part of the Black Library Weekender Anthology, as only one of two short stories pertaining to the Horus Heresy, but can also be purchased separately. The Divine Word was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 9. The Kaban Project
The Kaban Project is a Horus Heresy Short Story that takes place on Mars where the Mechanicum has recreated one of humanity's greatest sins: an artificially sentient machine known only as Kaban. The Kaban Project was originally published in the Horus Heresy: Collected Visions artbook and again in the Shadows of Treachery anthology, and now is available for the first time as a stand alone e-book. The Kaban Project was written by Black Library author Graham McNeill.
- 10. The Gates of Terra
The Gates of Terra takes place as the Heresy spreads across the galaxy and confusion reigns, only one thing is certain: Horus and his traitor Legions will eventually strike at Terra. But he will not find it unguarded - the Ardent Reef, an encircling ring of gun bastions and asteroid bases, is but one amongst many such lines of defence. Captain Arcadese of the Ultramarines finds himself in command of a host of his battle-brothers, as the renegade Warmaster's fleet launches its final assault on the Throneworld. Will he hold the line even in the face of almost certain death, or will his own loyalty waver in those final moments? The Gates of Terra was first published in the French Games Day Chapbook 2012, but is now available in English as an E-Book. The Gates of Terra was later released as part of The Silent War anthology novel.
- 11. Lord of the Red Sands
Lord of the Red Sands is a Horus Heresy Short Story by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Angron, gladiator-Primarch of the World Eaters, is renowned across the galaxy for his savagery and brutal martial code. But amidst the ruins of Isstvan III, even as he slaughters his own wayward sons, he finds a unique serenity in the carnage of warfare... no matter whose blood he spills. And for what does the Eater of Worlds hunger above all else? Nothing more than freedom. Lord of the Red Sands was later released as part of the Angron collection, The Imperial Truth exlcusive novel, and now in the War Without End anthology novel.
- 12. Serpent
Serpent is an event-exclusive Horus Heresy Short Story that was printed upon the programme for the Horus Heresy Weekender held in Nottingham, UK, on the 18-19/5/2013 and is written by Black Library author John French. Serpent was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology and as an audio book. Stranger things than xenos and mutants dwell in the dark places between the stars - things known only too well to the inhabitants of Davin. Cult priest Thoros calls upon the favour of his patron gods to aid him in casting out the pretenders and non-believers, for only the true disciples of Chaos can be allowed to rule the galaxy... Cover art taken from audio drama cover.
- 13. Luna Mendax
Luna Mendax is a Horus Heresy Short Story that was first released at the 2013 Black Library Weekender Event in November 2013 as part of the The Black Library Anthology (2013/14). Luna Mendax is written by Black Library author Graham McNeill and takes place on Luna, where former Sons of Horus Captain Garviel Loken has become a recluse. His mind having not fully recovered from the horrors he witnessed during the Istvaan III Atrocity. After returning from his failed mission to Caliban, he has since ignored all of Malcador the Sigillite's summons and devoted himself to restoring a garden in a forgotten biodome of the Somnus Citadel. While waging an aggressive "war" on the aphids plaguing the garden, he is visited by an unexpected soul: Tarik Torgaddon, slain months ago on Istvaan III. Torgaddon cheerfully remembers being killed, yet insists he is there on Luna. Luna Mendax was later released as part of The Silent War anthology novel.
- 14. Riven
Riven is a Horus Heresy short story that follows Brother Crius, a member of the vaunted Crusader Host, who stood as the representative of the Iron Hands upon the soil of Holy Terra. When he learns of the death of his beloved Primarch, Ferrus Manus, at the hands of the Traitor Legions, his grief imbues him with the strength and resolve to undertake a special mission on behalf of Rogal Dorn himself. Striking out into the stars, he searches for any signs of his lost brethren, hoping to bring them back to Terra to aid in the final defence of the Imperial Palace. The question remains – just who has survived the slaughter on Istvaan V, and what yet remains of them? Riven was released by the Black Library as part of their Digital Mondays e-book releases, and was written by author John French. Riven was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 15. Bjorn: Lone Wolf
Bjorn: Lone Wolf is a Horus Heresy short story that follows Lone Wolf Bjorn The Fell-Handed while he seeks vengeance against a certain foe on the Daemon infesting battlefield of Velbayne. While Leman Russ and the rest of the Rout fight against the daemonic masses, Bjorn stands alone. Bjorn: Lone Wolf was written by Black Libaray author Chris Wraight and was released as part of the 2013 Christmas Advent Calendar, it was released on the first day, December 1st. Bjorn: Lone Wolf was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 16. The Wolf of Ash and Fire
The Wolf of Ash and Fire is a Horus Heresy short story that takes place during the Great Crusade, before the outbreak of the Horus Heresy. The Wolf of Ash and Fire follows Horus Lupercal, fighting alongside the Emperor Himself, as the Luna Wolves fight for control of the Ork-held planetoid of Gorro. The Wolf of Ash and Fire was released as a free e-book with every copy of Macragge's Honour and later released as a stand alone e-book. The Wolf of Ash and Fire was later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 17. Heart of the Conqueror
Heart of the Conqueror is a Horus Heresy short story that takes place after the events of the main series novel Betrayer, and follows the World Eaters Legion and their now Daemonic Primarch, Angron. Angron is chained in the deepest dungeon aboard the Conqueror, his own flagship. Meanwhile the ship's only Navigator takes her own life after no longer being able to be part of the Legion's insanity and bloodlust, ripping the ship violently out of the Warp and into realspace, where they are then stranded and lost, with the Daemon Primarch beneath their feet. Heart of the Conqueror was released as a Horus Heresy Weekender exclusive, and is also included in the Legacies of Betrayal anthology. This short story was later released as an e-book.
- 18. Child of Night
Child of Night is a Horus Heresy short story. 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 was later released as part of The Silent War anthology novel.
- 19. The Shadowmasters
The Shadowmasters is a Horus Heresy Short Story that first appeared within the dusk jacket for the hardback release of the Horus Heresy Novella Corax: Soulforge and later released as an audio book. The Mor Deythan stand apart from their brothers of the Raven Guard Legion - indeed, there are many who would claim that they do not even exist. Blessed with the same powers of stealth and subterfuge as their Primarch Corvus Corax, the self-styled Shadowmasters may slip through any battlefield, unseen and unheard, until they are ready to strike. Now, as the Legion mounts its attack on the Forge World of Atlas, Brother-Sergeant Chamell leads his warriors on a vital, clandestine mission to strike at the enemy's heart. Cover art taken from audio book release. The Shadowmasters was later released as part of the Corax anthology novel.
- 20. The Devine Adoratrice
The Devine Adoratrice is a Horus Heresy Short Story that first appeared in the exclusive anthology novel The Imperial Truth and later released as an ebook book. Decades before Horus's civil war sunders the Imperium, Raeven Devine, ruler-in-waiting of the world of Molech, prepares for his Becoming, the rite that will elevate him to the rank of Knight and bond him with the mighty war machine that will be his steed for years to come. But traitors within the Sacristans have other ideas and a shocking act of betrayal sets the stage for one of the bloodiest battles of the Horus Heresy. The Devine Adoratrice was released as an ebook so it could act as the prequel to Book 29, Vengeful Spirit. The Devine Adoratrice was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 21. Daemonology
Daemonology is a Horus Heresy short story that follows the Death Guard Legion and their Primarch, Mortarion. Chagrined by his defeat at the hands of Jaghatai Khan, Mortarion abandons the pursuit of the White Scars Legion and instead leads the Death Guard in a spiteful, punitive rampage across the systems of the Prosperine Empire. World after world has fallen to this horrific onslaught, and yet the insular and secretive Primarch seems preoccupied by some other, unspoken goal. Finally, on Terathalion, the truth of Mortarion’s sinister heritage will be exposed, and the future of the XIV Legion will be written...Daemonology was originally released as an ebook but was later released as part of the Blades of the Traitor novella anthology. Daemonology was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 22. Sins of the Father
Sins of the Father is a Horus Heresy short story. As Azkaellon and Amit duel in the ritual Tempest of Angels, the two favoured sons of Sanguinius learn something about their virtues and their weaknesses, of both themselves and each other. This Short Story is also included in the First Edition Version of the Warhammer 40,000 novel Sons of Wrath. Sins of the Father was also later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 23. The Final Compliance of Sixty-Three Fourteen
The Final Compliance of Sixty-Three Fourteen is a Horus Heresy short story. As Horus grinds the Imperium beneath his boot, emissaries from the XVIth Legion return to worlds sworn to the Warmaster during the Great Crusade to have them renew their fealty. With the Sons of Horus already at battle readiness over Sixty-Three Fourteen, a grim decision must be made... The Final Compliance of Sixty-Three Fouteen was later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 24. Vorax
Vorax is a Horus Heresy short story. The Ring of Iron encircles Mars like a broken halo, standing as the last contested outpost of the Dark Mechanicum inside the Imperial Fists’ blockade. But those rogue priests and adepts lurking in the depths will soon face a new enemy, and the hunters shall become the prey... Vorax was later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 25. The Value of Fear
The Value of Fear is a Horus Heresy short story. The Raven Guard under Corax continue to gather all leaderless loyalists to their banner, determined to take the fight to Horus and his heretics. In the industrial nightmare of the underhive, the XIXth Legion receive a lesson in terror tactics from the most unlikely of allies – the Night Lords... The Value of Fear was later released as part of the Corax anthology novel.
- 26. Brotherhood of the Moon
Brotherhood of the Moon is a Horus Heresy short story. In the aftermath of the rebellion within his Legion, Jaghatai Khan ordered the trials of his wayward sons to determine whether or not they would atone. The proud Terran legionary Torghun Khan now stands before his accusers, and must account for the events that could have led him into outright heresy... Brotherhood of the Moon was later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 27. Virtues of the Sons
Virtues of the Sons is a Horus Heresy short story. Amit, the 'Flesh Tearer', captain of the Blood Angels duels the vicious gladiator Khârn, and Azkaellon of the Sanguinary Guard faces Lucius, Emperor's Children swordsman, as Sanguinius's chosen sons explore the twin aspects of their nature. Virtues of the Sons was published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Death and Defiance anthology novella. Virtues of the Sons was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 28. Imperfect
Imperfect is a Horus Heresy short story. A simple game of Regicide between the Primarchs Fulgrim and Ferrus Manus is far more than it seems. Especially since Ferrus Manus is dead... Imperfect was published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Death and Defiance anthology novel. Imperfect was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 29. Howl of the Hearthworld
Howl of the Hearthworld is a Horus Heresy short story. In the wake of the Razing of Prospero and Magnus the Red' betrayal, Space Wolves watch packs were sent to keep an eye on each of the Primarchs, ready strike should treachery rear its head. One pack made their way to Terra itself, assigned to the Emperor's Praetorian, Rogal Dorn... Howl of the Hearthworld was published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Death and Defiance anthology novella. Howl of the Hearthworld was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 30. A Safe and Shadowed Place
A Safe and Shadowed Place is a Horus Heresy short story. Scattered and leaderless after their disastrous defeat at the hands of the Dark Angels Legion, the remnants of the Night Lords once mighty fleet head to a prearranged location: the world of Sotha, located on the fringes of Ultramar. They expect to find some of Guilliman's XIII Legion opposing them, but they're not prepared for what awaits them when they stumble across one of the most important worlds in Imperium Secundus. A Safe and Shadowed Place was published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Death and Defiance anthology novella. A Safe and Shadowed Place was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 31. Gunsight
Gunsight is a Horus Heresy short story. An Imperial Vindicare Temple Officio Assassinorum lurks on board the Vengeful Spirit. His target? Non-other than Warmaster Horus himself. Gunsight was published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Death and Defiance anthology novella. Gunsight was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 32. Black Oculus
Black Oculus is a Horus Heresy short story. After Fulgrim’s ascension to daemonhood at Iydris, Perturabo and his Legion were trapped by the singularity at the heart of the so-called ‘Eye of Terror’. Their only option? To thread the needle, and dive into the heart of the black hole. Perhaps by sheer blind luck, they were transported far across the warp to the Tallarn System – but the Navigators in service to the Iron Warriors fleet were irreversibly corrupted by that harrowing experience. Now they serve a new purpose, and Perturabo’s plans for revenge come closer to fruition... Black Oculus was originally released as an ebook but was later released as part of the Blades of the Traitor novella anthology. Black Oculus was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 33. Wolf Mother
Wolf Mother is a Horus Heresy short story. Aboard the Molech's Enlightenment, amongst the countless civilian refugees that fled the Warmaster's invasion of Molech, a serpent makes its nest. The Chaos cult that brought House Devine to its knees lives on, preying upon the weak and the helpless, and it falls to Alivia Sureka to root out the evil that hides in plain sight. Luckily for her, she has an ally who is more than familiar with such tactics the lone wolf Knight Errant, Severian. Wolf Mother was originally published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Blades of the Traitor novella anthology. Wolf Mother was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 34. Twisted
Twisted is a Horus Heresy short story. Since he was crippled by rebel treachery on Sixty-Three Nineteen, Maloghurst the Twisted has continued to serve Warmaster Horus as his closest aide and confidant. His loyalty has remained constant, but the XVI Legion has changed rivalry and personal ambition run rife, and although Horus's authority is supreme, his equerry's is certainly not. When a daemonic plot to infest the Vengeful Spirit comes to light, Maloghurst reluctantly turns to the few allies he has left: the mysterious Davinites. Twisted was originally published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Blades of the Traitor novella anthology. Twisted was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 35. Chirurgeon
Chirurgeon is a Horus Heresy short story. In its earliest days, the III Legion was blighted by a genetic flaw that threatened to end the Phoenician's bloodline forever. Fortunately, through tireless effort and the miracle of the Primarch's own genetic perfection, visionaries like Apothecary Fabius Bile were able to halt the corruption and restore the Emperor's Children to their former glory. Except, it would seem, that a terrible secret has been kept from the rest of the Legion, and the threat of further degeneration is quite real... Chirurgeon was originally published simultaneously as a stand-alone ebook and as a part of the Blades of the Traitor novella anthology. Chirurgeon was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 36. Tallarn: Witness
Tallarn: Witness is a Horus Heresy short story. After a somewhat unexpected Imperial victory against the Iron Warriors upon the dead wastes of Tallarn, the world’s new governor-militant Susada Syn takes to the battlefield. With the wreckage of a million tanks and war machines spread across the planetary surface, Syn and his allies in the Space Marine Legions and Imperial Army survey the carnage, and consider the price that they have paid in blood...Tallarn: Witness was originally released as a short story in the 2015 Horus Heresy Weekender, but was later released as an e-book.
- 37. Ironfire
Ironfire is a Horus Heresy short story. His body broken by the fall of the Schadenhold, the Iron Warriors Warsmith Idriss Krendl is nonetheless far from defeated. Now commanding two of the mighty siege guns stolen from the forge world of Diamat, he seeks to redeem himself in the eyes of his Primarch by bringing down the Great Selenic Palace on Euphorus, and gather invaluable tactical data for the eventual assault on Terra. His plan? To utilise a strategy of his own devising - the glorious Ironfire Protocol. Ironfire was later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 38. Hands of the Emperor
Hands of the Emperor is a Horus Heresy short story. There are no more loyal servants of the Master of Mankind than his own Custodian Guard... except, of course, for his appointed Praetorians, the stalwart legionaries of the Imperial Fists. When Shield-Captain Enobar Stentonox is assigned to watch over the Imperial Palace, it is only a matter of hours before a full alert is sounded - secure airspace has been breached, by none other than their well-intentioned Space Marine allies. With neither side willing to accept responsibility for the mistake, tensions rise and a new battle begins in the skies over Terra. Hands of the Emperor was originally published part of The Imperial Truth exclusive novel anthology, but was released later as a stand-alone ebook. Hands of the Emperor was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 39. By the Lion's Command
By the Lion's Command is a Horus Heresy short story. Following the splitting of the Dark Angels fleet in the aftermath of Perditus, Seneschal Corswain continues to hunt down the Death Guard forces under the command of the infamous Typhon. Now, a tense standoff erupts in the heavens over the supposedly independent world of Terra Nullius, and Corswain must either bend the local population to his own cause or make an example of them to other worlds that might secede from the Imperium. In this war, there can be no innocent bystanders. By the Lion's Command was originally published part of The Imperial Truth exclusive novel anthology, but was released later as a stand-alone ebook. By the Lion's Command was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 40. All That Remains
All That Remains is a Horus Heresy short story. As Horus' rebellion consumes the galaxy, the dead number in the billions. Far greater, however, are the countless casualties evacuated from front line duties to tend their wounds and someday return to the fight. On one particular vessel cast adrift in the Warp, a handful of ragged Imperial Army soldiers make a startling discovery, and the question of why so many more of their comrades have been lost is soon answered... All That Remains was originally published part of The Imperial Truth exclusive novel anthology, but was released later as a stand-alone ebook. All That Remains was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 41. The Phoenician
The Phoenician is a Horus Heresy short story. On the black sands of Isstvan V, Gabriel Santar is dying. Struck down by his former battle-brother, Julius Kaesoron of the Emperor's Children, he watches helplessly as his father Ferrus Manus is murdered by the thrice-damned traitor Fulgrim. But Santar's fading sight reveals far more about the supposedly perfect Phoenician Primarch than anyone could have guessed - is it too late for this revelation to have any value to the Iron Hands Legion? The Phoenician was originally published part of The Imperial Truth exclusive novel anthology, but was released later as a stand-alone ebook and is now available as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 42. Massacre
Massacre is a Horus Heresy short story by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Massacre is a preqel to the Night Lords series of Warhammer 40,000 novels by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Shunned by the rest of the Legions after the destruction of their Nostramo, the Night Lords have fought without their disgraced Primarch Konrad Curze for many years. But now the self-proclaimed ‘Night Haunter’ has returned and will lead them to the backwater world of Isstvan V, where a great treachery is unfolding, and the grim legionaries of First Claw will soon be forced to embrace their dark destiny. This short story was released for free over the course o five days only through the Warhammer App and later released as an ebook. Massacre was later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 43. Artefacts
Artefacts is a Horus Heresy short story. Before the massacre on Isstvan V, the Primarch Vulkan returns to his forge on Nocturne to prepare for war against the traitors. However, in light of recent conflicts with his wayward brother Konrad Curze, he looks upon his personal armoury with a startling new clarity. If the wrath of the supposedly loyal Night Lords can be unleashed upon their own home world in a moment of unchecked rage, is it wise for any Legion to have access to such devastating devices as the Engine of Woes, the Unbound Flame or the Song of Entropy? Artefacts was originally published part of the Sedition's Gate exclusive novel anthology, but was released later as a stand-alone ebook. Artefacts was later released as part of the War Without End anthology novel.
- 44. Ghosts Speak Not
Ghosts Speak Not is a Horus Heresy short story. When Nathaniel Garro carried word of the Warmaster’s treachery to Terra, he also brought with him seventy loyal sons of the Death Guard Legion. Distrusted by their kinsmen, they languished in seclusion on Luna... until now. Written by James Swallow, this short story is included in the novelette 'Ghosts Speak Not & Patience'. Ghosts Speak Not was later released as part of The Silent War anthology novel.
- 45. Patience
Patience is a Horus Heresy short story. Amendera Kendel, once a Sister of Silence but more recently in service to the Sigillite, gives Helig Gallor of the Death Guard a new purpose, and a new duty – one that will ultimately see him reunited with his former battle captain on the field of war. Written by James Swallow, this short story is included in the novelette 'Ghosts Speak Not & Patience'. Patience was later released as part of The Silent War anthology novel.
- 46. Inheritor
Inheritor is a Horus Heresy short story. On the world of Kronus, deep within the grand realm of Ultramar, Torquill Eliphas of the Word Bearers brings his grand designs to fruition. As part of Lorgar’s Shadow Crusade, the Ark of Testimony Chapter has fought alongside their berserker allies from the World Eaters for many months. But the slaughter of Ultramarines is not their only goal – Eliphas seeks to harness the power of the Warp, in the construction of the mighty Templum Daemonarchia... Inheritor was later released as part of the Eye of Terra anthology novel.
- 47. Tallarn: Siren
Tallarn: Siren is a Horus Heresy short story. In the immediate aftermath of the Iron Warriors' attack, the loyalist forces on Tallarn mount a desperate mission to locate the last surviving Astropath on the planet, so that they can send a distress call to the rest of the Imperium.
- 48. Blackshield
Blackshield is a Horus Heresy short story. Even within the dread annals of the Horus Heresy, few events have provoked as much horror as the Drop Site Massacre on Istvaan V, when the Space Marines turned on their brothers in an orgy of slaughter. The Legions were torn apart, the civil war spiralling outwards to all corners of the Imperium, shattering the trust that once bound them together. Along with a handful of other renegade Death Guard legionaries, ex-Deathshroud Terminator Sergeant Khorak has begun to raid the fringes of the Imperium - until they are cornered by mysterious warriors in crudely painted black armour, led by another fallen son of Mortarion, the Blackshield Crysos Morturg. Can the two gene-brothers set aside their differences, or is history deemed to repeat itself?
- 49. Myriad
Myriad is a Horus Heresy short story. Mars, the Red Planet, home to the Mechanicum, a mysterious cult dedicated to unlocking the secrets of the universe. In this sequel to Cybernetica, a loyalist resistance – made up of rag-tag survivors from a Titan crew, enginseers and tech-adepts – conducts guerrilla raids on the Dark Mechanicum forces of Kelbor-Hal. Out in the wastes, they discover a Kastelan robot that carries inside it a rare secret: a technology that has the power to break the stalemate and swing the war in the loyalists’ favour. But what is the cost of deploying such a power? The loyalists now face a hard decision – just because they can, does this mean they should?
- 50. The Harrowing
The Harrowing is a Horus Heresy short story. The garrison world of Callistra Mundi is threatened by traitor forces – none other than the insidious Alpha Legion. Like so many before it, this attack will not come as a traditional legionary assault, but as a Harrowing. Operatives and turncoats are revealed within the Mechanicum ark freighter Omnissiax and her attendant battlegroup, and confusion will reign amongst the loyalist defenders. And only when none can tell friend from foe will the true destruction begin...
- 51. Into Exile
Into Exile is a Horus Heresy short story by Aaron Demsbki-Bowden. When the traitorous allies of Warmaster Horus and Fabricator-General Kelbor-Hal seized control of Mars, they sent elite hunters to apprehend key targets and ensure that any loyal resistance would fail. One such target was the legendary technoarchaeologist Arkhan Land, the discoverer of many lost treasures and curiosities from mankind's Golden Age - and the Imperial Fists cannot allow such a valuable mind to fall into the hands of the enemy. Does Land have good reason to fear his apparent saviours?
- 52. The Grey Raven
The Grey Raven is a Horus Heresy short story by Gav Thorpe. Balsar Kurthuri of the Raven Guard has always followed his Primarch's orders. When the Edict of Nikaea forbade psykers within the Legions, he returned to the line squads without a second thought. When the Warmaster's treachery became known, he gave freely of his powers. Now, as the war appears to be entering its final, grim stages, at Lord Corax's command he must return to Terra to face judgement for the apparent crime of unswerving loyalty...
- 53. The Painted Count
The Painted Count is a Horus Heresy short story by Guy Haley. Following the disastrous invasion of Sotha and the dimming of the Pharos' light, Gendor Skraivok languishes on board the VIII Legion flagship, the Nightfall. Distrusted by his allies and despised by his rivals, he nonetheless means to claw back leadership of the Night Lords from the pretender Captain Shang, by fair means or foul. And, rather than a portent of doom, the daemonic blade that seems to have chosen him as its bearer may be the answer...
- 54. Exocytosis
Exocytosis is a Horus Heresy short story by James Swallow. Having long been hounded across the galaxy by the Dark Angels, First Captain Typhon of the Death Guard has limped his fleet to sanctuary in Segmentum Obscurus - as a guest of the separatist Luther of Caliban, no less. On the world of Zaramund, long a symbol of brotherhood amongst the Legions, Typhon begins to suspect that a new form of corruption has followed him out of the wider war. Will he embrace it, or escape into the darkness once more?
- 55. The Last Son of Prospero
The Last Son of Prospero is a Horus Heresy short story by Chris Wraight. The Thousand Sons sorcerer Revuel Arvida guided his White Scars kinsmen through all the horrors of the Ruinstorm, even though the psychic exertion almost killed him. Now on Terra, he clings to life by the merest thread, his body ravaged by the curse of his Legion - the insidious flesh-change. The Primarch Jaghatai Khan demands that Arvida be saved, no matter the cost. But even if such a thing were possible, what would remain of his mind and soul?
- 56. Ordo Sinister
Ordo Sinister is a Horus Heresy short story by John French. The Webway – a bizarre alien landscape created by the Eldar in ages long past; a network of otherworldly tunnels that burrow through time and space. When the wards protecting the Webway are accidentally breached by the Primarch Magnus the Red, hordes of daemons are able to exploit this weakness to attack the heart of Terra directly. While the Emperor himself tries to hold the wards in place, a desperate battle takes place in the Webway itself – a battle that requires very special combatants – among them the Psi-Titan Borealis Thoon.
- 57. The Ember Wolves
The Ember Wolves is a Horus Heresy short story by Rob Sanders. On the Hive World of Absalom, God-machines go to war: loyalist Titans under the banner of the Fabricator General of Terra clash against the forces of Horus Lupercal, Warmaster and Arch-Traitor. By the time the Emperor-class Titan of the Legio Castigatra arrive, the Legio Audax, also known as the Ember Wolves, have long been lying in wait for their prey. When a traitor Warhound pack spots the loyalist Titan Tantorus Magnificat striding through the ruins, they know they have found a target worthy of their battle-pack, and eagerly launch their attack. Though their hunt is successful, when the Warhound Princeps gather round their downed prey, they discover that their fight is not yet over.
- 1. The Horus Heresy Vol.I - Visions of War
The Horus Heresy Vol.I - Visions of War is the first of four art books packed with pictures based on the Horus Heresy. With text that reads like a history of the Heresy written by Alan Merrett, the book includes artwork from such artists as Adrian Smith and John Blanche, including some of John Blanche's concept sketches. Visions of War details the Great Crusade and the beginning of the Horus Heresy.
- 2. The Horus Heresy Vol.II - Visions of Darnkess
The Horus Heresy Vol.II - Visions of Darkness is the second of four art books packed with pictures based on the Horus Heresy. This book continues the story of the Horus Heresy, the the dark time in human history when the Imperium was rent by the internal war, as the Forces of Chaos strove to turn brother against brother. This book is full of color images from Sabertooth's fantastic collectable card game, depicting famous characters, places and warriors from the dim history of the Imperium. Visions of Darkness covers the early parts of the Horus Heresy and the nature of various factions within the Heresy, including the Battle of Calth, and the Civil War on Mars.
- 3. The Horus Heresy Vol.III - Visions of Treachery
The Horus Heresy Vol.III - Visions of Treachery is the third of four art books packed with pictures based on the Horus Heresy. This book continues to follow the foul treachery committed by the arch-traitor Warmaster Horus to the Imperium of Man Visions of Treachery covers the fate of Istvaan III, the Fall of Prospero, the Imperium's response to Horus' rebellion, and the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V.
- 3. The Horus Heresy Vol.IV - Visions of Death
The Horus Heresy Vol.IV - Visions of Death is the forth and final installment of art books packed with pictures based on the Horus Heresy. This book details the conclusion of the the civil war started by the arch-traitor Warmaster Horus against the Imperium of Man Visions of Death covers the War in the Webway, the Battle of Terra, and Horus' final confrontation with the Emperor.
- 5. The Horus Heresy Collected Visions
The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions consists of four "Horus Heresy: Visions" volumes, published between May 2004 and July 2006, included within are Visions of War, Visions of Darkness, Visions of Treachery, and Visions of Death. They contain original art as well as images derived from the Horus Heresy Card Game. The volumes also collect edited, previously published Heresy-related magazine articles, and select rulebook information; in addition, original annotations, information, and short stories. The text, along with the art, greatly expanded the Heresy material. The series outlines the entire Heresy history, while providing additional background on it and the wider Warhammer 40,000 universe.
- 6. Visions of Heresy: War, Darkness, Treachery and Death
Visions of Heresy: War, Darkness, Treachery and Death is a re-release of The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions Artbook that contains additional artwork and lore. All caption mistakes from the original have been fixed and the book is considered canon up to the latest released novel in the main series, The Unremembered Empire. Visions of Heresy was released as a limited edition dual hardback release.
- 7. The Horus Heresy Cover Art Collection
The Horus Heresy Cover Art Collection is a deluxe, oversized coffee table book is presented in landscape format and features over 75 pages of full page Horus Heresy artwork so you can see every detail across each of the page. It displays each image in two ways: as a full piece of art so you can view it as the artist originally intended, and as it was originally presented on the cover of each book or CD. The book itself is a sturdy hardback with a soft-touch matte cover with gold foiling. This continues onto the slipcase, which is also soft touch and matte-black with gold foil title and iconography. This limited edition artbook limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, and is only available online.
The following is a list of all Horus Heresy Graphic Novels:
- 1. Macragge's Honour
Macragge's Honour is the first Horus Heresy graphic novel in the series, written by Dan Abnett and illustrated by Neil Roberts. The book deals with the aftermath of the Battle of Calth, as chronicled in Abnett's novel Know No Fear - specifically, the naval battle between the Ultramarines' flagship Macragge's Honour and the Word Bearers' flagship Infidus Imperator.
- 2. Prospero
Prospero is the second Horus Heresy graphic novel in the series and is being written by Gav Thorpe. The book is set during the Fall of Prospero, as chronicled in the novels A Thosand Sons and Prospero Burns. The title of this graphic novel is currently unknown, as is it's release date.
Forge World Horus Heresy SeriesEdit
- 1. The Horus Heresy: Book One - Betrayal
The Horus Heresy: Book One - Betrayal is the first book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. Betrayal spans events from the end of the Great Crusade to the beginning of the Horus Heresy, mainly the Istvaan III Atrocity. The book contains rules and special characters for the pre-Heresy Sons of Horus, World Eaters, Emperor's Children, and Death Guard Legions as well as a Space Marine Crusade Legion army list. Betrayal is part of a trilogy that spans the events that make up the beginning of the Horus Heresy, including the Istvaan III Atrocity, the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V, the Battle of Phall, and the War for Paramar.
- 2. The Horus Heresy: Book Two - Massacre
The Horus Heresy: Book Two - Massacre is the second book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. Massacre is the first book that involves the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V. The book contains rules and special characters for the pre-Heresy Iron Hands, Salamanders, Night Lords, and Word Bearers Legions as well as a Space Marine Crusade Legion army list. Massacre is part of a trilogy that spans the events that make up the beginning of the Horus Heresy, including the Istvaan III Atrocity, the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V, the Battle of Phall, and the War for Paramar.
- 3. The Horus Heresy: Book Three - Extermination
The Horus Heresy: Book Three - Extermination is the third book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. Extermination is the second and final book that involves the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V. The book contains rules and special characters for the pre-Heresy Iron Warriors, Raven Guard, Alpha Legion, and Imperial Fists Legions as well as a Space Marine Crusade Legion army list. Extermination is part of a trilogy that spans the events that make up the beginning of the Horus Heresy, including the Istvaan III Atrocity, the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V, the Battle of Phall, and the War for Paramar.
- 4. The Horus Heresy: Book Four - Conquest
The Horus Heresy: Book Four - Conquest is the fourth book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. Containing no new Space Marine Legions or Primarchs, Conquest instead features updated army lists for the Mechanicum, Dark Mechanicum, and the Space Marine Legions including the ability to field a Shattered Legions army and additional new Legion units and vehicles. The book does, however, contain two new Horus Heresy era army lists, the Solar Auxilia of the Imperial Army, and the Knight Houses of the Questoris Familia. The book details Horus' war on the Northern Imperium, including the following battles and campaigns: Battles of the Cyclops Cluster, The Siege of Mezoa, Conquest of Manachea, and the Defence of Agathon.
- 5. The Horus Heresy: Book Five - Tempest
The Horus Heresy: Book Five - Tempest is the fifth book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. Tempest covers the Battle of Calth between the Word Bearers and the Ultramarines Legions. The book is to be part of a duology, with book 5 covering the Battle of Calth, and a later book covering the Shadow Crusade, the Battle of Armatura, and the Underworld War. This book will feature one new Legion in the Ultramarines, new units for the Word Bearers, new units for the Imperial Army (Warp Cultists and Imperial Militia), Mechanicum and Dark Mechanicum units, and new Space Marine Legion units and vehicles.
- 6. The Horus Heresy: Book Six - Retribution
The Horus Heresy: Book 6 - Retribution is the confirmed sixth book in the Horus Heresy Series by Forge World. This book takes place during the Shadow Wars of the Age of Darkness and follow the exploits of the Shattered Legions and the Knights-Errant during their campaign of vengeance against the Traitor Legions. The forces of the Blackshield Factions, the Forge World of Xana, the Knight Houses of Malinax, and the Warmaster's Traitor Legions will also be included. The Legion traits for the Dark Angels, Blood Angels, and the White Scars Legions, along with new rules, units, and characters for the already released Legions and Factions are also included. The Primarchs, Characters, and special units for unreleased Legions will be released in later volumes. The book's expected release date is mid 2016.
- 7. The Horus Heresy: Book Seven - Inferno
The Horus Heresy: Book 7 - Inferno is the seventh book in the Horus Heresy Series by Forge World. The book covers the Fall of Prospero and features the Thousand Sons and Space Wolves Legions along with the Prospero Spireguard, the Arkhadine Mechanicum, the Legio Titanicus. Inferno also covers the Talons of the Emperor, two completely new Horus Heresy era factions: the Legio Custodes and the Sisters of Silence. The book's expected release date is early to mid 2017. Before the release of Inferno Games Workshop proper released a new Horus Heresy era set called Burning of Prospero, this set helps with the abundance of new units needing released all at once, with new Thousand Sons, Space Wolves, Sisters of Silence, and Legio Custodes units.
- XX. The Horus Heresy: Book Eight - Angelus
The Horus Heresy: Book 8 - Angelus is an upcoming book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. This book will cover the Blood Angels and Dark Angels Legions. Angelus will cover the Blood Angels' battle on Signus Prime against hordes of Chaos Daemons and the Dark Angels' Thramas Crusade against the Night Lords Traitor Legion. Angelus will include additional information and rules for the Night Lords Legion and Chaos Daemons, the rise of the Dark Mechanicum, the Siege of Baal, the Persecution of Serum, and the Passage of the Angel of Death. The release date of Angelus is unknown at this time, but it is expected to be released in late 2017 to early 2018.
- XX. The Horus Heresy: Adeptus Titanicus
The Horus Heresy: Adeptus Titanicus is an upcoming book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. This book will be both a part of Forge World's Horus Heresy Series and a modern return of the original 1988 Adeptus Titanicus tabletop game. Adeptus Titanicus will be set during the Horus Heresy and be tied in with the rest of Forge World's Horus Heresy Series books. The expected release date for Adeptus Titanicus is early to mid 2017.
- XX. The Horus Heresy: Book ? - ??? (Shadow Crusade)
The Horus Heresy: Book ? - ??? (Shadow Crusade) is an upcoming book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. The book is the second part of the Calth duology and will cover the Shadow Crusade, the Battle of Armatura, and the Underworld War. This book will feature updated rules and new units for the Word Bearers and World Eaters Legions. It is possible this will be the first book to feature rules for a Daemon Primarch (Angron). The book's release date is unknown. (No new information has been released about this book as of the Horus Heresy Weekender 2017, which heavily featured books seven and eight's content.)
- XX. The Horus Heresy: Book ? - ??? (Mechanicum Civil War)
The Horus Heresy: Book ? - ??? (Mechanicum Civil War) is an upcoming book in the Horus Heresy series by Forge World. This book will cover the Schism of Mars and the Cataclysm of Iron between the Loyal Mechanicum and the traitor Dark Mechanicum. This book has been mentioned several times by the Forge World staff during several Horus Heresy Weekender events.
- XX. The Horus Heresy: The Solar War
The Horus Heresy: The Solar War is the upcoming endgame to the Horus Heresy Series of game books from Forge World. This book or more than likely series of books will feature the Imperium's defense of the Sol System from the Traitor Legions, the Forces of Chaos, and the Dark Mechanicum. The Solar War will cover the defense of the Imperial Palace, the War in the Webway, the retaking of Mars, the pacification of the Hives on Terra, and the destruction of various mini-empires within the Sol System such as those upon the many moons of Saturn and Jupiter. It is unknown how many books in total will cover The Solar War.
The following are original audio dramas, including some dramatisations of stories previously published in text media. Released in disc or audio file format, their duration's range from less than a half an hour to over two hours. They employ a number of scriptwriters, narrators, voice actors, and directors. Many audio dramas are later re-released as stand alone short stories or as part of an anthology book.
- 1. Raven's Flight
Raven's Flight follows the desperate Raven Guard Legion after their betrayal during the Drop Site Massacre of Istvaan V. The Raven Guard find themselves with only 3,000 Astartes remaining out of the 80,000 that once comprised the Legion. Meanwhile, on the Raven Guard's homeworld Deliverance, Praefector Marcus Valerius is haunted by a dream of dying ravens. Believing these nightmares to be significant, he attempts to convince his superior, Commander Branne, to send support to Istvaan V, fearing for the rest of the Legion and their Primarch Corax. Ordered by his Primiarch to remain on Deliverance, Branne is skeptical of Valerius' dreams, at first dismissing them outright. But after much deliberation he makes due course for Istvaan V to determine the fate of his Battle-Brothers. Raven's Flight was later re-released as part of the Shadows of Treachery Anthology Novel, but can still be bought as a stand alone audio drama.
- 2. Garro: Oath of Moment
Garro: Oath of Moment is the first audio drama that focuses on the exploits of former Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro. Upon returning to Terra the acting Regent of Terra, Malcador the Sigillite despatches former Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro upon a mission of great importance and singular purpose. Garro undertakes a holy quest to find other Space Marines like himself, who have remained loyal to the Emperor despite the chaos of the civil war that has engulfed the galaxy -- whether they be of the Loyalist or Traitor Legions. His quest will first take Garro to the war-torn world of Calth, where the Ultramarines Legion is fighting a desperate battle for their very survival against the treacherous Word Bearers Traitor Legion.
- 3. Garro: Legion of One
Garro: Legion of One is the second audio drama that focuses on the exploits of former Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro. Garro: Legion of One finds Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro continuing his sacred quest across the war-torn galaxy in pursuit of those worthy of serving the Emperor in a new, secret undertaking. Garro and his companions Tylos Rubio, a former Ultramarines Librarian and Macer Varren, a former Captain of the savage World Eaters, soon find themselves amongst the ruins and mass graves of the ravaged world of Istvaan III. They have been ordered by the Sigillite to seek out the last of the seven warriors of their new fellowship in order to fulfill his quest. Upon their arrival they encounter what appears to be a handful of human survivors. They speak of a savage beast that hunts them. Taking matters into his own hands, Garro seeks out the lair of this so-called beast, to discover who, or what, this creature truly is.
- 4. Sister of Silence - Silence is golden
Sister of Silence is an exclusive short audio drama, revolving around the Sisters of Silence. Released by the Black Library on April 1, 2012 this download was limited to those readers who subscribed to the Black Library's newsletter. Released as an April Fool's gag, after a brief introduction there is nothing but silence that follows for thirteen full minutes.
- 5. Butcher's Nails
Butcher's Nails follows the Primarchs Angron of the World Eaters and Lorgar of the Word Bearers as they begin a clandestine mission together, but soon the World Eaters’ berserk fury attracts the attention of xenos raiders who will not allow Angron to pursue his bloody path. Butcher's Nails was later published in the Angron E-Book Collection and in The Scripts: Volume One. Butcher's Nails was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 6. Grey Angel
Grey Angel takes place on a distant world of the Imperium, an agent of Rogal Dorn finds himself the prisoner of a Legion whose loyalties may be divided. Shackled and bound, the former Luna Wolf must fight a battle of wits with his captor, lest the course of the Horus Heresy take an unexpected turn. Will his very presence drive his erstwhile allies into the arms of the Warmaster or will maintaining the status quo prevent another Legion from turning traitor? And just who is the mysterious Space Marine aiding him from the shadows?
- 7. Burden of Duty
Burden of Duty follows former Death Guard Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro as he infiltrates the Imperial Fists' mighty Starfort, the Phalanx, in order to recruit another member to his elite band of warriors. Meanwhile, on distant Caliban, former Sons of Horus Garviel Loken and Iacton Qruze undertake a mission to ascertain the true loyalties of the I Legion, the Dark Angels.
- 8. Garro: Sword of Truth
Garro: Sword of Truth is the third audio drama that focuses on the exploits of former Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro. Upon his return from the war-torn world of Calth, Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro finds himself undertaking a new mission on behalf of the Sigillite. A ragged fleet of supposedly lost legionaries from several different Legions linger at the edge of the Segmentum Solar requesting sanctuary. With the presence of Space Marines from the traitorous Emperor's Children and World Eaters a cause for concern, it is up to Garro to determine who is friend and who is foe.
- 9. Warmaster
Warmaster is an exclusive short audio drama, revolving around the Warmaster, Horus. In the strategium of the Vengeful Spirit, Warmaster Horus sets up his assault on his father’s Imperium. But just who is Horus talking to as he lays out his plans for galactic domination? Warmaster was released as part of the Black Library Advent Calender event. Warmaster was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 10. Strike and Fade
Strike and Fade is an exclusive short audio drama, taking place after the Drop Site Massacre on Isstvan V. In the aftermath of the Isstvan V Massacre, a group of Salamanders survivors lay a trap for their foes, a group of unwary Night Lords on the hunt for easy prey. Strike and Fade was released as part of the Black Library Advent Calender event. Strike and Fade was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 11. Veritas Ferrum
Veritas Ferrum is an exclusive short audio drama, revolving around the Iron Hands warship Veritas Ferrum. The Iron Hands warship arrives in the Isstvan system in the second wave of Imperial forces. Battered by the foes and forced to retreat, the crew must make a difficult choice when survivors of the massacre ask for aid. Veritas Ferrum was released as part of the Black Library Advent Calender event. Veritas Ferrum was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 12. The Sigillite
The Sigillite explores the mysterious past of the Regent of Terra, Malcador the Sigillite. The galaxy is divided, but while his armies prepare for battle the Emperor himself remains curiously absent. In his place stands Malcador – legendary Sigillite, First High Lord of Terra and regent to the throne – now arguably the single most powerful man in the Imperium. Army officer Khalid Hassan reports back to the Imperial Palace after a disastrous secret mission into the wastelands of Gyptus, but soon learns an awful truth about the destiny of mankind. Where do Malcador’s true loyalties lie?
- 13. Honour to the Dead
Honour to the Dead takes place during the Battle of Calth. As Calth burns, the Battle Titans of the Fire Masters legion take to the streets of the city of Ithraca, ready to massacre the fleeing civilian population in the name of their new, dark masters. But the remaining loyalist engines of the Legio Praesagius - the True Messengers - still stand ready to defend the Imperium, even in the face of almost certain death. With the nearby Ultramarines forces scattered and lost, the people of Ithraca must fend for themselves as gigantic war machines unleash apocalyptic weaponry across the ravaged skyline... Honour to the Dead was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 14. Wolf Hunt
Wolf Hunt follows two of the surviving members of the Outcast Dead as they try to evade capture by Imperial forces on Terra. A fugitive stalks the shadows of the Petitioner's City. Though his fellow Outcast Dead are no more, the lone wolf Severian still intends to escape from Terra by any means possible - but the enigmatic hunter Yasu Nagasena is in pursuit. As news of the massacre on Isstvan V continues to spread and Severian's trail doubles back to the place where it all began, both he and Nagasena must face some uncomfortable truths, and an even more uncertain future..
- 15. Censure
Censure takes place during the Battle of Calth. In the depths of Calth’s arcology network, the Underworld War has raged for years. Aeonid Thiel, previously an honoured sergeant of the Ultramarines, once again finds himself in trouble – pitted against the daemonic forces of the Word Bearers, he has no choice but to venture back to the ravaged surface and brave the deadly solar flares that have scoured all life from this world. With a lowly Imperial Army trooper as his only companion, it falls to him to drive the maniacal Dark Apostle Kurtha Sedd and his warband from the overrun XIII Legion stronghold. Censure was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 16. Thief of Revelations
Thief of Revelations Follows the Thousand Sons – a Legion whose destiny was irrevocably altered at Prospero, and yet who now seem to dance only to fate’s tune. Ahzek Ahriman and Magnus the Red cast their psychic sight over the galaxy, seeking any clue as to what the future might hold and where their true allegiance should ultimately be placed. Thief of Revelations was written by Graham McNeill.
- 17. Khârn: The Eightfold Path
Khârn: The Eightfold Path Follows Kharn of the World Eaters Legion. In the fighting pits of the Conqueror, Khârn and his fellow World Eaters compete in ever-bloodier contests of carnage and mayhem. As the Butcher’s Nails dig ever deeper into their brains, the Legion have forsaken the Crimson Path. Now they walk a darker, more dangerous road: the Eightfold Path. Kharn: The Eightfold Path was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 18. Lucius: The Eternal Blade
Lucius: The Eternal Blade Follows Lucius of the Emperor's Children Legion. Renowned as one of the finest duelists the galaxy has ever known, Lucius seeks ever greater challenges against which to test himself. After the Emperor's Children Legion scattered in the wake of their Primarch's apotheosis on Iydris, he finds his way into the domain of a similarly legendary swordsman - Sanakht of the Thousand Sons. But which of these infamous warriors carries the greater favour amongst their new masters? Lucius: The Eternal Blade was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 19. Cypher: Guardian of Order
Cypher: Guardian of Order Follows Lord Cypher of the Dark Angels Legion. For a select few amongst the First Legion, the Northwilds of Caliban hold a particularly dark secret. At the command of Luther himself, young Librarian Zahariel accompanies the Lord Cypher on one of his mysterious forays into the unknown depths. But an ancient evil is stirring once more and, with rumours of galactic civil war creeping back to their home world, it may have already sunken its claws into the Dark Angels Legion... Cypher: Guardian of Order was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 20. Hunter's Moon
Hunter's Moon is a Horus Heresy audio drama that follows the Space Wolves Legion after the Scouring of Prospero. As sanctioned executioners, the Wolves of Fenris were tasked with rooting out treachery at the heart of the Legions... but would they be capable of carrying out a death sentence upon one of the Emperor’s own sons? Now, a stolen Alpha Legion dropship crashes on the primitive oceanic world of Pelago, bringing news of a terrible war that has erupted out among the stars. Will the pursuing Traitors, thirsty for vengeance, reach the lone survivor before his own Battle-Brothers can? Hunter's Moon was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 21. Wolf's Claw
Wolf's Claw is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama that follows the Space Wolves Legion. Caught by the renegade forces of the Alpha Legion and forced to take refuge in the Alaxxes Nebula, the Space Wolves are bloodied but unbowed. The young pack leader Bjorn the Fell-Handed – now known to his warriors as ‘the One-Handed’ – is desperate to recover his honour in battle, but replacing lost limbs for proud legionaries is not a task worthy of the Iron Priests. If Bjorn is to fight again, then he must seek out new claws for himself and christen them in the blood of the traitors... Wolf's Claw was later released as part of the Legacies of Betrayal anthology.
- 22. Templar
Templar is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama that follows Sigismund of the Imperial Fists Legion. On the doorstep of Terra, the shadow of treachery still lurks. Upon a comet-shrine dedicated to the glory of Unity, a group of heretic Word Bearers prepare to return to the Sol System after being abandoned by their brethren – only the forces commanded by Sigismund, First Captain of the Imperial Fists, stand between the traitors and their goal. But will the legendary Templar’s skill at arms be enough to prevail over this new enemy, or will the doubt in his heart prove ultimately to be his undoing?
- 23. Garro: Shield of Lies
Garro: Shield of Lies is the forth audio drama that focuses on the exploits of former Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro. While the war rages on across the galaxy, for many on the Throneworld of Terra it exists only in rumour and hearsay. But in the course of her daily duties, humble adept Katanoh Tallery discovers evidence of a conspiracy within the Administratum - surely, this can only be the precursor to a traitor attack on the Sol System itself! Fleeing into the shadows, she soon finds herself at the mercy of the mysterious Knight Errant Nathaniel Garro. Will this stalwart defender of mankind be her saviour, or her executioner?
- 24. Master of the First
Master of the First is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama by Gav Thorpe. The Dark Angels and the Night Lords fought one another to a bloody stalemate during the Thramas Crusade, leaving the First Legion scattered and under-strength. Back on Caliban, those Dark Angels loyal to Luther begin to grow impatient for a return to past glories, allowing the corruption at the world’s heart to spread.
- 25. The Long Night
The Long Night is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. The Dark Angels and the Night Lords fought one another to a bloody stalemate during the Thramas Crusade and, though the Lion eventually claimed victory, it left both Legions scattered and under-strength. Meanwhile, Jago Sevatarion, First Captain of the Night Lords, languishes in a gaol cell in the heart of Ultramar. Far from a spent force, the Night Lords must consider where their loyalties lie, and what path they will take in the days and months to come.
- 26. Stratagem
Stratagem is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama by Nick Kyme. After returning from Calth and the Underworld War, Sergeant Aeonid Thiel is summoned before his Primarch Roboute Guilliman. The fragile peace of Imperium Secundus is threatened by traitor warbands left behind by the Shadow Crusade, and a new order of battle must be written...
- 27. The Herald of Sanguinius
The Herald of Sanguinius is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama by Andy Smillie. Crowned as the new Emperor of Imperium Secundus, Sanguinius of the Blood Angels faces the very real threat of betrayal from within his new realm. As ever, it falls to his Sanguinary Guard to protect the Primarch, and Commander Azkaellon must resort to the most dire of measures...
- 28. The Watcher
The Watcher is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama by C.Z. Dunn. A shuttle returns to the Sol System bearing the sole survivor of a traitor attack – however, delirious and so close to death, his tale remains untold. Ison of the Knights Errant, formerly a Librarian of his Legion, delves into the mind of the warrior, and the truth of it will chill him to the core...
- 29. The Eagle's Talon
The Eagle's Talon is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama by John French. The ravaged world of Tallarn now plays host to the greatest armoured conflict in the history of mankind, with the bitter and vengeful Iron Warriors leading warhosts of tanks and Titans across the befouled plains. In desperation, a covert team of Imperial Fists resort to seemingly unthinkable measures in order to regain the upper hand - but will their mission to seize the macro-transporter Eagle's Talon ensure victory, or merely spell doom for their loyal allies on the surface below?
- 30. Iron Corpses
Iron Corpses is a Horus Heresy series audio drama. The ravaged world of Tallarn plays host to the greatest armoured conflict in the history of mankind. The bitter and vengeful Iron Warriors led entire divisions of tanks and war machines across the befouled plains, until the macro-transporter Eagle's Talon plunged to the surface and ended a million lives in a heartbeat. Stranded upon some unnamed, toxic battlefield that now resembles nothing more than a graveyard of Titans, Warsmith Koparnos knows that he has precious little time left - will he find salvation amidst the dead god-machines, or quickly succumb to violent madness?
- 31. Garro: Ashes of Fealty
Garro: Ashes of Fealty is the fifth audio drama that focuses on the exploits of former Death Guard Captain Nathaniel Garro. After bringing warning of Horus’s treachery to Terra, Nathaniel Garro bade a solemn farewell to his Death Guard brethren and was set upon a more noble path than he ever could have imagined for himself. Now, an old comrade returns - Meric Voyen, once an Apothecary of the XIVth Legion, carrying a deadly cargo within the boundaries of the Sol System. Knowing only too well that to underestimate the powers of the warp is to fall prey to their corrupting influence, Garro must decide if any good can come of Voyen’s mission... and whether or not it is already too late to act against it.
- 32. Raptor
Raptor is a Horus Heresy Audio Drama by Gav Thorpe. This Horus Heresy audio drama follows a company of the newly founded Raven Guard Raptors as they explore a remote corner of the war-torn Imperium. They happen across a derelict vessel that appears to belong to the Space Wolves Legion, but why it's out here, and what happens to it's crew remains a mystery.
- 33. Grey Talon
Grey Talon is a Horus Heresy series audio drama. After the horrors of Isstvan, the XVIth Legion Destroyer-class Grey Talon now flies under a loyalist crew on a campaign of retribution and vengeance, using her original colours to strike covertly at isolated traitor forces. Commanded by Bion Henricos of the Iron Hands, the ship is also home to many disgraced White Scars who have taken death-oaths to seek atonement – among them the peerless warrior Hibou Khan. But tensions run higher with each new engagement and, without a wider strategy to guide them, the crew of the Grey Talon will surely come to a grim and sudden end.
- 34. Red-Marked
Red-Marked is a Horus Heresy series audio drama. Though the Word Bearers’ attack on Calth and the subsequent Shadow Crusade into Ultramar are but a memory, the borders of Imperium Secundus are far from secure. Sergeant Aeonid Thiel, stranded on the garrison world of Oran on his way back to Macragge, frustrates his superiors once again by pointing out the holes in their defence – traitor warband activity is increasing, and a series of key listening posts have fallen silent. Leading a handful of rogue veterans and wearing the red mark of censure like a badge of honour, can Thiel uncover the truth behind the mysterious ‘Nightfane’?
- 35. The Either
The Either is a Horus Heresy series audio drama. Captain Tybalt Marr of the Sons of Horus, so often overlooked by his more glory-hungry brethren, returns to his Legion in triumph. However, his boasts of having slain the infamous Iron Hands warleader Shadrak Meduson soon fall flat when he learns of the recent assassination attempt on Horus himself. Gathering his forces upon the conquered world of Dwell, Marr returns to battle against the Shattered Legions, determined to earn his rightful place in history.
- 36. The Heart of the Pharos
The Heart of the Pharos is a Horus Heresy audio drama by Laurie Goulding and is a prequel to Book 34, Pharos . The Heart of the Pharos follows the Ultramarines Scout Forces as they explore the mysterious Mount Pharos on Sotha. The Pharos stands as a beacon of light in the darkness, a whisper of hope in the silent void, a bastion of defiance in the face of treachery. Without it there could be no Imperium Secundus – why, then, do the masters of Ultramar know so little about its operation, or the dangers it could present? Young Oberdeii and Tebecai, scouts of the 199th Ultramarines Company, descend into the forgotten depths beneath Pharos in search of a dark truth... though it may haunt them for all time.
- 37. Children of Sicarus
Children of Sicarus is a Horus Heresy audio drama by Anthony Reynolds. After the destruction of the Infidus Imperator, Kor Phaeron of the Word Bearers brought his followers to supposed safety in the Eye of Terror. However, their newly adopted home, the daemon world Sicarus, is far from the sanctuary they imagined – the twisted hordes of the Kairic Adept Larazzar seek to crush these newcomers and all who would ally with them. Only in the ancient legends of Sicarus can their salvation be found, but is Kor Phaeron the one to lead them to it?
- 38. The Thirteenth Wolf
The Thirteenth Wolf is a Horus Heresy audio drama by Gav Thorpe. For more than two hundred years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy - led by the superhuman Primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen... At the Emperor's command were the Wolves of Russ unleashed, but it is by the will of Horus alone that Prospero now burns. The VIth Legion have stormed the world of Magnus the Red, with venerable warriors of the Thirteenth Great Company always to be found where the fighting is at its most bloody, seeking to write their own names into the sagas of Fenris. But the Thousand Sons are far from defeated, and their foul sorcery may yet be the doom of all, deep within the maddening heart of the Portal Maze.
- 39. Perpetual
Perpetual is a Horus Heresy audio drama by Dan Abnett. Oll Persson stands apart from the rest of mankind. He is one of the old ones, one of the undying. One of the Perpetuals. Now, fleeing from the ruins of Calth with his band of fellow refugees, the vagaries of the Warp have brought him through the backways of time and space to a city that rests on the edge of oblivion... and no further. The path has ended abruptly, and Oll's enemies are finally closing in. Will his immortality be enough to save him this time?
- 40. The Soul, Severed
The Soul, Severed is a Horus Heresy audio drama by Chris Wraight. As Lord Commander Primus, Eidolon leads the Emperor's Children in the absence of his Primarch - who even knows where the Daemon Prince Fulgrim resides, now? But a challenge from within the Legion forces Eidolon to confront one of his rivals, the ambitious Archorian, a capable officer and tactician who would see the Legion returned to glory. Dissent is unacceptable. It is time for the Kakophoni to be set against their erstwhile brethren.
- 41. Valerius
Valerius is a Horus Heresy audio drama by Gav Thorpe. Though he knows such beliefs are forbidden, Vice-Caesari Marcus Valerius of the Therion Cohort is willing to lay down his life in service to the immortal Emperor, for the good of all mankind. Sent by Corax to the great slaughter at Beta-Garmon, every last one of the Imperial Army soldiers under his command knows that the end is nigh - but can Valerius' holy visions guide them to one final victory over the hordes of the hated Arch-traitor?
- 42. The Binary Succession
The Binary Succession is a Horus Heresy audio drama by David Annandale. Even as the Imperium faces the renegade Legions of the Warmaster, the ruling Council of Terra is becoming paralysed from within by increasingly petty bureaucracy. Fabricator-General Zagreus Kane has seen his fellow Mechanicum adepts dismissed again and again by the High Lords – with his traitorous predecessor Kelbor-Hal still at large on the Red Planet, the political status of the tech-priesthood remains ambiguous. New alliances must be forged from the old, if Mars and Terra are to survive the final battle.
- 43. Dark Compliance
Dark Compliance is a Horus Heresy audio drama by John French. For more than two hundred years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy – led by the superhuman Primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen... As Horus’s rebellion gains momentum, more and more worlds flock to his banner. For some, it is through fear of annihilation; for others, it is out of malicious desire. Any that consider resistance are given one chance to swear fealty. To do anything other is to court disaster and worse. Accazzar-Beta is one such defier, but in bringing this heavily-fortified Mechanicum world to heel, just how far is the Warmaster willing to go and what truly is the meaning of a dark compliance? As two fleets engage across the gulf of the void, Accazzar-Beta will find out.
Audio Drama AnthologiesEdit
The following is a list of all Horus Heresy Audio Dram Anthologies:
- 1. Echoes of Ruin
Echoes of Ruin is a two-disc anthology and features seven short Horus Heresy audio dramas – Veritas Ferrum by David Annandale, Warmaster by John French, Strike and Fade by Guy Haley, Lucius, the Eternal Blade by Graham McNeill, The Eightfold Path by Anthony Reynolds and Guardian of Order by Gav Thorpe. Plus Chris Wraight’s audio drama Wolf’s Claw.
- 2. Echoes of Imperium
Echoes of Imperium is an anthology and features four short Horus Heresy audio dramas all set during the time of Imperium Secundus – The Herald of Sanguinius by Andy Smillie, Stratagem by Nick Kyme, The Watcher by C Z Dunn, and The Shadwomasters by Gav Thorpe. Mankind is divided, the galaxy wracked by great and impenetrable Warp storms. War rages from the far flung reaches of Ultima Segmentum, through the wilderness of the void, all the way to ancient Terra. And where once there was a single, united Imperium, now there are two...
- 3. Echoes of Revelation
Echoes of Revelation is a Horus Heresy audio drama anthology. For more than two hundred years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy – led by the superhuman Primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen... There are some who whisper that Horus’ rebellion was not of his own devising, but orchestrated by more sinister powers. While such thoughts are tantamount to heresy, they pale next to the notion that many noble heroes and champions of Terra are in some way blessed by a higher power still. Yet the war still rages across the Imperium, and all eyes now fall towards the Throneworld itself... This audio anthology features the short stories Perpetual by Dan Abnett, The Soul, Severed by Chirs Wraight, and Valerius by Gav Thorpe.
- XX. Garro: Knight Errant
Garro: Knight Errant is an upcoming audio drama anthology that contains all of the Garro series audio dramas to date. Its release date is unknown.
The following is a list of Horus Heresy Script Books that contain the scripts for various Horus Heresy audio dramas and audio shorts:
- 1. The Scripts: Volume I
The Scripts: Volume I contains the scripts for the audio dramas The Dark King, The Lightning Tower, Raven's Flight, Garro: Oath of Moment, Garro: Legion of One, and Butcher's Nails. With full soundtrack direction, character notes, and an exclusive introduction from editor Christian Dunn, The Scripts takes a look behind the scenes of Black Library’s most popular series.
- 2. The Scripts: Volume II
The Scripts: Volume II contains the complete production scripts for the next six Horus Heresy audio dramas – The Sigillite, Honour to the Dead, Garro: Sword of Truth, Garro: Burden of Duty, Grey Angel and Censure. With full soundtrack direction, character notes, and an exclusive introduction from editor Laurie Goulding.
The following Black Library publications contain significant ties to the Horus Heresy Series. Many of these stories or series contain characters featured in the Horus Heresy or follow directly or soon afterwards:
- The Black Legion Series - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- The Night Lords Trilogy - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
- Parting Of The Ways - Chris Wraight
- War of The Fang Anthology - Chris Wraight
- Sons of Wrath - Andy Smillie
- Pandorax - C.Z. Dunn
- Dust - Graham McNeill
- Ultramarines Series - Graham McNeill
- Iron Warriors Series - Graham McNeill
- The Ahriman Series - John French
- The 'Lords of Caliban Trilogy - Gav Thorpe
- Holder of The Keys - Gav Thorpe
- Kharn: Eater of Worlds - Anthony Reynolds
- The Beast Arises Series - Various authors