Myriad is the thirtieth short story published in the The Horus Heresy series that was not originally part of an anthology novel. Myriad was first published in e-book format as Day 5 of the 2016 "Summer of Reading". Myriad is a sequel to the novella Cybernetica.
Mars, the Red Planet, home to the Mechanicum, a mysterious cult dedicated to unlocking the secrets of the universe. A Loyalist resistance –- made up of rag-tag survivors from a Titan crew, Enginseers and Tech-priests –- 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?
- Myriad (Short Story) by Rob sanders