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Nemesis
13. Nemesis
Type

Novel

Series

The Horus Heresy

Author

James Swallow

Publisher

The Black Library

Binding

Paperback

Released

5 August 2010

Pages

416

ISBN 10

1844168689

ISBN 13

978-1844168682

Horus Heresy Novels
Preceded by Followed by
A Thousand Sons 12. A-thousand-Sons The First Heretic 14. The First Heretic--
"War within the shadows"
—Book's tag-line

Nemesis is the thirteenth volume in the Horus Heresy series of novels.

SynopsisEdit

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.

Plot SummaryEdit

Nemesis is set approximately two standard years after the events on Istvaan V described in Book 5, Fulgrim. It deals with a plan by a secret Imperial organization, the Officio Assassinorum, to eliminate Horus using an Execution Force drawn from all the "clades" (predecessors of the Assassin Temples) that make up the Officio Assassinorum. There have been several previous unsuccessful attempts against Horus' life, and this gives a high-ranking officer of the Word Bearers Traitor Legion the idea to field a nemesis weapon of his own (a highly specialised assassin) in an audacious scheme to kill the Emperor.

SourcesEdit

  • Nemesis (Novel) by James Swallow

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