The Divine Word is the sixth short story published in the Horus Heresy that was not originally part of an anthology novel. It was first published as part of the event exclusive Black Library Weekender Anthology and was later released separately as an e-book. It is also included in the Legacies of Betrayal anthology novel.


Despite being prohibited by the Imperial Truth, the religious text known as the Lectitio Divinitatus has gathered many believers from across the galaxy. Fighting alongside the Raven Guard Legion, Sub-Caesari Marcus Valerius of the Therion Cohort has long scorned those who seek to deify the Emperor, but a flash of inspiration leads him to question whether or not there are greater forces at work in the universe...


  • The Divine Word (Short Story) by Gav Thorpe