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Publication Order of The Horus Heresy Books

Visions of War (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of Darkness (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of Treachery (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
False Gods (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy in Flames (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horus Rising (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy in Flames (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of Death: Iconic images of the Imperium, betrayal and war (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flight of the Eisenstein (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Visions (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fulgrim (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Descent of Angels (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle for the Abyss (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legion (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mechanicum (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Angels (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Heresy (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nemesis (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Thousand Sons (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Heretic (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prospero Burns (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oath of Moment (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legion of One (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Age of Darkness (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promethean Sun (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Weapons (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Horus (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of Treachery (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liar's Due (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forgotten Sons (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outcast Dead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deliverance Lost (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Know No Fear (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reflection Crack'd (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feat of Iron (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serpent Beneath (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lion (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Primarchs (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Butcher's Nails (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear to Tread (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Treachery (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel Exterminatus (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brotherhood of the Storm (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Sons (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Truth (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Betrayer (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Imperial Truth (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gates of Terra (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sigillite (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burden of Duty & Grey Angel (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark of Calth (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Divine Word (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honour to the Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scorched Earth (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unremembered Empire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Censure (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Macragge's Honour (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tallarn: Executioner (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vulkan Lives (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cypher: Guardian of Order (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Ruin: (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ravenlord (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeful Spirit (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scars (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Conquerer (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sedition's Gate (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Damnation of Pythos (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Purge (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Night (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legacies of Betrayal (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventh Serpent (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Value of Fear (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Shield of Lies (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sins of the Father (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virtues of the Sons (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imperfect (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Howl of the Hearthworld (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunsight (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blades of the Traitor (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chirurgeon (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tallarn: Witness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tallarn: Ironclad (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raptor (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
By the Lion's Command (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of the Red Sands (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
All That Remains (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phoenician (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meduson (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Artefacts (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cybernetica (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolf King (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deathfire (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honoured (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pharos (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vow of Faith (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of the Pharos (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye of Terra (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tallarn: Siren (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Path of Heaven (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent War (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels of Caliban (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Without End (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Praetorian of Dorn (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unburdened (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of the First (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons of the Forge (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leman Russ: The Great Wolf (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Praetorian of Dorn (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ember Wolves (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattered Legions (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master of Mankind (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Compliance (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perturabo: Hammer of Olympia (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tallarn (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince of Crows (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruinstorm (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Laurel of Defiance (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aurelian (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent War (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Duty (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Burden of Duty (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Earth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Ashes of Fealty (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadowmasters (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Oath of Moment (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Sword of Truth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raven's Flight (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Legion of One (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duty Waits (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson King (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magisterium (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams of Unity (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Board is Set (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Games (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burden of Loyalty (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corax (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolfsbane (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born of Flame (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slaves to Darkness (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Metaphysical Blades (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prologue to Nikaea (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Weapon of Fate (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heralds of the Siege (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Titandeath (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abyssal (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of Heresy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rose Watered with Blood (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bringer of Sorrow (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightfane (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buried Dagger (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mercy of the Dragon (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Konrad Curze: The Night Haunter (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valdor: Birth of the Imperium (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serpent's Dance (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lightning Hall (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brotherhood of the Storm (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luther: First of the Fallen (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Errant Knights (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garro: Knight of Grey (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Horus Heresy is a series of sci-fi/fantasy novels written by various authors. The series attempts to expand the universe of the tabletop miniature game Warhammer 40K.

+The Story

Warhammer 40,000 has been in existence since the late 1980s. The tabletop miniature wargame transports players to a dystopian universe where they must assemble miniature figures of soldiers and monsters to fight one another.

These battles are supposed to take place in the 41st Millennium during which the galaxy is dominated by a vast but fractured human empire.

The Horus Heresy series of books takes place ten thousand years before the events of Warhammer 40,000. The Horus Heresy is the fictional civil war that crafted the bruised and battered world of Warhammer 40,000.

Taking readers back to the 31st Millennium, the books introduce Earth at a time when humanity has finally decided to conquer the galaxy, having deemed it to be the rightful domain of their race.

A figure only known as the Emperor begins this Great Crusade. A shockingly charismatic individual of significant prowess and conviction, the Emperor is atheistic in his perception of the universe, placing his trust in science and logic.

The Emperor believed that humankind was created, whether by accident or design, to rule and dominate. And as the most powerful human in existence, augmented in his abilities by a litany of psychic abilities, the Emperor moved to unite all the scattered human colonies in space under the banner of his empire.

This involved the deployment of massive fleets to undertake expeditions to all the corners and crevices of the galaxy. The Emperor sought to achieve total dominion over the galaxy using an elite force of superhuman warriors, and he succeeded in his efforts, assimilating millions of worlds from star systems tens of thousands of light-years away in the span of two centuries.

The Emperor saw a future where human beings were among the most dominant species in the universe and he attained that dream.

However, even after he brought a multitude of species under his thrall, the Emperor knew that the real fight had hardly begun. Because of his vast psychic abilities, the Emperor was aware of immaterial entities that existed in parallel dimensions of thought and emotion, and who sought to bring harm to humankind.

These entities were responsible for the plague of religion that had ensnared man and alien alike over the millennia. The Emperor knew them as the Gods of Chaos.

He also knew that humankind’s evolution would inevitably expand their consciousness to a point where they would not only gain awareness of the Gods of Chaos but that they would also become susceptible to their corruption.

The Emperor began the Great Crusade because he believed that under his dominion, mankind could avoid the intrusion of their invisible nemesis.

The Heresy Horus series shows that not only where these entities of Chaos aware of his workings but they had already taken steps to thwart him.

The novels attempt to explore the horror that unfolds when they finally make their move. The Horus Heresy is spoken of as a time when half of mankind’s greatest warriors turned to the worship of dark gods and, thus, tried to wipe out their colleagues.

It begins when the son of the Emperor, the so-called Primarch Horus is tempted by the Chaos Gods. The Primarch Horus engages his father in a devastating battle that leaves the Emperor at the edge of death, sustained only by a complex machine.

At a time when humanity was looking to forge a bright new future after sounding the drums of victory on millions of world, they are dragged back into the dark ages. The Human Empire is split right down the middle and the foundations the Emperor worked so hard to cement are ripped out.

This marks the start of a war that will last several years, turning the galaxy into the dystopian setting that players encounter in the 41st Millennium.

The Horus Heresy series began publication in 2006. The goal was to use novels and short stories to expand the world and history of Warhammer 40,000. The first three books in the series describe the means through which the Horus Heresy was sparked.

This first trilogy is told in a linear format. The dozens of books that follow are nonlinear in their publication and the manner in which their stories are told. The books initially focus solely on the rebellion the Gods of Chaos fermented and used to fracture the human Empire. Then they proceed to explore the outcome of that rebellion.

+Horus Rising

The Imperium of Man stands at the peak. Millennia of expansion have catapulted Humankind to the top of the galaxy’s food chain. The Emperor has finally achieved his dream, which is why he decides to return to Earth, leaving his Warmaster Horus in charge of his Kingdom.

Unfortunately for Horus, the Emperor’s territories are vast and keeping them and the other commanders in line won’t be easy.

The first book in the Horus Heresy series takes readers to the height of the Imperium of Man. A long time ago, mankind was scattered throughout space. A powerful Emperor initiated a Great Crusade that united the various human colonies and waged war against all other alien life.

The Emperor attained victory using powerful warriors called Primarchs and the super soldiers they led.

In this book, the Emperor decides to leave the front lines to his favorite Primarch, Horus, while he returns to earth. He elevates Horus to the position of War Master, a development that leaves Horus’ colleagues unsettled. Conspiracies ensue.

+False Gods

The Human Imperium stands unchallenged in the galaxies. War Master Horus governs with absolute power. Horus wants to continue the emperor’s grand design to secure mankind’s future for millennia to come. But he has begun to succumb to the whispers of the dark gods.

The second book in the Horus Heresy series finds War Master Horus struggling to lead. Horus is aware of a force moving behind the scenes to undermine his rule and fracture his empire.

But he won’t stand for it, not with legions of space marines at his beck and call.

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