A Thousand Sons

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Book twelve in the New York Times bestselling series

The Great Crusade is at its height, and the Thousand Sons are its most dedicated warriors. Though utterly loyal, the Legion of Magnus the Red is viewed with suspicion for its arcane methods. Feared by the Imperium he has sworn to serve, Magnus is called to the planet of Nikaea to answer charges of sorcery. When the ill-fated primarch foresees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with forbidden powers, the ...

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Overview

Book twelve in the New York Times bestselling series

The Great Crusade is at its height, and the Thousand Sons are its most dedicated warriors. Though utterly loyal, the Legion of Magnus the Red is viewed with suspicion for its arcane methods. Feared by the Imperium he has sworn to serve, Magnus is called to the planet of Nikaea to answer charges of sorcery. When the ill-fated primarch foresees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with forbidden powers, the Master of Mankind dispatches Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, to attack Prospero. But Magnus has seen far more than the betrayal of Horus and his revelations will seal the fate of his Legion forever.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849708203
  • Publisher: Games Workshop
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Horus Heresy Series , #12
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 177,656
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham McNeill is the author of seven Horus Heresy novels, most recently Vengeful Spirit and Angel Exterminatus, along with the New York Times bestseller A Thousand Sons. He has written a host of other novels for Black Library, including Warhammer 40,000 series based on the Ultramarines, the Iron Warriors and the Adeptus Mechanicus. His work in the Warhammer World includes The Legend of Sigmar for the Time of Legends, the second book of which, Empire, won the David Gemmell Legend Award. Originally hailing from Scotland, Graham now lives and works in Nottingham.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

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    Flippin' Amazing

    This book is great. I read the Battle of the Fang before i read this and now it all must sense because it so awesome.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    Awesome

    I loved this book. Even though I knew what happened, I was cheering for the Thousand Sons the whole time. I enjoy reading about the characters making moral decisions

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  • Posted June 3, 2010

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    Another Great Horus Heresy Entry

    McNeill paints this legion vastly different from any of the others he has previously worked with, giving them a truly unique flavour. As with all doomed legions in the Horus Heresy timeframe, they possess redeeming qualities that he captures and brings to life with such force that they will live directly inside your grey matter long after the story has concluded.

    The interactions between the Thousand Sons and Space Wolves are simply amazing as both legions revolve around each other in a fatal dance. The mounting tension builds until it becomes palpable and you accompany Mangus to the Council of Nikea, a major milestone within 40K lore. McNeill demonstrates his knowledge and love for 40K lore as he meticulously builds to this crucial moment. His treatment of the legion is worthy of praise from fanboys everywhere.

    The plot has a few problems in the beginning as it starts off seemingly going nowhere until the Space Wolves show up. Then the real plot arises and consumes the characters in its wake. Once things began to pick up, I literally could not stop reading. McNeill's talent for weaving characters into his plot has certainly reached its pinnacle with this Horus Heresy entry and I felt he more than made up for the slow start.

    The ending was a bit mysterious as it hinted at related 40K lore that readers will not pick up on unless they are fully entrenched with the table-top game. The journey to the end is well worth the read, though, as this is definitely one of the better entries in the series and deserves its well-earned New York Times slot. McNeill has written a superb story that anyone mildly interested in 40K should take a look at.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    The Heresy Continues!

    This addition to the Heresey series begins a little slowly but really picks up as the book goes on. Most Warhammer 40k fans know the basic history of the Thousand Sons and Magnus the Red. However, this - and the entire Heresy series - paints them in a much different color than before. Much like most of the series, the book fleshes out a key moment in 40k lore. Several Primarchs are presented here and some key events - like Nikea and Ullanor - are given more detail than before. Overall, a very well written addition to the series.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    Thousand Sons Revealed

    This book starts off a little rocky (figuratively as well as literally), as the Thousand Sons are on a desert planet studying ancient ruins. It picks up shortly into however and the pace remains constant, revealing a lot of the Sons background. I won't spoil anything for those of you who haven't read it already, but The Emperor, Beloved by all, finally says a lot more than a sentence halfway through.

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

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    Must read! This book will explain a great deal of the depth of the Heresy!

    I love this book, it fills in gaps and explains some of what the Emperor, Beloved by All, is doing on Terra after he hands over the Crusade to Horus. You will learn the truth of what became of the Thousand Sons and the truly horrific truth of how they were manipulated into bringing about their own demise.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

    Thousand Sons, continuing on.

    A solid read consistent with the overall line. We start to see some more active participation out of the Emperor; for good or ill...but if you liked the Horus Heresy so far, you will be pleased.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

    Once again Graham McNeill does it. The Thousand Sons is a Masterpiece

    It starts off slow and pondorous and then it picks up speed and you begin to see the inside of a Proud legion. You catch glimpes into other Legions and the Face and Guise of the Emperor. By the time it is over you want to read it again. It's a great book and I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

    the Heresy continues

    This is by far one of the best of the series. This is a very tragic tale and is very dramatic. We see how arrogance and the best of intentions lead to a tragic conclusion. It shows the most loyal legion remain loyal even in the face of their brothers. We also see how Chaos manipulated the Thousand Sons and led to their downfall. There are three key scenes that really bring the tragedy to life. The verdict at the council of Nilea, Magnus' mistake on Terra and the Assault on Prospero by the Space Wolves.
    I cannot wait until the parallel novel "Prospero Burns" comes out next year. I suspect it will be just as good. This is by far the best Sci-Fi series and can be embraced by non WH40K fans also.

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

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    A new york times bestseller!!!

    If you have been keeping up with the best selling horus heresy novels this is one of the best ones written. Hats off to graham mcneill!

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Excellent

    "The Great Crusade is at its height, and the Thousand Sons are its most dedicated warriors. Though utterly loyal, the Legion of Magnus the Red is viewed with suspicion for its arcane methods. Feared by the Imperium he has sworn to serve, Magnus is called to the planet Nikaea to answer charges of Sorcery. When the ill-fated primarch forsees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with forbidden powers, the Master of Mankind dispatches Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, to attack Prospero. But Magnus has seen far more than the betrayal of Horus and his revelations will seal the fate of his Legion forever."

    I think the best two words to describe my reaction to A Thousand Sons would be 'I thought...' I thought I knew about Magnus and the Thousand Sons. I thought I had an idea about their motivations. I thought I knew about their fighting methodology. I thought I knew what to expect from this book. I thought I knew where the book would take me. I (always) thought I knew what was going to happen next. I thought I knew how it would end.

    Turns out that I was wrong. What I expected was not what happened, and what happened was above and beyond all expectations. I've read all the previous Horus Heresy books and Collected Visions, so I really thought I'd have an idea of what was to come in A Thousand Sons. There were so many surprises, so many gaps in my knowledge. This is a 'must read' for those that enjoy the Horus Heresy.

    For those that have read Fulgrim, the tale of Magnus the Red is even more tragic because even with the best of intentions, things can turn out differently than expected.

    I appreciated how special attention was given to distinguish the Heresy era from the Warhammer 40,000 era. The Heresy era is a much more enlightened, refined, cleaner time than the dark, grim setting of Warhammer 40,000. Remembrancers play a significant part in this book, as in all of the Horus Heresy books. It's really interesting to see how Astartes are much more commonplace during the Heresy era, and it is not uncommon for regular folks to interactor or have friendships with Astartes. Not so much in the Warhammer 40,000 era.

    Forget what you thought you knew about the Thousand Sons of Magnus the Red....

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