Battle for the Abyss

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Overview

Book eight in the New York Times bestselling series

Now that the news of Horus's Treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared allegiance to the Warmaster, while the loyalty of the others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes learn that the Wordbearers are sending a fleet to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines. Unless they can intercept and destroy it, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which ...

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Overview

Book eight in the New York Times bestselling series

Now that the news of Horus's Treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared allegiance to the Warmaster, while the loyalty of the others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes learn that the Wordbearers are sending a fleet to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines. Unless they can intercept and destroy it, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which they will never recover. Battle for the Abyss continues the epic tale of the Horus Heresy, a galactic civil war that threatened to bring about the extinction of humanity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849708166
  • Publisher: Games Workshop
  • Publication date: 8/26/2014
  • Series: Horus Heresy Series, #8
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 168,940
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Counter is one of Black Library’s most popular Warhammer 40,000 authors, with two Horus Heresy novels to his name – Galaxy in Flames and Battle for the Abyss. He is the author of the six-volume Soul Drinkers series and The Grey Knights Omnibus. For Space Marine Battles he has written Malodrax, and has turned his attention to the Space Wolves with the novella Arjac Rockfist: Anvil of Fenris and a number of short stories. He is a fanatical painter of miniatures, a pursuit which has won him his most prized possession: a prestigious Golden Demon award. He lives in Portsmouth, England.

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  • Posted November 4, 2008

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    a good continuation

    This was also a good background to the Heresy. It shows how some of the space marines of the thousand sons (Mhotep) and the world eaters (skraal) were betrayed by their own legions. Their two stories were compelling. There was terrific heroism on both of their parts. <BR/> As I said in a review of Legion, for those who hated the last books, there is more to the Heresy then just Horus and the battle for Terra. It is a large story that needs a degree of patience to unfold and it will be rewarding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2008

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    It was ok

    The book was ok and idk why everyone saying that it had nothing to do with the Horus heresy because this was one of the battles Horus planned out before the battle for Terra. plus this takes place right after the book Fulgrim.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    come on already

    ...i havnt bought the book yet but after reading these reviews i might not. how disapointing. another hyped HH book that has nothing to do with the epic tale of the heresy. Dan Abnett started what i thought was going to be the most amazing series to come out of the black library. it seems theyve lost sight of what the readers really want. Mr. Abnett should have been the sole author of the entire series. lets see those titans now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Where is the Horus Heresy???

    Dissapointing, for sure. I am waiting for the Horus Heresy to get back on track... Really want to find out what happens with Horus vs. Emperor. But overall, the last few books in this serious have been dissapointingly off topic... my old English A teacher would have make the paper bleed with notes on inorganization and inconsistency, not to mention story-line...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2008

    it seems as if the arthors hands are tied

    Again just like the previous 2 books 'Legion' and 'The descent of angels' that this book would of been an ok side story. But following the Horus Heresy like i thought the book series was doing fails miserably. it was my impression that this book would detail the battle of Calth but it barely mentions it. I hope and pray that the series gets back on track. I've bought 3 books in a row and i cant take them back which is a total rip off. My advice is to not buy this book if like me you want the Horus heresy story to unfold. Because in this book you get no such story. I'm an avid reader of many many books and i actually caught my self skipping pages, it was so boring. i expected more from Ben Counter. i'm going to leave a review on the black library page which you'll never see because they don't let bad reviews in. They need to pick up the story and take us along like we all wanted. Scrub these side story's and give us an epic that the story truly is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2008

    Not again...

    I have to say, Ben Counter isn't my favorite Black Library author. I'm not as harsh as the previous reviewer, but I really want the damn story to get back on track. Legion and Decent of Angels didn't seem to have squat to do with the Horus Heresy storyline, which was disappointing. I'm hoping it's a big setup where some dark secret/plot develops in a future book where you'll miss the point if you didn't read the crappy ones...I'm not holding my breath though. I'm ready for the Titans to drop on Holy Terra, knowwhaddamean?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    not as good as others

    like other person said barely mentions battle of calth but it was still ok

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