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Re-release of the mass market edition of the first novel in the best selling Horus Heresy series

Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. On the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favorite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, the idealistic Horus tries to carry out the Emperor'sgrand design, all the while the seeds of ...

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Overview

Re-release of the mass market edition of the first novel in the best selling Horus Heresy series

Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. On the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favorite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, the idealistic Horus tries to carry out the Emperor'sgrand design, all the while the seeds of heresy and rebellion have been sowed amongst his brothers.

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With the expanse of his conquests nearly universal, the emperor retires to his Terra retreat, living his kingdom in the capable hands of Horus, his Warmaster. Will absolute power corrupt this legendary warrior? In the first volume of a projected series, the seeds of heresy are sown.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849706186
  • Publisher: Games Workshop
  • Publication date: 2/18/2014
  • Series: Horus Heresy Series , #1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 512,754
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Abnett is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written almost fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies. His Horus Heresy novel Prospero Burns topped the SF charts in the UK and the US and he has recently scripted Macragge's Honour, the first Horus Heresy graphic novel. In addition to writing for Black Library, Dan scripts audio dramas, movies, games, comics and bestselling novels for major publishers in Britain and America. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    'I was there the day Horus slew the Emperor...'

    That's how Dan Abnett's Horus Rising starts. Even though I and every other fan of the 40K setting already knows how the tale ends, Mr Abnett kept me interested with vivid imagery, solid characterization, and intensely descriptive action scenes. As with any excellent piece of Sci-Fi, the book is packed with interesting and exotic locales. The action and scenery are the backdrop and not the primary focus here: The true conflicts are between the novels characters, not between them and their environment. These conflicts are so well depicted, I even developed a grudging respect for the villians. As Abnett demonstrates, even genetically engineered super-heroes will still be human and thus prone to the same pit-falls as we mere mortals.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    AWESOME!

    excellent book, great writing and compelling storyline. ENDING with a "What the HECK!!!" ending forcing you to grab the next book!

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  • Posted August 17, 2012

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    One of the best Warhammer books I've ever read

    From start to finish this book was amazing.

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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    good read

    well written

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

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    Great Sci-Fi!

    This has got to be some of the best science fiction I have ever read! I've never played 40k, and have only read a few books that pertain to the universe, but I am hooked on this series from the first book. This is a great start into the history of the future!

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

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    Awesome

    First off let me say that I loved this book and i have never played a warhammer game in my life. Secondly, This series has got me out of my fantasy reading marathon and back into science fiction.Thirdly,Thank you Dan Abnett...Lupercal!!!!

    P.S the vocab used in this book was very intresting

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    Amazing way to begin the Heresey

    this book simply blew me away..If you're into the Warhammer Universe and have always wondered how the Horus Heresy began, now is your change. It's only 7.99 too!!! which is awesome if you dont have a lot of money like myself. The plot and writing style is descriptive and fluid and compelling. Half the time i thought i was standing next to the Warmaster himself, or watching chunks of ceramite and flesh fly from bolter rounds..
    It's a great thing to read even if you're not a warhammer 40k fan. It's easy to get into , the characters are all well portrayed and well thought out, all and all, great book.

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  • Posted March 11, 2009

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    Worth Reading for the War Crazed and Blood Thirsty

    Excellent story and well developed characters. Follows the lore of the games, but makes its own distinct line in the tale.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Good way to start the Series

    This book is great and even more so if you know what the characters are talking about. Everytime they mention something like a Boltgun i can already image what it looks like and just adds more character to this story. I recommend this book to those who like sci-fi and especially to those who would like to know what happened during the Horus Heresy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    Good read

    This is definitely a good read. Dan does an excellent job describing the characters and backgrounds. The battle sequences make you want to hurry to the next page to see what happens. And the characters themselves are as deep as they are mighty. The novel it's self is packed to the gills with symbolism. If you do read this remember the name Erebus. The one downside is that it slows down near the middle, but just as your about to put it down to take a break, something important happens and makes you read some more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2007

    Highly recomend

    Always was curious about what the story was with these big 'space marines' so I decided one day to pick up one of the books. I didnt see any on the shelves that looked to be a series except the heresy series. Bought the first book and decided to open it that night. I was able to finish the book in two sittings. I have never done that with any book except Enders Game. I am very impressed with the book and would highly recomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2007

    Great Read

    I very much liked this book and found it hard to put down. The story was captivating and intensely interesting, not only because of the writing of the author (one of my favorites of all time) but also because of the look into the past it gave to any fan of the War Hammer 40,000 genre. I found many things to be profoundly ironic (as I¿m sure the author meant them to be) because of the look into the future I already had by reading the other novels. I loved this book and can¿t wait to read the next two. A must read for any fan of War Hammer 40,000.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2006

    Not Author's Best Work

    Like most Dan Abnett Novels, this one was interesting in the beginning, then tappered off slow for a time, then gained speed and ended relatively well. A must read though for Dan Abnett Fans!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Not the author's best work.

    Set in the 31st millennium. Leadership is by the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man. They stretch across space looking for their long lost human brothers. Upon locating any, they demand unification and absolute obedience. If denied, the world is conquered and forced to heel. As this story opens, the world that will soon be named 'Sixty-Three Nineteen' is under siege by the Adeptus Astartes. The Astartes are used only as a last resort. They are the Imperium's elite. They are sanctioned killers. Their current order is to capture the planet's false 'Emperor' and force the planet's unification. ..................... The whole book is told in the third person. Tenth Company Captain Garviel Loken, of the Luna Wolves, is telling how Sixty-Three Nineteen was conquered. The listener is Mersadie Oliton. Mersadie is one of the very first 'remembrancers' to be granted access to the surface of the conquered world. (Think of them as reporters or librarians. They record memories of events for historical records.) .......................... The next section is about a planet aptly named 'Murder'. The world is covered by a type of weather storm shield. Eidolon has sent the Blood Angels down only for them to disappear immediately. He then follows the bad decision with another, sending more men down to investigate. Captain Loken arrives and must rescue Eidolon's men from Megarachnid Warriors. (Resembles huge insects.) ..................... *** There are other tales. This novel is NOT written like an anthology. Again, it is told in the third person, primarily by Captain Loken, and has three parts. This is not Dan Abnett's best work however, it is worth your time to read and enjoy. ***

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