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Horus Rising
     

Horus Rising

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by Dan Abnett
 

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The first novel in the bestselling Horus Heresy series, re-issued in a deluxe trade paperback format

It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines,

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The first novel in the bestselling Horus Heresy series, re-issued in a deluxe trade paperback format

It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favourite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, can the idealistic Horus carry out the Emperor’s grand plan, or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers? Horus Rising is the first chapter in the epic, ongoing tale of the Horus Heresy.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849706186
Publisher:
Games Workshop
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Series:
Horus Heresy Series , #1
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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Dan Abnett is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over forty 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. 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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Horus Rising (Horus Heresy Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
excellent book, great writing and compelling storyline. ENDING with a "What the HECK!!!" ending forcing you to grab the next book!
Werewolf48 More than 1 year ago
From start to finish this book was amazing.
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jeremy_rorrer More than 1 year ago
well written
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danBOOKe More than 1 year ago
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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Poge More than 1 year ago
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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