Following the 1987 initial release of games workshops warhammer 40,000 wargame, set in a far future science fantasy universe, the company began publishing background literature that expands previous material, adds new material, and describes the universe, its characters, and its events in detail since 1997 the bulk of background literature has been published by the affiliated imprint black. The first three books in the series describe the means through which the horus heresy was sparked. Following the 1987 initial release of games workshops warhammer 40,000 wargame, set in a far future science fantasy universe, the company began publishing background literature that expands previous material, adds new material, and describes the universe, its characters, and its events in detail. I use the word thread because thats about all thats left now that the plot has been drawn out like overstretched chewing gum. Literally everything else during that time i love the time frame and the setting, but as it is now, the hh is a huge mess. Dominate the battlefield with heavy firepower and durable transports.
The warhammer 40,000 book series by multiple authors includes books outlander, lone wolves, the horus heresy vol. The horus heresy campaign books are iconic tomes, and some of them have been out of print. Warhammer 40k books black library the horus heresy many. So far ive read and loved horus rising false gods galaxy in flames flight of the. Aug 26, 2008 set 10,000 years before the present day, these tell the story of the foundation of the imperium and the terrible civil war, the horus heresy. The following is a complete list of audio books audio versions of printed media and original audio dramas produced by the black library. Or more specifically, exactly which stories should be read. To break them, the traitors need their most devastating weapons. Galaxy in flames is the third novel in the horus heresy saga, part of the greater world of warhammer 40,000. Join a live hosted trivia game for your favorite pub trivia experience done virtually. Here we go again, book 17 of the horus heresy thread. I remember too beginning this saga with a thousand sons and prospero burns because i love the space wolves chapter. In the horus heresy board game, the most legendary battle in the history of the warhammer 40,000 universe unfolds across the razed plains of terra and in the frozen orbit above.
The first novel, the solar war, was released in may 2019. A subreddit dedicated to the exploration of competitive play, list building and tactics in warhammer 40,000 and aos. The horus heresy is the single most important piece of backstory in the warhammer 40,000 universe, covering the great crusade led by the emperor of mankind to reunite earth with its lost colonies, the genetically engineered supermen who are the primarchs and the first space marines, and primarch horus s promotion to the position of warmaster. Volume 45 the horus heresy by french, john from amazons fiction books store. Full collection of horus heresy books score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. This includes rules and models for the primarchs both pre and postfall, for the traitors as well as ancient vehicles. It collects rules and army lists of imperial army units from the first five books of the series. The following is a list of the novels for the warhammer 40,000 universe. A shortlist of essential horus heresy reading the bad dice. The horus heresy primarchs novels warhammer 40k fandom. The horus heresy novels the horus heresy is a collection of novels, novellas, short stories, audio dramas, game books, and artwork created by some of the black librarys bestknown authors and artists. For more information on individual items, please study the photos or email us.
He has written over forty novels, including the acclaimed gaunts ghosts series and the eisenhorn and ravenor trilogies. He has written twentyfive novels for the black library, including the acclaimed gaunts ghosts series and the eisenhorn and ravenor trilogies, and with mike lee, the darkblade cycle. I got into warhammer 40k fiction after playing the games and reading up a bit on their lexicanum wiki. Book two massacre is when the galaxy learns of the rebellion and the emperor sends his forces to bring his wayward sons to justice, but horus is one step ahead of his father. I take the view that the majority of the heresy series is essential, with a select few that can be missed out. The next stages of the horus heresy warhammer community. The horus heresy and all associated logos, names, races, vehicles, weapons and characters, and. His horus heresy novel, a thousand sons, was a new york times bestseller and his time of legends novel, empire, won the 2010 david gemmell legend award. Forge world is producing a new line of books and models in addition to imperial armour and warhammer forge to allow players to fight battles from the horus heresy in warhammer 40,000. This is the audiobook version of the original novel, here recreated as a 5 cd abridged version. The horus heresy is the fictional civil war that crafted the bruised and battered world of warhammer 40,000. The best horus heresy books that arent horus rising tome.
Of note the horus heresy series is over 25 books long at this point and just about every author has had a hand in it by now. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Warhammer 40k and all its affiliates are all property of games workshop andor its subsidiaries and partners. Focusing on the popular forgeworld horus heresy battle game and its miniatures. These books sit in a separate storyarc and, in many respects, despite the common iconography or the emperor and the space marines, should be considered part of an entirely separate universe as theres. Instead of going for the purely numerical order, i thought to organize the books in tiers, from the toptier works all the way to the few that were. A book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
The series began publication in may 2016, starting with roboute guilliman. One question that im frequently asked is how someone new to the series can catch up on all the events. The outcast dead by graham mcneill, the black library a. The horus heresy, known colloquially by fans as warhammer 30,000 or simply 30k, is a supplement and expansion of the base warhammer 40,000 tabletop game by games workshop set in the early 31st millennium during the events of the great crusade and horus heresy the horus heresy is developed and published by forge world, a subsidiary of games workshop that. Top 9 best warhammer lore novels for total war fans total war. The destabilizing nature of chaos and the fractured attitudes of the legions made it ever harder for him to con. Warhammer 40,000 novels horus heresy hardcover by is part of our full inventory collection. See the complete warhammer 40,000 series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Get the very latest news, promotions, hobby tips and more from games workshop. Penned by several authors, the series takes place during the horus heresy, a fictional galaxyspanning civil war occurring 10,000years prior to the far future of warhammer 40,000.
I read a lot of books eisenhorn trilogy, space marine battles, ciaphas cain, etc before actually getting into the horus heresy series. The horus heresy series began in 2006 with horus rising by dan abnett. His horus heresy novel prospero burns topped the sf charts in the uk and the us. Dan abnett is a novelsit and awardwinnig comic book writer. It spans a roughly seven year period, yet there are over fifty black library novels, countless audiodramas, short stories and eight large campaign books written about it and that is just the core fluff.
Primarchs is a collection of novellas created by some of the black librarys bestknown authors and artists. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Deadly fighting ranges from the emperor s golden inner palace to horus s flagship, the vengeful spirit. Im not a big fan of ben counter so my collection doesnt count a single book of him. The horus heresy forge world series warhammer 40k fandom. Warhammer 40k lore rogal dorn, the horus heresy youtube. The logo of the horus heresy series of warhammer 40,000 fiction the horus heresy is a collection of novels, novellas, short stories, audio dramas, game books, and artwork created by some of the black librarys bestknown authors and artists. It chronicles the histories of the 18 primarchs both before, during and directly after the great crusade and the horus heresy. Entries are split into warhammer 40k and the horus heresy series.
Horus heresy top 5 essential horus heresy novels self. The horus heresy series takes place 10,000 years prior to the events of warhammer 40,000, during the galaxyspanning civil war. The outer defences have fallen, but the walls of the imperial palace stand. Slaves to darkness the horus heresy by john french audiobook new audiobooks 2018. Most will say the horus heresy or eisenhorn, but those can be both dense and perhaps too specific for a. Dan abnett is a multiple new york times bestselling author and an awardwinning comic book writer. Play sporcle s virtual live trivia to have fun, connect with people, and get your trivia on. All art and music fragments used in this video are property of their. Each of the books is a small part of a greater whole. The horus heresy details the rise and fall of the warmaster horus and his turn to the evil forces of chaos. The following is a complete list of all the titles in the main horus heresy. Best warhammer 40k horus heresy books i read in 2019 triumphal reads.
Novels from the universe of warhammer 40k and horus heresy. Well, good news, one of them is returning in a stunning new softback edition. Warhammer 40k the horus heresy series are they books. Download warhammer 40k horus heresy audiobook tales of. Army lists collects together updated rules for three complete armies fighting in the nightmarish wars of the horus heresy, both. Horus rising by dan abnett, false gods by graham mcneill, galaxy in flames by ben counter, the flight of the eisenstei. The horus heresy is a war of space marine vs space marines, but other combatants lurk in the shadows. The horus heresy is an ongoing series of science fantasy set in the fictional warhammer 40,000 setting of tabletop miniatures wargame company games workshop. In few pages alan merrett describes the main events that lead to the events on isstvaan iii, after that he follows every legion, and his conduit during the heresy. This epic addition to the confrontation was written by ben counter, and it was utterly unafraid to show the darker side of corruption and war. Jun 04, 2007 but reading the text this books gives really a great overwiev over the horus heresy, presenting the entire story by short notes complementing the art of the book. If you are aware of the horus heresy, at least generally, you could easily follow your own order. Nov 26, 2015 download warhammer 40k horus heresy audiobook tales of heresy collection torrent or any other torrent from audio books category. The more books you read, the better the perspective you gain.
Bols overview the horus heresy book eight malevolence. Here we see the precursors to warhammer 40,000s assassinorum temples in action, even as horus despatches a monstrous assassin of his own. Anyway, to chip in my two cents to an oldass thread, if you are going to start with the warhammer 40,000 books, i would recommend either reading the gaunts ghosts series from the beginning. False gods by graham mcneill, the black library,audiobook a. War is life warhammer 40,000 lore history duration. Horus rising is the first chapter in the epic, ongoing tale of the horus heresy.
Ive included just the first 4 books and id suggest reading the others based on if you are interested in the characters or specific events covered, but ymmv for example, i liked nemesis by james swallow, but i dislike. This category contains all pages related to the books published by games workshop, forge world and fantasy flight games for the warhammer 40,000 universe. It chronicles the history of the horus heresy era which serves as the foundation and startingpoint for most warhammer 40,000 canon. Warhammer digital the horus heresy legion astartes.
As i finished reading deathfire, and with war without end and pharos on my toread list, i was inspired to put together my current rankings of the numbered horus heresy books. The horus heresy volume 112 collectors boxset for the first time black library have consolidated the first 12 books of this ongoing series which takes place in games workshops warhammer 40,000 universe. The horus heresy is a big series, consisting of 24 novels, a number of short stories and at least half a dozen audio dramas. The horus heresy series many titles available all books are in good to very good condition although obviously read as they are so good except where fair has been added to the title. Ezekyle abaddon, more commonly known as abaddon the despoiler, is the warmaster of chaos, the former first captain of the sons of horus legion and now absolute master of the black legion, and rumoured to be the cloneprogeny of warmaster horus. Lay waste to the enemies of the emperor with units unique to the dark angels. The novels will first release as limited edition hardbacks. Titles published prior to 1997 were originally published under the heretic tomes label, although several have been republished as black library editions. So what are your favorite books from the horus heresy series. The goal was to use novels and short stories to expand the world and history of warhammer 40,000. Siege of terra will consist of eight main novels with an unknown number of novellas, short stories and audio dramas. Warhammer 40,000 novels horus heresy hardcover full inventory from noble knight games a shipping and customer service update for you. Horus rising the horus heresy book 1 kindle edition.
Army lists is a supplementary book of forge worlds horus heresy game series. Ill echo the sentiment that the more involving books are those chronicling horus fall and the events leading to istvaan v i. Horus heresy book series 20 books all formats kindle edition from book 1. Penned by several authors, the series takes place during the horus heresy, a fictional galaxyspanning civil war occurring 10,000 years prior to the far future of warhammer 40,000. Hello select your address todays deals vouchers amazonbasics vouchers amazonbasics. Age of darkness army list is an ebook containing the complete profiles, special rules and wargear, compiled and updated, for all space marine legion armies in horus heresy games using the battles in the age of darkness gaming expansion for warhammer 40,000. The horus heresy series of books takes place ten thousand years before the events of warhammer 40,000. The remainder are, to an extent sideshows, some of them interesting mechanicum, a thousand sons, prospero burns others less so descent of angels, nemesis, battle for the abyss. Graham mcneill has written more than twenty novels for black library. Best warhammer 40k horus heresy books i read in 2019 youtube. The horus heresy is probably the most explored and written about time period in the warhammer 40,000 overall narrative. Horus heresy books in order of when they were first published. Promoted to warmaster, can the idealistic horus carry out the emperors grand plan, or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers.965 1356 1459 513 735 1580 170 1102 784 1513 809 650 1035 517 741 1075 1124 467 924 1336 136 550 559 351 23 1369 109 916 713 256 238 429 813 1198 1174 532