Malcador also reveals the doors to the Golden Throne and indicates the awesome battle going on behind them, foreshadowing the events of the Webway War that are covered later on in the main series. Unfortunately for him, Russ tries to bring his brother back to his senses rather than strike a killing blow and is dragged away barely conscious by his men after Horus retaliates, setting the stage for the Battle of Yarant. It is worth a read if you are a fan of Imperial Guard Army , as most of the storylines are about around mortal tank crews doing what they do best, which is dying of course. He pretty quickly decides to quit fucking around and orders his fleet to demolish their entire capital planet before personally going down to smash faces in until the Gardinaal surrender. Welcome to reality where things cost money to produce. Sorry you just found out about this but now that you're out of high school it's something you'll have to deal with. Keeps bringing up what Calth used to be like.
Of course, like we mentioned, there's some that are. Oh, and Sanguinius acts like an idiot about the whole time, which fits the , but come on, how many freaky supernatural signs do you need to see before you decide it's not just foul xenos? Not to be confused with the lame Horus Heresy card game, whose only saving grace was the awesome card art that would appear in the Horus Heresy artbooks anyway. Ahriman starts writing hit Rubric. Despite being overall good, it's a bit of a skub novel because the depiction of Perturabo is so different from expected, rather than being the bitter machine from every other depiction, he's a quiet , but with muscles. A silversmith attached to the 63rd Expeditionary Fleet is tasked with making four rings for the Mournival, after that he makes tokens for the warrior-lodge, but he doesn't know that and then he gets his windpipe crushed to make sure word doesn't get out about the tokens. Still has the fucking Fulgurite in his chest, though.
Then, they finally get there, they find a covered in ruins and occupied spirit stones being held in orbit around a black hole. In all fairness, of course, Fear to Tread does have quite a few good moments, especially when it comes to -related terror. Given the choice between blind obedience to his father or carrying on with the battle they were winning, Polux chooses the former and takes his Fists back to Terra, but ends up in the Imperium Secundus instead. For digital content that does not tangibly exist. Things go wrong on the planet due to totally not Chaos cult nonsense, and it does a decent job of showing Magnus' flaws. It also has a priceless bromance between and , not to mention Sanguinius and his Legion get characterized very well.
Corax shut down his hothousing method, and starts fucking with the Traitors, even at reduced numbers. The Khan returns to the Imperium after killing Orks left over from Ullanor and can't decide what side to join. He goes full Daemon Prince despite a generous helping of Thunder Hammer to his , breaks every spirit stone on the planet, and disappears with every last one of his sick fucks. But the end is in sight. This includes rules and models for the both pre- and post-fall, for the Traitors as well as ancient vehicles.
The boarding parties he sends are attacked by daemons which fuck them up, and Ferrus himself finds a dead future Iron Hand whose bionics look like a shitty hack-job to him, so he gets pissy and orders everyone to leave. On a side note, we learn that the V Legion's original name was the Star Hunters, and that they relied heavily on armor and mechanized infantry before the Khan and his Chogorian posse taught them to love jetbikes and going real fast. The asking price for single character plastics like the Shokk Attack Gun £22. Between the disruption, the warning, and good old-fashioned toughness, only a third or so of the landed force had actually died. In the end, he admits to Fulgrim that he doesn't have the patience to be Warmaster, and that he'll back whoever gets the job. This book is so bad that you would have it was cobbled together from stitched together by.
The small sacrificial knife that Ollanius found was carved on Terra for a benign ritual, stolen by an evil Perpetual who was killed by the Emperor in medieval times, found in an archeological dig by Kasper Hawser, and went on other crazy murder-adventures, all while having rudimentary sentience. Why Black Library lists it as part of the Horus Heresy series when that isn't always the case is beyond our comprehension. On the way, he spends time running away from a latex-clad sadist babe who persistently chases after him; since she's an AdMech equivalent of a Death Cultist assassin, this is a much better idea than it sounds. It's based as all fuck and written by , so don't miss it. The book ends, with Pert, , orders them to reverse course and fly right into that fucker. Notable for digging into the Webway storyline and the Navis Nobilite as well as featuring a resurrected and suddenly competent Eidolon.
There's also the Knights of Lannister Molech, who fall to Slaanesh through copious amounts of Twincest. What does its tangibility matter? Horus beat the Emperor within an inch of his life but was killed in turn after the Emperor put his foot down and obliterated Horus' soul from existence as in it didn't go to the warp to be resurrected by daemons; it was literally erased from existence when it finally became clear to him that Horus was beyond forgiveness. Except this is the dark, gritty universe of 30K where brother turns against brother. What beautiful music they make. The Word Bearers, while happy as hell to get revenge, are really trying to the Ultramarines to keep them out of the Heresy, if not destroy them outright. A few melodramatic and horrific but generic war scenes later, and they get overrun after a full year of siege thanks to the genius of a certain , drop the fortress from the ceiling onto a titan, and get the hell out of there by hijacking one of the Iron Warriors warships via teleportation.
Reveals his grand plan of saving the human race from the Eldar fate by absolute control of every human to a custodian before shanking him with Drach'nyen and making him run into the webway. Also turns out that invented the Machine-God by sealing a C'Tan on Mars back during the Saint George era, giving everyone visions of technology. It could be the truth, or one of their beautifully crafted lies. Ends with an transitory bit into Deliverance Lost. More importantly: shortly after the start of the Heresy an astropath has routine nervous breakdown and is returned to Terra to get. Navigators weren't going to sit around while E-money built their replacement, White Scars use a prototype webway portal to escape their last stand, and Moratarion starts using sorcery to locate Typhon. Instead, Sanguinius tries to sacrifice himself to save the day, but the steps in and takes his place while the fleets rain down a shitstorm and destroy the planet.
The second story line follows as he follows Rogal around the Imperial Palace after deciding to stay home, even though he was ordered to command the same fleet trapped at Phall, but delegated it to Polux's predecessor. He's got bigger things to worry about and is looking across time and space for key events for future manipulations. On the way, Pert kills their renegade Eldar because he was a lyin' bitch. And for extra Grimdark, a tech priestess discovers that the Dark Age era humans stored a backup copy of wikipedia in the warp and with a giant psyker powered terminal accesses said wikipedia and restores all the knowledge of mankind floods her forge with lava to deny the traitors access. Carrion then joins the Knights-Errants, actually makes Dorn backpedal and heads back to Mars to aid the Resistance take it back through use of Heretek. Fulgrim wanted to make a show out of delivering exposition, and he had Pert use his skills to build a stadium and went storyteller mode; then the moment was killed when a Shattered Legion detachment composed of Iron Hands and a Raven Guard commando sniped Fulgrim he got better.
Space Wolves come knocking shortly after. Plenty of fun with dining implements and an awesome ending involving a hammer to the face. All the price of a hardback with all the downsides of a paperback, plus there usually more fragile because of their size. More importantly, it shows that while he didn't really agree with the Emperor about anything, especially the Imperial Truth, he was still willing to serve the Imperium in his own way read: killing xenos on the edges of the galaxy while everyone else built an empire behind him. Also features a traumatized but insightful qt3. Witness Horus the hero, humanity's greatest champion and the Emperor's favoured son, before it all goes horribly, tragically wrong. It portrays having to deal with some social awkwardness he can not read people at all, so he comes off as 'do what I say or die! For digital content that does not tangibly exist.