Horus Heresy

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This article is about the fictional event in the "Warhammer 40,000" universe. For the book series based on it, see Horus Heresy (novels). For the related collectible card game, see Horus Heresy (card game).
Horus Heresy
Series Warhammer 40,000
Publisher Games Workshop
Genre Science fantasy
Depictions
Canon information
Date c. 004–014.M31
Location Entire domain of the Imperium of Mankind (approx. all space within 50 kly from Terra); other space in the Milky Way
Casus belli Corrupted by Chaos, Warmaster Horus is convinced of the Emperor of Mankind's duplicity
Result Pyrrhic Loyalist (pro-Emperor) victory
Territorial changes Large swaths of the Imperium rendered impassable or inhospitable
Belligerents
Commanders
Strength
Casualties and losses

The Horus Heresy is a cornerstone event in the far future fictional universe created by Games Workshop as the campaign setting for its Warhammer 40,000 miniatures wargame. It is a relatively short but devastating galaxy-spanning civil war that engulfs the nascent galactic empire of the Imperium of Man early in the 31st millennium of the universe timeline; the war is a major cause of the science fantasy universe's dystopian environment. Initially described in wargame supplements published in 1988, and used as the setting for a 1989 Epic-branded tabletop miniatures wargame, it has been utilised since as background for several of Game Workshop's products.

The Horus Heresy has expanded in scope and standing beyond its original wargame-background role. Since the concept's introduction there has been an increasing number of related releases in several product categories and media. It is an ongoing project that has developed into a major, definitive component of the shared universe, and it has come into its own as a successful brand and product line for Games Workshop and its affiliates. In 2012, it was repositioned as a foreground element in the Warhammer 40,000 gaming system, thanks to the introduction of the stand-alone Horus Heresy miniatures wargame expansion.

Fictional[edit]

Setting[edit]

In the developing Warhammer 40,000 backstory, by the 30th millennium (or M30[1]:406) the "Emperor of Mankind", founder and head of state of the newly constituted Imperium of Man, has become a major proponent of Order in the Milky Way galaxy, and one of the most formidable enemies of Chaos and its forces. After consolidating his rule on Terra (Earth) and genetically engineering Legions of superhuman warriors (the Space Marines), he embarks, in late–M30, on a Great Crusade.[1]:168 The objective is to unify the millions of human space colonies scattered throughout the galaxy under the Imperium's banner. The Imperium proclaims an Imperial Truth of science and reason, and against religion and superstition – by extension weakening the influence of Chaos on the human race and its evolution. Promoting the notions of Order and Truth from a strictly human perspective as put forth by the Emperor, the Imperium has declared the Milky Way the exclusive, rightful domain of Humankind; it maintains that ruling the galaxy is the species' "Manifest Destiny".

While the Emperor is the Supreme Commander of the Crusade's many Expeditions, the Space Marine Legions and the rest of the Imperial military forces are eventually led by his genetically engineered progeny, a group of twenty Primarchs, who are in every aspect even mightier than Space Marines.[2]

Outline[edit]

Causes[edit]

In early–M31, two standard (Terran) centuries into the Great Crusade, the Emperor promotes Horus Lupercal, his most trusted and versatile Primarch, to Warmaster (commander-in-chief of Imperial armed forces), and overall leader of the Crusade. The Emperor then leaves the Crusade and returns to Terra, where he remains in relative isolation. He relegates administration of the Imperium to a civilian authority – the Council of Terra – and in an undertaking kept secret even from Horus, oversees efforts to gain access to the Webway (an alien-built transdimensional tunnel system).[3] These actions test Horus' personal and mission-related resources, and exacerbate existing tensions among some of the Primarchs, especially those who feel slighted by other decisions of the Emperor or have grievances against their brothers.[3]

Soon after his promotion, Horus becomes the target of a conspiracy planned by the Gods of Chaos and executed by their allies and minions. It involves his near-fatal injury by an alien weapon called Anathame and supposed healing by the Serpent Lodge of the Moon of Davine; both events are designed to make Horus susceptible to the influence of Chaos and lead to his eventual corruption.[4] While the exact cause has been retoconned repeatedly, the current state is that during a ceremony designed to heal Horus of a mortal wound, he is shown a vision of the far future, in which the Emperor is worshipped as a god, and Horus and the other primarchs are forgotten (The irony being the Heresy is what leads to this future). As the Emperor primary edict is to stamp out religion of all forms, Horus sees this as the ultimate betrayal. Though another Primarch, his brother Magnus, tries to reach Horus by psychic projection and warn him of the treachery during his trance like state, the corruption spreads and prevents Horus from accepting his brother's guidance. He then turns against the Emperor, becoming the Traitor from the perspective of the Imperium. He plans a coup d'etat on a galactic scale, and ultimately leads eight other Primarchs, as well as their Legions and other forces, in war against the Emperor and all who stand with him. The betrayal and campaign are eventually labeled the Horus Heresy. Most of those who turn against the Emperor become, or already are, corrupted by Chaos.[5]:2

Conflict and resolution[edit]

Horus, outwardly still loyal, engages in subterfuge and secretly contravenes Imperial orders. He also issues orders designed to weaken and disperse forces deemed Loyalist, while simultaneously building covert alliances. Then, in the first open move of the Heresy, he succeeds in culling from the ranks of the rebels those persons and units still loyal to the Emperor.[6] During the opening stages of the campaign, the Loyalist side is shown to be beset by inadequate communication security and poor intelligence, its leaders stunned or in denial when faced with the enormity of events.

A subsequent operation, expertly directed by Horus and co-conspirators, involves the massacre of three Loyalist Legions that are sent by the Imperial authorities (along with other Legions that have secretly turned Traitor), to crush the rebellion.[7] Horus, continuing to assume the initiative following tactical and strategic successes, orders the bulk of rebel forces to the Sol (Solar) System and the heart of the Imperium. After a brutal in‑system space battle, they manage to make planetfall on Terra and to lay siege to the Imperial Palace, seat of the Emperor.

While the siege is a strategic stalemate, Horus is aware that massive Loyalist reinforcements are on the way. Lowering the shields of his flagship as a lure, the Emperor, Rogal Dorn, Sanguinius, and a force of Imperial Fists teleport aboard the flagship to confront him. Horus initially kills Sanguinius, and then is finally killed in single combat with his creator, while the Emperor is grievously wounded in the same action. The death of Horus leads to disarray among the invading Traitors, whose campaign is by this time also threatened by the imminent Loyalist reinforcements, and they hastily retreat. The Battle for Terra and the whole Horus Heresy campaign is effectively over.[8]

Aftermath[edit]

Horus' campaign lasts less than a standard decade,[a] yet it is devastating in its scale, and the Loyalist victory comes at great cost. The losses in talent, knowledge, manpower, and territory result in a prolonged period of cultural, political, and technological stagnation and regression for the Imperium.

The barely-alive Emperor is interred at the end of the Battle for Terra in a complex life support device, a technological marvel known as the Golden Throne. The Throne also powers the Astronomicon, the navigation aid responsible for holding the Imperium together, as well as keeping the destroyed Webway entrance sealed, lest Daemons overrun the Earth. Entombed in the device, his decaying physical form is kept alive in a moribund state, and he is said to be able to express himself only psychically.[9]

A long and often violent period of "cleansing" the Imperium from Traitors, and rebuilding its institutions, takes place following the end of the Heresy. The majority of surviving Traitor forces flee to a Chaos dominion known as the Eye of Terror. There, they create their own empires and continue to harry the Imperium.[5]:5–7

Relevance[edit]

The Horus Heresy is a significant component of the Warhammer 40,000 canon, and since 2012 has been repositioned as a distinct foreground gaming element. Over the years, the concept evolved into the major reason behind the dystopian environment of the shared universe; in the current backstory of the universe's approximate real-time setting – ten millennia after the end of the Heresy[9]:6 – the event is presented as shrouded in myth and distorted by disinformation. The future history detailed in Horus Heresy-branded material is depicted as lost, forgotten, or censored; yet situations caused by or related to the Heresy form the basis for much of the present context.

Real world[edit]

Introduction[edit]

The Horus Heresy was first referred to in a 1988 rulebook supplement to Rogue Trader (1987), the first edition of the Warhammer 40,000 wargame.[10]:6[11]:13It was expanded later in the same year in another supplement, the first volume of the rulebook Realm of Chaos, subtitled "Slaves to Darkness".[12]:240–243

The concept was also elaborated in the rulebook for Adeptus Titanicus (1988), the first Games Workshop Epic-branded tabletop miniatures wargame.[13] Epic-scale-miniature games may involve campaign- or theater‑level play that employs large forces, and provides for a correspondingly wider-scale background. This campaign setting included the establishment of the Horus Heresy as an important canon-based element.

Space Marine [1st Edition][edit]

Finally in 1989 the Epic-series wargame Space Marine was introduced. Designed and developed by veteran Games Workshop associates Jervis Johnson and Graeme Davis, the game used model design and sculpting by Games Workshop division Citadel Miniatures.[14] Subtitled "Epic Battles in the Age of Heresy", it was the first Games Workshop product to directly involve the Horus Heresy concept, which was its sole campaign setting; by providing a justification for intra-Imperial warfare, the publisher was spared the effort and cost of different armies in the basic game boxes.[15] The boxed game contained army and scenery miniatures, accessories, and guides, while the rulebook included a multipage "Background" section, and annotated the rules with related storytext.[b]

Expansion and continuity[edit]

In the years following its introduction as background for other products and as campaign setting for Space Marine, the Horus Heresy came into its own as a project; the transition mainly took place early in the 21st century. The concept was refined and further defined with expansions in areas such as art, gaming, literature, and multimedia. The continuing additions are set in the Heresy period of the universe, c. 30000 ("M31"), as opposed to the c. 41st millennium ("M41") era of most Warhammer 40,000 material. The additions may be released as stand-alone products or as parts of Horus Heresy series.

A significant development was the September 2012 initial release of the Horus Heresy miniatures wargame expansion. This in effect repositioned the concept as a foreground element within the main Warhammer 40,000 gaming system, thereby extending the related universe's active setting to the Horus Heresy era. In February 2013 the first Heresy-specific event, the 2-day Horus Heresy Weekender, was announced.

In addition to regular edition products, releases include special editions such as anniversary editions, collector's editions, web exclusives, and bundle offers.[16] However some components, including the majority of pre-Horus Heresy book series products or works, may be out of print, discontinued, or obsolete, and generally hard to find as of 2013.

Additions to the Heresy storyline are not necessarily in chronological sequence, and the overall narrative across all areas is nonlinear;[17] it may include events presented from different perspectives, and gaps that may presumably be filled in the future.

The expansions provide new or additional detail about the Horus Heresy, and their scope covers the entire Warhammer 40,000 universe c. M31; in some cases the newer material has led to continuity conflicts with older canon and other material. Overall, the information provided in the book series is generally assumed to be authoritative and superseding the older material.[18] Among other authoritative sources are the Horus Heresy wargame environment (especially the associated rulebooks), and other expansions.[c]

"The Horus Heresy" is marketed as a sub-brand by Games Workshop, the Black Library (a Games Workshop publishing division), and Forge World, a modelling subsidiary. The associated product lines and related logos, places, names, devices and other components are copyrighted or trademarked.[d] Games Workshop and affiliates have also released products that though not branded or classified as Horus Heresy items, are directly related to the fictional conflict or to specific facets of it.[19]

Art[edit]

Illustrations and images from a variety of artists, about the conflict and the related background, have been published in art books. The book series cover art has been separately released, as A2-size posters and in other formats.[20]

Art book series[edit]

This series consists of four "Horus Heresy: Visions" volumes, published between May 2004 and July 2006. They contain original art as well as images derived from the Horus Heresy card game. The volumes also collect edited, previously published Heresy-related magazine articles, and select rulebook information; in addition, original annotations, information, and short stories. The text, along with the art, greatly expanded the Heresy material. The series outlines the entire Heresy history, while providing additional background on it and the wider Warhammer 40,000 universe. The work was the result of contributions by numerous associates and staff of Games Workshop and its subsidiaries; select contributors are listed.

  1. Visions of War – Allan Merrett (writer), John Blanche (conceptual art), Matt Ralphs (editor) – May 2004[21]
  2. Visions of Darkness – Allan Merrett (writer), John Blanche (conceptual art). Includes short story by Graham McNeill – December 2004[22]
  3. Visions of Treachery – Allan Merrett (writer), John Blanche (conceptual art). Includes short story by Graham McNeill – July 2005[23]
  4. Visions of Death – Allan Merrett (writer), John Blanche (conceptual art) – July 2006[24]
Posters (selections)[edit]
  • The Outcast Dead (cover art) – Neil Roberts. Cover art poster of Book 17 in the book series – November 2011[25]
  • The Primarchs (cover art) – Neil Roberts. Cover art poster of Book 20 in the book series – May 2012[26]
  • The Scripts: Volume 1 (cover art) – Neil Roberts. Cover art poster of the first book in the Horus Heresy scriptbook series – March 2013[27]
Special editions (selections)[edit]
  • Collected Visions: Iconic images of the Imperium, Betrayal and War – Omnibus edition of the four volumes of the Art book series. Nick Kyme and Matt Ralphs (editors) – June 2007[28]
  • Horus Heresy Poster Bundle #1 – Neil Roberts, Philip Sibbering. The cover art posters of the first three titles of the book series. One of several poster bundles offered, it had been discontinued as of 2013 – October 2006[29]

Events[edit]

As of April 2013 the following had been officially announced:

  • The Horus Heresy Weekender – Black Library and Forge World (organizers). Two-day limited-attendance event to be held in Nottingham. Horus Heresy creators and associates present seminars, workshops, demonstrations, exclusive products etc. – May 2013[30][dated info]

Gaming[edit]

The war has been the focus of board and card games; they provided additional relevant information. The Horus Heresy miniatures wargame, which brought the concept to the gaming foreground, was introduced in 2012.

Board games[edit]
  • Horus Heresy [1st version] – Designed by Jervis Johnson, this wargame centers on the Heresy's endgame, the "Battle for Earth" – 1993[31]
    • The companion mini board game Warmaster, a free promotion, was simultaneously offered through a Games Workshop publication;[e] it was also designed by Jervis Johnson – 1993[32]
  • Horus Heresy [2nd version] – Designed by John Goodenough and Jeff Tidball, this is a reworking of the 1993 original, subtitled "The Legendary Battle for Holy Terra". Released by Games Workshop licensee Fantasy Flight Games – 2010[33]
Card games[edit]
  • Horus Heresy – Collectible card game designed by Ryan Miller and Luke Peterschmidt. It was introduced in 2003 by Games Workshop affiliate Sabertooth Games, whose art department illustrated the cards. The game was expanded (2003–05) with the release of several booster packs and other products, and covered major battles of the Heresy campaign. The detailed card illustrations, which were reproduced in the Art book series and elsewhere, provided comprehensive imagery of the Heresy, while the accompanying text and rulesets included new information. The game was discontinued in 2008.
    • Base Set – Starter pack, includes separate Loyalist and Traitor decks, "story cards" that describe the background, original rulesets, and other components. The setting may be one of two significant early battles of the Heresy – 2003[34]
Miniatures games[edit]
  • Horus Heresy – Stand-alone expansion for the main Warhammer 40,000 gaming system, produced by Games Workshop modelling subsidiary Forge World. The expansion consists of a series of wargaming supplements including rulebooks, miniatures, and accessories; the first installment was introduced during UK Games Day 2012. This series is reputedly developed in coordination with the book series, includes new material and information about the Horus Heresy and the overall Warhammer 40,000 background, and is an authoritative source for both.[35]
    • Betrayal – First installment of the Horus Heresy expansion, and the first volume of the Horus Heresy Rulebook Series. This supplement is centered on the culling of Loyalists from the Traitor ranks (see § Conflict and resolution), an operation that culminated at the Battle of Isstvan III. Ruleset and background text by Alan Bligh; models by Simon Egan and Forge World artists and designers – September 2012[36]

Literature[edit]

Literature directly related to the Horus Heresy consists of works in several formats and media, created by various authors; the majority are published by the Black Library, a Games Workshop imprint. As of April 2013 it included magazine articles, novels, novellas, and short stories.[37][f] In the 2010s, some Heresy-branded literature appeared in other-language special editions before release in English.[g][h]

Book series[edit]
Main article: Horus Heresy (novels)

The Black Library started publishing the Horus Heresy book series in 2006, a derived brand that consists of titles with stories by a variety of authors. They provide detailed, multifaceted descriptions of the Heresy; the entire Warhammer 40,000 universe (c. 31000) is represented and taken advantage of. As of October 2013 the series consisted of 27 volumes, including full-length novels and novel-length compilations of novellas or short stories; the publisher had been adding several books per year since the start of the series' publication.

An opening scene-setting trilogy (Books 1–3) features the Luna Wolves Space Marine Legion, and portrays the fall of their Primarch (the Warmaster Horus) and the beginning of the Heresy. The series narrative was subsequently expanded to include the actions of other Legions and of various organisations and individuals. In the timeline of the Heresy, by Book 24 (originally published December 2012) this series was at about the half-way mark of Horus' campaign.

Most titles are published in multiple media and formats: as mass-market and trade paperbacks, in hardcover "premium" edition, as regular or "enhanced" e-books, and as abridged or unabridged audiobooks and e‑audiobooks.[37] A number of stories have appeared in other official publications, sometimes before the release of the relevant book series titles; compilation stories have also been pre- or re‑published in stand-alone editions.[i]

The first regular UK paperback edition of the book series titles is listed below. Since November 2010, publishing of titles in this edition has sometimes lagged behind other editions or formats by several months.

  1. Horus Rising – Dan Abnett – April 2006[40]
  2. False Gods – Graham McNeill – June 2006[41]
  3. Galaxy in Flames – Ben Counter – October 2006[42]
  4. The Flight of the Eisenstein – James Swallow – March 2007[43]
  5. Fulgrim – Graham McNeill – July 2007[44]
  6. Descent of Angels – Mitchel Scanlon – October 2007[45]
  7. Legion – Dan Abnett – March 2008[46]
  8. Battle for the Abyss – Ben Counter – August 2008[47]
  9. Mechanicum – Graham McNeill – December 2008[48]
  10. Tales of Heresy – Short story compilation. Nick Kyme and Lindsey Priestley (editors) – April 2009[49]
  11. Fallen Angels – Mike Lee – July 2009[50]
  12. A Thousand Sons – Graham McNeill – March 2010[51]
  13. Nemesis – James Swallow – August 2010[52]
  14. The First Heretic – Aaron Dembski‑Bowden – November 2010[53]
  15. Prospero Burns – Dan Abnett – January 2011[54]
  16. The Age of Darkness – Short story compilation. Christian Dunn (editor) – May 2011[55]
  17. The Outcast Dead – Graham McNeill – November 2011[56]
  18. Deliverance Lost – Gav Thorpe – January 2012[57]
  19. Know No Fear – Dan Abnett – March 2012[58]
  20. The Primarchs – Novella compilation. Christian Dunn (editor) – June 2012[59]
  21. Fear to Tread – James Swallow – August 2012[60]
  22. Shadows of Treachery – Short story and novella compilation. Christian Dunn and Nick Kyme (editors) – September 2012[61]
  23. Angel Exterminatus – Graham McNeill – January 2013[62]
  24. Betrayer – Aaron Dembski‑Bowden – March 2013[63]
  25. Mark of Calth – Short story and novella compilation. Laurie Goulding, (editor) – April 2013
  26. Vulkan Lives – Nick Kyme – August 2013
  27. The Unremembered Empire – Dan Abnett – October 2013

Descent of Angels and Fallen Angels are two parts of a trilogy that includes a third book not in the above list. A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns are part of the same story arc, from the viewpoints of two opposing Legions of Space Marines. Know No Fear is a continuation of Battle for the Abyss and The First Heretic. Unremembered Empire is also a continuation of Vulkan Lives; Fear to Tread and Know No Fear

Magazine articles[edit]

Horus Heresy-related articles that appeared originally or solely in publisher-affiliated magazines.

  • "The Emperor and Horus" – William (Bill) King. Story article originally in the Games Workshop magazine White Dwarf. This and the following articles by King were reproduced, re-edited, or sourced in the Art books (series) – November 1990[64]
  • "The Assault on Earth" and "Aboard Horus' Battle Barge" – William King. Two story articles published in White Dwarf issue 161 (UK edition) upon release of the first version of the Horus Heresy board game. They provide details and background related to the game's setting, the campaign's deciding battle – May 1993[65]
  • "Assault on Holy Terra" – William King. Another story article in White Dwarf, that expands the articles listed above – April 2002[66]
  • "Iron Within" – Rob Sanders. Short story in Hammer and Bolter, a downloadable magazine (e‑magazine) published by the Black Library between 2010 and 2012 – February 2011[67]
  • "The Lion" – Gav Thorpe. Novella serialized in Hammer and Bolter. In 3 parts – February to April 2012[68]
  • "The Horus Heresy" – Cover story of White Dwarf issue 394. Informational article with description of the Horus Heresy concept and product line, and details about the related Horus Heresy miniatures wargame expansion; it concentrates on Betrayal, the expansion's first installment. Includes interviews with Forge World game designer Alan Bligh and artist Simon Egan, and double-sided poster insert of Betrayal artwork – October 2012[69]
Novellas[edit]

Horus Heresy novellas that were not originally included in the Horus Heresy book series compilations; the following were first released in special or limited editions.[g]

  • Promethean Sun – Nick Kyme. Subtitled "Into the fires of war".[j] Specially priced "Collectors Edition" novella in 3,000 copies only, hardcover. Initially offered as a "web exclusive", the general-availability release is expected in 2013[71][dated info] – May 2011[72]
  • Aurelian – Aaron Dembski‑Bowden. Subtitled "The Eye stares back", this novella is part of a story arc along with The First Heretic, Book 14 of the book series. Originally offered as another of the publisher's web exclusives, it was simultaneously released in two "Collectors Edition" versions (Silver and Gold) – October 2011[73]
  • Brotherhood of the Storm – Chris Wraight. Subtitled "The Khan rides to war". Signed, time-limited web exclusive print on demand "Collectors Edition", available 21–28 September 2012 only – September 2012[74]
  • Corax: Soulforge – Gav Thorpe. Subtitled "Victory is vengeance". A time-limited, print on demand collector's edition novella, with expanded artwork and other material. Available 5–12 April 2013 only – April 2013[75]
Short stories[edit]

Horus Heresy short stories that were not originally included in the Horus Heresy book series compilations; several were first released or included in special or limited editions.

  • "The Kaban Project" – Graham McNeill. Originally in the Art books (series) volume Visions of Darkness – December 2004[76]
  • "The Battle of Prospero" – Graham McNeill. Originally in the Art books (series) volume Visions of Treachery – July 2005[77]
  • "The Dark King" – Graham McNeill. Included in a limited edition Horus Heresy chapbook for Games Day 2007 – October 2007[78]
  • "The Lightning Tower" – Dan Abnett. Included in the aforementioned chapbook compilation – October 2007[78]
  • "Death of a Silversmith" – Graham McNeill. Included in the limited edition compilation Games Day Anthology 2011, edited by Nick Kyme – September 2011[79]
  • "Army of One" – Rob Sanders. A story in "e‑short" (short e‑book) format, one of several such works released in celebration of the Black Library's 15‑year publishing history – April 2012[80]
  • "Kryptos" – Graham McNeill. Subtitled "The voice of Chaos". An "e‑short" release – June 2012[81]
  • "Distant Echoes of Old Night" – Rob Sanders. Included in the limited edition compilation Games Day Anthology 2012/13 – September 2012[82]
  • "Lost Sons" – James Swallow. Included in the first volume of the two‑volume limited edition compilation Black Library Weekender – November 2012[83]
  • "The Divine Word" – Gav Thorpe. Included in the second volume of the two‑volume limited edition compilation Black Library Weekender – November 2012[84]
  • "Dark Heart" – Anthony Reynolds. E‑short. The story was republished in the Mark of Calth compilation, Book 25 of the book series – January 2013[85]
  • "The Gates of Terra" – Nick Kyme. Another e‑short, this one first appeared in a 2012 French language limited edition chapbook[h] – March 2013[86]
  • "Lord of the Red Sands" – Aaron Dembski‑Bowden. A 1500-word story originally available in the e‑book-format collection Angron – March 2013[87]
Special editions (selections)[edit]
  • Horus Rising – Dan Abnett. "5th anniversary edition" of Book 1 in the Horus Heresy book series – April 2011[88]
  • Limited Edition Horus Heresy Audio Boxset – Dan Abnett, Ben Counter, Graham McNeill. CD-audio compilation of the opening trilogy in the book series, narrated by Martyn Ellis. Includes an "exclusive bonus CD" with the short story "Little Horus" by Abnett, also read by Ellis; this "audio short" was originally published in Book 16, Age of Darkness – November 2011[89]
  • Xmas 2011 Horus Heresy eBundle – Book series authors. The first 17 Horus Heresy book series titles in an e‑book edition bundle, one of several bundle editions offered (bundle was retired 2012) – November 2011[90]
  • Angel Exterminatus – Graham McNeil. "Premium Hardback Edition" of Book 23 in the book series, the first title published in this format, with additional material and artwork. Offered exclusively through the publisher and affiliates – October 2012[91]
  • Angron – Aaron Dembski‑Bowden, Matthew Farrer. Character-based mini-compilation of short stories released in e‑book format. The collection's spotlight is on Angron, doomed Primarch of the "World Eaters" Legion of Space Marines. It contains Farrer's "After De'shea", a short story previously published in the book series title Tales of Heresy (Book 10). Additionally, two stories by Dembski‑Bowden: the prose adaptation of the audio drama Butcher's Nails, and "Lord of the Red Sands", an original short – March 2013[92]

Multimedia[edit]

As of March 2013 this category included audio dramas of various durations, and published collections of their scripts.

Audio dramas[edit]

Below are original audio dramas, and also dramatisations of stories previously published in text media. Released in disc or audio file format, their durations range from over one hour to over two hours. They employ a number of scriptwriters, narrators, voice actors, and directors. Audio production is provided by specialist UK companies Big Finish Productions or Heavy Entertainment (which is also involved in audiobook editions of the Horus Heresy book series). Select contributors listed below.

  • The Dark King and The Lightning Tower – Scripted by Graham McNeill and Dan Abnett respectively, Danny Webb performs both; audio drama versions of the chapbook originals – June 2008[93]
  • Raven’s Flight – Gav Thorpe (scriptwriter), Toby Longworth (performer). Prequel to Deliverance Lost, Book 18 in the book series – February 2010[94]
  • Butcher's Nails – Aaron Dembski‑Bowden (scriptwriter), Sean Barrett and others (performers) – May 2012[95]
  • The Sigillite – Chris Wraight (scriptwriter), Toby Longworth, Ramon Tikaram and Tim Treloar (performers) – March 2013[96]
  • Honour to the Dead – Gav Thorpe (scriptwriter), Gareth Armstrong, Jane Collingwood, Jonathan Keeble and Luke Thompson (performers). Adapted from a novella by Thorpe, originally published in German.[g] – May 2013[97]
  • Wolf Hunts - Scripted by Graham McNeil, this was released in May 2013 in a limited edition sleeve.
  • Prince of Crows
  • Crimson Fists
Drama "shorts"[edit]

The following audio dramas range in duration from under ten minutes to about half an hour, and are released in downloadable MP3 file format only.

  • "Grey Angel" – John French (scriptwriter), John Banks, Toby Longworth and Ramon Tikaram (performers). A Garro series short – August 2012[98]
  • "Burden of Duty" – James Swallow (scriptwriter), John Banks, Toby Longworth and Ramon Tikaram (performers). Another Garro short – October 2012[99]
  • "Warmaster" – John French (scriptwriter), Ramon Tikaram (performer). In a nine‑minute audio drama, Horus lays out his plans for the remainder of the Heresy campaign. One of Black Library's "Advent Calendar" special releases for the 2012 holiday season, this was the "Advent Day Seven" installment – December 2012[100]
  • "Strike and Fade" – Guy Haley (scriptwriter), Toby Longworth (performer). Another ten‑minute audio drama, the "Advent Day Fourteen" entry in Black Library's "Advent Calendar 2012" releases – December 2012[101]
  • "Veritas Ferrum" – David Annandale (scriptwriter), Toby Longworth, Ramon Tikaram and Tim Treloar (performers). "Advent [2012] Day Twenty Four" e‑audio short – December 2012[102]
Garro series[edit]

Audio drama‑only series based on Horus Heresy character Nathaniel Garro. The series is a sequel to The Flight of the Eisenstein, Book 4 in the book series.

  1. Oath of Moment – James Swallow (scriptwriter), Toby Longworth (performer) – December 2010[103]
  2. Legion of One – James Swallow (scriptwriter), Toby Longworth (performer) – April 2011[104]
  3. Sword of Truth – James Swallow (scriptwriter), John Banks, Toby Longworth and Ramon Tikaram (performers) – November 2012[105]
  4. Burden of Duty/Grey Angel – John French and James Swallow (scriptwriters); John Banks, Toby Longworth and Ramon Tikaram (performers). Compilation reissue of two Garro Series audio shorts (listed above) – April 2013[106]
Scriptbook series[edit]

Series of books containing the complete production scripts of Horus Heresy audio dramas, including soundtrack direction and character notes.

  1. The Scripts: Volume 1 – Christian Dunn (editor). Contains the scripts of six works, including the first two volumes of the Garro series.[107] Published in "Premium Hardback" edition – December 2012[108]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of April 2013,[dated info] there had been no complete official timeline of the Horus Heresy; dates for some constituent events were published in several official sources (such as in Troke et al. 2012, p. 168), while other dates were implied by official material (e.g. Abnett 2006, p. 14). Some information was also provided by a Black Library editor at a Horus Heresy fan online discussion site (Marcoos et al. 2013, original poster quotes Black Library editor Laurie Goulding in related discussion thread).
  2. ^ See also § 1st edition (in Epic (game)). Subsequent editions and versions of the game, published by or licenced from Games Workshop, did not explicitly or directly utilise the Horus Heresy concept.
  3. ^ A more general perspective on continuity and canon within the Horus Heresy and the Warhammer 40,000 universe is offered by one of their authors in Dembski-Bowden 2012b, ¶¶ 12 and following
  4. ^ The Black Library had briefly expanded into Horus Heresy merchandising, a project that was abandoned in favor of the core product, see Black Library Online "Frequently Asked Questions"
  5. ^ Warmaster, the free "Horus Heresy companion game", focuses on a confrontation aboard Horus' flagship at the close of the Battle for Earth (Johnson 1993b). It has the same subject matter as the short story "The Emperor and Horus" which was first published in King 1990. The publication containing Warmaster included two background stories related to both games, see listing on this page. [A fantasy miniatures wargame also entitled Warmaster, originally published by Games Workshop in 2000, is unrelated].
  6. ^ In November 2012 the publisher announced plans for a future series of Horus Heresy graphic novels, based on new stories or perspectives of the Heresy. According to the publisher, the first title, written by Dan Abnett and drawn by Neil Roberts, will be entitled Macgragge's Honour. It will be a sequel of Know No Fear, Book 19 of the Horus Heresy book series. This new series' titles are scheduled to be first released in limited hardcover edition (The Black Library Team 2012b).
  7. ^ a b c One original novella, authored by Gav Thorpe for a compilation in the Horus Heresy book series, was pre-published in another (German) language months before related information appeared in the publisher's English-language communications. It was released in limited edition by the Black Library for Games Day Germany 2012 (Games Workshop 2012, [page at Games Workshop's localised website]). The story is entitled Die Toten zu Ehren in German; the title's first release in English was as an audio drama, see Honour to the Dead.
  8. ^ a b "The Gates of Terra" short story was originally published in the November 2012 Games Day France Chapbook compilation, along with a print edition of Graham McNeill's "Kryptos".[38]
  9. ^ See "The Lion", and Thorpe (2012b). Also see note ,[39] and § Media and editions (in Horus Heresy (novels)).
  10. ^ The novella "Feat of Iron", again by Nick Kyme, included in Dunn (2012a) and also released in standalone edition,[70] is a complementary story. It takes place at the same time frame and campaign theater.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Troke, Adam; Vetock, Jeremy; Ward, Mat (2012). Warhammer 40,000 (hardcover) (print). Warhammer 40,000 rulebooks. Cover art by Alex Boyd; illustrations & reproductions by Games Workshop staff artists & designers; storytext by Alan Merret (6th ed.). Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. ISBN 978-1-90796-479-4.
  2. ^ In Kyme, Nick & Ralphs, Matt. Collected visions: iconic images of the imperium, betrayal and war (hardcover) (print). Horus Heresy [art book series] 1–4. Art by John Blanche & Games Workshop, Sabertooth Games staff artists & designers; short stories by Graham McNeill (omnibus ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-424-0.
  3. ^ a b Abnett, Dan (2006). Horus rising: the seeds of heresy are sown (mass-market paperback) (print). Horus Heresy [book series] 1. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-294-9.
  4. ^ McNeill, Graham (2006). False gods: the heresy takes root (mass-market paperback) (print). Horus Heresy [book series] 2. Cover art & illustration by Philip Sibbering (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-370-0.
  5. ^ a b Haines, Pete; Hoare, Andy; et al. (2002). Chaos space marines (trade paperback) (print). Warhammer 40,000 Codex. Cover art by Karl Kopinsky; illustrations & reproductions by Games Workshop staff artists & designers; story excerpt by Gordon Rennie (3rd [revised] ed.). Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. ISBN 978-1-84154-322-2.
  6. ^ Counter, Ben (2006). Galaxy in flames: the heresy revealed (print). Horus Heresy [book series] 3. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-393-9.
  7. ^ Fulgrim: visions of treachery (mass-market paperback) (print). Horus Heresy [book series] 5. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-476-9.
  8. ^ (April 2002). "Assault on Holy Terra". White Dwarf, William King, (US ed.) (Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop) (267): 22–29. ISSN 0265-8712.
  9. ^ a b Barnes, Owen; Flack, Kate & Mason, Mike (2008). Dark heresy: core rulebook (hardcover) (print). Dark Heresy [rulebooks] DH01. Cover art & illustrations by Games Workshop staff artists & designers. Nottingham, UK: Black Industries. ISBN 978-1-84416-435-6.
  10. ^ (2007). In Kyme, Nick & Ralphs, Matt. Collected visions: iconic images of the imperium, betrayal and war (hardcover) (print). Horus Heresy [art book series] 1–4. Art by John Blanche & Games Workshop, Sabertooth Games staff artists & designers; short stories by Graham McNeill (omnibus ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-424-0.
  11. ^ Bambra, Jim; Brunton, Mike; Masterson, Sean; Merrett, Alan & Priestley, Rick (1988). In Gallagher, Phil. Book of the astronomican (print). Chapter Approved. Illustrations by John Blanche & Games Workshop staff artists & designers (1st ed.). Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. ASIN B001Q98812. ISBN 1-869893-33-6 [may be obsolete]; [product code] GW07209.
  12. ^ Ansell, Bryan; Brunton, Mike; Forrest, Simon; et al. (1988). Realm of chaos (hardcover) (print). Slaves to darkness. Cover art by John Sibbick; illustrations by Games Workshop staff artists & designers. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. ISBN 978-1-869893-51-4. 
  13. ^ Johnson, Jervis (1988). Adeptus titanicus (loose leaf) (print). [Epic rulebooks]. Cover art by John Blanche; illustrations & reproductions by Games Workshop staff artists & designers (1st ed.). Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. ISBN 1-869893-57-3. 
  14. ^ Davis & Johnson 1989.
  15. ^ The Black Library Team 2012a, number 5 " When designing ... Space Marine it was too expensive to produce a xenos sprue, so after finding an obscure reference to an Imperial civil war ... the box included a red sprue and a blue sprue of Space Marines and the Horus Heresy was born!" [From the Black Library blog. The Black Library is a Games Workshop imprint.]
  16. ^ Black Library Online "Collectors Editions". [From the publisher's website]
  17. ^ Wolff 2009, p. 1.
  18. ^ Dembski-Bowden 2012a, § "Author's Note", p. 9.
  19. ^ Wraight 2011. [One example is this non-Heresy novel, which continues a Horus Heresy story arc.]
  20. ^ Black Library Online "Horus Heresy: Posters"; Black Library Online "Horus Heresy: Wallpapers".
  21. ^ Merrett 2004a.
  22. ^ Merrett 2004b.
  23. ^ Merrett 2005.
  24. ^ Merrett 2006.
  25. ^ Roberts 2011.
  26. ^ Roberts 2012.
  27. ^ Roberts 2013.
  28. ^ Merrett 2007.
  29. ^ Roberts & Sibbering 2006.
  30. ^ Black Library Online "The Horus Heresy Weekender".
  31. ^ Johnson 1993a.
  32. ^ Johnson 1993b.
  33. ^ Goodenough & Tidball 2010.
  34. ^ Miller & Peterschmidt 2003.
  35. ^ Forge World "The Horus Heresy"; Bickham 2012; Brown 2012, § "The Horus Heresy Volume I: Betrayal". "This 290‑page tome delves into the fratricidal conflict on Isstvan III .... It is a stand-alone supplement for Warhammer 40,000 .... Also included is a full Space Marine Legion army list and background, histories, character profiles and special rules ...". [Publisher-related sources]
  36. ^ Bligh 2012.
  37. ^ a b Black Library Online "Horus Heresy".
  38. ^ Kyme & McNeill 2012.
  39. ^ French 2012a. [Novella included in the book series compilation Shadows of Treachery. It was prepublished as an e‑book in July 2012].
  40. ^ Abnett 2006.
  41. ^ McNeill 2006.
  42. ^ Counter 2006.
  43. ^ Swallow 2007.
  44. ^ McNeill 2007a.
  45. ^ Scanlon 2007.
  46. ^ Abnett 2008.
  47. ^ Counter 2008.
  48. ^ McNeill 2008.
  49. ^ Kyme & Priestley 2009.
  50. ^ Lee 2009.
  51. ^ McNeill 2010.
  52. ^ Swallow 2010.
  53. ^ Dembski-Bowden 2010.
  54. ^ Abnett 2011a.
  55. ^ Dunn 2011.
  56. ^ McNeill 2011b.
  57. ^ Thorpe 2012a.
  58. ^ Abnett 2012.
  59. ^ Dunn 2012a.
  60. ^ Swallow 2012a.
  61. ^ Dunn & Kyme 2012.
  62. ^ McNeill [2012] 2013. [See also the "premium" edition].
  63. ^ Dembski-Bowden [2012] 2013a. ["Premium" editions and e‑audiobook were simultaneously released December 2012].
  64. ^ King 1990.
  65. ^ King 1993.
  66. ^ King 2002.
  67. ^ Sanders 2011. [Republished in Dunn 2011].
  68. ^ Thorpe 2012b. [Republished in Dunn 2012a].
  69. ^ Bickham 2012.
  70. ^ Kyme 2012.
  71. ^ Black Library Online "Promethean Sun".
  72. ^ Kyme 2011.
  73. ^ Dembski-Bowden 2011-1.
  74. ^ Wraight 2012.
  75. ^ Thorpe 2013.
  76. ^ McNeill 2007b. [Republished in Dunn & Kyme 2012].
  77. ^ McNeill 2007c.
  78. ^ a b Abnett & McNeill 2007. [Adapted in Abnett et al. 2008; republished in Dunn & Kyme 2012].
  79. ^ McNeill 2011a. [Republished in Dunn & Kyme 2012].
  80. ^ Sanders 2012a.
  81. ^ McNeill 2012a.
  82. ^ Sanders 2012b.
  83. ^ Swallow 2012b.
  84. ^ Thorpe 2012c.
  85. ^ Reynolds 2013.
  86. ^ Kyme 2013.
  87. ^ Dembski-Bowden, Aaron (2013b). "Lord of the Red Sands". In (authors) Dembski-Bowden & Farrer 2013. (short story). 
  88. ^ Abnett [2006] 2011b.
  89. ^ Abnett et al. 2011.
  90. ^ Book series authors 2011.
  91. ^ McNeill 2012b.
  92. ^ Dembski-Bowden & Farrer 2013.
  93. ^ Abnett et al. 2008.
  94. ^ Thorpe et al. 2010. [Adapted and republished in Dunn & Kyme 2012].
  95. ^ Dembski-Bowden et al. 2012.
  96. ^ Wraight et al. 2013.
  97. ^ Thorpe et al. 2013.
  98. ^ French et al. 2012. [Republished in French et al. 2013].
  99. ^ Swallow et al. 2012a. [Republished in French et al. 2013].
  100. ^ French & Tikaram 2012.
  101. ^ Haley et al. 2012.
  102. ^ Annandale et al. 2012.
  103. ^ Swallow et al. 2010.
  104. ^ Swallow et al. 2011.
  105. ^ Swallow et al. 2012b.
  106. ^ French et al. 2013.
  107. ^ The Black Library Team 2012c, final paragraph.
  108. ^ Dunn 2012b.

References[edit]

Where "originally published" appears in entries for standalone or self-contained works (including compilations), it refers to the work's first release in the indicated media type.
Audio sources are listed by author(s) or scriptwriter(s).

  • —— (2008). Legion: secrets and lies (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 7. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-536-0. 
  • —— (2011a). Prospero burns: the wolves unleashed (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 15. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-776-0. 
  • —— (2011b) [originally published 2006]. Horus rising: the seeds of heresy are sown (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 1. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts ("5th anniversary" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-111-2. 
  • Abnett, Dan; Counter, Ben; McNeill, Graham (2011). The Horus Heresy audio boxset (audiobook; CD). Horus Heresy [book series] 1–3. Read by Martyn Ellis; abridged by Christian Dunn; includes unabridged "audio short" extra by Dan Abnett (abridged limited bundle ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-218-8. 
  • Abnett, Dan; McNeill, Graham (2007). The dark king and the lightning tower (print; chapbook). Horus Heresy [Chapbooks] (limited ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-540-7. 
  • Abnett, Dan (script); McNeill, Graham (script); Webb, Danny (performer); Haigh-Ellery, Jason (director) (2008) [adapted from Abnett & McNeill 2007]. The dark king and the lightning tower (CD). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-622-0. 
  • Annandale, David (script); Longworth, Toby, Tikaram, Ramon & Treloar, Tim (performers) (2012). Veritas ferrum (MP3) (e‑audio short). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas ("Advent Calendar 2012" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-895-3. 
  • Bickham, Jes, ed. (October 2012). "The Horus Heresy". [Feature article]. White Dwarf (UK print ed.) (Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop) (394). 82–89, insert. ISSN 0265-8712. 
  • Bligh, Alan (2012). Betrayal (print; leatherbound). Horus Heresy [rulebooks] 1. Cover art, illustrations & reproductions by Forge World staff artists & designers (1st ed.). Nottingham, UK: Forge World. ISBN 978-1-90796-496-1. 
  • Brown, Ead (17 September 2012). "Number 314". Forge World Newsletter mailing list. Nottingham, UK: Forge World.
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  • Chambers, Andy & Priestley, Rick (1993). Codex imperialis (print; trade paperback). Warhammer 40,000 Codex. Cover art & illustration by Games Workshop staff artists & designers (2nd ed.). Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. OCLC 656548650. 
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  • —— (2008). Battle for the Abyss: my brother, my enemy (print). Horus Heresy [book series] 8. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-657-2. 
  • Davis, Graeme & Johnson, Jervis (1989). Space Marine (miniatures wargame; boxed set). [Epic wargames]. Modelling by Citadel Miniatures; other art by Games Workshop staff artists & designers (1st ed.). Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. [Product code] GW00351. 
  • Dembski-Bowden, Aaron (2010). The first heretic: fall to chaos (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 14. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-884-2. 
  • —— (2011-1). Aurelian: the eye stares back (print; hardcover). Horus Heresy [novellas] ("Gold" collector ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-106-8  ;; (print; hardcover) ("Silver" collector ed.). 2011-2. ISBN 978-1-84970-236-2. 
  • —— (2012a). Void stalker (print; mass-market paperback). Night Lords 3. Cover art by Jon Sullivan (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-148-8. 
  • —— (6 December 2012). "Heresy & Black Legion chatter in the mail this morning...". Aaron Dembski-Bowden (blog). Northern Ireland: Self-published. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  • —— (2013a) [originally published 2012]. Betrayer: blood for the blood god (print; trade paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 24. Cover art by Neil Roberts (1st UK trade ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-388-8. 
  • Dembski-Bowden, Aaron (script); Barrett, Sean, Degas, Rupert, Fairbank, Christopher, Page, Charlotte & Timpson, David (performers) (2012). Butcher's nails (CD). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-179-2. 
  • Dembski-Bowden, Aaron; Farrer, Matthew (2013). Angron (e-book; EPUB; mobi). Horus Heresy [anthologies]. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-78251-016-1. 
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  • Dunn, Christian, ed. (2011). Age of darkness (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 16. Includes short stories by book series authors; cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-036-8. 
  • Dunn, Christian, ed. (2012a). The primarchs (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 20. Includes novellas by Nick Kyme, Graham McNeill, Rob Sanders & Gav Thorpe; cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-207-2. 
  • Dunn, Christian, ed. (2012b). The scripts: volume 1 (print; hardcover). Horus Heresy [scriptbook series] 1. Features production scripts by Horus Heresy Audio Drama scriptwriters; cover art by Neil Roberts ("Premium Hardback" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-490-8. 
  • Dunn, Christian & Kyme, Nick, eds. (2012). Shadows of treachery (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 22. Includes short stories by Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill & Gav Thorpe; novellas by Aaron Dembski-Bowden & John French; cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-346-8. 
  • Fortune, Ed (26 February 2012). "Book Review: Know No Fear". starburstmagazine.com. Manchester, UK: Starburst Magazine. ISSN 0955-114X. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  • French, John (2012a) [also in Dunn & Kyme 2012]. The crimson fist (e‑book; EPUB, mobi). Horus Heresy [novellas]. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-732-1. 
  • French, John (script); Banks, John; Longworth, Toby & Tikaram, Ramon (performers) (2012). Grey angel (MP3) (e‑audio short). Horus Heresy: Garro. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-711-6. 
  • French, John (script); Tikaram, Ramon (performer) (2012b). Warmaster (MP3) (e‑audio short). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas ("Advent Calendar 2012" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-902-8. 
  • French, John (script); Swallow, James (script); Banks, John; Longworth, Toby & Tikaram, Ramon (performers) (2013) [originally released 2012 in standalone editions]. Burden of duty/gray angel. Horus Heresy: Garro 4. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-360-4. 
  • "Frequently Asked Questions". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. § "Our most common questions". Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  • Goodenough, John & Tidball, Jeff (2010). Horus Heresy (board game). Illustrations by Tim Arney-O'Neil & Daarken [art name]. Roseville, Minnesota: Fantasy Flight Games. ISBN 978-1-58994-684-2. 
  • Haley, Guy (script); Longworth, Toby et al. (performers) (2012). Strike and fade (MP3) (e‑audio short). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas ("Advent Calendar 2012" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-781-9. 
  • "Horus Heresy". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  • "Horus Heresy: Posters". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  • "Horus Heresy: Wallpapers". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  • —— (1993a). Horus Heresy (board game). Wargame Series. Illustrations by Jim Burns & David Gallagher. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. [Product code] GW00221. 
  • —— (May 1993). "Warmaster". [Magazine supplement (board game in Game Workshop's Wargame Series)]. White Dwarf (Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop) (161). 44–50 [game rules], insert [board & pieces]. ISSN 0265-8712. 
  • King, William (Bill) (November 1990). "The Emperor and Horus". White Dwarf (UK ed.) (Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop) (131): 8–11. ISSN 0265-8712. 
  • —— (May 1993). "The Assault on Earth"; "Aboard Horus' Battle Barge". White Dwarf (UK ed.) (Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop) (161). § "Horus Heresy: Review and Background" pp. 37–42. ISSN 0265-8712. 
  • —— (April 2002). "Assault on Holy Terra". White Dwarf (US ed.) (Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop) (267): 22–29. ISSN 0265-8712. 
  • Kyme, Nick (2011). Promethean sun: into the fires of war (print; hardcover). Horus Heresy [novellas] ("Collectors" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-122-8. 
  • —— (2012) [also in Dunn 2012a]. Feat of iron: a Primarchs novella (e‑book; EPUB; mobi). Horus Heresy [novellas] (stand-alone ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-631-7. 
  • —— (2013) [originally in Kyme & McNeill 2012]. The gates of terra (e‑book short; EPUB; mobi). Horus Heresy [short stories] (stand-alone ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-940-0. 
  • Kyme, Nick; McNeill, Graham (2012). Les portes de terra; Kryptos [The gates of terra; Kryptos (Bing Translator)] (print; chapbook). Horus Heresy [chapbooks] (in French) (limited ed.). Black Library France. ISBN 978-1-78030-101-3. 
  • Kyme, Nick & Priestley, Lindsey, eds. (2009). Tales of heresy (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 10. Includes short stories by book series authors; cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-683-1. 
  • Lee, Mike (2009). Fallen angels: deceit and betrayal (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 11. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-728-9. 
  • Marcoos [pseudonym] et al. (24 January 2013). "Timeline of the Great Crusade". The First Expedition (online discussion site). Hyperion [pseudonym] et al.; InvisionFree. "Forum: 30,000 Q&As". [thread id] 213. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-25. [Archive of single (1st) page]. 
  • —— (2007b) [originally published 2004]. "The Kaban Project". In (author) Merrett 2007. (short story). pp. 199–222. 
  • —— (2007c) [originally published 2005]. "The Battle of Prospero". In (author) Merrett 2007. (short story). pp. 236–240. 
  • —— (2008). Mechanicum: war comes to Mars (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 9. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts; map by Adrian Wood (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-664-0. 
  • —— (2010). A thousand sons: all is dust... (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 12. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-808-8. 
  • —— (2011a). "Death of a silversmith". In Kyme, Nick. Games Day anthology 2011 (print; hardcover) (limited ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 501-1-92102-871-9 [publisher-provided]. 
  • —— (2011b). The outcast dead: the truth lies within (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 17. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-086-3. 
  • —— (2012a). Kryptos: the voice of Chaos (e‑book short; EPUB; mobi). Horus Heresy [short stories]. Cover layout by Rachel Docherty. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-749-9. 
  • —— (2012b). Angel exterminatus: flesh and iron (print; hardcover). Horus Heresy [book series] 23. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts; illustrations by Karl Richardson ("Premium Hardback" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-209-6. 
  • —— (2013) [originally published 2012]. Angel exterminatus: flesh and iron (print; trade paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 23. Cover art by Neil Roberts (1st UK trade ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-359-8. 
  • Merrett, Alan (2004a). Ralphs, Matt, ed. Visions of war (print; trade paperback). Horus Heresy [art book series] 1. Art by John Blanche & Games Workshop, Sabertooth Games staff artists & designers. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-096-9. 
  • —— (2004b). Visions of darkness (print; trade paperback). Horus Heresy [art book series] 2. Art by John Blanche & Games Workshop, Sabertooth Games staff artists & designers; short story by Graham McNeill. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-118-8. 
  • —— (2005). Visions of treachery (print; trade paperback). Horus Heresy [art book series] 3. Art by John Blanche & Games Workshop, Sabertooth Games staff artists & designers; short story by Graham McNeill. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-247-5. 
  • —— (2006). Ralphs, Matt, ed. Visions of death (print; trade paperback). Horus Heresy [art book series] 4. Art by John Blanche & Games Workshop, Sabertooth Games staff artists & designers. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-340-3. 
  • Miller, Ryan & Peterschmidt, Luke (2003). Horus Heresy: base set (collectible card game). Horus Heresy HH. Illustrations by Jim Burns, David Gallagher & Sabertooth Games staff artists & designers. Memphis, Tennessee: Sabertooth Games. [Product code] STG5020. 
  • "Promethean Sun". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  • Reynolds, Anthony (2013). Dark heart (e‑book short; EPUB; mobi). Horus Heresy [short stories]. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-78251-013-0. 
  • Roberts, Neil (November 2011). The outcast dead (cover art poster). Horus Heresy Posters. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 501-1-92102-610-4 [publisher-provided]. 
  • —— (May 2012). The primarchs (cover art poster). Horus Heresy Posters. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 501-1-92104-177-0 [publisher-provided]. 
  • —— (March 2013). The scripts: volume 1 (cover art poster). Horus Heresy Posters. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 501-1-92104-756-7 [publisher-provided]. 
  • Roberts, Neil; Sibbering, Philip (October 2006). The Horus Heresy Poster Bundle #1 (cover art poster). Horus Heresy Posters (bundle ed.). Black Library. 
  • Sanders, Rob (February 2011) [also in Dunn 2011]. "Iron Within". In Dunn, Christian. Hammer and Bolter (e‑magazine; EPUB; mobi) (Nottingham, UK: Black Library) (5). ISBN 978-0-85787-995-0. 
  • —— (2012a). Army of one (e‑book short; EPUB; mobi). Horus Heresy [short stories]. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-664-5. 
  • —— (2012b). "Distant echoes of old night". Games Day anthology 2012/13 (print; hardcover). Cover art by Clint Langley (limited ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 501-1-92102-871-9 [publisher-provided]. 
  • Scanlon, Mitchel (2007). Descent of angels: loyalty and honour (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 6. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-508-7. 
  • [Horus Heresy book series authors] (2011). The Horus Heresy ebundle (e‑book; EPUB; mobi). Horus Heresy [book series] 1–17 ("Xmas 2011 eBundle" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-497-9. 
  • Swallow, James (2007). The flight of the Eisenstein: the heresy unfolds (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 4. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-459-2. 
  • —— (2010). Nemesis: war within the shadows (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 13. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-868-2. 
  • —— (2012a). Fear to tread: the angel falls (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 21. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-195-2. 
  • —— (2012b). "Lost Sons". In Lyon, Graeme. Black Library weekender (print; hardcover) 1 (limited ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-354-3. 
  • Swallow, James (script); Longworth, Toby (performer) (2010). Oath of moment (CD). Horus Heresy: Garro 1. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-844-6. 
  • Swallow, James (script); Longworth, Toby (performer) (2011). Legion of one (CD). Horus Heresy: Garro 2. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-044-3. 
  • Swallow, James (script); Banks, John; Longworth, Toby & Tikaram, Ramon (performers) (2012). Burden of duty (MP3) (e‑audio short). Horus Heresy: Garro. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-921-9. 
  • Swallow, James (script); Banks, John; Longworth, Toby & Tikaram, Ramon (performers) (2012). Sword of truth (MP3) (e‑audio). Horus Heresy: Garro 3. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-264-5. 
  • The Black Library Team [staff writers]. "The Black Library Blog". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  • "The Horus Heresy". forgeworld.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  • "The Horus Heresy Weekender". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  • Thorpe, Gav (2012a). Deliverance lost: ghosts of Terra (print; mass-market paperback). Horus Heresy [book series] 18. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-061-0. 
  • —— (2012b) [also in Dunn 2012a]. "The Lion". In Dunn, Christian. Hammer and Bolter (e‑magazine; EPUB; mobi) (Nottingham, UK: Black Library). [Serial]. 
  • —— (2012c). "The Divine Word". In Lyon, Graeme. Black Library weekender (print; hardcover) 2 (limited ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-370-3. 
  • —— (2013). Corax: soulforge: victory is vengeance (print; hardcover). Horus Heresy [novellas]. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts ("Collectors" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-475-5. 
  • Thorpe, Gav (script); Longworth, Toby (performer); Bowerman, Lisa (director) (2010). Raven's flight (CD). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84416-856-9. 
  • Thorpe, Gav (script); Armstrong, Gareth; Collingwood, Jane; Keeble, Jonathan & Thompson, Luke (performers); Timson, David (narrator) (2013). Honour to the dead (MP3) (e‑audio). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas. Music by Simon Slater; cover art by Neil Roberts. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-0-85787-868-7. 
  • Troke, Adam; Vetock, Jeremy; Ward, Mat (2012). Warhammer 40,000 (print; hardcover). Warhammer 40,000 [rulebooks]. Cover art by Alex Boyd; illustrations & reproductions by Games Workshop staff artists & designers; storytext by Alan Merret (6th ed.). Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. ISBN 978-1-90796-479-4. 
  • "Warhammer 40,000". blacklibrary.com. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  • Wolff, Karl (6 September 2009). "Book Review: Descent of Angels (The Horus Heresy, Book 6) by Mitchel Scanlon". Blogcritics (online magazine) (San Francisco, California: Technorati). ISSN 1936-0649. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  • Wraight, Chris (2011). Battle of the fang (print; trade paperback). Space Marines Battles. Cover art by Jon Sullivan; illustrations by John Blanche; maps by Adrian Wood & Chris Wraight (1st UK ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-046-7. 
  • —— (2012). Brotherhood of the storm: the khan rides to war (print; hardcover). Horus Heresy [novellas]. Cover art & illustration by Neil Roberts; illustrations by Rhys Pugh ("Collectors" ed.). Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-267-6. 
  • Wraight, Chris (script); Longworth, Toby, Tikaram, Ramon & Treloar, Tim (performers) (2013). The sigillite (CD). Horus Heresy Audio Dramas. Nottingham, UK: Black Library. ISBN 978-1-84970-322-2. 

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