The Horus Heresy

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Horus Rising Summary

It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man hasstretched 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?

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  • Book 1

    • Horus Rising

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 1
    • By: Dan Abnett
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 973
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 977

    It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man hasstretched 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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly Amazing!

    • By David C. on 13-01-18

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 2

    • False Gods

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 2
    • By: Graham McNeill
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588

    The Great Crusade that has taken humanity into the stars continues. The Emperor of Mankind has handed the reins of command to his favoured son, the Warmaster Horus. Yet all is not well in the armies of the Imperium. Horus is still battling against the jealousy and resentment of his brother primarchs, and when he is injured in combat on the planet Davin, he must also battle his inner daemon. With all the temptations that Chaos has to offer, can the weakened Horus resist?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining but fell short of what I hoped for

    • By Ronald RayGun on 08-01-18

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  • Book 3

    • Galaxy in Flames

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 3
    • By: Ben Counter
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482

    Having recovered from his grievous injuries, Warmaster Horus leads the triumphant Imperial forces against the rebel world of Isstvan III. Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus' treachery is finally revealed when the planet is razed by virus bombs and Space Marines turn on their battle brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story. great performance

    • By The naj man on 15-11-17

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  • Book 4

    • The Flight of The Eisenstein

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 4
    • By: James Swallow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 459

    Having witnessed the terrible massacre of Imperial forces on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro seizes a ship and sets a course for Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery. But when the fleeing Eisenstein is damaged by enemy fire, it becomes stranded in the warp - the realm of the Dark Powers. Can Garro and his men survive the depredations of Chaos and get his warning to the Emperor before Horus' plans reach fruition?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Heresy novel to date

    • By 451 on 15-10-17

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  • Book 5

    • Fulgrim

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 5
    • By: Graham McNeill
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    Under the command of the newly appointed Warmaster Horus, the Great Crusade continues. Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor's Children, leads his warriors into battle against a vile alien foe, unaware of the darker forces that have already set their sights upon the Imperium of Man. Loyalties are tested and every murderous whim indulged as the Emperor's Children take their first steps down the road to true corruption - a road that will ultimately lead them to the killing fields of Isstvan V....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Descent into madness

    • By 451 on 26-10-17

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  • Book 6

    • Descent of Angels

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 6
    • By: Mitchel Scanlon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years - the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By David C. on 09-02-18

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  • Book 7

    • Legion

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 7
    • By: Dan Abnett
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    A Great War is coming, and it will engulf the Imperium of Man. The Space Marines of the Alpha Legion, the last and most secretive of all the Astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the Imperial Army in a pacification campaign against strange and uncanny forces. But what drives the Alpha Legion?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic novel - whimsical narrator

    • By 451 on 21-10-17
    • The Horus Heresy, Book 7
    • By: Dan Abnett
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 03-10-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 251 ratings

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  • Book 8

    • Battle for the Abyss

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 8
    • By: Ben Counter
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Now that news of Horus' treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared their allegiance to the Warmaster while the loyalty of others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes learn that a massive Wordbearers fleet is heading to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines. Unless they can intercept the fleet, and destroy the mighty battleship that has been sent to reinforce it, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which they will never recover.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • One only for die-hard Ultramarine fans

    • By R Fletcher on 10-07-18

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  • Book 9

    • Mechanicum

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 9
    • By: Graham McNeill
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    As the flames of treachery spread throughout the Imperium, Horus plots to subvert or destroy all those who would stand against him. On Mars, home world of the Mechanicum priesthood, the great manufactory-cities have long produced much of the weaponry required for the expeditionary fleets across the galaxy - making the world invaluable to whoever controls it in the coming war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favourite heresy book so far

    • By Adam on 05-12-17

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 11

    • Fallen Angels

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 11
    • By: Mike Lee
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    With news of Horus' treachery spreading across the galaxy, the Great Crusade grinds to a halt as the primarchs and their Legions decide where their loyalty lies - with the Emperor or with the rebel Warmaster. The Dark Angels, too, face a time of testing, both among the stars and on their home world, Caliban. Luther, once Lion El'Jonson's trusted second-in-command, now languishes as an exile in all but name while his master struggles to thwart the traitors' advance upon the forge world Diamat.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really not very good.

    • By Mr. Alexander J. Day on 15-12-17

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  • Book 12

    • A Thousand Sons

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 12
    • By: Graham McNeill
    • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Censured at the Council of Nikaea for his flagrant use of sorcery, Magnus the Red and his Thousand Sons Legion retreat to their homeworld of Prospero to continue their use of the arcane arts in secret. But when the ill-fated primarch forsees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with the very powers he was forbidden to use, the Master of Mankind dispatches fellow primarch Leman Russ to attack Prospero itself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Get a new narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-18

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 13

    • Nemesis

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 13
    • By: James Swallow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    After the horrors of Istvaan V, Horus declares outright war against the Imperium. In the shadows of the Emperor's Palace, powerful figures convene. Their plan is to send a team of assassins to execute the arch-traitor Horus and end the war for the galaxy of mankind before it's even begun. But what they cannot know is that another assassin is abroad already, with his sights firmly set on killing the Emperor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brilliant book in the series

    • By Mr Jamie Forrest on 16-03-18

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  • Book 14

    • The First Heretic

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 14
    • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Amidst the galaxy-wide war of the Great Crusade, the Emperor castigates the Word Bearers for their worship. Distraught at this judgement, Lorgar and his Legion seek another path while devastating world after world, venting their fury and fervour on the battlefield. Their search for a new purpose leads them to the edge of the material universe, where they meet ancient forces far more powerful than they could have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My first real experience of the Horus Herecy!

    • By Matt Clarke on 01-08-18

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  • Book 15

    • Prospero Burns

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 15
    • By: Dan Abnett
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a terrible mistake that endangers the very safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good but...

    • By Chris on 03-12-17

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  • Book 16

    • Age of Darkness

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 16
    • By: John French, Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and others
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Martyn Ellis, Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one - seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good some bad most not memorable

    • By Anonymous User on 10-07-18

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 17

    • The Outcast Dead

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 17
    • By: Graham McNeill
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    The galaxy is burning. The Emperor's loyal primarchs prepare to do battle with Warmaster Horus and his turncoat Legions on the black sand of Isstvan. Such dark times herald new and yet more terrible things still to come, and when Astropath Kai Zulane unwittingly learns a secret that threatens to tip the balance of the war, he is forced to flee for his life. Alongside a mysterious band of renegades, he plunges into the deadly underworld of Terra itself, hunted like a criminal by those he once trusted.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jonathan Keeble is perfection

    • By Anonymous User on 19-07-18

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  • Book 18

    • Deliverance Lost

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 18
    • By: Gav Thorpe
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V. Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story plot

    • By Anonymous User on 12-08-18

    Regular price: £29.99

  • Book 19

    • Know No Fear

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 19
    • By: Dan Abnett
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Unaware of the wider Heresy and following the Warmaster's increasingly cryptic orders, Roboute Guilliman returns to Ultramar to muster his Legion for war against the orks massing in the Veridian system. Without warning, their supposed allies in the Word Bearers Legion launch a devastating invasion of Calth, scattering the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtering all who stand in their way. This confirms the worst scenario Guilliman can imagine - Lorgar means to settle their bitter rivalry once and for all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely superb

    • By Anonymous User on 31-05-18

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  • Book 20

    • The Primarchs

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 20
    • By: Graham McNeill, Gav Thorpe, Nick Kyme, and others
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Sean Barrett, Jonathan Keeble, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Created in the Emperor's own image, the primarchs had long thought themselves to be princes of the universe and masters of their own destiny - they led the Space Marine Legions in glorious conquest of the galaxy, and no enemy of the Imperium could stand against them. However, even amongst this legendary brotherhood, the seeds of dissent had been sown long before the treacherous Warmaster Horus declared his grand heresy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing to say the least

    • By Ritch on 04-07-18

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