The Horus Heresy

Graham McNeill


The heresy takes root

To Dan. Thanks for the illumination.


First published in Great Britain in 2006 by

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The Horus Heresy

It is a time of legend.

Mighty heroes battle for the right to rale the galaxy.

The vast armies of the Emperor of Earth have conquered

the galaxy in a Great Crusade – the myriad alien races have

been smashed by the Emperor's elite warriors and wiped

from the face of history.

The dawn of a new age of supremacy for humanity beckons.

Gleaming citadels of marble and gold celebrate the many victories of the Emperor. Triumphs are raised on a million worlds to record the epic deeds of his most powerful and deadly warriors.

First and foremost amongst these are the primarchs,

superheroic beings who have led the Emperor's armies of

Space Marines in victory after victory. They are unstoppable

and magnificent, the pinnacle of the Emperor's genetic

experimentation. The Space Marines are the mightiest

human warriors the galaxy has ever known, each capable of

besting a hundred normal men or more in combat.

Organised into vast armies of tens of thousands called Legions, the Space Marines and their primarch leaders conquer the galaxy in the name of the Emperor.

Chief amongst the primarchs is Horus, called the Glori­ous, the Brightest Star, favourite of the Emperor, and like a son unto him. He is the Warmaster, the commander-in-chief of the Emperor's military might, subjugator of a thousand thousand worlds and conqueror of the galaxy. He is a warrior without peer, a diplomat supreme.

Horus is a star ascendant, but how far can a star rise before it falls?


The Sons of Horus

The Warmaster Horus Commander of the Sons of Horus Legion

Ezekyle Abaddon First Captain of the Sons of Horus

Tarik Torgaddon Captain, 2nd Company, Sons of Horus

Iacton Qruze, 'the Half-heard' Captain, 3rd Company, Sons of Horus

Hastur Sejanus Captain, 4th Company, Sons of Horus (Deceased)

Horus Aximand, 'Little Horus' Captain, 5th Company, Sons of Horus

Serghar Targost Captain, 7th Company, Sons of Horus, lodge master

Garviel Loken Captain, 10th Company, Sons of Horus

Luc Sedirae Captain, 13th Company, Sons of Horus

Tybalt Marr, 'the Either' Captain, 18th Company, Sons of Horus

Verulam Moy, 'the Or' Captain, 19th Company, Sons of Horus

Kalus Ekaddon, Captain Catulan Reaver Squad, Sons of Ноше

Falkus Kibre, 'Widowmaker' Captain, Justaerin Terminator Squad, Sons of Horus

Nero Vipus Sergeant, Locasta Tactical Squad, Sons of Horus

Maloghurst 'the Twisted' Equerry to the Warmaster

The Primarchs

Angron Primarch of the World Eaters

Fulgrim Primarch of the Emperor's Children

Other Space Marines

Erebus First Chaplain of the Word Bearers

KhArn Captain, 8th Assault Company of the World Eaters

The Legio

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