Horus Lupercal, ever the favoured son of the Emperor of Mankind, stands ready to lead his Legion against the ork-held planetoid of Gorro. After nearly two centuries of warfare in the name of the Great Crusade, the many victories of the Luna Wolves have become the stuff of legend – still, nothing could prepare them for the singular honour of fighting alongside the Emperor himself...
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It is a time of legend.
Mighty heroes battle for the right to rule 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 much further can a star rise before it falls?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
New York Times–bestselling author Graham McNeill (A Thousand Sons) illuminates Warhammer 40,000’s complex lore with a short story that blends fantasy and science fiction. Set in the distant future—before the renowned events of The Horus Heresy-series—The Wolf of Ash and Fire sees the Emperor and his sons locked in a brutal skirmish with the Orks of the scrapworld Gorro. Colourful storytelling and deft plotting make McNeill’s space opera an exhilarating read for sci-fi fans and an accessible entry point into the Warhammer 40,000 universe.