From the battlefields of Phall and Isstvan, to the haunted shadows of Terra itself – the greatest war in the history of mankind rages on. While the traitor Legions continue their campaign of terror across the galaxy, preparations are made for the defence of the Imperial Palace and the final, inevitable reckoning that must yet come between Horus and the Emperor...
This anthology spans the entire Horus Heresy, with short stories from Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill and Gav Thorpe, as well as two brand new novella-length tales.
Learn the fate of Rogal Dorn’s fleet originally sent to Isstvan III in ‘The Crimson Fist’ by John French, and descend deeper into the darkness of the Night Lords Legion in ‘Prince of Crows’ by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.
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The best compilation so far
Although dealing with quite a lot of the same ground as many of the Heresy series - there isn't a weak story amongst these shorts and novellas. In fact a handful would have made better full length novels than some of the rather poor books put out earlier in the series. All the writers here seemed to have put a lot more tension and build up into their stories - which makes them all a fascinating read - rather than just endless battle reports - there's much more of the humanity and philosophy of betrayal, with a look at how some of these often black and white good/evil characters actually think and fear. Still lots of epic scale slaughter though as you'd expect. Though probably not essential to the understanding of the heresy series as a whole it Really fleshes out the series so is definitely worth buying.
Make sure you know what you are buying
I didnt and then was surprised to find 50% I have read or heard before.....this contains the crimson fist, which has been available for months. It also contains printed versions of audio books, the dark king lightning tower and ravens flight.
The other stories are not really that good enough to make up for the dissapointment.