Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Horus Heresy Timeline



The Black Library has put out a comprehensive list of all novels and anthologies in their Horus Heresy series.

I have reprinted it here since so many times people want to know what is what.  Not all of us have been buying the novels for the last six years since day one. (I have!)

From the Black Library:

A Timeline of Treachery

NOVELS


Book 1 – Horus Rising - Dan Abnett
Book 2 – False Gods - Graham McNeill
Book 3 – Galaxy In Flames - Ben Counter
Book 4 – The Flight of the Eisenstein - James Swallow
Book 5 – Fulgrim Graham McNeill
Book 6 – Descent of Angels - Mitchel Scanlon
Book 7 – Legion - Dan Abnett
Book 8 – Battle for the Abyss - Ben Counter
Book 9 – Mechanicum - Graham McNeill
Book 10 – Tales of Heresy - edited by Nick Kyme and Lindsey Priestley
Book 11 – Fallen Angels - Mike Lee
Book 12 – A Thousand Sons - Graham McNeill
Book 13 – Nemesis - James Swallow
Book 14 – The First Heretic - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Book 15 – Prospero Burns - Dan Abnett
Book 16 – Age of Darkness - edited by Christian Dunn
Book 17 – The Outcast Dead - Graham McNeill
Book 18 – Deliverance Lost - Gav Thorpe
Book 19 – Know No Fear - Dan Abnett
Book 20 – The Primarchs - edited by Christian Dunn
Book 21 – Fear to Tread - James Swallow
Book 22 – Shadows of Treachery - edited by Christian Dunn and Nick Kyme
Book 23 – Angel Exterminatus - Graham McNeill
Book 24 – Betrayer - Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Book 25 – Mark of Calth - edited by Laurie Goulding
Book 26 – Vulkan Lives - Nick Kyme

These can be read in any order you choose, though we would suggest reading the first five books in the series before any others, as they lay a lot of the ground work, up to the Dropsite Massacre. We tend to find it easier to read the books in the order they were published, but if you want to go straight for one that details your favourite Legion’s exploits, then there’s also nothing wrong with that.

THE REST

Here, we’ve grouped the stories into approximate time periods relating to some of the pivotal events that have been covered in the main novels so far. This will help you work out where they fit in the timeline.

The Seeds of Heresy are Sown
Promethean Sun – Nick Kyme
Dark King – Graham McNeill

The Dropsite Massacre
Raven’s Flight – Gav Thorpe
Strike and Fade – Guy Haley
Veritas Ferrum – David Annandale

The Age of Darkness
Army of One – Rob Sanders
Kryptos – Graham McNeill
Distant Echoes of Old Night – Rob Sanders
Lost Sons – James Swallow
The Divine Word – Gav Thorpe
The Sigillite – Chris Wraight
Wolf Hunt – Graham McNeill
The Lightning Tower – Dan Abnett
Warmaster – John French

The Knights Errant
Garro: Oath of Moment – James Swallow
Garro: Sword of Truth – James Swallow
Garro: Burden of Duty – James Swallow
Garro: Legion of One – James Swallow
Grey Angel – John French


The Battle for Calth
Butcher’s Nails – Aaron Dembski Bowden
Honour to the Dead – Gav Thorpe
Censure – Nick Kyme

3 comments:

Jki said...

I have been looking for the original order of the books for a while. Thank you!!

Phil Mick said...

I was expecting an actual time line XD

An Enemy said...

I feel as though The First Heretic should be at the beginning of that list...

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