Thursday, August 03, 2006

Can you Smell the Heresy?

So, the last post is for anyone who has read, will read or is interested in reading the Horus Heresy novels published through the Black Library, a branch of the Uber-cool Games Workshop.
As some of you may know they make a little game called Warhammer 40,000. I know it sounds cheesy, but the actual history of the game is why people play it. Anywho, on to the Heresy

The story takes place after the Emperor of Mankind, since no one really knows his name, decides that it is time to go back home to earth, now known as Terra, in order to begin a secret project. In his stead he leaves his most favored son, a Primarch (think the greek gods and you get the gist of these superhuman men) named Horus, to carry on the mission of bringing back every single planet mankind had ever stepped foot on. As part of the mission Horus is dubbed the Warmaster.

the rest of the book is filled with spoiler info, but I can say that it really lives up to the title, which is Horus Rising.

Book Two is called False Gods. This centers around the act of Horus being wounded by a weapon that practically sees him killed. It also begins to illuminate the information the Emperor has been keeping to himself about the dark gods of Chaos and the Immaterium/the Warp, which is essentially the force used to move ships through space and the power that gives psychics their powers as well.

It also sets in motion actions which will shake the Imperium to its very foundation.

the third novel has not yet been released, but is titled, Galaxy in Flames.
check out the rest of the Horus Heresy stuff at


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