A Thousand Sons (Novel)
|This article is about the novel by Graham McNeill, for the Space Marine Legion see Thousand Sons|
A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeill is the twelfth novel in the Horus Heresy Series. It tells of the Burning of Prospero, and so acts as a mini-duology with Prospero Burns by Dan Abnett, describing the same battle from the perspective of the other side, the Space Wolves.
A Thousand Sons was published in March 2010, and charted at number 22 on the New York Times best-seller list for mass-market fiction. This was the first time a Black Library novel had ever ranked on the New York Times best-seller charts.
Censured at the Council of Nikaea for his flagrant use of sorcery, Magnus the Red and his Thousand Sons Legion retreat to their homeworld of Prospero to continue their use of the arcane arts in secret. But when the ill–fated primarch foresees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with the very powers he was forbidden to use, the Master of Mankind dispatches fellow primarch Leman Russ to attack Prospero itself. But Magnus has seen more than the betrayal of Horus and the witnessed revelations will change the fate of his fallen Legion, and its primarch, forever.
- Magnus the Red - Primarch of the Thousand Sons
- Fulgrim - Primarch of the Emperor's Children
- Leman Russ - Primarch of the Space Wolves
- Lorgar - Primarch of the Word Bearers
- Mortarion - Primarch of the Death Guard
- Sanguinius - Primarch of the Blood Angels
- Ahzek Ahriman - Chief Librarian, Captain of the 1st Fellowship
- Phosis T'Kar - Captain of the 2nd Fellowship
- Hathor Maat - Captain of the 3rd Fellowship
- Amlodhi Skarssen Skarssenson - Lord of the 5th Company
- Othere Wyrdmake - Rune Priest of the 5th Company
- Kallista Eris - Historiographer
- Lemuel Gaumon - Social Behaviourist
- Camille Shivani - Archeohistorian
Other Non-Astartes Imperials
- 1: Graham McNeill becomes a New York Times best-selling author at Black Library blog (site accessed 2010.03.16)