Age of Darkness (Anthology)
|Author||Dan Abnett, John French, Nick Kyme, Graham McNeill, James Swallow, Gav Thorpe, Chris Wraight|
|Performer||Gareth Armstrong, Jonathan Keeble, Martyn Ellis|
|Preceded by||Prospero Burns|
|Followed by||The Outcast Dead|
|Length||12 hours 30 minutes|
Age of Darkness, edited by Christian Dunn, is the sixteenth book in the Horus Heresy Series, and the second anthology in that series. A number of authors contribute to the series, but the storyline follows the same characters through Horus' descent into Chaos. It was first published in May 2011.
The anthology is one of seven volumes in the Horus Heresy series to make the New York Times bestseller list. It was later included in "The Novels: Volume 4" eBook collection.
After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one – seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation...
Rules of Engagement
As the Horus Heresy reaches Ultramar, Captain Ventanus of the Ultramarines must test his primarch's tactical genius against the most terrible of foes: other Space Marines.
A stranger brings news to a distant world: the Emperor is dead; the Imperium belongs to Horus. As anarchy reigns, one boy finds that the newcomer might not be what he appears.
by Nick Kyme
The planet Bastion must decide whether to remain loyal to the Emperor, or side with Horus. The Warmaster has sent an iterator, but the Imperium has sent the Space Marines...
The Last Remembrancer
by John French
In a secret fortress, Rogal Dorn meets a prisoner with a tale to tell, and a message from the Warmaster Horus. But can the Imperial Fists primarch trust the last remembrancer?
Captured and interrogated by an unseen foe, Captain Kalliston of the Thousand Sons thinks he has the measure of his captor. But he is in more danger than he can possibly imagine.
The Face of Treachery
by Gav Thorpe
by Dan Abnett
The Iron Within
by Rob Sanders
The Iron Warriors, now traitors, return to a world they conquered long ago. But one of their number remains loyal to the Emperor, and battle is joined on the fortress-world.