Fear to Tread (Novel)
The novel became the eighth volume in the Horus Heresy series to make the New York Times bestseller list (after Graham McNeill's A Thousand Sons, Swallow's Nemesis, Aaron Dembski-Bowden's The First Heretic, Dan Abnett's Prospero Burns, the anthology Age of Darkness, Abnett's Know No Fear, and the anthology The Primarchs). It has also received the highest ranking to date (#13) of any Horus Heresy volume to make the list.
There is war on Signus Prime; Horus sends the Blood Angels to the Signus system, where an army of Khornate daemons waits for them. The Warmaster's plan is to use the flaw in the Blood Angels' gene-seed – which will later be known as the Red Thirst – to turn them to the worship of the Blood God. At the height of the battle, Sanguinius fights with the Bloodthirster Ka'Bandha. The Blood Angels fight for survival of their minds and bodies...