Horus Heresy Series
The Horus Heresy is a series of novels, anthologies and audiobooks based on the historic events known as the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy. The novels are written by different authors, but follow the same storyline - the fall of Warmaster Horus and his campaign of treachery to usurp the Emperor as ruler of the Imperium.
The publishing order of the books does not reflect an attempt to tell the overall storyline chronologically; the stories are set are various points within the overall meta-plot, gradually illuminating the whole tale from various perspectives. There are directly connected works within this structure, however; the first three novels are a distinct trilogy, the eleventh is a sequel (of sorts) to the sixth, and the 12th and 15th are intended by the authors to be a duology.
Novels and Anthologies
Novellas and short stories
Abridged versions of the first three novels in the series (Horus Rising, False Gods, and Galaxy in Flames) have been released on CD, as have full-length versions of A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns.
At the 2012 Black Library Weekender, C.Z. Dunn announced that the Black Library intended to release full-length audio versions of the remaining Horus Heresy volumes, beginning with The Flight of the Eisenstein and continuing in chronological order; after the audio releases "catch up" with the printed versions, then Black Library will (probably) release full-length versions of the initial trilogy as well.
Unabridged e-audio versions have been released of:
- Age of Darkness
- Deliverance Lost
- The Outcast Dead
- Know No Fear
- The Primarchs
- Fear to Tread
- Shadows of Treachery
- Angel Exterminatus
The series has a large and expanding cast of characters, ranging from the Emperor of Mankind to lowly members of the Remembrancer Order and the Imperial Army, as well as members of various Xenos races and Heretic organisations.