Tales of Heresy (Anthology)
Tales of Heresy, edited by Nick Kyme and Lindsey Priestley, is the tenth book in the Horus Heresy Series and is a collection of seven short stories, written by some of the series' authors. The book was published on March 14th 2009.
When Horus, the Warmaster, rebelled against the Emperor, the ensuing civil war nearly destroyed the Imperium. War raged across galaxy, pitting Astartes against their battle–brothers in a struggle where death was the only victor.
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By Dan Abnett
Set on Terra following the start of the Horus Heresy, the story chronicles Amon Tauromachian (An Adeptus Custodian) who is charged with protecting the Emperor while the world around him begins the process of fortification in the hope of defeating the rebels. Amon is tasked with taking part in the 'Blood Game', a task all Custodians endure and one which sets them against the Imperial Palace in the hope of guarding the Emperor through the exposure of flaws in his protection. Following his success Amon Tauromachian and a fellow Custodian Haedo Emankon are are sent on a dangerous mission by Constantin Valdor to gather incriminating evidence on a member of the Unity government, suspected of treason. But all is not as it seems.
- Amon Tauromachian - Custodian (Main Character)
- The Emperor of Mankind
- Constantin Valdor - Chief Custodian
- Lord Pherom Sichar - Hereditary Lord of Hy Brasil
- Haedo Emankon - Custodian
- Ptolem Sichar - 4th brother of Lord Sichar, CEO of Cajetan Imports
- Ibn Norn - Lucifer Black, bodyguard for Ptolem Sichar
- Rogal Dorn - Primarch of the Imperial Fists Legion.
- Gen Cheth - Assassin posing as a Lucifer Black
Wolf at the Door
By Mike Lee
A band of Space Wolves belonging to the 13th Great Company, which is traveling with the 954th Expeditionary Fleet, rediscover a planet which was previously hidden by Warp Storms. It is inhabited by humans, and is therefore to be brought into the fold of the Imperium. However, the planet is regularly raided by what the locals call "Harrowers" (Dark Eldar, Kabal of the Shrieking Heart). The Space Wolves battle to expel the raiders from the planet, but the end result is both unwanted and unexpected.
- Lammas subsector, shortly before the Space Wolves attack Prospero.
- The planet Kernunnos
- The planet Antimon
- Tyrants of Kernunnos
- Arcutran Dragoons - Imperial Army
- Space Wolves
- Andras Santanno, Son of Javren Santanno
- Javren Santanno, Speaker of the Senate
- Harrowers (Dark Eldar)
Scions of the Storm
The Word Bearers have encountered a planet they designate Forty-seven Sixteen, which is populated by humans who appear to worship an idol. The world is ordered to be cleansed, for idolatry can not be tolerated. Sor Talgron battles through artificial intelligence-guided machines to the leaders of the people of Forty-seven Sixteen, only to discover that they worship the Emperor as a God, and that they want to join the Imperium. Sometimes, however, sacrifice is necessary.
- The Battle of 47-16, about a month after Lorgar had returned from seeing the Emperor (see conjecture section below).
- Word Bearers
- Unnamed priest on the planet designated Forty-seven Sixteen
- Sisters of Silence
Call of the Lion
By Gav Thorpe
- The Spear of Truth
- The planet Byzanthis in the system designated DX-619
- Dark Angels
- Paldrath Grane, Chairman of the Committee of Nations
- Kinloth, President of Confederate Vanz
- Lashkar Kerupt. This may be the name of the woman or of the power block she represented.
The Last Church
A mysterious warrior visits a church, and enters into a battle of words with the old priest tending it.
- The flagship of the War Hounds
- The Hall of Leng, described as a location within the Imperial Palace in the Himalaya region of Terra in Dan Abnett's Blood Games, is most likely a reference to Howard Phillips Lovecraft and his Leng.