Hunter's Moon (Audio Drama)
|Performer||Gareth Armstrong, Martyn Ellis, Jonathan Keeble, Angus King, Toby Longworth|
|Series||Horus Heresy Series|
|Collected in||Legacies of Betrayal|
Hunter's Moon is an audio drama in the Horus Heresy series by Guy Haley. It was released as part of a CD duology alongside Thief of Revelations (Audio Drama), and later re-published in short story format in the anthology Legacies of Betrayal.
Like the novels A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns, Hunter's Moon and Thief of Revelations are a duology featuring the two factions from the Battle of Prospero: the Space Wolves and the Thousand Sons.
As sanctioned executioners, the Wolves of Fenris were tasked with rooting out treachery at the heart of the Legions... but would they be capable of carrying out a death sentence upon one of the Emperor's own sons? Now, a stolen Alpha Legion dropship crashes on the primitive oceanic world of Pelago, bringing news of a terrible war that has erupted out among the stars. Will the pursuing traitors, thirsty for vengeance, reach the lone survivor before his own battle-brothers can?
Set on the oceanic world of Pelago, the plot of Hunter's Moon takes the form of a story told by an older fisherman, Tidon, to his young apprentice. When he was a young man Tidon undertook a fishing voyage with his mentor Ven and cousin Sareo. One night on the ocean they saw lights in the sky which Ven identified as vessels of the star warriors, and watched as one went down in the sea. Sailing to the crash site the next day they came across a sinking Alpha Legion ship and Tidon and Sareo went inside to investigate, finding the corpses of two Space Wolves and one Alpha Legionnaire. Awakening an unconscious third Space Wolf they helped him onto their boat and sailed clear in time to escape the sinking Astartes ship. The Space Wolf, Felbjorn, revealed to them that his squad were those sent to keep watch on Alpharius by Leman Russ, but they were betrayed and ambushed with only three fighting clear. They stole an Alpha Legion ship and escaped, only to discover a pair of Alpha Legion saboteurs on board who brought the ship down over Pelago. Ven asked Felbjorn if they traveled through the Warp and he answered that they did not, meaning the Alpha Legion would soon be coming to the planet, but reassured them that he had managed to send off a call for reinforcements. Heading towards the nearest land they witnessed the Space Wolves' ship Hunter's Moon landing on the beach, but Felbjorn's jubilation changed to horror when Alpha Legionnaires disembarked. Ven, Sareo and Felbjorn were shot dead, with only Tidon surviving. He ends the story by warning his apprentice not to fear the ocean, as he has seen things that are far more fearful.