The Horus Heresy Comes To Its Final Battle

March 17, 2019 by dracs

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Exciting news from Black Library. After thirteen years of the Horus Heresy series, the final battle is finally upon us with the release of The Solar War.

The Solar War by John French is the first in an eight-volume series detailing the climactic events surrounding the siege of Terra.

The Solar War, by John French, details the first stage of this epoch-defining battle as fleets clash in the void of the Sol System. Horus’ armada is huge, his treacherous forces bolstered by the powers of the warp – but Rogal Dorn has had close to a decade to prepare the Throneworld’s defences. The various spheres of defiance within the system hold more than a few surprises for the invaders – and the Imperial Fists themselves relish the chance to finally get to grips with their erstwhile brothers.

This weekend saw the release of the novel in the form of a special, limited edition copy. There are only 2,500 copies, featuring a rich hardback cover, as well as interior artwork and an afterword by the author detailing the writing process behind the novel.

I haven't read anything Horus Heresy related for some time now. However, this has got me interested again and I am desperate to find out more about this final conflict in the war that reshaped the Imperium. Taking place over eight volumes, it is easy to see that Black Library are trying to make this as epic a story as possible, fitting its importance to the lore of Warhammer 40,000.

As a collector and bibliophile, that limited edition copy is beautiful and one I would love to have to grace my shelves. As someone who needs to eat, I may have to wait until the series launches in paperback.

What do you hope to see happen in these stories? 

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