- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: The Black Library (28 Aug. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184970743X
- ISBN-13: 978-1849707435
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy) Paperback – 28 Aug 2014
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About the Author
Dan Abnett is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written almost fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt's Ghosts series, and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies. His Horus Heresy novel Prospero Burns topped the SF charts in the UK and the US and he has recently scripted Macragge's Honour, the first Horus Heresy graphic novel. In addition to writing for Black Library, Dan scripts audio dramas, movies, games, comics and bestselling novels for major publishers in Britain and America. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent.
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Top Customer Reviews
Horus Rising is the first of a trilogy of books that catalogues the final days of the Great Crusade, and the infamous rebellion of Horus against his own father, the Emperor of Mankind. It is set 28,000 years in the future, 10,000 years before most of the other Games Workshop science fiction stories. A familiarity with Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe is pretty desirable before reading this book - take a look at the company's website for a flavour of the horrors to come in the far future. Horus Rising inverts many of the preconceptions that fan-boys like myself have of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, with in-jokes and foreshadowing aplenty to get the sci-fi Forums jangling. The most notable revelation is that religion was banned under the Emperor's rule, yet all Warhammer 40,000 fans know that he was revered as a god after his death.Read more ›
I really enjoyed this opening book of the Horus Heresy series. Dan Abnett is a great writer IMO and I loved the gritty and dark style of this novel.
I think Abnett does a great job of bringing what are essentially and army of faceless clones to life with many interesting characters. The action is fast paced and gripping and for those into the 40K universe this is a great window into the history of the Space Marines.
Highly recommended. I would advise buying the first three books together as once you start reading the first novel it is very hard to put down and you'll be hungry for more when you finish it!
I found horus rising a very good read, much better than most science fiction novels. Unlike a lot of books set around games workshop games this is not just a novel filled with battles and fights. There is much more to this.
There is exploration, brotherhood, and more than just space marines too, it humanises the astartes, it allows you into their minds, but it never lets you forget they are superhuman warriors.
I cant see why any fan of games workshop, black library or sci fi in general would not want to read this book!
I must agree, that this book not only superbly written also has a weight in its back story and lore. This introduction to this universe has left me wanting much more. I had already placed an order for the next in the series before I was half way through.
Dan Abnett has done a great job of creating a memorable cast and introducing the imperium.
I too will be rrecommending this novel (and hopefully more from the it's series).
Now I will admitt for someone who isn't too familliar with the concept of 40k and some its lore and fluff the books could be quite confusing and overwhelming however I think the first Trilogy in the Horus Heresy Series (Which in my opinion is becoming too big for what it is) is a perfect place to start reading the novels.
Now onto my review, the book is fantastic, well plotted and paced and kept me turning the page and always telling people "Let me just read one more chapter." Which is a good testiment to the book. Dan Abnett is by far one of the greatest authors of 40k books and the following 2 books in this starting Trilogy are written by far poorer authors.
The characters are well rounded and believable and I was in for such a shock when it came to Horus. Having known before I went into the series that Horus would turn and cause a galactic civil war I thought heading into the book I would see or you would just know soon as Horus was introduced that he was going to turn bad but in all he was a very loveable character, a man who is a soldier and leader first and at the same time a man who is very down to earth and knowledgable. Infact I would quite happily say he is one of my favourite character in this novel (And in the next two books stays so, even with his change occuring.Read more ›
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Ive always been into the WH40k games but never considered reading the Heresy series because anyone who has played the games would know how the Heresy ends, so what is the point? Read morePublished 17 days ago by John
This book is wonderfully written, it humanises the space marines and makes them more relatable and likable making the ensuing betrayal so much worse. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Purge the xenos and kill the hereti....in the name of the emperor let orbital bombardment begin....Published 3 months ago by michael c.
A good start to an epic sarge. Just finish book number 5 and already ordered the next 2. It would help if you have a small background knowledge on the warhammer: Horus story as... Read morePublished 4 months ago by James
Memorable characters, page-turning action, and a brilliant introduction to the 31st Millennium - everything you'd expect from a Dan Abnett novel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Guymer
I used to be very into my Warhammer 40K with my Space Marine army, and back then the Horus Heresy was a footnote in history. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Brookes
Excellent start for the Horus heresy series. I read it but liked it even better in audio!Published 6 months ago by S. Madetoja