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Post by Stelio » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:16 pm

Announced today: The Lords of Silence by Chris Wraight.
The sons of Mortarion are back this weekend in a brand new novel by Chris Wraight. Chris has some pedigree with the Death Guard, having written several stories featuring Mortarion in The Horus Heresy and Plague Marines in Blood of Asaheim and Stormcaller. And now he’s turned his attention to a warband emerging from the Great Rift. The Lords of Silence sees them unleashed on the Imperium Nihilus with devastating results… You can pick up this new novel in hardback, eBook and MP3 audiobook editions, as well as a gorgeous special edition.
Also revealed at Warhammer Fest Europe: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow.
After 12 years, more than 50 books and loads of short stories and audio dramas, the Horus Heresy series is coming to an end, making way for the Siege of Terra – a new set of books that will follow the greatest conflict mankind has ever known in more detail than ever before.

The final book of the Horus Heresy series before the siege will be The Buried Dagger – a tale of betrayal, woe and the final, tragic collapse of the Death Guard. This moment has been a pivotal and iconic part of Horus Heresy lore for decades, and we’re incredibly excited to finally hear the full story.

Here’s writer James Swallow with more info:

When I wrote my first Horus Heresy novel – The Flight of the Eisenstein – that book was built around the narrative of key events in the history of the Death Guard and the venerable Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro… So having The Buried Dagger, my last book to bear the Horus Heresy banner, return to both the XIV Legion and ‘Straight-arrow Garro’ appeals to my sense of synchronicity.

The Death Guard, their primarch Mortarion and Garro have all taken troubled roads to reach this point, and like a lot of the narratives in this saga, their story is a mirror of the greater tragedy of the Horus Heresy – and in this novel, each of them will pass a point of no return that will change them forever. I feel privileged to be the writer who got to end this chapter of the saga, and light the way to the next – prepare yourselves for the Siege.

Thanks, James – while we’re sure that The Buried Dagger will be a bittersweet read, it looks like a fitting end for this epic chapter for Warhammer 40,000 lore. The Siege of Terra promises to be incredibly exciting, and a worthy successor to The Horus Heresy.

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