As war splits the galaxy, the Emperor toils in the vaults beneath the Imperial Palace. But his great work is in peril, and the forces of Chaos are closing in... While Horus' rebellion burns across the galaxy, a very different kind of war rages beneath the Imperial Palace. The `Ten Thousand' Custodian Guard, along with the Sisters of Silence and the Mechanicum forces of Fabricator General Kane, fight to control the nexus points of the ancient eldar webway that lie closest to Terra, infested by daemonic entities after Magnus the Red's intrusion. But with traitor legionaries and corrupted Battle Titans now counted among the forces of Chaos, the noose around the Throneworld is tightening, and none but the Emperor Himself can hope to prevail. * The Horus Heresy is Black Library's flagship science fiction series, with worldwide sales of over three million copies. * The first ever novel to focus on the Emperor of Mankind, the single most important character in the Warhammer 40,000 setting, without whom humanity would be doomed. * Aaron Dembski-Bowden is one of Black Library's most successful authors, with worldwide sales of almost half a million copies and an army of readers who eagerly await each new novel. * Previous trade paperback edition: Master of Mankind (ISBN.9781784965365)
Aaron Dembski-Bowden is the author of The Horus Heresy novels The Master of Mankind, Betrayer and The First Heretic, as well as the novella Aurelian and the audio drama Butcher's Nails. For Warhammer 40,000, he wrote the popular Night Lords trilogy, the Space Marine Battles novel Armageddon and the novels The Emperor's Gift and Ragnar Blackmane. He is also the author of Talon of Horus and Black Legion, the first two novels in the millennia-spanning Black Legion series. He lives and works in Northern Ireland in the UK.