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Horus Rising ⚡ [PDF] ✍ Horus Rising By Dan Abnett ✵ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk It is the 31st millennium Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy It is a golden age of discovery and conuest But now on the eve It is the st millennium Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy It is a golden age of discovery and conuest But now on the eve of victory the Emperor leaves the front lines entrusting the great crusade to his favourite son Horus Promoted to Warmaster can the idealistic Horus carry out the Emperor’s grand plan or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers Horus Rising is the first chapter in the epic tale of the Horus Heresy a galactic civil war that threatened to bring about the extinction of humanityHorus Rising is presented in a premium eBook format and includes exclusive internal illustrations by artist Karl RichardsonBook I in The Horus Heresy series.


10 thoughts on “Horus Rising

  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    So on the one hand ie the overly hairy knuckle dragging one this is Manwich sized chunk of meaty SF gun porn dripping with sweat and oozing locker room musk HOWEVER on the other manicured latte holding hand this is a uality well written tale with surprising character depth and a layered plot with real complexity and an unusual amount of nuance for a popcorn page turner At the risk of a DUH moment let me point out that this is Warhammer 40000 tie in I knew nothing about the Warhammer 40K universe before picking up this booknothing Therefore if you’ve thought about checking out the series but didn’t know where to beginTA DAyou have found your entry vehicle If you haven’t thought about checking out the series keep reading and you may change your mind Here’s a uick back story and plot summary BACK STORY This story is the first of a series that takes place 10000 years before the main Warhammer 40K events and explains how the galactic civil war known as the Horus Heresy got started It’s the 31st Millennium Thousands of years ago mankind scattered from Earth in a great Diaspora and populated the stars For the last 2 centuries the Imperium of Man guided by the iron fisted blood dripping benevolent hand of the immortal Emperor has been conducting the Great Crusade in order to 1 reunite all of the various groups of humans whether they want to or not and 2 exterminate all alien life from the galaxy Assisting the Emperor in his violent conuest mighty endeavor are the Space Marines Seven and a half foot tall genetically enhanced immortal super soldiers in battle armor that would make Boba Fett full of dark green envy Chief among the Space Marines are the ruling “Primarchs” NINE FOOT tall genetically enhanced immortal super DUPER soldiers who eat bad ass and crap awesome PLOT SUMMARY The Emperor has unexpectedly left the front lines of the Great Crusade and returned to Earth maybe for some celebratory rape and pillaging In his place the Emperor has raised his favorite Primarch Horus to the rank of War Master and put him in complete control over the mission and the other primarchs This development does not sit well with some of the other 9 foot nasties and schemes plots rumors conspiracies machinations cabals ops and maneuvers ensue We following the Great Crusade under Horus through a series of conuests while learning about the back story of the Imperium and watching the Space Marines in action some very very cool scenes by the way At the same time events begin to unfold that set the stage for the conflict that will develop as the series progresses leading eventually to the split between Horus and the Emperor and the beginning of the great civil war THOUGHTS This book is a blast and I had a lot of fun reading it However it was also uite a bit and that’s what I found surprising While there are certainly a number of stock characters and not everyone gets evenly developed the main players are drawn with considerable depth and distinct personalities This is not exactly an easy thing to do dealing with soldiers that physically are almost identical In addition the exploration of religion and philosophy and the arguments on these themes from multiple viewpoints added a nice layer to the plot The writing is certainly better than what I anticipated and was of high uality Abnett has a crisp easy flow to his prose and is able to write both with humor and the darker emotions as called for by the narrative I was impressed enough with his writing that I will seek out other books he’s written as I enjoy his style Finally I thought the idea of the Museum of Conuest ie a huge starship where examples of every alien race exterminated are preserved for posterity was diabolically cool Didn’t have anything to do with the story but was just one of those concepts that add to the overall back story and that I found clever Overall this is highly entertaining This is one of those that if you think you would enjoy it based on the plot description or the subject matter than I am confident that you will It is an easy breezy read loaded with action and enough depth to raise it above the norm40 stars HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  2. Markus Markus says:

    Perhaps we are cursed to crave something which does not exist There are no gods no spirits no daemons So we make them up to comfort ourselvesAfter centuries spent fighting to bring mankind out of its dark ages and campaigning to eradicate religion the Emperor returns to Terra leaving command of the Great Crusade to his loyal Warmaster Horus But the struggles are nowhere near done as the threat of nefarious corruption lurks in the background Horus Rising is a remarkably good book Surprisingly so even The reader can happily throw all predispositions aside and relish in the fact that this a spectacular story with intriguing characters excellently written and filled with well thought out philosophical background Not only is it a tale of space marines conuering world for the Emperor and the cause it also sparks deep uestions on religion race freedom warfare and enlightenmentMore so than anything I have read from the Black Library this book does not read like a tie in novel It reads like the first dip into an intelligent and captivating science fiction series


  3. Jason Wardell Jason Wardell says:

    I feel remarkably dirty giving a book about the Horus Heresy 4 stars Some other things I've given 4 stars include On The Road Paradise Lost The Great Gatsby and other classics spanning centuries of upper middle and high literature if there is such a thing at least So when I give this book which is unabashedly pulp and a step away from fanfiction 4 stars I need to disclaim a good many things You're not going to find layers of complexity here The book sets out to do one thing and one thing only to recount a momentous event in the Warhammer 40k timeline in an accurate and straightforward manner Does it do this? Yes and remarkably well at thatThis was a uick fun and easy read which makes for a nice break from several years of English Lit stuff I was interested in expanding my knowledge of the 40k universe so where better to start than with the one thing that screwed humanity over than a galaxy full of belligerent xenos? This book doesn't detail the heresy itself but rather sets the stage Things are looking good for mankind; we're unmatched at kicking ass the Imperium is steadily growing and absorbing stray human cultures and we're at a point of logic and reason thanks to the still kickin' Emperor However there's serious foreshadowing every other page and knowing what happens next gives the whole book an insidious depressing tone What a difference ten thousand years can make So yeah I enjoyed it Yeah I'm going to pick up the next in the series And yeah I'm probably going to talk about it here It's not great literature but so what? It does what it sets out to do and without pretense When I want to read something that will make me uestion humanity or my own sanity I'll pick up Blindness again When I want to read about the Adeptus Astartes doing the very same thing Dan Abnett works as good as anyone


  4. Ivan Ivan says:

    Very entertaining readFirst of all if you are unfamiliar with Warhammer 40k it's set in distant future and it's combination of dystopian military sci fi Tolkein and HP LovecraftNext to fanatical humanity there are classical fantasy races like Orcs Elfs Eldar Undead Lovecraftian horrors like demons and malicious otherworldy gods and diverse menagerie of different sci fi inspired racesPrior to this book my knowladge of Warhamer 40k was limited I mostly know about this setting from combination of Relic entretainment's Dawn of war games and Warhammer40kwikia pageMy obscure knowlage didn't stop me from enjoying this in a fact this is great place to start with Warhammer 40k universe I came in expecting some good Warhammer 40k action but I got way than thatDon't get me wrong this is sci fi military novel set in Warhammer 40k universe but it's not cheap action blockbuster it's well written book with author who knew what he was doing Characters are surprisingly well defined and distinctive considering most of main cast are protagonist included 25 meters tall specially bred genetically modified super soldiers of Imperium Super soldiers are pointless without some super action and here action is delightful with tons of blood guts guns blazing and sword fightsRecommendation if you are looking for some good sci fi action whether you know about Warhammer universe or not


  5. Gianfranco Mancini Gianfranco Mancini says:

    “I was there the day Horus slew the Emperor”Ten years ago amazing cover artist Neil Roberts Dan Abnett and an host of other great authors started something epicThe Horus Heresy is just the best sci fi military saga ever with good touches of fantasy and horror orcs and elves are alien races here and there are demons and lovecraftian horrors tooIn ten years I've read this novel 3 times first one when it was released second one when it was translated in Italian sadly the only one but translations and editions of Black Library books here were never too much good so maybe is better this way and now a third time in the omnibus collecting the first act of the sagaOf my most favourite books this is the only one I remember reading thrice and it get better and better maybe because in ten years I've read like 100 Black Library novels and my knowledge of the Warhammer 40000 lore raised a lot but you really not need that to appreciate itHigly reccomended to all fans of military sci fi and sword laser sagasThis novel is just a masterwork read it and science fiction will never be the same for you


  6. Chris Berko Chris Berko says:

    Another killer book in what is shaping up to be a really amazing and imaginative universe I'm glad I did not start my Warhammer 40K reading with this book though I read the Night Lords and Eisenhorn omnibuses prior to this because there's a lot of information being thrown at you right from jump street and I probably would have been lost and a little confused There's action character development intrigue history aliens augmented superhumans secrets galore and shit tons of good writing This is not someone trying to make a buck off a generic low uality tie in these books at least the ones I've read so far are carefully constructed novels written by authors who give a crap about what they're doing Very cool and very cinematic book and I can't wait to dive into the next one in this massive series


  7. Paul Sánchez Keighley Paul Sánchez Keighley says:

    I waded into this book wearing a layer of scepticism as thick as that dude’s armour on the cover art Now I’ve emerged from this haemic virulent bloodbath I’m glad and than a little surprised to report it is awesomeIt begins with this messy large scale war scene filled with military jargon and corny macho bravado that to me was almost instantly off putting But I noticed the writing uality was considerably better than that of certain highly acclaimed sci fi novels I’d read this year cough Leviathan Wakes cough and that was enough to peak my interest and keep me trudging through this first section and boy am I happy I didThe series has to start with an overblown action scene because you know it is a Warhammer novel and that’s kind of its selling point But once the compulsory OTT violence is out of the way and the politicking kicks off it’s great The course of events felt extremely natural and the story was told with much narrative command than certain highly acclaimed sci fi novels I’ve read this year cough Ancillary Justice coughNot only is the worldbuilding fantastic the sheer scale of this thing is enough to make you crawl into a corner and cry It’s uite clear this first book only scratches the surface of the sprawling monstrous mess that is the Warhammer universe and it leaves one hungry for This 50 or so book series The Horus Heresy® is a collaborative project written by several authors I’m curious to see whether the uality and characters' personalities hold up in subseuent books penned by different authors Dan Abnett the guy responsible for this first delicious goreburger clearly knows what he's doing He can do alien he can do gross he can even do poetic I detect the influences of Robert Heinlein Dan Simmons and even Olaf Stapledon’s Last and First MenYou don’t even have to be into Warhammer to enjoy this series If like me you're simply world curious and want to give spending some time in a dark war ridden extremely violent universe for a change then clasp on your helm grab your bolter and sink your genhanced fist into the pulp of these pages Lupercal


  8. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Some time ago I stumbled over several Warhammer 40K or 40000 books in Mckay's books for like 05 each I had never played the game nor had I played Warhammer Fantasy battles for that matter but I amwas aware of them The local game shop where I'd played DD for years also had groups of these gamers and a good friend of mine was also at one time REALLY into the gameSo anyway being a big fan of military science fiction I picked up the booksand now I've gotten around to reading one of the seemingly thousands of books in existence for this universeWell it's always nice to know there are books out there waiting to be readright?Anyway what we have here is the book I was advised by all good authorities you knowWikipedia as the best place to start my sojourn into the 41st millennium of humanity This is the beginning of the Hours Heresy It takes place at the ending of the Great Crusade actually it seems to have been what brought the Great Crusade to an endI think the Imperium of Humanity actually the books call it the Imperium of Man but I'm sure that will cause howls of rage from some of our politically correct members has some very LARGE internal problems during the Herseybillions or trillions dead you know problemsAnyway did I say that before? we get some interesting infighting here some political maneuvering some beginning disillusionment and some battlesyou know lots of StuffI liked it planning to go on to the next and maybe have a lot of good pointless reads ahead of meCool I can recommend them as brain candyor possibly brain blood sausage


  9. Stuart Stuart says:

    Mangasm in print right here What an opening Horus Rising has I recall reading it for the first time many years ago and thinking surly the end can't be the beginning of the novel I was so confused How wrong I was we're now thirty novels into the series with no sign of it ending Dan Abnett introduces us to the Luna Wolves Space Marines from the planet Cathonia You could argue that Horus Rising becomes overawed by a type of celebrity showcasing of a who's who of the 30K universe It really doesn't though What really makes this book stand out are the foundations laid There is great emphasis placed on a shared brotherhood a camaraderie we see lacking in current 40K novels in my opinion along the lines of honour and a resolute secularism There's intelligent prose to be found here it's not all about being a superhuman with unmatched strength and stamina there's also a philosophy of being Loken is certainly searching for this throughout That being said there's bolter porn to be found here also from the outset in fact Do not fear this isn't a philosophical treatise to bore you to death It's a novel about conuest that being the crusade that the Emperor has taskedburdened the Astrates and humanity with let's be honest it's a big world out there What really was a joy to read was the foes arranged against the Space Marines You'd think it would be Orks or Elder no no Dan Abnett comes up with some of his own races The Megarachnid are a biological being they breed and consume they seem to be an earlier existence of the Tyranids There is also the Interex former colonists from Terra who have found themselves devoid of contact with their human brothers due to the Age of Strife warpstorms stopping space travel Characters really make a novel this being no expectation Dan Abnett has created some of the best characters in both 3040K to date We're introduced to the concept of 'The Mournvial' who are akin to an advisory council to Horus Made up of 'worthy' captains of merit such as Abaddon the first captain Aximand Loken and Torgaddon They rather remind me of the A Team Abaddon as Hannibal who comes across as a brilliant tactician if a little hot headed Torgaddon as the wise cracking comedy relief who becomes staunch friends with Garvial Aximand is much the level headed member so I guess that would make him Face That leaves Garvial Loken an individual who is the dissenting voice He offers his own views which help him to fit his role as devil's advocate within the Mournvial he certainly isn't BA Baracus but then I could see him saying crazy fool for my own amusement He's too much of a starch arse for thatThere are some fantastic side characters of note Eidelon commander of The Emperor's Children arrogant aloof and altogether what I would call 'a tool' Saul Tarvitz and Lucius are a wonderful foil one being a pragmative and shall we say grounded captain and the other hot headed and cock sure They really complement each other Although the Space Marines are the centre stage the human characters that populate Horus Rising are just as interesting A primary iterator Sindermann and the remembrancer Euphrati Keeler are both interesting and very well written Obviously Abnett uses them to give effective contrast to the Astrates Did I mention First Chaplain Erebus of the Word Bearers? No fuck him thenIt's obviously worth mentioning Horus sarcasm He is charismatic a leader He is both humble and aloof without appearing so The Primarch uses such tools as the Mournvial to maintain if you like a neutral perspective especially when engaging with military personnel This is shown throughout the book and works fairly well but at times did make me think that a leader should speak his mind at all times Horus Rising is one of those benchmark books not just in Black Library's arsenal but in the whole science fiction genre The series as a whole is getting and exposure it's a New York bestseller It's one of the best novels in the series being the first this is no small feat Give it ago even if you aren't a fan of Warhammer 40K this series stands on its own What do you have to lose? Do it do it NOW


  10. Jane Jago Jane Jago says:

    Although this is a franchise novel you don't need to understand the context to enjoy it


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