Book 54 in the New York Times Bestselling series The Horus Heresy. Discover the last battles leading to the Siege of Terra...
The skies darken over Terra as the final battle for the Throne looms ever closer... As the Traitor primarchs muster to the Warmaster’s banner, it is Mortarion who is sent ahead as the vanguard of the Traitor forces.
But as he and his warriors make way, they become lost in the warp and stricken by a terrible plague. Once thought of as unbreakable, the legendary Death Guard are brought to their knees. To save his Legion, Mortarion must strike a most terrible bargain that will damn his sons for eternity.
Meanwhile, in the cloisters of Holy Terra, a plot is afoot to create sedition and carnage in advance of the Horus’s armies. Taking matters into his own hands, Malcador the Sigillite seeks to put a stop to any insurrection but discovers a plot that he will need all of his cunning and battle-craft to overcome.
James Swallow is best known for being the author of the Horus Heresy novels Fear to Tread and Nemesis, which both reached the New York Times bestseller lists, along with the novel The Flight of the Eisenstein and a series of popular audio dramas featuring the character Nathaniel Garro. For Warhammer 40,000, he has four Blood Angels novels to his name, the audio drama Heart of Rage and two Sisters of Battle novels. His short fiction has been included in the anthologies Tales of Heresy and Space Marines: The Omnibus.