Book 2 in The Horus Heresy: The Siege of Terra. Essential reading for all Horus Heresy fans.
On the thirteenth day of Secundus, the bombardment of Terra began... With the solar defences overcome through the devastating strength of the Traitor armada and the power of the warp, Horus launches his assault on the Throneworld in earnest. After withstanding a ferocious barrage of ordnance, an immense ground war commences outside the Palace with every inch gained paid for in the lives of billions. The front lines are beyond horrific and the very air is reduced to poison and blood. Bodies are thrown into the meatgrinder but the outer redoubts cannot possibly hold for long, even with the loyal primarchs to reinforce them. For Horus has his own generals to call upon... Between the plague weapons of Mortarion and the fury of Angron, the defenders face a losing battle.
Guy Haley is the author of the Horus Heresy novel Pharos, the Primarchs novel Peturabo and two volumes in The Beast Arises series: Throneworld and The Beheading. He has also written many Warhammer 40,000 novels, including Dante, Valedor and the Imperial Battle Tanks novels Baneblade and Shadowsword. His enthusiasm for all things greenskin led him to pen the eponymous Warhammer fantasy novel Skarsnik, as well as the End Times novel The Rise of the Horned Rat. He has also written a number of novellas and short stories set in Warhammer’s new Age of Sigmar setting. He lives in Yorkshire, England with his wife and son.