A Thousand Sons (The Horus Heresy, Book 14) by Graham McNeill

By Graham McNeill

Censured on the Council of Nikea for his flagrant use of sorcery, Magnus the pink and his Thousand Sons Legion retreat to their homeworld of Prospero to proceed their use of the arcane arts in mystery. but if the ill-fated primarch forsees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with the very powers he used to be forbidden to exploit, the grasp of Mankind dispatches fellow primarch Leman Russ to assault Prospero itself. yet Magnus has noticeable greater than the betrayal of Horus and the witnessed revelations will switch the destiny of his fallen Legion, and its primarch, ceaselessly.

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But be ready for it to become a war,” added Phosis T’kar with relish. “Sekhmet, align your humours,” ordered Ahriman, using his mastery of the Enumerations to alter his body’s internal alchemy. ” Ahriman heard Hathor Maat muttering under his breath. Normally a Pavoni could balance his humours with a thought, but without access to the aether, Hathor Maat had to do it like the rest of them: with discipline, concentration and self-will. The valley widened, and Ahriman saw a host of figures standing at the crest of the slope, like the legendary warriors of Leonidas who fought and died at Thermopylae.

A very old legend of my homeland,” replied Lemuel. ” asked Kallista, horrified at the word. ” “You have a way of choosing words that could get you into trouble,” said Camille. “Not at all, my dear,” said Lemuel. “The Thousand Sons are nothing if not rebels. ” “Rebels? ” asked Kallista angrily. “Nothing,” said Lemuel, realising he had said too much. Stripped of his ability to read auras, he was being careless. ” He smiled to reassure Kallista he had been joking, and she smiled back. “Come on,” he said.

Canis Vertex had been brought down on the killing fields of Coriovallum in the last days of the war by a gargantuan war machine of the greenskin, crudely built in the image of their warlike gods. Defeat seemed inevitable until Magnus stood before the enemy colossus, wielding the power of the aether like an ancient god of war. Two giants, one mechanical, one a flesh and blood progeny of the Emperor, they had faced each other across the burning ruins, and it seemed the battle’s conclusion could not have been more foregone.

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