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J-kob
12-08-2010, 09:23
I want to getito this books but i'm unsure the order the books go in so could someone plese how me shed some light on the situation.

Thanks
Jk
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Hunger
12-08-2010, 09:54
They're in order on Black Library's website, or Wikipedia.

Horus Rising
False Gods
Galaxy In Flames
Flight Of The Eisenstein
Fulgrim
Legion
Battle For The Abyss
Mechanicum

Thats where I'm up to - a solid three months reading there, and I read quite fast.

Did I miss one out?

Green-is-best
12-08-2010, 10:14
There's the crappy Dark Angel ones in there somewhere, the Assassin one that just came out, Tales of Heresy, and a Thousand Sons.

Aedes
12-08-2010, 10:49
And-- Battle for the Abyss is abyssmal an you wont miss anything (except some WTF- moments) if you leave that one out...

Askari
12-08-2010, 10:51
I want to getito this books but i'm unsure the order the books go in so could someone plese how me shed some light on the situation.

Thanks
Jk
:shifty:

There is no particular order in terms of timeline, except for the first three books; Horus Rising, False Gods and Galaxy in Flames; which follow each other directly, and also; Descent of Angels and Fallen Angels; which also follow on. Most books are standalone.

The full list of books is here (including the next few out);



Horus Rising (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Dan Abnett - April 2006
False Gods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Graham McNeill - June 2006
Galaxy in Flames (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Ben Counter - Oct 2006
The Flight of the Eisenstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - James Swallow - March 2007
Fulgrim (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Graham McNeill - July 2007
Descent of Angels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Mitchel Scanlon - October 2007
Legion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Dan Abnett - March 2008
Battle for the Abyss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Ben Counter - August 2008
Mechanicum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Graham McNeill - December 2008
Tales of Heresy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Kyme & Priestley - April 2009[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#cite_note-1)
Fallen Angels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Mike Lee - July 2009[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#cite_note-2)
A Thousand Sons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Graham McNeill - March 2010
Nemesis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - James Swallow - August 2010[4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#cite_note-3)
The First Heretic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Aaron Dembski-Bowden - November 2010
Prospero Burns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Dan Abnett - January 2011[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#cite_note-4)
The Age of Darkness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus_Heresy_%28novels%29#Synopsis) - Christian Dunn - April 2011

jlmb_123
12-08-2010, 15:15
I'd say that the first four books in the series form one 'set' - after all, one of the characters in Galaxy in Flames moves into the TFotE story line about halfway through.

gwarsh41
12-08-2010, 15:21
the SW tale in Tales of Heresy is before A Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns. Timeline wise that is.

Lord Lorne Walkier
12-08-2010, 17:09
I'd say that the first four books in the series form one 'set' - after all, one of the characters in Galaxy in Flames moves into the TFotE story line about halfway through.

i would stretch it to the first 5. There is stuff in Fulgrim that happens after GiF. The first 5 books lead up to/ deal with the events of Istvaan III.

The rest so far dont seem to have an ordere out side of the 2 DA books.

I liked battle for the Abyss. Books that feature loyal astartes from traitor legions make my day.

Askari
12-08-2010, 17:29
There is some overlap, time-wise, in Flight of the Eisenstein and Fulgrim is there not? That's why I didn't include them.

Green-is-best
12-08-2010, 19:36
Flight would take place somewhere in the second half of Fulgrim and is roughly contemporaneous with Galaxy in Flames.

Legion can be placed generally before the events of Galaxy in Flames and the second half of Fulgrim, since the Alpha Legion were present for Isstvan V.