Okay i donīt know if the title is the best one but i would like to know if you where to read the Horus Heresy books in the order of which the events before and during the heresy took place how would the different titles be placed then?
I would say (but this is only my best guess) how the series would look if you read it in the way that the events unfolded in the heresy.
Decent of Angels (the events described in this book takes place well before the heresy even began, the Emperor is still leading the great crusade)
First half of Thousand Sons (it describes the events that takes place up till the moment Horus is made warmaster, it describes the events leading up to Horus becoming the Warmaster)
First half of Prospero Burns (same as Thousand sons gives a good overview on the events leading up to Horus becoming the Warmaster)
Horus Rising (Horus have become The Warmaster and as such but the seeds of the heresy is sown here)
Thousand Sons The part where Magnus is put on trial for sorcery (as Horus in False Gods describes these events its clear that these took place before this one)
Prospero Burns same part as Thousand Sons (it describes the events from a different angle)
False Gods (here Horus makes the pact with the Chaos Gods)
The rest of Thousand Sons
The rest of Prospero Burns
Galaxy in Flames (the first real start of the Heresy is described here and since it ends with Horus receiving a signal from Magnus we can assume that the events of Thousand Sons and Prospero Burns have taken place here)
Iīm not quite sure where the other fits in and the rest of the books may have retconned the events so that Magnusīs warning came after the whole Istvan 3 events and not before, but iīm not sure.
Anyways i would like to see your list on where the different books would fit in if they where placed in the order of which the events before and during the heresy took place.