Black Library presents the Masterworks – a curated collection of novels celebrating the very best science fiction and fantasy set in the worlds of Warhammer.
It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favourite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, can the idealistic Horus carry out the Emperor's grand plan, or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers? Horus Rising is the first chapter in the epic tale of the Horus Heresy, a galactic civil war that threatened to bring about the extinction of humanity.
Dan Abnett is the author of the Horus Heresy novels Horus Rising, The Unremembered Empire, Know No Fear and Prospero Burns, the last two of which were both New York Times bestsellers. He has written over fifty novels – his other work for Black Library includes the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and I Am Slaughter, the opening novel in The Beast Arises series. A prolific comics writer, he scripted the first Horus Heresy graphic novel, Macragge’s Honour. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent in the UK.