The Horus Heresy is a huge series, including 54 novels and countless short stories and audios. This page includes details of the stories I’ve contributed, so might be useful if you want to follow the White Scars arc in order, or find certain titles.
Most of my work in the Horus Heresy series has followed the Fifth Legion, ‘White Scars’. The following books and short stories are listed here in order of publication. I think that’s also the best order to read them in, too, although if you want strict chronological order, then note that The Primarchs: Jaghatai Khan takes place, story-wise, first.
Brotherhood of the Storm
Ebook and audio
Brotherhood of the Storm was issued as a limited edition novella, and was the first Heresy story to feature the White Scars. It was later released as a standard hardback, ebook and audiobook, and can also be found in the Legacies of Betrayal collection.
Ebook, paperback and audio
Scars was the first full-length novel to feature the White Scars. It picks up the story after the events of Brotherhood of the Storm. It was initially issued as a hardback, followed by two paperback editions and an audiobook.
Allegiance is set between Scars and The Path of Heaven. It follows two librarians from two different Legions, thrown together by the destruction of Prospero. It was written as a standalone short story, and has since appeared in the War Without End anthology.
Brotherhood of the Moon
Brotherhood of the Moon follows the Terran White Scar Torghun Khan after the events of Scars, and gives some insight into the events of that novel. It originally appeared as a standalone short story, and has since appeared in the Eye of Terra anthology.
The Path of Heaven
Ebook, paperback and audio
The Path of Heaven picks up the story from Scars after a gap of several years, and follows the Legion as it attempts to find its way home. It was initially issued as a hardback, followed by two paperback editions, an ebook and in audio format.
Restorer is the last White Scar story set as part of the main sequence of Horus Heresy books. It takes place immediately after the events of The Path of Heaven, and just prior to the start of the Siege of Terra. It hasn’t appeared in any print collections yet.
The Primarchs: Jaghatai Khan is an entry in the separate Primarchs series, but ties in very closely to the other White Scar tales. A prequel of sorts, it’s set across the Great Crusade, shedding a little more light on the Legion’s nature and history.
The following stories aren’t directly part of the White Scars arc, but are spin-offs from that narrative involving some of the same characters.
This novella follows Russ and the Space Wolves Legion from where we left them in Scars. Originally issued as a standalone hardback, it can also now be found in The Burden of Loyalty collection.
This short story is very closely linked to the White Scars arc, as it introduces a character who plays a large part in that series. It’s best read before Scars. The story was originally published in the Age of Darkness anthology, before being released as a standalone e-short.
The Last Son of Prospero
What Rebirth started, this one finishes. This one draws a whole lot of strands together on Terra, and links to A Thousand Sons as well. The story was originally published as an e-short, but has now also been released in the Heralds of the Siege anthology.
Daemonology is another story set between the two novels, this time delving into Mortarion’s character. It’s available as a short story and audio, and can also be found in the War Without End and Blades of the Traitor collections.
The Soul, Severed
This audio drama follows Lord Commander Eidolon after the events of The Path of Heaven, and shows the evolution of the Kakophoni. It can also be found in the Echoes of Revelation audio collection, as well as in print in Heralds of the Siege.
Valdor: Birth of the Imperium
Ebook and audio
Delve into the era of the Unification Wars and discover Constantin Valdor’s role in bringing about the Imperium of Mankind. Originally released as a Limited Edition, then as a standard hardback, ebook and audio.
The Primarchs: Leman Russ
Ebook and audio
This was the second of the Primarchs books. It takes in events during the Crusade, at the culmination of the Heresy, and during the Scouring Age. Originally released as a limited edition and standard hardback, it’s now available as an ebook and audio.
Child of Chaos
Discover the true story of Erebus – beloved character and reviled traitor, one of the architects of the Horus Heresy itself – in his own words. This was originally released as part of the BL Events Anthology 2018/19, and was released as an e-short in 2020.
This short story features captain-general Constantin Valdor, and shows the Custodian Guard both during the Sack of Prospero and on Terra after the War in the Webway. It’s available as an e-short, and also as part of the Heralds of the Siege collection.
Two Metaphysical Blades
This one also features Valdor, in addition to Leman Russ. What is the strange link between the weapons gifted both of them by the Emperor? Both blades may hold secrets yet to be revealed… Currently only available as an e-short.
A Death Guard story, featuring the part-cybernetic Crysos Morturg operating as a ‘blackshield’ renegade from the Fourteenth Legion during the Horus Heresy. This short story is available as an e-short, or as part of the Heralds of the Siege anthology.
This short story was written as part of a multi-author series focussing on Shadrak Meduson and the Shattered Legions. It fearured the Iron Hands, and is currently only available as part of the Meduson anthology, or in the Shattered Legions collection.
A short audio following Bjorn the Fell-Handed, following immediately on from Wolf King. This is available as a standalone audio, or as part of the Echoes of Ruin collection.
This was written as an audio drama, before being released as an ebook. It also appears in The Silent War collection. Set relatively early in the Horus Heresy narrative, it sets up a number of themes that appear in later stories.