Horus Heresy

Audio dramas

The SigilliteThe Sigillite
Published April 2013
Audio MP3

In the Emperor’s place stands Malcador – legendary Sigillite, First Lord of Terra and regent to the throne. Imperial Army officer Hasani Sabbyat is seconded to Malcador’s command for a secret mission into the wastelands of Gyptus, and along the way he learns the truth behind the Heresy and a great deal more about the destiny of mankind.

Novellas

Brotherhood of the Storm
Published October 2012
Limited edition hardback

In the ork-held territory of Chondax, a bitter war has been raging since the Triumph at Ullanor, and only now do the sons of Chogoris return their gaze to the heavens… Brotherhood of the Storm was on sale for a limited time period in October 2012, and is the first Heresy story to feature the White Scars and their enigmatic primarch, Jaghatai Khan.

Short Stories

Rebirth
Published May 2011
Ebook | Audio | Anthology paperback | Anthology ebook

Captain Kalliston of the Thousand Sons, taken captive in the shattered ruins of his homeworld, is tortured and interrogated by an unseen foe. He is sure that he knows the nature of his captor, and plays a dangerous game to get him to reveal himself. This short story is available as a standalone download or as part of the Age of Darkness anthology.

  1. Mark-Anthony Fenech
    17 March, 2013 at 17:14

    You’re the first person who really brought the White Scars to life in Brotherhood of the Storm, really enjoyed reading it! Looking forward to more White Scars stories written by yourself 🙂

    • Chris Wraight
      17 March, 2013 at 17:42

      Ta, Mark-Anthony – glad you enjoyed 🙂

      • Mark-Anthony Fenech
        20 March, 2013 at 16:20

        Also, since I can’t comment on the 40K section, I’ve just finished Blood of Asaheim. Excellent read, thoroughly enjoyed it. I like how each character is round, not the typical Space Marine who’s just guns and brawn. Being amplified to posthuman status means that their flaws have been amplified as well and each member of Jarnhamar is different from the other. Also I like the contrast between the Sororitas and the Astartes. The Nurgle scenes were very vivid in their description as well.

        Listened to Sigillite as well, when I realised the nature of the stone before Malcador says what it is and the identity of that dangerous book my grin went from ear to ear. Adds to why he values the Conservatory’s work in Prospero Burns as well. Malcador is probably one of my favourite characters in the Heresy so a little more light shed on the man without disturbing the patina of mystery is always welcome 🙂

        As I said before looking forward to more of your work 🙂

        • Chris Wraight
          21 March, 2013 at 11:02

          Cheers! (40K comments fixed, btw.)

  2. Andy
    12 September, 2013 at 17:15

    Almost to all Primarchs is novel. Are you planning to write a novel about the Leman Russ?

    • Chris Wraight
      19 September, 2013 at 15:06

      Hi Andy. Leman Russ and the Space Wolves do have their own novel in Prospero Burns, but he also features in my upcoming book Scars and Graham McNeill’s Vengeful Spirit. Hope that helps!

  3. Andy
    20 September, 2013 at 15:38

    I have read and Burn Scars Prospero (by the way, I loved it), but some of the legions, for example such as the Emperor’s Children are devoted to the novel and the short story..

  4. 12 December, 2013 at 03:52

    Hi Chris I’m currently reading Scars & crafting a life size White Scars costume.
    I wanted to utilise your knowledge on the colour of the Scars Armour, is it Bone White or Pure White? Appreciate it should you find a spare mo for a reply. Keep up the good fight!

    • Chris Wraight
      12 December, 2013 at 11:03

      Wow – sounds like a great project. Pics anywhere?

      I don’t think I really gave much thought to the exact shade of white, tbh. I think it’s described in the book as ‘ivory’ quite a lot, though I’m sure there are other words used. Is there much difference between bone-white and pure white? I’d go with whatever you feel looks right, especially as HH White Scar armour is different to 40K armour – more gilded, brighter and ‘cleaner’, with fewer tribal markings, purity seals, etc. (for the reasons for this, see the sequel ;p)

  5. 12 December, 2013 at 22:11

    Hi Chris

    Currently only on Facebook & on the Obscurus Crusade forums. (I was planning on @ Iron Warriors build initially but loved the Scars ethos more.. Your book helped no end fleshing them out so kudos for that. I’m also a keen biker, so that’s another tick in the box…
    If you have an email address I’ll happily send you update pics.

    I thought the yellowed Bone/Ivory approach would be more in keeping with their tribal roots over glossy White ceramite.

  6. 21 May, 2014 at 18:55

    Hi Chris,

    I just have to reach out to you. I’ve just now finished Scars, and I am so thrilled as a long-time fan of 40k and Heresy fiction to say that you are a fantastic writer and a truly appreciated addition to the Black Library elite. You handled the mysterious V Legion with subtlety and grace, as befits the Khan and his warriors. The White Scars were not portrayed as parodic effigies of their conceptual influence, but as dynamic and admirable outsiders. I look forward to reading Brotherhood Of The Storm to see how you introduced characters who were developed so well in the following novel. I couldn’t help but feeling at the novel’s end that there was so much awaiting the Scars in the future of the Heresy timeline; better yet, so much that isn’t the black-and-white of Chaos vs. the Imperium. You shed brilliant light on the insights and motives of the Death Guard, Thousand Sons, Space Wolves, and even the complex Alpha Legion. Most importantly, you undertook the development of an enigmatic Primarch with great care and your portrayal of Jaghatai inspired all the awe befitting a Primarch.

    Thank you, and please keep the White Scars heading in this direction in future pieces. They are not like any other legion, and they should forever stay unique.

    Cheers,
    boog

    • Chris Wraight
      22 May, 2014 at 10:30

      Hi! Thanks very much for this comment – that’s very kind to get in touch. I do hope to write more White Scars HH in the future, and looking forward to chronicling their evolution as the Heresy narrative progresses. Glad you enjoyed their first foray 🙂

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