False Gods

False Gods

by Graham McNeill

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Overview

The second Horus Heresy title returns in mass market paperback format

Far from Terra, the XVIth Legion continue in the Great Crusade as the ‘Sons of Horus’. Putting the debacle with the interex behind him, the Warmaster has become more withdrawn as he struggles to deal with the jealousy of his brother primarchs, and increasingly relies upon the council of his advisors as he plans each new campaign. Noble captain Garviel Loken harbours misgivings about the clandestine ways adopted by many of his brethren, but when then Legion is sent to reconquer the moon of Davin, it is clear that Horus has a personal stake in the matter which may have clouded his judgement. With dark forces rising against them, have the primarch and his warriors been drawn into a trap?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849706209
Publisher: Games Workshop
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Series: Horus Heresy Series , #2
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Graham McNeill has written a host of novels for Black Library, including the ever popular Ultramarines and Iron Warriors series. His Horus Heresy novel, A Thousand Sons, was a New York Times bestseller and his Time of Legends novel, Empire, won the 2010 David Gemmell Legend Award. Originally hailing from Scotland, Graham now lives and works in Nottingham

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False Gods (Horus Heresy Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
burningtodd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second book of the Horus Heresy Series. This book is the beginning of the political aspects of the Heresy. Horus is injured by a magical weapon and in order to save him the astartes are tricked by an agent of chaos into taking him to a fane so that he can be healed. While being healed he is duped by the gods of chaos into beginning a war for the throne of Earth. This book is more political and internal than the first book, it was interesting, but not as fast paced or engaging. I am interested in finishing the series though, so it couldn't have been that bad.
capetowncanada on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Overall I liked this book even better then the first. Only two characters seemed "off" to me right from the start with another author doing the story, but that is quickly forgotten. You are introduced to more primarchs and there is much more of Horus in this volume. You also learn more about the power of "Chaos". There is not very much mentioned about the interex which where at the end of the Horus Rising which I was hoping for but if you liked the first volume I would not worry about the second being written by someone else. It is full of action. Highly recommended
Zare on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Horus becomes more and more jealous of his brother Primarchs (that share same feelings) and tries to rise up above them. Soon he will be faced with decision - to follow his brothers and Emperor or to cut them down and establish himself as a ruler of humanity. Not that much action in this book, but nevertheless good presentation of inner conflicts in a person of Horus - super-man, almost a demigod creature that feels confined by his duties toward ordinary humans and to his father Emperor. Decision is to be made made that will bring thousands of years of darkness to humanity.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
Lupercal! Lupercal! Lupercal! I was a little hesitant about this one. This is book two of the bestselling Horus Heresy series and I had just finished the mind-blowingly great Horus Rising written by my man Dan Abnett. In fact, this is the first Warhammer story I have read that wasn’t written by Abnett. Guess what? This guy is also great! He picked up the baton and ran with it, now I love this novel just as much as the first. Is it possible all Warhammer writers are great? We will see. I noticed the next two books are written by different authors as well, now I can’t wait. I have the trade paperback version of this book and it’s the only paperback I’ve ever seen that has a score on the front and back cover. This enables the book to be opened wide for reading without creasing the spine, which I can’t stand. I don’t know if that is an innovation from the UK, where the Black Library is based, or a publishing secret from China where the book was printed. I tip my hat to whomever thought of that and give my permission to have all future paperbacks produced in the same manner. Did I mention this is a great book? If you read the first one you are going to need to add this one to your collection as well.
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Mikey42782 More than 1 year ago
the second book in the Horus Heresy series, takes us to the hours of the maturing seed of Heresy and betrayal, growing amongst the legions..I dont really need to write that much of a review for this..it's written by Graham McNeill..For those of you who don't know his work i highly reccommend any of it. Hope you enjoy
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