One of the most popular tie-in fiction series for Games Workshop’s legendary tabletop wargame universe is the Horus Heresy series. The long-running series of prequel novels and assorted tie-ins started publishing in 2006. Horus Heresy takes place in Warhammer 30,000 during a time when the Imperium of Man faced a civil war among the chapters of the Space Marines, spurred by the legendary Warmaster Horus switching sides
As part of the Siege of Terra subseries, The End and the Death: Volume III depicts Horus and his forces trying to lay his father, the God-Emperor of Mankind, low in an attack on Earth itself. It’s been a long time coming, and eagerly awaited by Warhammer fans. Horus Heresy has spun off into its popular subgame of Warhammer 40,000 that goes well beyond the novels.
Final Installment of Horus Heresy
Considering its importance to the narrative background, the seemingly final installment has gained considerable attention. Games Workshop launched a series of limited-edition hardcover releases of the Siege of Terra books in 2019.
In addition, these books had special leather bindings to look like they came from the shelves of a Space Marine Librarian. The hardbacks were also the only way readers could obtain the latest, physical chapter of the story. All digital versions of all novels would launch simultaneously with their hardcover counterparts. However, the paperback version for each would not be available until several months after the limited edition books went on sale.
Invested Warhammer fans may find this frustrating since limited edition Warhammer releases are difficult to find, often selling out within minutes of being announced on the Games Workshop website. The Siege of Terra series, which Games Workshop has also extended by two novels, was originally announced as eight novels. Once you get into the series, you’ll probably want to buy the whole set.
This also means that Games Workshop has now spent the past few years trying, and largely failing, to combat resellers who scoop up the novels and sell them for a lot more than their retail price.