GW Reveals The Fate of The Horus Heresy Novels

30k Horus Heresy ArtThe Horus Heresy series has been around for 11 years, but it looks we’re getting to the end. It’s finally time for the Siege of Terra.

Games Workshop just dropped a big announcement that after 11 years and 45 books we’re finally reaching the end of The Horus Heresy. Let’s see what one community writers had to say about the meeting with the writers that he was able to sit in on.

Rhuairidh: Working at Warhammer World, it’s easy to get starstruck – you may well find yourself standing next to Phil Kelly in the queue for lunch, or competing against the likes of Jervis Johnson in a tournament. When I walked into Stormcast (that’s what we call our main boardroom here at HQ!) I was, quite understandably, bowled over – after all, meeting Aaron Dembski-Bowden is one thing, but here too was John French! Guy Haley! Dan Abnett! After introductions, the team got right to it and there was a palpable crackle in the air, every writer dedicated to one purpose – doing justice to this legendary event and bringing their work over the last decade or so to a climax.

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I peered over the authors’ shoulders. The table was strewn with notebooks, maps and arcana from the history of Warhammer. Alongside art from Rogue Trader lay ancient White Dwarf articles, including the first ever account of the Siege of Terra in print. While everyone knows what happened at the Siege of Terra, the how is more complicated, and the subject of much of the discussion – who was first to breach the walls? What was happening on the rest of the planet? Which Primarchs and Legions were there? What outside forces were at play?


This promises to be one of the most richly realised sections of the Horus Heresy series yet. I wish I could tell you what was decided – the twists, turns and unexpected reversals that lie in store for readers of the series. If you think you know what happens at the Siege of Terra, think again – expect tragedy, triumph and revelations galore.

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As the Siege of Terra dawns, now’s the time to brush up on your Horus Heresy history. I can’t reveal anything at this stage, but rest assured that threads that have been in play since ‘Horus Rising’ will be resolved; every single Horus Heresy novel has been building up to this. In the meantime, I’m planning on re-reading the series (and, quite possibly, starting yet another Space Marine Legion army!).

It looks like this epic story that we’ve all come to know and love is finally coming to an end? What’s going to happen during the Siege of Terra? What possible twists, turns and unexpected reversals could they have planned for us? This explains what that mysterious tweet was about last week.


No matter what it is they have planned, we can’t wait to find out more. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled, we’ll be putting out updates as soon as we get them.

What are your thoughts? What do you think they have planned for the final battle at Terra?

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About the Author: James Rodriguez

I'm a huge fan of anything tabletop. I play strictly Chaos in Warhammer, and Imperial in anything Star Wars. I spent 8 years in the military. Now I'm happy to be a civilian working with a great group of people. "We are all tyrants. Do not fool yourself. We were bred for nothing else." -Mortarion
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