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Book 14: The First Heretic

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Book 14: The First Heretic

A Horus Heresy unabridged audiobook

Chastised by the Emperor, the Word Bearers set out on their own path - one that will eventually lead them to damnation and heresy…

While it was Horus whose treachery was first to be revealed, it was Lorgar and the Word Bearers who were the true architects of the heresy. This book explores in detail the tragic fall of the XVII Legion, and the events that led the Emperor's most loyal and devout sons to turn from him and embrace chaos.Never before have the Word Bearers been depicted as more complex and compelling villains than in this novel.

Amidst the galaxy-wide war of the Great Crusade, the Emperor castigates the Word Bearers for their worship. Distraught at this judgement, Lorgar and his Legion seek another path while devastating world after world, venting their fury and fervour on the battlefield. Their search for a new purpose leads them to the edge of the material universe, where they meet ancient forces far more powerful than they could have imagined. Having set out to illuminate the Imperium, the corruption of Chaos takes hold and their path to damnation begins. Unbeknownst to the Word Bearers, their quest for truth contains the very roots of heresy.

Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Running time 14 hours 20 minutes. Read by Gareth Armstrong.

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