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Honour to the Dead

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Honour to the Dead

A Horus Heresy short story

As Calth burns, the Titans of the Fire Masters and True Messengers duel over the ruined city of Ithraca. With the Ultramarines scattered, who will defend the terrified population?

It’s Titan on Titan action on a dying world, but despite the scale of the armoured behemoths, the heart of the story is a mortal woman and her family. And Aaron Dembski-Bowden has called this his favourite Horus Heresy story ever – worth a try, we think.

As Calth burns, the Battle Titans of the Fire Masters legion take to the streets of the city of Ithraca, ready to massacre the fleeing civilian population in the name of their new, dark masters. But the remaining loyalist engines of the Legio Praesagius – the True Messengers – still stand ready to defend the Imperium, even in the face of almost certain death. With the nearby Ultramarines forces scattered and lost, the people of Ithraca must fend for themselves as gigantic war machines unleash apocalyptic weaponry across the ravaged skyline...

Written by Gav Thorpe. This story also appears in Legacies of Betrayal, book XXXI of the Horus Heresy series.

Running time approx. 75 minutes. Performed by Gareth Armstrong, Jane Collingwood, Jonathan Keeble, Luke Thompson and David Timson.

Honour to the Dead is also available as an Enhanced Audio Edition. This pairs the audio drama with the original script, allowing you to read along as you listen to the action.

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