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Heart of the Conqueror

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Heart of the Conqueror

A Horus Heresy short story

From the World Eaters flagship Navigator Nisha Andrasta has watched the Legion descend into warp-fuelled bloodlust and madness. What is the only course of action still open to her?

In the core of a traitor ship, a heart still beats for the Emperor. In this story, we get a rare Navigator's perspective of the corruption of the Horus Heresy, and how far one pilot will go to stay loyal.

The Navigator Nisha Andrasta has served the XIIth Legion for over a century. She saw the War Hounds reunited with their progenitor, Lord Angron. She witnessed the rebirth of the Legion as the World Eaters. She looked on in confusion and horror as the primarch joined Horus's rebellion, and now she has seen him betrayed by Lorgar Aurelian, becoming the maddened monster he was always destined to be. Now, as the character of the XIIth changes along with their father, what course of action yet remains to this loyal daughter of Terra?

Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. This story is also available in Legacies of Betrayal, book XXXI of the Horus Heresy series.

The audiobook version has a running time of 12 minutes and is read by Penelope Rawlins.

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