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A Horus Heresy short story

Brother Crius of the Iron Hands strikes out into the stars in search of his lost brethren, hoping to return with them to Terra. But who has survived, and what yet remains of them?

It gives a glimpse into the competing ideologies of a Legion struggling to come to terms with its defeat at Isstvan and the death of their wrathful primarch. Now more than ever, some within the Iron Hands fall back upon their Legion credo: "The Flesh is Weak".

As one of the vaunted Crusader Host, Brother Crius stood as the representative of the X Legion upon the soil of Holy Terra, but when he learns of the death of his beloved primarch Ferrus Manus at the hands of the traitors, his stoic, mechanical grief imbues him with the strength and resolve to undertake a special mission on behalf of Rogal Dorn himself. Striking out into the stars, he searches for any signs of his lost Iron Hands brethren, hoping to bring them back to Terra to aid in the final defence of the Palace. The question remains, just who has survived the slaughter on Isstvan V, and what yet remains of them?

Written by John French.This story is also available in Legacies of Betrayal, book XXXI of the Horus Heresy series.

The audiobook edition has a running time of 85 minutes and is read by Toby Longworth.

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