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The Blood Angels were lured into a trap at Signus Prime by the most vile treachery imaginable, but not all of them went with Sanguinius on that fateful journey. Keeping the home fires burning on Baal, the remaining honour guard are brought news of their primarch’s death and must decide upon the final course for their Legion themselves.


First published November 3, 2012

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James Swallow

226 books893 followers
James Swallow is a New York Times, Sunday Times and Amazon #1 bestselling author and scriptwriter, a BAFTA nominee, a former journalist and the award-winning writer of over sixty books, along with scripts for video games, comics, radio and television.

AIRSIDE, his new stand-alone thriller, is out now from Welbeck; OUTLAW, the 6th Marc Dane novel, is published by Bonnier, and the 4th book in the series - SHADOW - is available in the USA from Forge.

His writing includes the Marc Dane action thrillers, the Sundowners steampunk Westerns and fiction from the worlds of Star Trek, Marvel, Tom Clancy, Warhammer 40000, Doctor Who, 24, Deus Ex, Stargate, 2000AD and many more.

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96 reviews1 follower
October 29, 2022
Weaving together a few different strands of other works by this author whilst introducing the start of another. I quite enjoyed how this came together and explored what was happening for these few legionnaires whilst the bulk of the legion was elsewhere.
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36 reviews2 followers
November 10, 2015
On the orders of Warmaster Horus the Blood Angels Legion have disappeared in the Signus Cluster. The 30 Legionaires left behind to guard Baal are visited by one of Malcador the Sigilites Knights Errant with a plea... relocate to Terra with all their Legion's gene-banks and equipment to prevent them falling into the traitors hands.

A brief but excellent story, James Swallow gives the reader a glimpse of what will later become the much feared Death Company.
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927 reviews56 followers
February 5, 2015
It took a while for the Blood Angels to get involved in the Horus Heresy series, but when they did, in Fear To Tread, almost the entire legion got stuck in. In his ‘quick read’ story Lost Sons, James Swallow looks at what happened to those few legionaries who stayed behind on Baal, their home world.

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592 reviews26 followers
March 21, 2016
An interesting short following the Blood Angels left on Baal. It was cool to see their doubts and their beliefs when all was lost, and their pride as Sons of the Great Angel. And seeing Malcadors plot line in prose was a nice additiom!
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71 reviews3 followers
January 20, 2015
Reveals the origin of the Death Company colors, as the remaining Blood Angels deal with the news of the death of their Primarch and the ordered dissolution of their Legion, and prepare to hunt down Horus.
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76 reviews3 followers
July 27, 2013
The best 40K ebook I've read so far. The story has real value a mentions few other facts not mentioned before of the greater things currently happening within the Imperium.
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