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Lost Sons

(The Horus Heresy #Short Story)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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.
Published November 3rd 2012 by Black Library
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Gianfranco Mancini

Re-read in The Silent War anthology

An amazing follow-up/coda to Fear to Tread with the origin of the Blood Angels' Death Company.
And the ending was just awesome.

A must-read for all fans of the never lost sons of Sanguinius
Michael Dodd
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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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.
Dylan Murphy
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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!
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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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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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 fifty books, along with scripts for video games, comics, radio and television.

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