Fear to Tread by James Swallow
(Horus Heresy)

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...Blood Angels will eat this up, whereas tourists will find themselves confused...
-Starburst Magazine


Since the earliest days of the Great Crusade, Sanguinius - angelic primarch of the IXth Legion - was ever among the closest and most loyal of Horus's brothers. But the Blood Angels have long kept their true nature hidden from the rest of the Imperium, and when the Warmaster hints that the key to their salvation may lie in the ruins of a conquered world, the sons of Sanguinius race to claim it. Now, as the revelation of their betrayal dawns and the traitors' hand is revealed, the Blood Angels must face all the warp-spawned armies of Chaos, as well their own personal daemons, upon the blasted plains of Signus Prime...

About James Swallow

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James Swallow has written several books, including "Star Trek: Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers" and "Seeds of Dissent" (from "Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Infinity's Prism"); the "Sundowners" quartet of 'steampunk' science fiction Westerns ("Ghost Town, Underworld", "Iron Dragon" and "Showdown"); the best-selling novelization of" The Butterfly Effect"; "The Flight of the Eisenstein", "Faith and Fire" and "Jade Dragon"; the "2000AD" tie-ins Eclipse, "Blood Relative" and "Whiteout"; Stargate Atlantis: Halcyon; and the "Blood Angels" duology "Deus Encarmine" and "Deus Sanguinius."In addition, Swallow's short fiction has appeared in" Inferno!" and "Stargate" magazine, the anthologies "Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores", the "Doctor Who Short Trips" collections "Dalek Empire" and "Destination Prague", "Something Changed, Collected Works, What Price Victory" and "Silent Night". His non-fiction includes "Dark Eye: The Films of David Finche"r and books on writing, genre television and animation; he has also written for "Star Trek: Voyager", "Doctor Who" and "Space 1889", along with several scripts for audio and videogames.
Published August 2, 2012 by The Black Library. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Nick Sharps on Aug 09 2012

Fear to Tread is one of the best books in the Horus Heresy series to date...Swallow has done an amazing job...

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Starburst Magazine

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Reviewed by Ed Fortune on Jul 21 2012

...Blood Angels will eat this up, whereas tourists will find themselves confused...

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The British Fantasy Society

Above average
Reviewed by David Ruddon on Feb 08 2013

...you’ll enjoy this. Just don’t expect it to soar.

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Reviewed by Carl on Aug 08 2012

I have never really been a huge fan of The Blood Angels and so this was not a book I was highly anticipating. But I did enjoy it very much. The ornate armor of the Legion and their propensity for artistry is described well.

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