Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. Anthology of warhammer 40,000 comics by dan abnett mar 2006 warhammer 40,000. Titles published prior to 1997 were originally published under the heretic tomes label, although several have been republished as black library editions. Throughout the ages of mankind, there have been many cataclysmic events of such magnitude that the human race has been brought to its knees. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia.
By subscribing you confirm that you are over the age of or have consent from your parent or guardian to subscribe. Major events in the warhammer 40,000 timeline by jody macgregor 22 july 2019 actually, it turns out there is more than just war in the grim darkness of the far future. The horus heresy is a cornerstone even in a fictional universe that provides the background story for the warhammer 40,000. The emperors most trusted servant, the warmaster horus, turns traitor. What can i read and in what order if i want to delve into. This is your gateway into the grim darkness of the far future, where mighty armies clash across wartorn worlds, and the bloodthirsty forces of chaos strive to overthrow the imperium of mankind. White dwarf, the horus heresy, the horus heresy eye logo, space marine, 40k, warhammer, warhammer digital, warhammer 40,000, the aquila doubleheaded eagle logo, warhammer age of sigmar, battletome, stormcast eternals, and all associated. The first edition of the rules and the first fluff is mid to late 80s, the first novel is as far as i know the inquisition war series and then you get stuff like space marine which is no canon anymore. Throughout, comparative references to present dates will be made with respect to the approximate decade 110120. After the creation of the warhammer fantasy universe by games workshop, novels were published as gw books by boxtree ltd, but more recently novels have been under games workshops publishing arm, the black library. Enter your email to get the very latest news, promotions, hobby tips and more from games workshop. Some suggested reading for new fans of 40k who want some suggestions on where to. First mark for warhammer age of sigmar, and the warhammer quest silver tower novella labyrinth of the lost. Then the 40k era novels happen in wildly varying times with no coh.
There are other books available, but im not going to detail anything i cant. Below is a timeline outlining a chronology of the major events that have transpired for all of the major factions in the history of the warhammer world. Is there a list of the 40k novels in chronological order. These books and stories were authored by robert earl. What can i read and in what order if i want to delve into the. Your best bet is to look over the timeline of world events and search for books which correspond to them. I was wondering if there was a one stop shoping list of all the warhammer 40k novels that layes them out in timeline format. The horus heresy series is full of galaxy spanning reveals, which become spoilers if you are unaware of where the warhammer 40,000 universe timeline currently sits. The warhammer 40,000 book series by multiple authors includes books outlander, lone wolves, the horus heresy vol.
Warhammer rule book english by warhammer and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Warhammer 40k was not really about books for over a decade if i am not really getting things out of order here. It is a devastating galaxyspanning civil war that engulfs the nascent galactic empire of the imperium of man early in the 31st millennium of the universe timeline. Reading the dan abnett books in order books reading order. Its only a partial list, there is at least one more part. Buying an omnibus is the complete collection of that particular set of novels. From a battle between the valiant ultramarines and their plagueridden death guard foes, to tales of alien enemies and the imperiums many brave defenders, this anthology brings together a collection of stories perfect for learning about the various factions of the warhammer 40,000 universe its your ideal first step into the adrenalinefulled fiction. Trace the history of mankind from the horus heresy to its darkest hours in the th black crusade, captured together in this collection, the perfect reference for any devotee of warhammer 40,000. Black library has published some absolutely awesome novels that are exceptionally well written, and they should not be missed but if you want to start readin. Most of the books referenced above are set in a futuristic militaryfantasy universe the warhammer 40000 series.
First published in 1993, though completed some years earlier, at a time when the background to the warhammer 40,000 universe was still in a state of flux and not yet fully coalesced. Having played warhammer 40,000, i certainly am drawn towards the fictionalized universe that the author has created his books in. Gaunts ghosts volume 1 this book, now released in omnibus format contains books of the gaunts ghosts series by dan. Most of the other answers make good suggestions about what you should read at some point. Does anyone have a chronological reading order for. They are a collection of several series that happen to exist within the same, very very large universe.
With half of the space marine legions, many titan legions and an untold number of formations from the imperial army, horus makes for terra, aiming to take the emperors place as ruler of mankind. The first spawning creates slann, and the saurus are created as the weapons of the slann also skinks and kroxigor are created. Terra is assaulted by the forces of khorne in its first major invasion in 10,000 years. Reviewing books, films, video games and all things science fiction. Characters from say the ultramarines and ciaphas cain series dont interact in any meaningful way. Entries marked with have been collected in omnibus. Major events in the warhammer 40,000 timeline pc gamer. The timeline lists general dates of major events according to the imperial calendar ic. If a date is given in the source material according to a different calendar such as the nehekharan calendar which dates year 1 as the beginning of king. What is the complete chronological reading list to the. Timeline of notable events and characters 15000the old ones arrive on the warhammer world, settling in the primeval jungles of lustria. Following the 1987 initial release of games workshops warhammer 40,000 wargame, set in a far future science fantasy universe, the company began publishing background literature that expands previous material, adds new material, and describes the universe, its characters, and its events in detail since 1997 the bulk of background literature has been published by the affiliated imprint black.
Andy clark has written the warhammer 40,000 novels kingsblade, knightsblade and shroud of night, as well as the novella crusade and the short story whiteout. It is the most popular miniature wargame in the world. Beginners guide to warhammer 40000 wh40k book club. Timeline of the warhammer world warhammer wiki fandom. Id think that, from your question, youd enjoy the horus heresy. M42 of the original imperial calendar used before the birth. Dan abnett is certainly one of the most prominent warhammer 40,000 also called 40k writers for the original tabletop games, along with authors such as guy haley, sandy mitchell, and graham mcneil. After the creation of the warhammer 40,000 universe by games workshop, the sister company, black library, began publishing novels describing the various space marine legions.
A center for all things warhammer 40,000, age of sigmar, and more. Welcome to warhammer 40,000, the thrilling hobby of tabletop wargaming. The following is a list of the novels for the warhammer 40,000 universe. Warhammer fantasy world timeline warhammer fluff source. Where do i begin when reading warhammer 40,000 books. The different kingdoms and peoples of the eight realms have their own unique ways to mark time and record their history. The first edition of the rulebook was published in september 1987, and the latest edition was published in june 2017. The main events arent all covered in the books, they would be focused on in the actual warhammer army books. Timeline of the warhammer 40,000 universe warhammer 40k. The history of the mortal realms warhammer age of sigmar. Master of mankind will move the timeline even forward and explain a lot on the emperor and the. Set 10,000 years before the timeline of warhammer 40,000, the horus heresy series tells of the galaxyspanning civil war that threatens to bring about the extinction of humanity as the traitorous warmaster horus turns his forces against his father, the emperor. See the complete warhammer 40,000 series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.
This article briefly summarises the known historical events of the milky way galaxy from human prehistory up to the end of the 41st millennium in the warhammer 40,000 setting. Rare is the book which follows a chaos space marines tale. This episode of 40k lore for newcomers begins our look at the warhammer 40k timeline, starting from the ancient past up until the 30th millennium. Warhammer digital products are available in a number digital formats, across a number of settings. A complete list of horus heresy books in chronological. Eye logo, space marine, 40k, warhammer, warhammer digital, warhammer 40,000. So yeah, i was thinking reading this wikis timeline since the beggining until horus heresy and start the books from there i guess. House atreides can trace its lineage back to ancient greece. Warhammer 40,000 informally known as warhammer 40k or simply 40k is a tabletop miniature wargame produced by games workshop, set in a dystopian science fantasy universe. If i had to pick the most robust, rich, and all around versatile sciencefiction universe, it would be warhammer 40,000 by a country mile. He has also written the novels gloomspite and blacktalon. Full timeline of the dune universe 34,000 years youtube.
There are plenty of short stories and horus heresy books. Not only it is one of the best written books of the series, but it was a great way to see how chaos was introduced to the space marine legions. It has a deep, complex lore that is wellseeded in more than twenty years of rulebooks and codexes, all of which is wonderfully explored in various novels from black library. Though the expanded dune universe by brian herbert and kevin j. This is a usermade amazon list of them, in rough publication order. This series is not always written in chronological order, but this doesnt matter. The warhammer 40k books are all part of the same universe, though theres not really an order to them. A classic warhammer 40,000 novel believe us when we tell you that space marine is quite unlike any other warhammer 40,000 novel youve ever read.
Warhammer 40,000 is a miniature wargame produced by games workshop. It deals with the background of the emperor may he live eternally, to save us from chaos, the creation of the chaos marines, and a lot of backstory on the. But we do what we can, and heres how the history of warhammer 40000 looks today. This is set before most of warhammer 40k, set roughly around 41,776, but not a lot.1484 1551 1472 1366 644 1318 1636 52 1596 157 962 187 371 723 563 8 983 1072 1437 1046 1153 403 1372 1370 1149 802 704 722 739 906 799 937 396