"Into the Ruinstorm"

—Book's tag-line

Deathfire is the thirty-second volume in the Horus Heresy series of novels.


Deathfire is part of the Imperium Secundus story arc, and is the direct sequel to Vulkan Lives (Book 26) and Unremembered Empire (Book 27). The novel picks up where Vulkan Lives left off, with Vulkan in stasis beneath the Fortress of Hera on Macragge, and many of his sons still refusing to believe that he is truly dead. After a miraculous rescue by the Ultramarines, Artellus Numeon, once captain of the Pyre Guard, urges the other Salamanders on Macragge to leave Imperium Secundus behind and return their Primarch’s body to the home world of Nocturne – there to be reborn in the flames of Mount Deathfire. But Numeon grapples endlessly with his doubts and fears for the future of the Legion


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