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Default Horus Heresy Chronological Order?

Does anyone know the order to read the books in, if I wanted to do it chronologically instead of the dates they were written/published? My internet searching abilities are a little...lets say hindered...by gov't blocking.
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Hmm, too tired to try and sort a list out now. But i think it would be quite hard to do anyway, as the various books to flicker between different parts of the Crusade quite often. The First Heretic for instance starts a little over 50 years before the Heresy begins, yet ends almost one of the furthest along of the books. Likewise Tales of Heresy arguably had the earliest story when it shows the Emperor himself destroying the last church on Terra during or just after the Unification Wars but then also contains some stories set during the Crusade or at the start of the Heresy.

So yeah, all in all i think it would be very difficult to actually do.
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Roger that, I'll just go in order of dates they were put out. Thanks!

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That's what I'd suggest you do. Read the first 4 published and from there on pick and choose whichever ones seem the most interesting to you. As a side note I'd also suggest you read A Thousand Sons followed directly by Prospero Burns.

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You should also read Fallen Angels after Decent of Angels.
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This has actually been really helpful to me as i have always wondered what was the best way to work through these novels.

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strictly chronological as in when the first page starts and ignoring the little collections like tales of heresy and age of darkness i would hazard a guess at
descent of angels
horus rising
the first heretic
fulgrim
flight of the einstein
false gods

just from that order their is no way in hell i would read them like that as you need to read galaxy in flames before fulgrim or flight
read them in order of publication
most definitely the best way

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First Heretic before Horus Rising surely. Then you would have to start swapping books around as books like First Heretic jump forwards 50 years. Like we said, publication is the best.

On the note of the time jumps though, i personally like to keep Descent of Angels and Fallen Angels as they are in the order. I like the buffer of a few books to bridge the 50 year gap between the two Dark Angel books. But thats just me i guess.
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Im gonna re-open this thread, as my question is relevant

I want to start reading on the HH, im not too interested in the chronological order, but the story order.

Whats the best book to start and get and idea of the time period? And are they all seperate books, or are there series??

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Im gonna re-open this thread, as my question is relevant

I want to start reading on the HH, im not too interested in the chronological order, but the story order.

Whats the best book to start and get and idea of the time period? And are they all seperate books, or are there series??

Thanks
I'm sure they arent all seperate books, but i would be interested in the general answer to this question as well.

Right now I'm trying to read a bunch of the "current" timeline books before i mess with HH, so that I can notice the difference between Currrent and HH without much difficulty.
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