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Descent of Angels
Series The Horus Heresy
Author(s) Mitchel Scanlon
Publisher The Black Library
Binding Paperback
Released 29 September 2007
Pages 416
ISBN 10 1844165086
ISBN 13 978-1844165087

Descent of Angels is the sixth volume in the Horus Heresy series of novels.


Descent of Angels is told from the point of view of planet Caliban native Zahariel El'Zurias, who begins the novel as an Aspirant of The Order (a monastic order of techno-barbarian Calibanite knights). The first half of the novel is set on Caliban and covers the final battles of The Order under the future Primarch of the Dark Angels Space Marine Legion, Lion El'Jonson. The book's second half describes Caliban's re-unification with the Imperium of Man as well as the actions of the Dark Angels Legion during the early years of the Great Crusade. Zahariel, selected as an Aspirant Space Marine, is ultimately accepted as a Neophyte of the Dark Angels Legion. A future schism within the Legion is intimated in this section of the book.

Real world articles
Rulebooks Warhammer 40,000 · Apocalypse
Novels Horus Rising · The Traitor's Hand
People Ian Livingstone
Organisations Games Workshop ·
Magazines White Dwarf ·
Video games Dark Crusade ·
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