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A Horus Heresy novel
Deliverance Lost is the seventeenth novel in the Horus Heresy Series, written by Gav Thorpe. It was published on December 27, 2011. It was later included in “The Novels: Volume 4” eBook collection.
In the aftermath of the Isstvan V Dropsite Massacre Primarch Corvus Corax of the Raven Guard is on the run with roughly 3000 survivors from his Legion. After ambushing and destroying an Iron Warriors force pursuing them they hide in the hills until they are forced into a final confrontation with the World Eaters led by Angron. The Raven Guard prepare for a last stand but at the last minute are rescued by Commander Branne, the commander of the garrison left behind on their homeworld of Deliverance. Guided by the prophetic dreams of Praefector Marcus Valerius Branne left his post to rescue the survivors.
It is revealed that during the chaos of the Dropsite Massacre Alpha Legion troops recovered the bodies of slain Raven Guard and surgically removed their faces before implanting them onto Alpha Legionnaires, allowing the Alpha Legion to infiltrate the Raven Guard.
One of the most tragic tales of the entire Horus Heresy unfolds, as the Thousand Sons are brought low by their relentless quest for knowledge. Magnus is sure that he knows better than the Emperor, but isn’t that what caused Horus to fall as well?