10 January 2015

Ahriman Series - Order of Stories

If you are tracking the Ahriman series and wondering how the novels, short stories and audios fit together, here is the running order:
  1. All is Dust*  (short story) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/all-is-dust-ebook.html
  2. Exile (novel) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/ahriman-exile.html
  3. The Dead Oracle* (short story) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/ahriman-dead-oracle.html
  4. Fortune's Fool *(short story) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/ahriman-exodus-hardback.html
  5. Hounds of Wrath* (short story) - Honour of the Space Marines, http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/honour-of-the-space-marines.html
  6. The First Prince* (audio) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/ahriman-the-first-prince-mp3.html
  7. Gates of Ruin* (short story) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/gates-of-ruin-ebook.html
  8. Sorcerer (novel) -  http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/ahriman-sorcerer-paperback.html
  9. Hand of Dust* (short story) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/advent-day-two-ahriman-hand-of-dust-ebook.html
  10. King of Ashes* (short story) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/renegades-of-the-dark-millennium.html
  11. Unchanged (novel) - http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhammer-40000/ahriman-unchanged-paperback.html
*These short stories, and the the prose version of The First Prince all appear together in Exodus: http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/ahriman-exodus-hardback.html


  1. Please create a traslation in spanish pleaseeeee

  2. Thank the Gods. It's nearly impossible to find any chronological reading order for any series on the Black Library.

  3. I've finished the Horus Heresy and I've read Talon of Horus. Im wanting to pick up as close to where the Heresy leaves off. If I'm wanting to stay in chronological order, where does Battle of the Fang and War if the Fang fit in with your series? I have the Black Library complete Ahriman series. Thank you!

    1. Sorry for the late reply. Good question :) Time in the Eye of Terror is decidedly subjective so its difficult to pin down events relative to each other.

      For example:
      Khayon and the Black Legion have already got some history with Ahriman by the time they meet on Prospero in Unchanged, but whatever happened lies in the past for Khayon, and the futuure for Ahriman....

      So as far as Battle of the Fang goes it happens at roughly the same time as Exile... ish... from a certain point of view

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    3. Had a few typos, I failed to proofread! How embarrassing considering I'm diccussing 40k canon with one of its premier authors!

      Back on topic. Thank you for your reply and I appreciate the spoiler alert. I have finished The Hunt for Magnus and The Battle of the Fang.

      I am very much looking forward to reading your collection.

      I do wonder though why there isn't a novel covering the time span immediately following Prospero Burns and Ahrimans failed attempt to save his brothers. Talon of Horus touched on many events and I was more confused than informed on what happened with Magnus and his sons after their departure from Prospero.

  4. Hi John,

    After reading the Horus Heresy novel, A Thousand Sons, I developed a great appreciation for Ahriman. I've recently got my hands on all of the books in your Ahriman series and can't wait to read them. I'll be reading them concurrently with the Horus Heresy series so I'm just wondering what your personal advice would be on where they best fit in?

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Cheers, Nik.

  5. Hey Nik
    They are set after the Horus Heresy, a few millennia after the Siege of Terra. So if you have read A Thousand Sons you are all set.

    Reading Chris Wraight's Battle of the Fang, and Aaron's Dembski-Bowden's Talon of Horus add to the fun of the series, but are not crucial.

    Hope that helps, and that you enjoy the books.

  6. Thanks for the reply, John. Much appreciated. I'll definitely check out the books you recommended.

    Take care, Nik