It's been five years now since I wrote The Flight of the Eisenstein, my first novel in the Horus Heresy saga, the fourth book in the series, and what a long strange trip it has been. We're still going, twenty-plus books later, and the end is still a good way off. Back in 2006 when the Horus Heresy project was first mooted, we had no idea it would be such a huge hit with the fans of the Warhammer 40,000 universe - and since then, with books, audio dramas, collector's editions, short stories and now a series of gaming supplements, what kicked off with Dan Abnett's Horus Rising has become a fully-fledged publishing phenomenon.
Recently, the Horus Heresy books have gone through some changes, jumping to hardcover format with the most recent release of Graham McNeill's Angel Exterminatus. From now on, hardcovers will be the debut version for all Horus Heresy novels, followed three months later by trade paperback editions and six month later by regular mass market paperbacks. The hardcovers all feature exclusive author afterwords - kinda like a director's commentary - and original pieces of artwork showing scenes from the novel. In addition, Black Library will be making enhanced eBook versions available (containing all the stuff from the hardcover and extra digital wallpapers, etc), along with full and unabridged audiobooks of the complete text.
The first three Horus Heresy novels - Horus Rising, False Gods and Galaxy in Flames - have already been re-released in these new formats and this month sees the return of The Flight of the Eisenstein. Black Library are making the book available across the board, and for those of you interested in the full package, there's "The Complete Experience" edition, which includes the following: an exclusive hardback edition, enhanced eBook version, complete and unabridged MP3 audio, a full colour poster of the cover artwork by Neil Roberts and digital wallpapers for your PC, laptop and mobile device.
The complete edition is available Here; there's also the dual edition (hardback + eBook) Here and the digital edition (eBook + MP3 audiobook) Here.