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With the Dark Angels spread across a hundred systems, primarch Lion El'Jonson stands as Lord Protector of Ultramar - though his true motives are known to few indeed, and old rivalries on the home world threaten to tear the Legion in half.

But when word comes of the Night Lords' attack on Sotha, the Lion's brutal actions bring Imperium Secundus once again to the brink of civil war. Not even the most fearsome warriors of the Dreadwing, nor any arcane secret of the Order, can guarantee victory if he sets himself against his loyal brothers.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Good Listen.

Hate some of the voice acting. especially for Night Haunter. Otherwise really enjoyed this book.

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Slow, but carries weight in the overall story.

The story itself is certainly well done, but the pacing left me shocked when the end arrived. The dialogue between the primarchs is amazing as always, but the action on Caliban left me bored.

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the best Horus Heresy book yet

honestly, in a series full of choice sci Fi novels, this one tops them all so far

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amazing

in my top 7 of the best HH books, very good and kept me on the edge the whole time

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Great!

Excellent story as usual for Gav Thorpe. Read masterfully as always by John Banks. Highly recommended.

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very well done I enjoyed the story a great deal

I loved the book also I enjoyed the plot of how Luther organised Caliban to revolt from the emperor and lion El Johnson

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Great listen if you are into 40k and dark angels

Good audio book, especially if you are interested in 40k or the dark angels in particular.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-18

Wasn't my favourite

After Pharos and Master of Mankind this was not as engaging and took some effort to finish. A combination of monotonous voice acting and nothing to really make me interested in the First Legion who come across as confusing with too many secret motivations to make them relatable.

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  • Mr. Rae Hicks
  • 03-09-18

Primarchs flapping lips

No slight on the writer’s ability but this one’s probably for the hardcore followers of 40k lore. Almost entirely description/standing around and talking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-17

Disappointing and crude

Its got some moments of worth, but its massively overshadowed but its shallow and monotone characterisation. There is so little context and explanation behind the motivations and actions of any of its characters that it becomes difficult to listen to. It needs work, a lot of it. A 'buy only if you must' purchase. Personally: I'd avoid.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-18

For the Lion!

great story, great characters and well narrated. Can't wait to get the next in the series.

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