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Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000

Black Legion, Book 2
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Black Legion, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts - a rival to the Ezekyle's final fate.

Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.

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Crafted and Performed Perfectly

As a narrator myself I keep a few role models. Jonathan Keeble is one of them. His invective, passion and instinctive grasp of the characters in this story - especially the protagonist Khayon - when coupled with Aaron's masterful storycrafting and insight into the characters and their very reasons to exist, will draw you in wholly and completely. I can't listen to anyone read this story aloud other than through Keeble's narration. To me, he *is* Iskandar Khayon, and that is the hallmark of an excellent performer.

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Simply Awesome

All Warhammer fans will enjoy this story, fans of all series Hours Hersey 30k or 40k thus story truly rocks..

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So a great book but...

I loved this. Just as much if not more than book 1. So now. When is book 3 to come. Because a third book is neeeded..

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2 for 2 in this series

Black Library does it again! Keeble's performance is off the charts! emphasizes the power behind the black legion while at the same time preserving the humanity of the legionnaires.

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Love it. Mostly...

The story, and the series are fantastic. My only issue is continuity. The change in pronunciation of "Ezekiel" from the first book is annoying to say the least.

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A Great Sequel

The main character and the acts he witnesses are compelling, a well portrayed flip-side to the "good" Imperium. I do hope he survives this series and returns later causing havoc for the forces of order.

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Another great book and read by this pair!

Fantastic story and read by the duo involved. Jonathan Keeble changed the pronunciation of a few of the names from book one, and I felt his voicing was slightly stronger in the previous book as well. Those things dont make this experience not worth the money!

both do a great job!!!

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Great book

Loved it. Can't wait for the next in the series. Audible needs more Black Library books.

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BLACK LEGION LOVE!

If your a fan of the "bad guy" or just Sick of hearing the story from the "Rotten Corpse Worshipping False Emperor" Guys Than Look No Further! Iskandar Khayon Is A Character Ur Gonna Truly Fall In Love With And It's Great To Listen To While Painting, Assembling or Playing Warhammer 40k.

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Great book

This is a great book looking at the start of the Black Legion and how they viewed their return into real space.

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  • Alexander Brown
  • 10-17-17

Black Legion goodness

Great story and excellent performance. Well worth the money. Wonderful continuation of the original story, Talon of Horus.

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  • D.Engelhardt
  • 11-19-17

awesome

an amazing story, especially for black legion and chaos players, and an awesome reading. loved it

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  • finlay mcintosh
  • 09-10-19

no connection with cast. don't care what happens

can't bring myself to care about characters, story is all over the place. voice actor is very good.

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  • Cerus
  • 11-09-17

A deeper insight into the Black Legion

As with the first book, a very well written and compelling story that gives an interesting and in depth look at the beginning of the Black Legion.

Aaron Demski-Bowden does a great job of conveying the tragedy that has befallen both the Traitors and the Imperium itself. Both of which have become a shadow of what they were before the Horus Heresy.

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  • S. Newman
  • 10-17-17

a thoroughly enjoyable story

a really well narrated post heresy tale brought to life brilliantly by some fantastic narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-15-17

Great, even for loyalists.

Despite reading Warhammer 40k for years now I've always avoided novels focusing on the Traitors. Yes, even The Night Lords books which every fan tells me are amazing. I picked this up more for the fact that Sigismund and the Black Templars were mentioned in the description. Despite, Abaddon and the Black Legion being the obvious focus the narrative still managed to fairly portray both sides and, dare I say it, actually made understand the Traitors point of view. The fight between the first High Marshal and the Warmasters sucessor was as intense as you would expect. A must listen (or read) for any 40k fan. And yes now I'm going to find the Night Lords Omnibus.

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  • Andrew Magrs
  • 10-11-17

simply epic!

A tale of black and gold and the rise of Abaddon emerging from the eye of terror! newd t9 hear the next installment asap.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-17

Definitely worth a listen

I have a on , off relationship with the black library. There are some good and some awful , this thankfully is the former. An enjoyable book that keeps you wanting to listen.

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  • Peter Conley
  • 10-09-17

Superb!

Aaron is on form, as usual. Not many can write for Chaos as well as him! And Jonathan Keeble’s voice really brings everything to life! Perfect book to follow up the Talon Of Horus.

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  • paul sparks
  • 01-21-20

The long war begins

I am actually empathising with the Black Legion which gives you some idea of the quality of the writing in this book, it’s really interesting and intriguing to get the perspective of the opposing forces, my only caveat being that the narration was outstanding in the first book Talon but seems a bit patchy this time, for example a character in the first book sounds completely different in this one 🤔 that aside this is a great audiobook and I strongly recommend it

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  • poorboy
  • 05-13-18

Brilliant

Brilliant sound quality and acting by Jonathan Keeble. As with the first book I really enjoyed the follow up story post hours heresy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-19

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Just as amazing as the first. I can't wait for the third book to be released.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-08-19

We Are Returned

Loved this book. Another fantastic fleshing out of the 40k lore. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Conor
  • 11-26-18

Meaty and gruesome.

Could not wait to get home and read the next chapter, the gorey detail of this author always pulls through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-18

black legion madness

black legion story at its finest some of the best characters. couldn't stop listening. great narrator

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  • Brent J Van Ree
  • 07-24-18

Good read, solid 2nd entry in this series

I enjoyed this but would say Talon of Horus was slightly better. Relationships between the main character aren't covered as well as in the first novel, and hence some of the motives and connections seem a bit thin. That said, I still recommend this book and am looking forward to the next outing of Iskandar and the Black Legion

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-18

Hurry up!!

Please hurry and finish the last book of the trilogy!!! Its sooo good. Iskandar is the man!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-18

Another masterpiece!

Aaron once again shows his mastery as the lord of writing chaos. The story. The characters. The feel.

All of it perfect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-18

another great story! go Aaron dembski bowden

wow another great story! been painting while listening ! would love to have a few models of these heros to paint while listening