Blacktalon: First Mark

Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Narrated by: Emma Gregory
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the perilous jungles just north of the great city of Hammerhal Aqsha, Chaos reigns. There, a powerful Tzeentchian wizard grows in disciples and in might as his maledictions leach all that is good from the land. It is Neave Blacktalon, first of Sigmar’s Knights-Zephyros, who must vanquish this foe. 

Yet the huntress soon realises that even the glow of the Twin-Tailed City cannot protect her from the darkness. Blighted by terrible visions, she fears that her very spirit has been tainted. Blacktalon must choose whether to abandon her duty in the quest for a cure or face the fearsome judgment of the Sacrosanct chamber.

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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Fun story, and I really liked the main character.

it was a good story. my only complaint is that it would have been better if the main character and one of the supporting characters became a long term team up.

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favorite xharacter

great story about one of the best characters in the game and her struggles, where she meet new and old foes and friends.

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Great performance, good story, too long

I felt the story was bogged down by very repetitive fluff that had diminishing returns on its purpose. You could easily chop off a good hour or so. Your mileage may vary.

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Interesting Story and strong reading

this is the first book were I got in to the characters so much I could feel the loss and the pain they felt. Emma Gregory is a awesome reader. She really has a range of voices and I have loved her in this but as much as the Naghast book. Very cool enjoyable story.

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great story

great story and well read by narrartor. highly recommend. not the typical stormcast story no battle cry.

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Enjoyable.

An epic tale, very riveting. Narrator can be difficult to follow at times, little variation between main character and narration.

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  • Jon Davies
  • 02-27-19

an excellent story for AOS fans

The voice acting was wonderful the story tense and entertaining. one of the better age of sigmar books I've heard with good character development.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-19

Amazing!

The most amazing book I've experienced yet! A truly gripping story with one of my favourite Warhammer characters

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  • Ian Howarth
  • 12-23-18

Great book

Was great read good pacing fro start to finish, kept me guessing all way through. Would recommend this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-20

I'm probably just stupid.

It is a nice change compared to the Realmgate Wars, but I'm probably just to stupid to get satisfaction out of the ending.

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  • Mr Alexander J Milward
  • 03-24-20

Probably the best AOS book so far!

Great story, well performed. I really enjoyed this one and I have listened to maybe 10-12 of the AOS black library so far.

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  • 03-18-20

geeze! what a horrible voice for a narrator,

i couldn't last 5 minutes with that narrators voice was just unlistenable in my opinion

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  • Expletius
  • 09-06-19

Nothing of note here

There was very little to draw you into this story. The mystery was easily guessable within the first hour or so, and the characters were all rather flat and unsympathetic. Points to them at least bringing worries for a Stormcast that would go beyond the next re-forging.

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  • mr lewis fizgerald
  • 05-21-19

an absolute gem!!

iv listened to pretty much all the aos audiobooks and this one is up there,I'd say better than soul wars,if nurgle and skaven have a heavy presence then it's normally a good listen,Andy Clark has written a great story with character,emotion and lots a gruesome fun,Emma Gregory narrates fantastically and i really enjoyed her skaven/nurgle voices.....would happily listen to again!

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  • Brian
  • 04-30-19

Age of Sigmar Through Female Eyes

I enjoyed this book, it involves Stormcast (knights in armour), Sylvaneth (forest spirits) and Nurgle (disease worshiping knights) with a few Skaven (ratmen) on the side. The story is centred around Neave Blacktalon one of the first female Stormcast we have seen and it talks about her origins and her place in the Stormcast. It's nice to hear stories about heroic women and their motives (which aren't the usual predictable ones). There's plenty of action and grim situations and a few cliffhangers making me wonder how the characters are going to get out of their latest bit of trouble. The only slight annoyance is that the reader sometimes 'swallows' her voice and is a bit too quiet but that depends on what you are doing whilst listening. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.