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Publisher's Summary

Within this book you will find Crusade, a fantastic new novella from Andy Clark.... 

Sons of the primarch Roboute Guilliman, the Primaris Ultramarines are peerless warriors whose sworn duty is to protect mankind from the predations of the xenos and the foul traitors of the Heretic Astartes. In a galaxy riven by eternal war, they and the other armies of the Imperium are all that stand between mankind and damnation. Their ship damaged by warp storms, the Ultramarines of strike force Cassian make for Kalides Prime. They hope to find safe harbour to repair their craft before rejoining the Indomitus Crusade. Instead, the Primaris Space Marines discover a world reduced to rot and ruin by the plague-ridden warriors of the Death Guard.  

Also within this book is a host of awesome short stories to give you a flavour of the many warring armies that exist within the worlds of Warhammer 40,000.  

Contents

'The Lightning Tower' by Dan Abnett 

'Sarcophagus' by David Annandale 

'Crusade' by Andy Clark 

'Extinction' by Aaron Dembski Bowden 

'A Sanctuary of Wyrms' by Peter Fehervari 

'The Purity of Ignorance' by John French 

'The Word of the Silent' King by L J Goulding 

'The Lost King' by Robbie MacNiven 

'Culling the Horde' by Steve Parker 

'The Zheng Cipher' by Josh Reynolds 

'Red & Black' by James Swallow 

'Honour of the Third' and 'Howl of the Banshee' by Gav Thorpe

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Very good group of stories put together from various authors. Worth the read or listen for anyone that is a fan of 40k.

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excellent

lots of great I individual stories from rogal dorn on terra to Tau space to ultra marines goodstuff.

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  • CPE
  • DECATUR, IL, United States
  • 08-06-18

For the Emperor!

It seems that Black Library not only has a great pool of competent writers, they have a wonderful array of narrators. This collection is indicative of the vast quality 40k audiobooks from Black Library. I may not play the game anymore but the stories are so entertaining....

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  • 08-07-18

Definitely not for newcomers

A great idea but a mixed bag. While the stories themselves are quite good they do not flow together easily and rather than get an idea of the shape of the 40k universe they simply repeat the kind of stories more prevalent in the literature. The first is essentially Helsreach in a more compact version while the last story is actually set in the Heresy era.

For any newcomer looking to understand the 40k universe Eisenhorn is the best way to begin. As a straight thriller it uses the background of the 40k universe to great effect rather than trying to get you to go along immediately with the flow.

This collection is better for long-time readers as an introduction to different authors and the wider range of literature beyond the Imperium-centred novels.

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  • Daniel Tolley
  • 10-13-18

A mix of excellent and average short stories

Overall the collection of short stories are great. There are the odd 2 or 3 which prove underwhelming however.

Purchase if your in the mood for a mixed bunch of stories encompassing a variety of races. If you want something a bit more engaging then go for a full novel.

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  • jack
  • 09-26-18

bit disappointing

all the storys seemed pointless and a little dull only one or two are worth a listen.

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  • Mrs Gail Williscroft
  • 08-22-18

Good value

Some very good stories compiled here. One or two are a little dull but the narration is spot on

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  • Joanna Montanjees
  • 08-21-18

Really great

Good if you understand a little of the 40k back story/fluff. Good however it is a bit random with the selection of the stories.