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Vulkan lies in state beneath the Fortress of Hera, and yet many of his sons still refuse to believe that he is truly dead.

After a seemingly miraculous rescue by the Ultramarines, Artellus Numeon, once captain of the Pyre Guard, urges the other Salamanders on Macragge to leave Imperium Secundus and return their primarch's body to the home world of Nocturne - there to be reborn in the flames of Mount Deathfire. But Numeon grapples endlessly with his doubts and fears for the future of the Legion while their foes seek to carve out new destinies of their own....

©2015 Games Workshop Limited (P)2015 Games Workshop Limited

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Salamanders at their finest!

Numeon's five stages of grief:
1. Denial
2. Denial
3. Denial
4. Denial
5. Denial

Jokes aside, a great story of the trials of the Salamanders after the Istvann 5 Massacre, and their desperate struggle to find purpose after their tragic loss of most of their legion at the hands of the traitors. Unfortunately, the story feels a bit long, and perhaps it could have been a little better with the number of chapters shortened, as the middle drags out somewhat. Still, for any fans of the Salamanders, this is a mandatory read/listen.

VULKAN LIVES!

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Vulkan Lives!

Salamanders all the way Baby! Persevering in any and every situation. The characters are very good and their growth feels real, the internal and external conflict is great! Vulkan Lives baby, above all else!

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Well. It’s a long one...

It is a loooong book. And I feel it’s a lot of filler versus having a book with lots of depth and material. One of the least favorites in my opinion.

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Vulkan Lives!!!!

Very good book. Felt kinda like a fantasy journey in space with an epic cast.

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Amazing!

This was the most emotional ride of the HH series yet!!! It was thrust so good!!!!

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a long journey

this book is LONG. but I think that it adds to the feeling of being on this massive arduous journey.

honestly one of the best in the series thus far

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Good story, too long

Title of this review says it all. This is a good story, but it really drags on a good 3-5 hours longer than it should. Halfway through I thought I was going to lose my mind each time I heard “Vulkan lives” one more time. That said, i did still thoroughly enjoy it.

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Great!

I absolutely loved the book. However it was incredibly sad to see Numeon go in the way he did. I was assuming he would have died later in the Heresy as opposed to like that :/

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Vullan lives. learn the meaning here.

the ground is thin. numeon how can you say such things. children are truly the future. listen to the Book. i loved it

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So well done! Amazing!

Probably my favorite even more than Angel Exterminatus! The multiple stories through out are great!

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  • nick lucas
  • 04-09-18

a continuation of the salamander legion

while Nick Kyme may not be held in as greater awe as Dan Abnett, Grahame McNeil or Aaron Demski Bowden when it comes to Black Library publications he has definitely grown in style and confidence when compared to his earlier works. Death Fire has been an enjoyable journey and is certainly something that I shall listen to again, although hearing 'Vulkan Lives' multiple times does get a bit annoying.

Saul Reichlin does a commendable job narrating the story and while his voices for the female and child characters can feel for a lack of a better term 'not quite right' at times this isn't too distracting.

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  • CGough
  • 05-23-20

Skip this one.

This is a poor entry in the (usually excellent) Horus Heresy series. Almost nothing of import or interest occurs. There is no meaningful plot to speak of and the few interesting characters (which consist exclusively of the antagonists) receive no story arc of their own. You can also safely skip the novel without missing anything critical to the overall plot of the series save in respect of the very last line. I recommend skipping to the last page and moving on to other titles.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-19

great story, boring characters

salamander characters seem to be as boring as whale shit.
the other characters make up for it

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  • Jamie Forrest
  • 10-22-18

Gripping storytelling

A well narrated and highly detailed book. An unmissable book in a great ongoing series. highly recommended.

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  • Joseph Troon
  • 09-09-21

ok

Badly Narrated very monotone and difficult to get past but for the great story

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  • Victoria Eacott
  • 09-04-21

Painful - repetitive

The story starts in an interesting place, with the salamanders receiving Vulkans corpse and commuting to return to Nocturn. What proceeds is 7 + hours of a boring slog through the warp and one dimensional salamanders bickering amongst themselves. The characters of the Heretic Astarte involved are never really fully explored or fleshed out leaving them also one dimensional and uninteresting. HH at its worst I am afraid- treading water

I checked out at around hour 8, and only really tubes in again for the last hour.

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  • Garrsus
  • 07-18-21

Vulkan lives

The memes are strong.
The story is a bit slow to start and the ending is very obvious, still it's kinda nice to see how the characters interact, especially with the demons.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-21

Far too confusing all all over the place

This is a book that took real effort to get past. It is far too messy...too many storylines and confusing descriptions. Just not focused enough.
What really lost me was the overwelming amount of " description " in basically everything. It felt too strained, as it wanted anything to soynd epic...but instead lost me entierly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-21

epic story with a cliffhanger!

it is not the second time I hear it and I am still blown away. its a must hear for any salamanders out there

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  • owain riseborough
  • 04-21-21

Dam good story.

The Narration could be better but, the story is a dam good one. No main plot but an enjoyable book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-29-21

The next major instalment of the series!

Very well written and narrated, this audio book covers the next major step in the Horus Heresy series. Don't forgo this one if you're working your way through the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-20

Yeah Buddy

Supreme Team House Slytherin does there damn diddly best to get old ding dongs past the Death Star and back to Mount Doom in Mordor. Yeah Buddy!

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  • Miniscoos
  • 04-06-20

Great story beats sullied by prose and narration

Great story beats, continuining some of my favourite arcs with John Grammaticus and Imperium Secundus. However, Nick Kyme's entries have been a much lower quality than those of Dan Abnett and Guy Haley's entries in the IS storyline, and Saul Reichlin's narration is very lacklustre compared to the likes of Jonathan Keeble and John Banks

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  • Adam Dixon
  • 02-17-19

Not my cup of tea.

Okay, good points first.
1. The chapters when they're travelling the Warp and the Sirens attack was quite well done. I really enjoyed that.
2. The Relationship between the Shipmaster and the Navigator was touching.
3. The narration was okay, I've heard worse and this could have killed his throat, so points to the voice actor.
4. Good surprise appearance by a semi-overlooked Primarch

Bad points
1. SUPER repetitive. it felt like conversations were just copied and pasted in different scenes
2. Unsatisfactory ending. Felt too rushed. If only so much time wasn't spent on replaying the same events over and over again.
3. I know this is a far reaching series but I felt like this book left way too many questions unanswered.
4. Boring villians. Like seriously, who wastes an entire ships worth of Legion warriors (even if they're Death Guard)
5. Didn't really move the story forward.
6. Had the Line "Vulkan Lives!" more than the book with the same title.

Final Thoughts.
If you're a fan of the Salamanders and enjoy repetitive content and dialogue, this is a book for you!
It did show that the Legion has a good heart for humanity.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-14-18

Vulkan

The Horus Heresy series is awesome! This book was neither the best or worst of the series but it was a good overall addition.