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The Great Crusade that has taken humanity into the stars continues. The Emperor of Mankind has handed the reins of command to his favoured son, the Warmaster Horus. Yet all is not well in the armies of the Imperium.

Horus is still battling against the jealousy and resentment of his brother primarchs, and when he is injured in combat on the planet Davin, he must also battle his inner daemon. With all the temptations that Chaos has to offer, can the weakened Horus resist?

©2006 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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Fans of Warhammer won't be disappointed

Toby Longworth does an excellent job of taking you into the action as the Warmaster Horus begins his ascent.

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Great Series Decent Book

This book moves a little slow in the beginning but man does it pick up. I am reading this series for a second time AMAZING even still knowing what happens. The detail these authors put into their work is just top notch.

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Superb performace!!!

I read "Horus Rising" and loved every bit of it. Unfortunately, life has been busy and I haven't had much time to read. I purchased "False Gods" on Audible, so I could continue with the series. Toby Longworth has given an amazing performance. His narration is one of the best I have ever listened to. I was glad to see that Longworth is the narrator throughout the series. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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Simply wonderful

A wonderfully written book that had me angry, inspired, happy, and creeped out at multiple times thanks in no small part to the narrators amazing performance. I highly recommend it but read Horus Rising first.

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The Second Book in an Amazing Series:

If you are a WH:40K fan and enjoy the lore, you should definitely give this series a chance.

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Just plain awesome.

The universe of Warhammer 40k brought to life. Voice work is top notch. The story is well written. This rendition makes the betrayal of Horus feel ever more disposable. Worth every penny.

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Great Book!

This book has a way of luring you into every scene that is described. from every second of detailed glorious battle to the sympathetic emotions that the bravest warriors of the galaxy can feel.

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Fantastic series

Twists and turns all the way through . Loving this series . The 40k universe is just fascinating

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Not quite as good as the first

Toby Longworth’s performance was excellent but the story and characterization isn’t quite up to the first novels standard. I felt like the fall of Horus was abrupt and out of character, much too easily fooled for a man that is supposed to be a borderline demigod.

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Great ready, interesting story, questions answered

This book is a great continuation of Book 1, Horus Rising, which did a nice job of setting the story on its way, but brought up sooo many questions and ended abruptly.
Astartes and Primarchs become much more developed characters, along with some of the Remembrancers. The influence of Kaos becomes much more apparent with their influence upon the legions.
Toby Longworth does a fantastic job reading the many characters!

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  • Ronald RayGun
  • 01-08-18

Entertaining but fell short of what I hoped for

A great performance but unfortunately the story was lacking and clumsy. Horus Uprising did an amazing job at setting the scene of the Horus Heresy with amazing character development that really emersed you into the world however while the story of False God's is a good one, it's a little ham-fisted in its delivery with actions and story lines being dropped in just to fulfil the ultimate arc rather than seeming logical and consistent with the characters developed in the first book

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  • Rob Merry
  • 01-24-18

Excellent

Toby Longworth brings this story to life! This a really enjoyable series, even for for those like me who have only a passing acquaintance with the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-18

Very enjoyable.

Great narration. Story didn't draw much emotion from me other than that it was very good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-18

excelent

a brilliantly written book, wonderfully narrated allowing for full immersion within the story and the characters within.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-18

A great book.

Full of violence, masculinity and bloody battles; a book that will most definitley intrigue any man.

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  • tach
  • 08-31-18

Fantastically read, good story.

Fantastically read and great story yet again, I thoroughly enjoyed it. My only complaint is it could of been longer!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-29-18

great book

loved this book... really enjoyed it... great story which picks up from the last book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-22-18

loved it

Very well written and very well read. Fantastic set of books. Every warhammer fan should read

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  • Not a happy bunny
  • 07-12-18

Good but not as good as Horus Rising

Horus Rising was a great introduction and self contained story at the same time, this felt more like a set up for the next book rather than it's own story.

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  • Ciarán Murphy
  • 07-04-18

A fantastic continuation

Gripping and a brilliant continuation of the origin of Horus' downfall. I'd rank it a little below Horus Rising, but then some elements are absolutely superb so it's tricky. The sequence on Davin is spectacular and I'm really growing to know the characters so well. Ending is the only bit where I feel things have changed a little too quick, but don't want to spoil anything

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  • Alistair L.
  • 05-08-18

GOD DAMN YOU WORD BEARERS

need I say any more than the title of my review? Bloody Word Bearers. hah

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