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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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great book

if you are a fan of 40k this book is a must read. excellent character devlopment and very sad near the end

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Couldn’t put it down

I am HOOKED on this series. The narration is fantastic. Friends I meet and have listen to samples who know nothing of the Warhammer hobby are all about it.

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Awsome!

If you are a sci-fi fan you need this series in your life! Word can't describe how good this book/series are!

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My favorite series on audible.

i loved it, i'm definetly continuing the series. The narrator is the best i've ever heard. There were some bits i didn't like at first, but eventually they all got better as the story progressed.

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wow!

I am speechless after this book. it is far to good for my vocabulary to praise. loved every minute of it.

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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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  • 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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  • Jake
  • 01-13-18

All souls cry out for salvation, even a Primarch's

40K is a franchise so beloved by its authors and praised for its depth, breadth, and richness of texture. It's very disappointing then that its lynchpin and dramatic high-water-mark seems rushed, forced, and ultimately unrealistic, especially when this trilogy prides itself on melding modern and classical styles: an interest in ethics within a plot framework evoking epic poetry.

I am of course referring to the turning of Horus. Such care was taken in the first book to build his character into that of a benign despot; conscientious enough to control his psychopathic instincts yet fallibly Human enough, like all of us, to question the impositions of the super-ego, symbolised in the Emperor, 'father' of Horus. It's a stark and painful thing, then, when Horus is suddenly inverted into a villain, albeit within the established paradigm of his character. People do bad things because there is something inside them that is flawed, and though this is signified throughout, we still fall short in believing Horus's reasons for forsaking everything he stood for. It's too much, too soon.

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  • Laura
  • 12-01-18

Another great entry in The Horus Heresy series!

A very captivating and action packed book in The Horus Heresy series. I'm really enjoying the book series so far and I will most certainly read the next book.

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  • Mark M
  • 11-26-18

Some tense chapter endings.

Audio sample not a fair reflection in my opinion of how well written book was. Compelling characters and plot line developed from first book with same excellent narrator. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-18

This is a fantastic narration of a great book

Absolutely loved listening to this book. Just as exciting as when I first read it when it was released.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-18

False Gods now here is a story

Once started I could not find the time to stop. It grabs your mind and you are drawn in. What is next?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-18

Wonderful read!

perfectly continues book 1, thw feel of everythjng slipping into chaos is done wonderfully, and really heightens the sense of unease as the book goes on. grest read!

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  • John doe
  • 10-29-18

excellent

the story continues. hourus and his band of merry men have fun on a moon. erabus continues manipulating. garvie starts to feel left out. and the galaxy edges closer to a fate some are soberly coming to see.
Toby Longworths voice is fantastic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-13-18

The taint of chaos takes hold!

Fantastic book that fleshes out some of the major players in the Horus Heresy and their slow decent into corruption and betrayal!

The narrator does an excellent job of immersing you in the universe and story. And the author has written a fantastic series of books! Onto the next one!

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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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