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Publisher's Summary

It is the 32nd millennium, and the Imperium is at peace. The Traitor Legions of Chaos are but a distant memory, and the many alien races that have long plagued mankind are held in check by the Space Marines.

When a mission to exterminate one such xenos breed on the world of Ardamantua draws in more of their forces, the Imperial Fists abandon the walls of Terra for the first time in more than a thousand years. And when another greater foe strikes, even the heroic sons of Rogal Dorn may be powerless against it. The Beast arises...and it is mighty.

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

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Great intro to the universe.

Great introduction to the Warhammer series, and the narration is full of passion and character.

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Definitely worthwhile

Abbot at his finest. Certainly a worth while listen if you are a fan of the series. Really liking this narrarator as well.

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Warhammer at its most political

Warhammer is a notoriously awkward universe to break into and get invested in, but Dan Abnett and Gareth Armstrong do a wonderful job of giving you an easy way to slide into the convoluted mess that is the grim darkness of the 41st millennium. For long time fans like myself this is a great in universe read to get some pre 41st millennium politics going, and some really great Ork on Marine combat. For newcomers to the series (like my mother who had to sit through at least two hours of this on a car ride) Gareth makes the strange pseudo-Latin and harsh guttural pronunciations of names fun and engaging to listen to. Thoroughly recommend for both the book and narrator alike.

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it was ok.

there were too many characters being introduced at once. the story did not hook me until the final chapters..

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Not my cup of tea

I really did not like this book. I thought there was going to be much more fighting. turns out its about 90 percent politics. seems like the book was rushed.

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an amazing beginning to an epic story

any fan of 40K or orks will love this story and I myself can't wait to hear more from it

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I just wish it was the full book

it was a great book just wish it was the full one and not abridged. but it was still great

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more ichor

more ichor than you can shake a stick at. decent story but the narrator kills it. still worth a listen but could have been much more.

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Excellent!

great story. Well read. I could hardly stop myself from listening to it. A great purchase.

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Great story, but a bit expensive in my opinion.

As the title explains, great story that really keeps you hooked. Finished it in one day. This is however also why I can't give it 5 stars. Is to short for its price. Would have liked if they combined some books together to make it worth a credit.

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  • Blaorfi
  • 04-23-18

Great book

Great story, and feel that I am going to really enjoy this series of books.

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  • Adam
  • 03-26-18

First audio book

Overall really liked this will continue with the series, space wolfs would have hammered them lol

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-18

Great start

Really enjoyed this first installment in the series. Great characters and I'm looking forward to more about the orks in the next book

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  • kmalone82
  • 12-20-17

great if u like warhammer.

great read. I havnt been into warhammer40k for at least 20 years, it's a bit nostalgic to read