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A Warhammer 40,000 anthology

Take your first steps into the adrenaline-fuelled fiction of the 41st millennium with a thrilling collection of tales, including an action-packed novella pitting noble Ultramarines against sinister necrons. 

Whether you're dipping a toe into the galaxy of Warhammer 40,000 or are a hardened veteran of the universe, this anthology is the perfect way to discover the many factions of the games in action-packed tales.

Within this book you will find Nexus, a fantastic new novella by Thomas Parrott.

In a galaxy beset by war, where the Adeptus Astartes are all that stand against annihilation, the Ultramarines are exemplar - noble, honourable and oathbound to the protection of mankind. Where the predations of the alien, the witch and the heretic threaten the Imperium, the Angels of Death fight to oppose them.

Brother-Sergeant Allectius wages a brutal war of attrition against a seemingly endless xenos foe. But when the vile necrons unleash a mysterious pall over him and the people he protects, Allectius must take his fight beyond the walls...for more than just victory, now their very survival is at stake.

Also included in 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.

Authors include Dan Abnett, Guy Haley, Chris Wraight, Rachel Harrison, Mike Brooks, Danie Ware, Steve Parker, Peter McLean, Josh Reynolds, Phil Kelly, Thomas Parrott, Robert Rath, Marc Collins and J C Stearns.

Narrated by Andrew Wincott, Richard Reed, Emma Gregory, John Banks and Toby Longworth. Running time is 18 hours and 49 minutes.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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A big collection, some good and some bad.

This book is a bit of a sampler. There are several stories, some fairly long. The quality of the narration and of the stories varies fairly wildly.

Let me begin with the bad.
Void Crossed was a story I could not stand to listen to any longer. The narrator had such acute, uneducated, mispronunciations that I had to stop a few minutes in.

Duty Unto Death was SO monotonous that I stopped after the 2nd Tyranid wave. The narrator suffered from an inability to make any differentiation between normal conversation and moral battle. The story was bad enough that I just didn't care anymore.

Robert Rath's Ork story was excellent! I will buy more of his stiff.

The Crystal Cathedral was unexpectedly compelling.

Eisenhorn was a winner as usual.

Nexus, the title of the anthology and this particular story, was tedious, overly long, and seems to reflect the sort of generally depressive nonsense stories of Imperium vs Necrons common right now.

War in the Museum was a lot of fun!

On balance, the collection is worth it. There are a few stinkers in the set however, so be ready to skip a few.

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meh not worth it. just buy an actual book

a collection of samples half of them are from low tier writers. the other half that have length passion and plot worth delving into one would be better served just buying the book. At least a third are from books I have already enjoyed. not worth it for me.

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The Good the bad and the long winded narrator

they're all good books with some up and down but the narrator just took too long to say words in some of the books

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  • TJ
  • 12-25-20

Standalone teasers for newer books

A bit more rewarding than Crusade+Others for the read 40k scholar, but some stories are bland for the same reasons. Some stories are outright flat. Great content for the price!

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  • 12-11-20

A great anthology

It is often a case of good story and mediocre story when it comes to short story collections I have all the BL short stories (sad I know) and have to say this was a really enjoyable listen, various narrators brought their inimitable style (John Banks, Andrew Wincott) and I completely immersed myself in the grim dark future

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  • michael mackenzie
  • 01-12-21

Worth listening to but not for the nexus

The main story in the audio book sadly feels like nothing but advertisement for the new range of necron/primaris models, with the exception of a side story about a serf.

However most of the other stories do not suffer from this with the standout being “war in the museum” a short story about trayzn the infinite set after the event of “the infinite and the divine” worth getting purely for this story with the rest being merely gravy.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-07-20

Good stories

Pity about the narrative. Mono tome and it as though the story is being read to an infant. Lately I’ve not brought books from war hammer 40,000 because of the poor narrative. The stories are good but could of been awesome.

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  • Taffy
  • 01-31-21

store stories!

Great interwoven tapestry of 40k! its a must listen to fir anyone into the new 41stK