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Recalled from the Great Crusade after Ullanor, Rogal Dorn and the VIIth Legion were appointed as the Emperor's praetorians - but only after the Warmaster's treachery was revealed did the full extent of that sacred duty become apparent.

Now, the Solar System comes under attack for the first time since the war began, and many of the seemingly impregnable defences wrought by the Imperial Fists prove inadequate. With all eyes fixed firmly upon this new threat beyond the gates of Terra, who in turn will protect Dorn from the enemy within?

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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I love the fists and I have a better appreciation for the Alpha legion now. I like how ambiguous the ending is.

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Want more like this

The amount of time that it took to get to the finale was filled with fantastic Alpa Legion tom-foolery, and I enjoyed all of the twists that this books three st me.

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Understanding tactics.

The story is well told but as with all these books, it is tactically silly.

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not the end, but maybe the beginning of the end

The enemy are at the gates and amongst the loyal. They are here, have always been here. Its the way they fight, the alpha legion have planned for every contingent, anticipated every angle, devised every move.... that is except for Rogal Dorn. This is as good a book that has ever come out of a board game. There's intrigue, action, and character. The horus heresy can be a money grubbing mess at times, but this one stands out like a Ruby in Dorns armor.

Strap in and fortify your position.

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I am Alpharius?

Awesome spy story and background, never much cared for Dorn until now and the book puts the events of Legion into perspective, in that Alpha Legion is losing their minds. Book description didn't do this one justice, not what was expected and that's for the better. Easily somewhere in top ten for the series.

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Mystery Abounds

I'm just getting into 40k lore and story. This book was great. Amazing performance by Keeble, of course. The story was full of great twists and turns. With the Alpha Legion around, you can never calm down or get comfortable cause then, BAM, another awesome curve all is headed your way. Also, Dorm is actually likable here. Very nice. Read it.

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loved it,

loved it, I love it when they humanize the primarchs and their sons.The narator was also amazing the perfect voice

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Excellent Story

Really enjoyed the Alpha Legion, and the dynamic contrast with adorn and the Iron Fists.

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One of Few Heresy Greats

This book ranks up there with Betrayer and The First Heretic.

Read if you like the Alpha Legion, Imperial Fists, or normal humans operators in the Grimdark

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Did not disappoint

Big fan of the Imperial Fists and this book did them justice. Wished I did not have to wait so far in the series for it.

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  • Rob Gordon
  • 11-03-17

a good listen

loved it nice twist and turns and some epic primarch on primarch action. well worth a go

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  • Taylor
  • 03-09-19

Keeble

Don't think word's can do Jonathan Keeble's narration justice, he brings a good story to life!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-18

One of the best in the series

This ranks with the First Heretic, The Flight of the Eisenstein and Vengeful Spirit as one of the best books in the entire series. Brilliant pacing, engaging story and believable characters that one can empathise with. This is the second book I have heard Jonathan Keeble narrate, and he is a brilliant voice actor whose narration is second to none. Masterful!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-18

Excellent

a dark depiction of the clandestine war before the invasion of terra ....with alot of blood and guts .

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  • Dan
  • 04-23-18

Decent entry

Another fantastic entry into the super Hourus Hersay and Mr Keeble is a consummate narrator

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  • Sam Martin
  • 11-16-21

An excellent build up!

After some rather forgettable books, this one has me all fired up again! Cracking plot, told in many twists and turns with great characters.
Good old Alpha Legion!

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  • Bogged_down
  • 10-31-21

soooo good

Dorn always a bit dull, but I have grown to like him a little now. never thought I would say that

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  • john
  • 10-28-21

another great book in the series

great book well read cant wait to start the next in series love the horus heresy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-21

Epic story!

A bit slow at the beginning, but it's supposed to be like that, to build tension

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  • Julian Mollmann
  • 08-05-21

An absolute must.

Fantastic book, major plot developments, can't skip this one. Two of the best Legions in this one.

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  • Phillip Kadaoui
  • 08-31-21

Cover says it all

This really cranks it up getting closer to Seige. Alpha Legion doing their thing, Dorn and the fists doing theirs.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-20

just awesome

great from start to finish and also brutal as hell will be listening to it again

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  • Anomynous
  • 05-22-20

Best best best best best

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Best just read it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-18

dull as sin

i really struggled with this one.
the narration by jonathan Keeble is top notch as always but i found the story itself to be dull and sin and a real slog.
if youre super into 7th or 20th legion it may be the right thing for you but it was jot my cup of tea.

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  • Joel
  • 02-17-18

loved it

Thr Alpha legion v Imperial Fists, it's fun on a bun. Does the Alpha legion get a fisting?