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After centuries of peace, the Imperium is thrown into panic as human worlds everywhere are menaced by orks. In a relentless tide of slaughter, ork attack moons destroy planet after planet with gravity weapons of unstoppable power.

On Terra,the High Lords are paralysed by the scale of the threat and fail to take any effective action. With entire Space Marine Chapters missing or known to have been wiped out, does anyone have the will and the power to rise to the Imperium's defence?

©2015 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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good listen

it was better than the first book, but still a bit slow considering the subject matter. maybe it is just because it is still building setting for the larger story though.

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The story evolves

The first book had the very hard task of introducing a wide stage of worlds, background history and cast with differing agendas.
The second book builds on top of that groundwork and gathers speed early on, skillfully weaving occurrences and agendas across worlds together into a captivating and cohesive narrative. Political intrigue relates to planet-wide wars across the galaxy in a desperate war for survival.

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wow...

an absolute thrilling ride i really feel for the mariners in their last moments such a great listen

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Amazing

This series is incredible so far. This book in particular, while slightly slow about a third of the way in ended up being strangely emotional. Incredibly well written. Cannot wait for the next!

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  • The naj man
  • 11-09-17

enjoying this epic series

this series is great. it has a wide ranging scope and cast of characters which I found daunting at first but it's coming together nicely.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-18

Fantastic follow up to the first book

Great follow on from the first. Expands and adds much, only reason I've rated the story a 4/5 is because it's very much a set up for bigger things too come.

Can't recommend the series enough

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  • M. Collins
  • 04-11-18

40k fandom at its finest

very well read, the voices put on do get a bit strange but the story and setting are fantastic

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  • Ramo82
  • 01-31-18

loved this book as much as book 1.

I loved how they took back slaughter right at the end, I wonder what will happen in book 3