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The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a terrible mistake that endangers the very safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero.

This planet of sorcerers will not be easy to overcome, but Russ and his Space Wolves are not easily deterred. With wrath in his heart, Russ is determined to bring Magnus to justice and bring about the fall of Prospero.

©2011 Games Workshop Limited (P)2010 Games Workshop Limited

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Great space wolves book. Terrible title.

The 12.5 he book or whatever spends about 1 hr on Prospero. it's a great book but terrible title

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Unique approach to 40k fiction

Abnett's approach to the structure of this novel as well as his darker take on the space wolves makes for a great novel. These space wolves are more like Gaiman's Mr Wednesday from American Gods than the usual jovial and simple depiction of the wolves.

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Excellent

Be aware that precious little of this book takes place on Prospero. That does not matter. The story is wonderful and a joy to unravel. The "Space Wolves" have until this point not been so well explained as they are here. Our protagonist/narrator/skald is compelling and a welcome bridge for the reader into the perspective of the Vilka Fenrika.

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There are no wolves on Fenris

We've seen this tale from the perspective of the Thoisand Sons...now this tale told through the eyes of wolves. interesting to see the diffwrwnt sides of a battle. So much history is laid out in these books.

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Slow start, satisfying finish

I had a rough start getting into this one. the opening and first part of the book are a tad all over and slightly confusing. overtime, however, it came together in a very satisfying way with a pretty strong finish. overall, I give it 4 out of 5 Primarchs.

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that was magnificent

another one of the great legends of the horus heresy explained with stunning detail. that was worth the money.

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excellent story

this book is a fascinating look into why the wolves of fenris have such hostility for the thousand sons as well as being an intriguing psychological mystery following the mysterious kaspar houser.

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I've listened to this story three times now.

It is rare for me to care about a story, to remember it's account, but this is just such a tale: it is a story of malificarum.

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Give this book another chance

The first time through the book, I couldn’t get into it. I listened to Thousands Sons first then this novel, and was comparing the two books, which was wrong to do! The second time, I listened to both again with Nemesis in the middle, and that was the key! This book needs Nemesis to allow the space required to focus without comparing it to A Thousand Sons. If you didn’t like it the first time, listen to Nemesis and give it another try! Great book!!!

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prospero burns

This is one of the best book Dan Abnett has written and I loved every minute of it

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  • Chris
  • 12-03-17

good but...

Needs perseverance for the begining but well worth it for the revelations. Overall pretty good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-19-18

Narrated by Steven Hawking?

I'm really struggling with this. I'm liking the story but just don't know if I'll make it any further. I'm about halfway through but the narrator is killing this for me. Sorry but he sounds like an automated message just playing individually recorded words that have been arranged into sentences! It's almost unlistenable for me!

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  • Benjamin Martin Sadler
  • 09-09-18

Best explanation of the Wolves.<br />

Bear with the beginning, all makes sense at the end. An awesome story and a great play on history.

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  • alan
  • 09-03-18

great read

Love the books from the Horus Heresy series. Worth the wait to listen to this story.
Would recommend

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  • User1989
  • 08-16-18

A good introduction to the Space Wolves Legion

Although the Burning of Prospero makes up only the last 10 percent of the novel, it is nevertheless a good introduction to the 6th Legion's culture and way of war. A must read for anyone interested in the Space Wolves before they turned into the cartoonish caricatures they are presented as in 40k.

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  • daniel cope
  • 07-31-18

over hyped?

I feel that this was over hyped - while the fluff content was great, there wasn't enough detail during the route of prospero to dictate such a lofty reputation.

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  • Jacob Hamood
  • 06-21-18

Breathtaking

A brilliant entry to the series, a wonderful tale with great use of clever storytelling devices

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-18

Most irrelevant book In the series

A side story that never captures the Reader. No progress or insights given. Can be skipped, should be skipped.

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  • A Friend
  • 04-16-18

Much less Prospero burning than one might expect

Foe those wanting to hear about the bit of Prospero, that happens elsewhere. This was okay, takes a while to get going and all the time hopping is a little confusing due to the reader not breaking at all between what I imagine in the text would be paragraph breaks and spaces

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  • Mr Jamie Forrest
  • 04-09-18

Gripping story

Another great book in the series. It gives a brilliant insight into the Space wolves and the other side of the war on Prospero. recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-18

Awesome book

Loved this book. So much lore about the wolves of Fenris. Not really much about Prospero but I'm happy that I had tried this book. :)

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  • Quentin Feery-Lawrence
  • 08-17-18

Awesome follow up to A Thousand Sons

Another excellent Horus Heresy Novel. Be sure to listen to A Thousand Sons before you listen to this to avoid spoilers.

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  • Toby
  • 01-07-18

good read

a good WH40K story, with a particularly good ending. a worthy read for fans of the 40,000 universe.