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Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts - a rival to the Ezekyle's final fate.

Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Texas
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 10-04-17

Great book

Loved it. Can't wait for the next in the series. Audible needs more Black Library books.

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Simply Awesome

All Warhammer fans will enjoy this story, fans of all series Hours Hersey 30k or 40k thus story truly rocks..

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wow!

I love everything ADB does and this is as good as it gets. I never thought I would find a series from 40k that would make me laugh and have me enthralled while connecting links and opening new doors in the lore. I love this series and can't wait for the next one.

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Black told in shades of gray

First let me just say I would love to just shake Aaron Dembski-Bowden's hand for this one.

It has been a long long time since I enjoyed and was enraptured by a story so much. I found myself taking the long way home, or even driving in circles around the block to get through sections, I could not step away.

I have been in warhammer 40k universe since the early 90's. Chaos to me was always brutal, visceral and mindless. No honor all war. The great enemy etc etc. Dembski-Bowden throws a whole bucket of monkey-wrenches at this concept with his depiction of the Black legion and even Abaddon as characters with deep honor and not the pawns of evil gods, but as resistant pawns in their game. The characters have so many layers and depths that the impact on me was striking as I considered the implications of what I was hearing. This story paints the Imperium of Man just as guilty as the 'heretics'.

Just an amazing amazing book and the way Jonathan Keeble read the story(told in the perspection of the protagonist, Khayon, brings this sardonic, calculating and deadly character to life.

I have bought the previous book now and am going through Talon of Horus. (I had not realized I was in book 2, derp) and am very anxious for more on this line.

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Just great

I absolutely love this narrator. Even more so when he is reading a well written book. I’m not even a fan of the chaos legions but this was an awesome listening experience.

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  • Linda
  • Fresno, CA, United States
  • 05-07-18

Wow!!

By far my favorite Warhammer book. I have listened st least 20 times. Well done,waiting for more

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Good Story, but dumb plot holes are annoying.

The audio cut out a couple times and there were unnecessary pauses. As for the story it was cool, but there are some plot holes. A glaring one comes right at the end, it was like the author was coming to the deadline and needed to wrap it up quickly, Khayon kills 11 Space Marines because they witnessed Abbadon's wounding, but Abbadon still has the scar visible, and the Black Legion sent the video of his wounding to the Imperium. So why did the Marines have to die, after they swore oaths of secrecy, if the Ezakarian don't keep it a secret?

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Worthy of the Adeptus Astartes and all interested

New to the series and easily one of my favorites. Amazing read. If you are new to WH40K lore here is a great starting point.

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Fantastic Story

If you could sum up Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000 in three words, what would they be?

Chaos is Cool

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000?

When they first come upon someone from the Imperium after a thousand years in the warp and realize that the Emperor is now worshiped as a God. They start laughing when they realize that the Word Bearers won after all.

What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

We does a wonderful job with his voicework

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very good read

The story is really picking up now! I am downloading the next one now !

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  • Alexander Brown
  • 10-17-17

Black Legion goodness

Great story and excellent performance. Well worth the money. Wonderful continuation of the original story, Talon of Horus.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-17

awesome

an amazing story, especially for black legion and chaos players, and an awesome reading. loved it

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  • Mark Phillips
  • 11-13-17

Excellent follow up book

Second book in the series, not quite as good as the first, but a damned good sequel. It has its good points all the way through, but didn't quite give the same feeling as the first. I really did cling to the characters in the first, but not so much in this story. That being said its still a hell of a book and worth a listen 9/10

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  • Cerus
  • 11-09-17

A deeper insight into the Black Legion

As with the first book, a very well written and compelling story that gives an interesting and in depth look at the beginning of the Black Legion.

Aaron Demski-Bowden does a great job of conveying the tragedy that has befallen both the Traitors and the Imperium itself. Both of which have become a shadow of what they were before the Horus Heresy.

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  • S. Newman
  • 10-17-17

a thoroughly enjoyable story

a really well narrated post heresy tale brought to life brilliantly by some fantastic narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-15-17

Great, even for loyalists.

Despite reading Warhammer 40k for years now I've always avoided novels focusing on the Traitors. Yes, even The Night Lords books which every fan tells me are amazing. I picked this up more for the fact that Sigismund and the Black Templars were mentioned in the description. Despite, Abaddon and the Black Legion being the obvious focus the narrative still managed to fairly portray both sides and, dare I say it, actually made understand the Traitors point of view. The fight between the first High Marshal and the Warmasters sucessor was as intense as you would expect. A must listen (or read) for any 40k fan. And yes now I'm going to find the Night Lords Omnibus.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-17

simply epic!

A tale of black and gold and the rise of Abaddon emerging from the eye of terror! newd t9 hear the next installment asap.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-17

Definitely worth a listen

I have a on , off relationship with the black library. There are some good and some awful , this thankfully is the former. An enjoyable book that keeps you wanting to listen.

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  • Peter Conley
  • 10-09-17

Superb!

Aaron is on form, as usual. Not many can write for Chaos as well as him! And Jonathan Keeble’s voice really brings everything to life! Perfect book to follow up the Talon Of Horus.

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  • Daniel Davies
  • 06-27-18

Great Listen, one of Games Workshops best

Great book to listen to. It really captures the grim dark nature of 40k perfectly

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  • poorboy
  • 05-13-18

Brilliant

Brilliant sound quality and acting by Jonathan Keeble. As with the first book I really enjoyed the follow up story post hours heresy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-18

Hurry up!!

Please hurry and finish the last book of the trilogy!!! Its sooo good. Iskandar is the man!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-18

Another masterpiece!

Aaron once again shows his mastery as the lord of writing chaos. The story. The characters. The feel.

All of it perfect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-18

another great story! go Aaron dembski bowden

wow another great story! been painting while listening ! would love to have a few models of these heros to paint while listening