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The Great Crusade that has taken humanity into the stars continues. The Emperor of Mankind has handed the reins of command to his favoured son, the Warmaster Horus. Yet all is not well in the armies of the Imperium.

Horus is still battling against the jealousy and resentment of his brother primarchs, and when he is injured in combat on the planet Davin, he must also battle his inner daemon. With all the temptations that Chaos has to offer, can the weakened Horus resist?

©2006 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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I'm a millwright that spends breaks listening to these books. I wanted to sound real for you

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another beautiful book

the book, Graham McNeil and Toby longworths voice do a spectacular job of capturing your imagination. this is definitely on par to the hunger games books by Suzanne Collins

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  • TJ
  • 03-27-18

2nd read through.

nothing has made me go from loving a character to dreading what he'll do next.

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Awesome Heresy.

They dont make series like this anymore. Or men like Garviel Loken. Great Book !

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Great and unfortunate story.

This second story in the Horus Heresy series was shockingly fantastic, I was riveted and always looked forward to getting back to it. I highly recommend it.

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terrific addition

terrific book, understandable motives, well written characters and just good fun. I knew what was gonna happen with the horus heresy just from being a 40k fan and this book kept me on my toes and keeping me guessing!

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Simply amazing<br />

Amazingly written and perfectly narrated. the tale of Horus before the heresy. an excellent place to start if you want to start learning about the warhammer 40k universe.
highly recommended 10/10

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Great

The second in an amazing saga. Definitely recommend to any fans of the series or anyone that enjoys sifi.

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so so good

it was everything I wanted it to be. it was amazing and so shockingly well written. I highly recommend it.

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LUPERCAL!!

Such a good book! It gave me goosebumps in a few areas! I recommend it !

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  • Rob Merry
  • 01-24-18

Excellent

Toby Longworth brings this story to life! This a really enjoyable series, even for for those like me who have only a passing acquaintance with the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

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  • Ronald RayGun
  • 01-08-18

Entertaining but fell short of what I hoped for

A great performance but unfortunately the story was lacking and clumsy. Horus Uprising did an amazing job at setting the scene of the Horus Heresy with amazing character development that really emersed you into the world however while the story of False God's is a good one, it's a little ham-fisted in its delivery with actions and story lines being dropped in just to fulfil the ultimate arc rather than seeming logical and consistent with the characters developed in the first book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-18

The warp takes hold

Finaly we gather to see the warp as it begins to send it's tendrels towards the minds of mortals.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-18

Excellent story

If you liked the last book narrated by the same narrator, Toby Longworth you surely will not be disappointed. The story is grimmer and darker than the first book.

I found myself unable to stop until I was finished with the book in just merely 3 sessions.

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  • David C.
  • 02-26-18

Amazing

I actually dont know very much about the Horus Heresy and just listening to this series so far it appears to me to be a realistic look at how unions can break down and how them small steps can lead to a cataclysmic civil war like that depicted in the Horus Heresy. So far the performance is really impressive too which makes it that much more enjoyable.

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  • J Smith
  • 02-20-18

Great story and narrator!

The story really has me gripped and I need to know what’s coming. Can’t fault the narrator either, he does a really good job!

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  • John Taylor
  • 02-08-18

Another great entry

Following on from Dan Abnett’s fantastic ‘Horus Rising’ Graham McNeill delivers the next chapter of the Horus heresy and the story of how Horus fell to the powers of chaos
Been very very impressed by this series and can not wait to continue

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  • Paul Harrington
  • 01-24-18

The plot thickens.....

A great follow up and we see the warmaster fall and then begin his betrayal of the emperor. Well written and builds the tension in the series nicely ready for the next book.

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  • Jake
  • 01-13-18

All souls cry out for salvation, even a Primarch's

40K is a franchise so beloved by its authors and praised for its depth, breadth, and richness of texture. It's very disappointing then that its lynchpin and dramatic high-water-mark seems rushed, forced, and ultimately unrealistic, especially when this trilogy prides itself on melding modern and classical styles: an interest in ethics within a plot framework evoking epic poetry.

I am of course referring to the turning of Horus. Such care was taken in the first book to build his character into that of a benign despot; conscientious enough to control his psychopathic instincts yet fallibly Human enough, like all of us, to question the impositions of the super-ego, symbolised in the Emperor, 'father' of Horus. It's a stark and painful thing, then, when Horus is suddenly inverted into a villain, albeit within the established paradigm of his character. People do bad things because there is something inside them that is flawed, and though this is signified throughout, we still fall short in believing Horus's reasons for forsaking everything he stood for. It's too much, too soon.

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  • Elizabeth Redrup
  • 10-29-17

Second instalment as good as the first

Really great book, very well read. So happy that the heresy books are available on audible!

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