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A century after his recovery of the alien Necroteuch, Gregor Eisenhorn is one of the Imperial Inquisition's most celebrated agents. But when a face from his past returns to haunt him, and he is implicated in a great tragedy that devastates the world of Thracian Primaris, Eisenhorn's universe crumbles around him. The daemon Cherubael is back, and it seeks to bring the inquisitor to ruin - either by his death or by turning him to the service of the Dark Gods.

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In a universe far far away … it is the dark ages.

Malleus: Warhammer 40,000
Dan Abnett

A long time ago in a universe far far away … it is the dark ages.

This is Star Wars… but envisioned by Clive Barker, with detailed notes from H.P. Lovecraft, and rocking to a heavy-metal beat.

THE SETTING:
The Future. Man-kind's Emperium covers the universe. Humans travel great distances by sailing star-ships through "warp space". Manned by psychics who can guide ships through warp space.

THE DANGER:
Unfortunately, "the Warp" is not just the empty space between stars. It's another dimension. The big unspoken truth of this universe is the Warp might be hell. It's full of horrible ghosts. Human and alien dead. Some have evolved into vastly powerful demonic beings & monster-gods. Unfortunately, by the time man-kind figured this out, the Emperium is as wide, and to travel anywhere you HAVE too use the warp.

A DARK UNIVERSE:
The battle to save the human race from corruption from the Warp has been waging for many thousands of years … and is not going well.
Like in the middle ages, much knowledge has been lost.
Superstition has risen.
Science has devolved into a religion where tech-priests pray to machine-spirits.
Ancient and gigantic, battle-ships travel through the void. Many of their gothic-cathedral interiors are now dark and vacant as humanity's armies decrease.

A DARK UNIVERSE so dangerous, so lavish in gothic, dark detail it teeters your mind on the edge of insanity. Mutant-monsters from the WARP threaten the human universe in a epic war that has no end.

WHAT WILL SAVE US?
What will save humanity from this EXTREMELY frightening vision of the future?

The most powerful thing in the universe is… love.

Dan Abnett's beautifully written characters.
No matter how dire or vile their situation, they are bound together by the greatest power in the universe: LOVE.

Warm-heartfelt friendship, respect, love for their "Master" Eisenhorn, and each other - These friends and comrades fight vast darkness with strength, wit, warmth, humor, and a a eternal feeling that the human spirit will always rise above all the chaotic darkness out of the WARP.

This is brilliant literature not to be missed.

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FOR THE EMPEROR!

THE ORDO MALLEUS HAS SENT ME TO SERVE! PURGE THE UNCLEAN AND BURN THE HERETICS!

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  • ALex Holton Hill
  • 11-17-17

Toby Longworth is an excellent narrator.

Toby Longworth really stands out to me as an excellent narrator, and his ability to be consistent with both subtle and not so subtle character identities is impressive. The story itself is one of the most iconic set to the Warhammer 40,000 backdrop.

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  • BrokenSaint
  • 01-10-18

Great book, great narration

Dan Abnett is possibly my favourite writer of current times. This book is a prime example of his class. Loved it from start to finish and can't wait to complete the trilogy. Toby Longworth could narrate tax returns and make them sound like poetry. 100% recommend.

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  • Alan
  • 01-11-18

fantastic book

Fantastic book, Dan Abnett delivers again and beautifully read and characters brought to life by Toby Longworth.

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  • paul
  • 01-05-18

Excellent

There is one word I can use to describe this book and that is excellent. Truly excellent. Dan Abnett is a fantastic writer and Toby longworth narrates beautifully. I look forward to book 3 Malleus

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  • N. J. Kitchin
  • 01-04-18

Great

Great to have the black library in audible. Really enjoyed this book and the performance was brilliant. Looking forward to listening to the next one.

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  • Paul Shorten
  • 01-01-18

The best 40k fiction.

Toby Longworths performance captures the atmosphere of the setting perfectly.

Having read the book myself several years ago I had my own ideas about the characters and environments. The audio performance enhanced rather than conflicted with my preconceptions.

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  • A. J. Matthews
  • 12-12-17

Abnett and Longworth = Win

This book shot by. Longworth is one of the best narrators around, he really performs each character so well. Regarding the story, Dan Abnett manages to pace the story well and he adds enough levels of description to enrich the imagination so well. I’m looking forward to them getting the Revenor series on Audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-17

For the Emperor

another great book based in the 40k. away from the normal space marine war setting

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  • Flashman
  • 11-22-17

Loved it

Narration great but cringed slightly at the mutant "twist" dialogue. Listening to the evil characters with some noise cancelling headphones is truly harrowing.

Story also good but ending felt very rushed - you spend 9 hours going through the story and then it is all wrapped up in the space of a few minutes with a comment along the lines of "everything was sorted". It felt like a cop-out given the amount of time given to fairly trivial parts of the story. I suspect the author was struggling to cut the story down to an acceptable length.

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  • ben
  • 10-20-17

Brilliant ( my fave auther is Ian M banks) this wa

Brilliant ( my fave auther is Ian M banks) this was amazing will look for more

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-17

Pretty good

Eisenhorn is really OP and this can be a bit cheesy at times but it's still an engaging and interesting story.

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  • Toby
  • 11-22-17

an excellent 40k story

Dan Abnett is an exceptional writer, and Toby Longworth's performance leaves little to be desired.