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From the battlefields of Phall and Isstvan to the haunted shadows of Terra itself - the greatest war in the history of mankind rages on.

While the traitor Legions continue their campaign of terror across the galaxy, preparations are made for the defence of the Imperial Palace and the final, inevitable reckoning that must yet come between Horus and the Emperor....

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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A Horus Heresy series anthology

There were a couple of short stories in this collection that I enjoyed very much, a couple of good stories, and a couple that just seemed to miss the mark for me.

Prince of Crows was my favorite story in the anthology. It was also nice to have The Lightning Tower and The Dark King collected here. There are some elements in the stories that seem at times ambiguous and at other times to contradict or confuse the overall timeline of the series. Overall, the stories are still enjoyable.

This anthology does seem to have a heavy leaning toward the Imperial Fists and Night Lords but the Raven Guard and Iron Warriors make respectable contributions in the stories. Most of these stories tie into other events and are almost background information for arcs appearing in many of the full novels.

My least liked story was The Kaban Project which is an Adeptus Mechanicus story which ties into the novel Mechanicum.

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another great addition

just like all the other books, this one is amazing. hail the warmaster you scum

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In no particular order

2 novellas and 5 short stories. The Night Lord stories are very good (the Dark King and Prince of Crows). The Silversmith (Graham McNeill) is very intriguing. And the Lightning Tower by Dan Abnett can't be missed neither.

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One of the better collections

Prince of Crows is one of the best shorts in the Heresy.

My only critique is that I do not think that is how Sevetar would sound.

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Great anthology...

Excellent gap fillers for the larger HH stories. It's enthralling to hear the characters brought to life by...Sevatar was particularly hilarious!

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A mixed bag

The Night Lords story rules this book. 5 stars for that section. Too bad it's only in the last third of the book. Throneslaves bring the fun down.

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Not what you think it is

It is a collection of stories and not all are worth listening to. Some were good but Games-workshop has not done a good job of identifying and coordinating their short stories. Many of the short stories get repeated in anthologies and it’s just disappointing.

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Several short stories

A collection of short stories covering a wide range of primarchs and legions. It was ok at best.

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Night Haunter

the last story was very good. we haven't heard anything about the Night Lords until now in the HH series.

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Love the Night Lords

fantastic story telling as always, loved the book and the insight into Sevatar and Konrad

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  • 01-05-21

Bits and pieces

As usual, not a great fan of the shorter stories, since they usually open up more questions than they answer, but of all the short novels so far in the series, this one is the best of them. Some are very short, so if you struggle with these collections, save them for last.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-15-19

Some essential HH reading

The Crimsom Fist is the only depiction of the Battle of Phall, and The Prince of Crows is the closest you'll get to a depiction of the Thramas Crusade. And they are both good, good enough alone to give this a listen. And then you get a few short stories on top of that.

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  • Richard Foster
  • 05-20-21

Probably the best short story collection in the Ho

Probably the best short story collection in the Horus Heresy as I said in the title. If you're just following the main books take time to listen to this as well.

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  • Samuel Burton
  • 05-03-21

Night Lords

if you are a fan of the Night Lord's like I am then you will love this book. I originally missed it out thinking it wouldnt bring much to the overall heresy series but I'm glad I went back to pick it up. Price of Crows by ADB was a particular favourite and deep diving into Curzes childhood on Nostramo was enlightening... Highly recommended

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  • alasdair robert ian revie
  • 02-07-21

Great

I cannot express strongly enough that having the short stories relate to one another makes for a much a better listen than a serious of disjointed and disconnected tales

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  • Leigh Hancock
  • 12-09-20

Sevatar

the Sevatar story which is the last story in this book is just amazing, so much fun to listen too

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  • Sean Blicher Marschall
  • 06-03-20

Great collection.

A thoroghly enjoyable listen, though I skipped Gav's story, the man can't write a believable plot, hence the 4 stars for story. Especially the last story about Sevatar from the Night Lords was great and sometimes hilarious.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-19

John Banks is awful as a narrator.

Which is a shame, his uninspired, droning voice ruins some great stories. Seeing his name will always make me refrain from purchasing an audio book from now on.

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  • joe
  • 12-03-19

sevatar stole the show for me

loved the short story on sevatar the guy is a boss! and he is hilariously as well just gives people shit all the time he is brilliant! love ADB

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-19

Good stories all

Generally i don’t like the short storys compared to the longer books but all of these where great and connected well to not only eachother in a way but also to some of the earlier books in the series but not far off. So the give a some extra meat on the bones for the books you’ve just read/listned to if you’re like plowing through this series!

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  • Joe
  • 08-01-20

A mixed bag of stories

While there are some gems in this collection, a few feel more like fillers. However, there is more than enough to keep the avid HH fans happy.

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  • jacob richards
  • 02-11-21

Imperial fists and nightlords

The imperial fists part of this book were amazing and enjoyable. The snake like night haunter was cringe and not enjoyable to listen to. Prince of crows was an up and down ride for the most part with the battle scene being the most enjoyable part. Overall the book is okay.

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  • Phillip Kadaoui
  • 02-07-21

Tasty Morsels

I'm not generally a fan of the short story compilations, as they tend to be a bit of a diversion from the main arcs. This has a lot of stories hinted at in previous novels and fills in a lot of gaps. Also some great detail on Cruz.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-20

The best compilation of Horus Heresy short stories

I simply could not get enough of these excellently written and narrated short stories. As soon as I finished I just wanted to press play again. Definitely cannot go wrong with purchasing this audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-19

A great collection

I genuinely enjoyed this audiobook. Usually short story collections can be a bit eh and some can be not very important... Boring... Covers nothing.. This one however is not the case. Very good collection, definitely well worth it.