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Shadows of Treachery

The Horus Heresy, Book 22
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 22
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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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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Good series of works

I enjoyed the simplicity of the stories and how they all give a glimpse into different story lines.

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  • Devin
  • North Carolina
  • 06-20-19

Great Read recommend

Gives the Night Lords a nice sense of character. good end to a great chapter of the story

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Another collection of short stories

Another collection of short stories instead of a full one. It’s ok could have been better

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Doesn't Add Much

Most of the stories don't add that much to the overall Horus Heresy. If you are interested in Konrad Curze (aka the Night Haunter) and Jago Sevatarion (aka Sevatar), you might like the last story, "The Prince of Crows." It gives a peek into the motivations of the Night Haunter and the 8th Legion. Sevatar is a complex and interesting protagonist and you almost empathize with the Night Haunter (...almost). This is the best story.

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-14-19

love Prince of crows

While I do prefer the version of the Dark King featuring Danny Webb, the rest of this audio is impeccable. Well written, good performance and excellent stories make this a compelling addition to any 40k reader.

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  • David C.
  • 07-01-19

really great book

thoughrouly enjoyed listening to this book.....lots of great short stories....I collect Black Templars so it's awesome hearing stories about their founding chapter the Imperisl Fists.

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  • PreacherB0
  • 06-07-19

diamond in thehe rough

I am not a fan of the short story collections after all they are just fillers that answer a few questions but don't make any headway in the saga. However this book is worth it a thousand times over for The prince of crows which introduces my new favourite character Sevitas. excellent story with rye humour superbly performed absolutely loved it.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 04-14-19

Better than the longer novels

Just amazing. The pace, the in depth look into the various aspects of the heresy.. it seems like once freed from the stress of writing a full novel, the authors pushed their skills to their very best. Crimson Fist and Prince of Crows are of course the longer and top stories, but even the shorter ones are beautiful to listen to, with a personal praise to “Death of a Silversmith”. Amazing performance by the narrators too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-21-19

Some of the stories are very good.

a worth while listen. crimson fist, lord of crows and the ravenguard book are very intriguing lostwns and well written and performed

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  • G B Forrest
  • 03-05-19

great shorts and sevatar is brilliant

fantastic stories, finishing with Prince of crows a story of sevatar and kurze and the dynamic between the two and the retreat from the defeat at the hands of the Dark Angels, worth the credit !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-18

Best antholigy yet

Best anthology to date, and one was read by Keeble. Always brilliant! Over half the stories were also very insightfull

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  • Pawel Pawlowski
  • 07-18-18

Keeble. Keeble is awesome :)

And his voicover of Sevatar... I loved it :)
Truly, I'll be searching of more audiobooks narrated by Keeble.

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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.