Shattered Legions

The Horus Heresy, Book 43
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 43
Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
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Driven almost to the brink of self-destruction at Isstvan V, the Iron Hands now seek vengeance for the murder of their primarch Ferrus Manus.

Gathering survivors from the Raven Guard and the Salamanders aboard any vessels capable of warp travel, these Shattered Legions wage a new campaign of annihilation against the traitor forces across the galaxy - a campaign masterminded by legendary warleader Shadrak Meduson.

This Horus Heresy anthology contains 10 short stories by authors including Dan Abnett, Chris Wraight, John French and many more. Also, in the The Seventh Serpent, Graham McNeill revisits the ragtag crew of the starship Sisypheum as they are drawn into a war of subterfuge against the Alpha Legion.

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Wow!

This was a pretty solid adventure into the 40k universe. I was blown away by the pacing of the story, before I noticed I was inching up on 30mins left and was lamenting the ride was nearly over. It doesn't have a strong focus on the rest of the Heresy series, it's more like a spotlight being shown on the survivors of the drop site massacre and the effects on the greater narrative. Still, it's become one of my favorite books in the series. Give it a read if you love the Iron Hands.

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All good 'cept the SHOUTING!

Good & varied stories in the Warhammer 40,000 Horus Heresy universe. The anthology books in the series are greatly underappreciated.

Only prob was one of the narrator's tending to lostsa shouting of the lines. I get they're exclamations, heat of the battle stuff but makes it really hard to listen to when I'm going to sleep. Can't imagine listening on headphones...

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nice series of self referencing stories

nice self encapsulated stories good if your looking for more 30k to fill an appetite.

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felt too scattered. good stories, lacked focus

the stories individually made for a good read. great backstory post istvan but did not gel well

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awesome

great book would definitely recommend it to other Warhammer fans. Need more like this one.

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Love the change in the story lines of the different characters

Very good story. Horus’ betrayal really shook these guys up to the core. No wonder their ticked off and confused.

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  • 11-16-17

I loved every second

It was the right blend of morose and vengeful. It was a little iron-hand centric. But throughly enjoyavle to listen to.

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  • Callum Johnson
  • 04-23-18

The flesh is weak!

...but this collection of stories endures! A fantastic collection of heresy era short stories from the various loyalist legions that managed to escape Istvan. Mostly Iron Hands but a nice little mix of everything. Well worth the price, was a great listen that gives you an idea of what happens to those few scattered groups of survivors.

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  • Karl
  • 11-05-19

Brillaint

It was easy to listen to and very interesting.

Keeble is just simple amazing

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  • Sam W.
  • 11-27-18

In his mind the universe orbitered 10,000 times a day

Perfect collection of short and longstories!, it will make you want to build a shattered legions army!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-18

Better than expected!

I've read / listened almost every book in the series so far, but at first I thought I'd skip this one, since some of the earlier shattered legions stories have been somewhat boring or poorly executed. I'm glad I didn't skip this one though, all the stories followed the same arc and were well written and read. There isn't anything that you must know to follow the series in this book, but if you are at all interested in the Iron Hands and stories of defiance and never giving up, I would highly recommend this book!