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Publisher's Summary

The Night Lords - traitors and killers who use fear as a weapon - face threats from within and without as they struggle to rebuild their Legion and continue to fight the Long War.  

Listen to it because:

It's an assured and confident second novel from Aaron Dembski-Bowden that kicks off one of the most acclaimed and beloved series in Black Library history - and it's a chance to see the Long War from the Night Lords' perspective!  

The story:

The Night Lords were once among the most potent forces of the Imperium, Space Marines who used fear itself as their weapon. Now, cast adrift from the Emperor's light and hunted as heretics after their monstrous betrayal, the Night Lords clad themselves in symbols of death and fight the Long War, bringing pain and terror to all who worship the corpse-god of Terra. 

A summons from Warmaster Abaddon sends these rebels on a dangerous journey that leads inexorably to a conflict with the Emperor's chosen warriors, the Blood Angels.  

Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Running time 13 hours and 5 minutes. Narrated by Andrew Wincott.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Damn it

Now I have to build an VIII Legion army, too. I'm already balls deep in half converted Word Bearers from listening to The First Heretic. ADB is trying to kill my wallet.

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Beware this audiobook contains heresy

It was an insightful audiobook as I have never really read or listened to any of the traitor legion novels. I enjoyed that it has a lot of backstory and provides information about how the night lords came to be what they are in the 42nd millennium. The narrator also did a great job and overall I’d recommend it to someone like myself that doesn’t know much of the traitor legions.

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A great listen

I read the original book several years ago and it was absolutely wonderful. The concepts of the characters very experience of woe, corruption, honor, and comradery kept me with the book all the way through. This performance is wonderful for my tastes. It's very much in the throat for the majority of the time which brings a nice sense of expressed dread from the tonation which fits with the general chapter theme.

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Soul hunter!

These books by ADB are the night lords. Buy these novels and become delighted by an original story with fascinating and complex characters. No Netflix trash plots here!

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Excellent insight to post and pre heresy Night Lords. Overall good story and performance. Well worth it.

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Gripping tale of war and betrayals in 40k

Worth a listen to, with decent performances and a good story. Makes me want a night lord army.

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awesome

Delving into a story about one of the traitor legions is awesome. Cannot wait to listen to more.

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Not Just A Great 40k Novel

This isn't just the best 40k series I've read. This is the best book series I've ever read. That's right "read". This will be the first audio book I've purchased of a real life book I already own. That's how good it is.

Hands down the best sympathetic depiction of villains I've ever read. This is the first of three, and I really hope they bring the other two out as well. I can't say enough good about it. Get it if you have any interest at all.

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my favorite 40k book yet

great story for those that enjoy the nightlords. excited for the next 2 books in this series.

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Ave Dominus Nox

Hail the Lord of Night . . . . . . . . . !

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  • Baysidedude182
  • 09-23-19

Ave Dominus Nox

ADB (the author) has breathed life into The Nightlords! A Legion often overlooked. He has made their world interesting and full of intrigue as you peer through the red eye lenses of the 8th, usually the protagonist.

The Audible narrator has done a fantastic job and has really done this book Justice!

I cannot wait for the next Two books in the series!

buy it, enjoy it & Ave Dominus Nox

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  • Alan
  • 09-03-19

Ave Dominus Nox! Brilliant book, well read.

Brilliant book, well read, makes you see it from the other point of view. Can't wait for Blood Reaver and Void Stalker.

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  • Brian
  • 11-13-20

Loved it

Aaron Dembski-Bowden has become one of my favourite authors in recent years. To many writers spend too much time describing a rock a character walks past because they lack the ability to make a story flow. Aaron has no such problem. All of the books of his I have read or listened too had just the right amount of detail and the right amount of action and character building in them to make his books stand out from the crowd.

Soul Hunter is no exception, i consider this book to be one of his best works, out of all the ones I have heard so far. A stunning page turner for those who are reading it.

And unlike certain other popular GW Authors, his book titles tend to be accurate too and dont involve filing clerks visiting prospero.

Definitely worth a buy.

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  • Stephen
  • 10-22-19

Excellent all around

Good compelling story that shows a really good insiders look into the nightlords.

Voice acting was dark and somber with excellent voices for both mortal and astarte characters.

Would definitely recommend if you’re like me. Interested in warhammer 40k books but don’t have much precious knowledge of the lore.

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  • james
  • 09-18-19

BRILLIANT

After reading the whole omnibus I got this audiobook simply as I enjoy the Night Lords lore, it did not disappoint the voice acting re told the story in a completely new way for me absolutely brilliant I really cant recommend this enough, hopefully they are doing the other 2 books aswell, if so I cant wait.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-19

Classic night lords

this book gives a alternative view on chaos space marines and actually makes you like abd feel for them, making them feel like people and not just some big bad.

this made me start collecting chaos and paint them night lord colours when traditionally I'm a xeno player.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-19

One of the best warhammer books I’ve heard!

This is by far the best book I’ve heard and Aaron dembski has really put done him self with this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-21

Refreshing! A must listen

Finally something that gives an accurate representation of Chaos. No incompetent Chaos marines here that act like canon fodder for loyalist space marines. That aside it's a great story. Dark, violent and visually stimulating. Everything you want from a 40K book.

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  • Kenny
  • 10-01-21

Interesting

Loved the voice actor. If I were to summarize the story and setting with one word it would be: "cool as fuck"
The book doesn't give long winded descriptions about the material composition of the fecal matter staining the walls like the horus heresy books. It was always easy to imagine the scenes playing out in my head.

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  • sam horsley
  • 09-21-21

a must listen for any 40k fan

loved it ADB never fails to amaze me with his captivating writing style and character's

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-22-21

Loved it

This was already one of my favourite books and it was given new life through excellent narration!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-22

Suburb

Well written through out. I can see why so many have come to love the Night Lord's.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-19-22

My first audio book & my first step into 40k lore.

The narrative is a bit episodic and at times it feels as though there's no 'point' to the story. In the end I just felt as though a bunch of stuff happened and we're left in roughly the same place we started. Regardless, the journey to circle back was enjoyable. I hope the next two books are a little more... not necessarily linear, but I'd like to go from A to B, not A to A.5

The voice work was wonderful. Even though, at no fault of the narrator, several voices were quite similar and therefore hard to tell apart at times. I greatly appreciate the hints of personality used to differentiate between the main Trio, who frequently speak adjacent to one another.

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  • Chris Hanlin
  • 01-12-22

An interesting take

I found myself becoming sympathetic to one of the WH40K universe's most unrepentant monsters, that is how well presented this story is. Do yourself a favour and give this one a red-hot go!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-21

Amazing backstory

Absolutely wonderful, I honestly can’t give the writer and the voice actor anymore praise at all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-21

A new take on a favourite

this is my 4th copy of this title and hearing it being read out lends it a brand new dimension. I wasn't expecting the accents used for the Night Lords characters, but they work perfectly and capture their essence well. The story is great and if you're a fledgling chaos cultist or new to Warhammer 40k, I cannot recommend this enough as a brilliant addition to your hobby

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  • Thomas Hilleary
  • 01-06-21

magnanimous

the first of an amazing series. narrated to perfection. do yourself the favour. buy, love, read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-20

Ave Dominus Nox

ADB is so good at bringing chaos marines to believable life, you end up rooting for them like crazy. It's fun to be bad.

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  • Michael
  • 05-20-20

Surprisingly good writing!

This book was a great introduction into a very detailed and fantastical world of fictional war and drama. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and Andrew Wincott is a fantastic performer, I think even if I didn't enjoy the story I could see it though because Andrew is such a methodical narrator with a wonderful tone of voice. 5 stars all round!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-20

AMAZING!

I really wanted to start this over again the second it finished. Would highly recommend!