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After the razing of Prospero, Magnus the Red spirited the Thousand Sons away to the aptly unnamed Planet of the Sorcerers, deep within the Eye of Terror.

Removed from the concerns of the galaxy at large and regarding the Warmaster's unfolding Heresy with cold detachment, he has dedicated his hollow existence to the preservation of all the knowledge once held in the great libraries of Tizca, should mankind ever seek such enlightenment again. But his sons can see the change in their primarch - he is a broken soul whose mind and memories are slipping away into the tumult of the warp.

Only by returning to the scenes of his greatest triumphs and tragedies can they hope to restore him and allow the Crimson King to be crowned anew by the Ruinous Powers

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Must read / listen if you like Thousand Sons story

What did you love best about The Crimson King?

Story is very interesting and it shows main characters such as Magnus, Ahriman etc. Narration is cool, would recommend for any TS.

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good read for the horus heresy series.

has some riviting scenes and Give a you a great view of what happened to Magnus after Russ shattered him

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...meh

the narration is awesome. but the narrative was meandering and uninspiring. by the time it ended I found myself wondering why I took the trip in the first place. the first real dub for the HH series for me.

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  • Sean
  • Tallahassee, FL, United States
  • 03-07-18

It was okay.

The worst part was the narration of the Space Wolves. They were barely intelligible.

But it was an interesting insight into Ahriman and Magnus.

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  • User1989
  • 07-28-18

A worthy successor to "A Thousand Sons"

This book does a great job of explaining the motivations of the Thousand Sons and why they decided to eventually join Horus for the battle of Terra. Although Ahriman remains the main protagonist, a lot of time is given over to Amon, Hathor Maat, Magnus himself and many more of our favourite retuning characters. The book also bridges the gap between Graham Mcneill's Thousand Sons and John French's Ahriman series. I hope there will be a more books on the Thousand Sons before the Horus Heresy series concludes.

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  • Cerus
  • 02-05-18

Good book but the wolves are hard to like

Always good to see more Thousand sons and Magnus, the story arc of both Arhiman and Amon was also interesting to follow. The wolves however were a bit one dimensional and were hard to like or enjoy. I think the book would have been better off without them

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-29-18

another amazing book

loved the story
loved the reader
a must have for 40k and thousand sons players

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-19-18

Another classic from the Horus Heresy series.

Really enjoyed this, great story and great insight into the Heresy Ahriman and Magnus. There were times it felt like it was a bit meandering, but everything snaps back to an explosive climax.

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  • Mark Phillips
  • 01-15-18

Great book

Great book, well worth a listen. Well read and easy to follow, even in the long winded parts.

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  • Mark S. Wray
  • 12-29-17

Amazing story with a great narrator.

Great to catch up with both the major and minor characters from Thousand Sons. Highly recommend.

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  • The naj man
  • 12-02-17

Wonderful

The story of Magnus and the thousand sons is a favourite of mine in the WH40K universe and Graham McNeill's superlative imagination and writing brings it entirely to glorious life. the voice performance was superb also, I admire these performers greatly.

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  • Ross
  • 10-28-17

awesome culmination of the magnus books

Would you consider the audio edition of The Crimson King to be better than the print version?

Yes, allwos me to drive/cook and still listen at the same time

What other book might you compare The Crimson King to, and why?

Burning of Prospero is set when the Wolves of the 6th burnt that world.
This book picks up after that

Which scene did you most enjoy?

SPOILERS

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yeah if i had time

Any additional comments?

Great book defo one of my top ten for the Horus Heresy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-30-18

Everything is magic

Honestly, pretty good. Story was compelling and there were some interesting new lore reveals for Thousand Son fans. Enjoyed it.

There was alot of wandering around in the Warp while not alot of anything was really happening, though, couldve cut 2 hours if theyd trimmed some of the Warp Crazy for the sake of it from the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-18

Brilliant

Loved it. Epic story. Epic narrator. Wasn't let down the slightest. 10/10 Enjoyed this very much.