The Gates of Azyr: Age of Sigmar

Realmgate Wars, Book 1
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Realmgate Wars, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (364 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The war is over, and the Mortal Realms have all but fallen to Chaos....

Korghos Khul rampages across the fiery Realm of Aqshy, hunting down mortal kind to slaughter or subjugate to Khorne. His Goretide have crushed all resistance...until the storm.

From the heavens hurtle paladins clad in gold. Sent by Sigmar, the Stormcast Eternals have come to liberate all the realms from the yoke of Chaos. Their leader is Vandus Hammerhand, Lord-Celestant of the Hammers of Sigmar.

After a long age of darkness, there is hope. Vandus must open the Gates of Azyr to unleash Sigmar's righteous fury against the damned. Everything depends on his victory.

©2015 Games Workshop Limited (P)2015 Games Workshop Limited

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A Short Intro into Age of Sigmar

The book is good story wise, but the run time of 3.5 hours is much less than the other Realmgate Wars books for the same price.

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More action than story

Short and a good introduction to Age of Sigmar, although the story was mostly battles.

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A short and sweet introduction to Age of Sigmar

While I expected more for the price, this is a great hopping in point for people new to the franchise.

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Awesome!

I absolutely love the way the narrator did the characters voices. It puts you right in the battle and never got bored. Well done!

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reboots are tough

a reboot for a franchise like warhammer fantasy will always be a hard undertaking. The fight scenes are good, the character development is ok. But the biggest negative is the worldbuilding. all we really get is "oh yeah, chaos destroyed everything". fair enough, but where are we, where is Azyr, or akshi? are we in the physical world in this scene or the warp?

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Hard to follow

Man, this felt like it was a continuation of another book. I often found myself a bit confused about the characters and which sides they were on. It just kept breaking the spell for me. The reader did a good job, though and really tried to get the character's voices out.

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Damn good but too damn short

IT NEEDS MORE, these books need to bet at least 18 hours long, instead we got barely 9hours of story. EPIC Every single moment but not enough to be worth a audible token.

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A+ for performance C+ for story

Narration was great, but the overall story seemed to be missing something. If you're new to Age of Sigmar I'd suggest Soul Wars.

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Good introduction to Warhammer.

The book was good, I personally found it a little hard to follow at times.

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Great Story

Great story explaining the first day of the age of Sigmar. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

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  • Michael L.
  • 11-12-17

A good entry point for Age of Sigmar new comers

It's the Age of Sigmar starter set but told through a story and it sets up the universe for further tales.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-29-18

Great introduction but maybe not the best book

I was just a little disappointed to find the Stormcast et al so flat after coming from Plaguegarden - some broader world building was nice to take in but I felt it lacked the depth of the titles I have just spun through, and I accept that was going backwards! Whilst giving it his all, the narrator was not the easiest listening of an evening, which is no criticism. It just didn't combine for me.

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  • Mr P S Calvert
  • 08-06-20

Good Story

I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was brilliant, this gave me a more indepth knowledge into the beginning of The Age Of Sigmar. Great book for anyone just getting into the lore.

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  • Josh
  • 06-18-20

Great story wonderful performance

Loved the story, it was easy to finish and the narrator did a wonderful job

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  • Kevd
  • 09-19-18

Brilliant performance by Keeble

Brilliant book. just a shame it was so short. Not enough time to develop a full story

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  • bryan glasspool
  • 07-09-18

Great place to start

Really enjoyed this opening story. Now I’ve finished, I’ll let my son listen as we are painting models.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-31-18

Very pleased with the first of the age of sigmar.

Great listen, can't wait to start the second book. Great way to learn the fluff behind the story line and helps to familiarise the characters and there relevance in the game. Already purchased the next two books from the lineup and can't wait to continue the journey Into the mortal realms. Hope you will enjoy this book as much as I have. Happy Listening

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  • Ryan Bishop
  • 02-08-18

Powerful delivery of an average story

The introduction of Age of Sigmar performed brilliantly by Jonathan Keeble. Chris Wraight's well-paced battle didn't leave much room for character development

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  • Jack jollyroger.Tanner
  • 01-14-18

Really good book .

narrator read it brilliantly . story was very good with great descriptions . My only issue was the book felt a bit short . may just be the books im used to listening to are quite long

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  • Craig D
  • 12-22-17

Enjoyable but short

It was enjoyable, and I appreciate it is basically just an introduction to the series but it is incredibly short with basically just one battle. I bought it in the sale and would have been annoyed if I'd paid full price for it, but I've already bought the second book so it can't have been that bad! :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-15-20

definitely the Warhammer theme but not warhammer

Cool story but it's like the soft rock brother compared to the heavy metal that is Warhammer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-20

THIS IS

THIS BOOK WAS FANTASTIC! this was the reason I got into age of Sigmar

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-19

Not bad but not mind blowing.

Very short for the cost. Lacklustre after Soul Wars but good to have Vandus staring. violence was a major focus so best for mature listeners.

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  • Attila
  • 06-20-18

The first of what is a great series.

I didn't find this that great. However if you continue it becomes an amazing series that really breaths life into the Age of Sigmar universe. You could probably pass this one, however it does introduce a key character and villain so probably recommended to start here.