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The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. 

Mighty warbands carve bloody paths through the void, answering their lord primarch’s call to war. And yet for all their dread might in arms, there is no escape from the vicious legacies of the past, ones that will pursue them from the ruined daemon-worlds of the Eye of Terror and out into the smouldering wastes of the Imperium Nihilus.

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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Great Insight

This story really shines insight into the Death Guard and the inter-communication with other traitor legions. Also really shows the other side of an imperial vs. chaos battle.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Nurgle more than just a plague God

After reading/listening to this book I’m a full convert to Grandfather Nurgle’s way of life. When you realize how bad the people in the empire are treated it’s just best to go with Nurgle’s philosophy

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The Death Guard walk the galaxy once more

This audiobook details the story of a Death Guard warband, The Lords of Silence. The characters (mostly villains!) are incredibly fleshed out. Each has their own agenda and personality. Many iconic characters are included in the story, such as Mortarion and Typhus in their 10,000 year old rotting forms. A fantastic narrative and incredible voice acting make the Lords of Silence a very fun book! I'm a fan of the Death Guard, and I enjoyed every minute of the experience.

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Finally.

I am biased when it comes to Death Guard as I play them in tabletop, but this was exactly what I wanted. I have waited some time for a Death guard novel and was not dissapointed. The characters had that slow methodical cadence to them that I expect from the sons of the Rotten Angel. The combat was satisfiying, and the insights from the characters were interesting. I was pleased with the descriptions, which were gross but not overly so. I can only speak as someone who is already a big fan, but I found the book very enjoyable. Chris Wraight wrote a detailed delve into the depressed, disgusting world of the Death Guard, and John Banks gave yet another terrific performance.

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Disgusting and full of character

A must read for any Death Guard fan! Chris Wraight takes the characterizations he cut his teeth on from Dark Imperium and turns it up to 11. The characters are disgusting, evil, petty killers but you can’t help but want to know their stories. As a giant Death Guard fan this novel was an utter treat to listen to!
#Chaos #DeathGuard #Nurgle #Warhammer40k #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Fantastic for nugle worshippers

The story portrays in a fantastic way how it is to be a plague marine, and life on board a chaos vessel. The story jumps a bit around in time, but it all makes sense later and gives the kick needed.

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Simply Amazing

Amazing book, reinvigorated my want of finishing my Death Guard army. Brought a whole new light to how Plague Marines minds work.

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Voice Acting brings it to life

The story is almost exclusively from the perspective of members of the Deathguard and that is what makes it so fascinating. It is incredible that I found myself respecting some members of a group as vile and disgusting as the Deathguard.

The story was excellent but the voice actor deserves a ton of credit for truly bringing the characters alive. Such an impressive performance is worth any 40k fans time.

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Hail the dark powers!

Short but sweet; an amazingly performed story of vile, putrid, disease and death. The voice acting is top notch, one of the best I've heard on Audible, and the story is interesting and well constructed.
Definitely an entertaining read for the fans of Chaos!

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The Guts of the Death Guard

Another superb piece from Mr. Wraight. The Lords of Silence is exactly what DG fans have been asking for. We finally have a true insight on the inner workings, mechanics, beliefs, and regimens of our favorite rotten marines. The warband is far more intricate and complicated than just mindless conquest and bloodshed. Ancient wisdom and philosophy nestle between the boils and pustules. Mortarion’s sons endure.

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  • Paul watson
  • 09-26-18

Recommended

I really enjoyed this, never thought I'd like a Death Guard/Nurgle book but definitely better than the boring same old Imperium books

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  • Benjamin Martin Sadler
  • 09-25-18

fantasic development of the story.

this certainly developes the story and gives you better insight into the sons of the Mortarian, as well as the Primarch himself.

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  • Anima
  • 09-23-18

Disgustingly brilliant!

The Lord Of Silence is a brilliant, if grim exploration of the Death Guard told by John Banks who is utterly fantastic as a narrator and makes all of the characters come to vivid life. Wonderful writing and a decent plot. Highly recommended.

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  • alan
  • 09-19-18

Great Read would Recommend

Another great book by all who contributed. Great universe and great insight to the inner workings of the Death Guard

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  • Mr. Daniel M. Ford
  • 09-15-18

John Banks is fantastic

Fantastic performance, and solid story. John Banks collection of voices add a length and breadth to his readings that are phenomenal and hugely entertaining.

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  • Richard Usher
  • 09-15-18

great

Well narrated with good voice definition between charachters.
engaging story and great definition.
will be listening again.

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  • Alexander Brown
  • 09-14-18

Excellent story and very well written.

Love this novel. I have never felt sympathy for Mortarion's sons before but this book really engaged my interest in how they have developed since their brush with the destroyer hive. The narrator did an excellent job as always. Highly reccomend.

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  • Podcaster
  • 09-09-18

Fantastic

I've been enjoying warhammer books for a while and this is truly another great listen both from the story and voice acting

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  • B1zle
  • 09-05-18

A wonderful listen

I was a little doubtful about this novel but wow does it deliver, if you like nurgle and anything deathgurard this is a must !!
Without doubt one of the best audio books I’ve had the pleasure to review.

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  • Mr. S. Howers
  • 09-03-18

Great exploration of the death guard

Chris Wraight does a great job of really delving into the character of the Death Guard, warts and all, really capturing the character of this most esoteric of legions and their relationship with their patron god. The performance by Jonathan Banks really captures the feel of the story. Excellent job all round.

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  • Short bearded dude
  • 12-12-18

a masterpiece

The book and its accompanying reader. I came away actually finding myself really liking the main character. He is... benevolent, while being exactly what he is supposed to be as a follower of nurgle. Great characters, amazing setting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-18

nurgles finest

a great perspective of the followers of the plague god. good group of characters. great voice work by the narrator.