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  • Lukas the Trickster

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Josh Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Among the Space Wolves there are as many sagas as there are warriors. Though none quite like that of Lukas the Trickster. Renowned and reviled in equal measure, the Jackalwolf has ever stood apart from his brothers, passed from pack to pack by embittered Wolf Lords. But as a new enemy invades the icy reaches of Fenris at the height of the Helwinter, Lukas finds himself facing a foe who may rival even his legendary cunning - the drukhari corsair, Duke Sliscus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great bit of story telling!

  • By RussellPaton on 24-05-18

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

A really great and fun book in the 40k realm. Lukas is a breath of fresh air and a side not often shown in the grim stories of the far future. Well worth a listen and well performed by John Banks.

  • The Talon of Horus: Warhammer 40,000

  • Black Legion, Book 1
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

When Horus fell, his Sons fell with him. A broken Legion, beset by rivalries and hunted by their erstwhile allies, the former Luna Wolves have scattered across the tortured realm of the Eye of Terror. And of Abaddon, greatest of the Warmaster's followers, nothing has been heard for many years. Until now....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely excellent!

  • By Anonymous User on 07-10-17

Lonely Planet: The Warp

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-18

"I've never experienced a book so apt at describing the warp"- Warmaster Abbadon.

"This book showed me those little secret places in the Eye of Terror that just make this place so special"- Telemachon Lyras.

"If you want to get the best out of your time in the warp, you need this book. When there's so many slaves to take and so little time, you really need to maximise your killing"- Falkus Kibre.

"The Vengeful Spirit is a MUST, for anyone visiting The Warp. Such a wonderful place, and the armoury, WOW! Was not expecting that at all. We even got to see it fly, which we were told by our guide/slave master just never happens"- Gyre.

This book feels more like a guide to how The Eye of Terror works than actually about the story of finding Abaddon and the start of his journey to being the biggest badass in The Warp. That being said, its a great book, really well written and one I loved to listen to. I'm not a fan of Chaos or that particularly dark side in this dark galaxy, but I really enjoyed seeing a different side and something really not Horus Heresy based. Reluctantly likeable characters and a sense of wanting to be a part of what they are making with The Black Legion is great.The book overall is fantastic and shows what can be achieved in creating complex characters in the 40K universe. A must read for anyone into 40K, this book is a milestone for the narrative, and for one of its most influential characters. You don't have the Black Crusades without Abaddon, and that all starts here. This is the origins of The Long War and that's something worth listening to.

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  • Wolfsbane

  • The Horus Heresy
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

The time has come for Leman Russ, primarch of the Space Wolves, to fulfil his vow and attempt to stop Warmaster Horus before he breaks through to the Segmentum Solar. In the face of opposition from three of his brother primarchs, Russ withdraws the Space Wolves legion from Terra and makes all haste for Horus’ position. Reports from Malcador the Sigillite’s agents suggest that Horus is utterly changed and infused with a diabolical power so great that no man can stand against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic installment

  • By Dan on 25-05-18

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-18

After having listened to so many in the series, wolfsbane was like a B12 shot of badass much needed. An engaging book from the get go, shedding some interesting light on an interesting primarch. The fatalism of what Russ wants to do is prevalent throughout as it leads up to the final conflict. If you’re a Space Wolf fan you’ll love it but this one is in the top ten for the series and worth a read even if you’re not a fan of the space Vikings.

  • The Devastation of Baal

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

The Blood Angels Chapter of Space Marines is under threat. Having obliterated all human life in the Red Scar region of space, the largest tendril of Hivefleet Leviathan ever seen in the Imperium has converged and is making relentlessly for Baal. To face this awesome foe, Commander Dante has called upon the Successor Chapters of the ancient Ninth Legion. The Sons of Sanguinius gather in numbers not seen since the dark days of the Horus Heresy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Sewell247 on 22-07-18

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I’m a fan of the Blood Angels, but I think anyone who enjoys tales of Astartes, and flawed ones, will enjoy this. Dante is an intriguing character and the tension between the autonomous chapters is portrayed really well here. The Tyranids and the threat they pose are brought to shocking life and Guy Haley has done a great job with pacing and description, showing the slow, but seemingly inevitable, defeat of the Blood Angels. Great ending which, surprisingly for 40K, leaves you feeling hopeful. Worth listening to for anyone looking for some action while advancing the story into the 42nd millennium.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful