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  • Perturabo: The Hammer of Olympia

  • Primarchs, Book 4
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Born to a life of political conflict, Perturabo was always considered a child prodigy among the people of Olympia - indeed, his philosophical and scientific works were beyond compare. But then, after his rediscovery by the Emperor and decades of thankless military campaigning on the Great Crusade, the primarch begins to resent his Legion's place in the Imperium.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable dive in to Perturabo

  • By Anonymous User on 05-09-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

By far my favourite Primarchs book so far. It’s all about Perturabo finding his place as a boy in the court of his adoptive father, but never feeling like he was truly appreciated, despite the fact he was highly valued and loved by all. A great book for learning the mind of probably the most bitter Primarch.

  • Dante

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Guy Haley
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 217

Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium: the Blood Angels. From the time of his birth in the rad-scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife. From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptus system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium. He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable drama.

  • By Simon Foley on 16-10-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Not the biggest Blood Angels fan, but this book had me from the go. All about Dante, from his early years with his birth parents, to his later life leading the Angels against the ‘nids in the 41st millennium.

A must for all 40K fans!

  • Lorgar: Bearer of the Word

  • Primarchs, Book 5
  • By: Gav Thorpe
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

On the world of Colchis, mighty religions rule a decaying society in the name of absent gods - until the arrival of Lorgar. Primarch, prophet, leader of destiny, the Golden One is raised by Kor Phaeron, priest of the Covenant, to be his weapon in a quest for power. As religious war spreads across the planet, spearheaded by the Brotherhood of Lorgar, the primarch is plagued by visions of the future and the coming of the Emperor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a good 'making of' documentary

  • By 451 on 25-12-17

More about Kor Phaeron

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-18

This is a solid book, very reminiscent of Biblical stories (as you might expect from the Word Bearers), especially Moses, and a little bit of David (of David v Goliath, fame).

The story revolves around Kor Phaeron as much as it does about Lorgar; how he found him and treated him as a child, and ow that plays on his mind as Lorgar is older and leading his legion.

Don’t expect too much action, as it’s about the developing faith and relationship of Lorgar and Kor, and the power dynamic between a Demi God and a demagogue.

Jonathan Keeble is on form as always!

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  • Helsreach: Warhammer 40,000

  • Space Marine Battles, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it. Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battle zones. But as the orks' numbers grow and the Space Marines' numbers dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New to Warhammer books, but I enjoyed it a lot.

  • By Carl Hall on 25-10-17

Good, solid book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-17

Not Aaron’s best work, but a good story with good strong characters, as you’d expect from the Black Templars. The clash of personalities, culture, and philosophies with The Salamanders chapter is good as well. Well worth a read/listen if you’re a fan of these sons of Dorn.

  • Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000

  • Black Legion, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 629

Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts - a rival to the Ezekyle's final fate. Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Legion goodness

  • By Alexander Brown on 17-10-17

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

Aaron is on form, as usual. Not many can write for Chaos as well as him! And Jonathan Keeble’s voice really brings everything to life! Perfect book to follow up the Talon Of Horus.

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