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Angel Exterminatus

The Horus Heresy, Book 23
Narrated by: David Timson
Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

Perturabo - master of siegecraft and the executioner of Olympia. Long has he lived in the shadow of his more favoured primarch brothers, frustrated by the mundane and ignominious duties which regularly fall to his Legion.

When Fulgrim offers him the chance to lead an expedition in search of ancient and destructive xenos weaponry, the Iron Warriors and the Emperor's Children unite and venture deep into the heart of the great star maelstrom that haunts Perturabo's dreams.

Pursued by vengeful survivors from Isstvan V and the revenants of a dead eldar world, they must work quickly if they are to unleash the devastating power of the Angel Exterminatus.

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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superb

the narration on this one was superb and the story gripping and well paced. one of the best in the series so far for me.

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Iron within

Book heavy focuses on the best primarch (Perturabo) and the Iron warriors, worth a read/listen has some pretty interesting characters Imo.

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Not many of the Horus Heresy books have disappointed me yet and this one did not disappoint.

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  • Sean
  • 11-09-18

Really surprised

I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Perturabo is great and now my second favorite traitor primarch, behind Magnus.

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  • Chase
  • 19-01-19

Perturabo, the most relatable of Primarchs.

This book is about the Fulgrim and Perturabo; however, I feel it focuses a lot more on the Iron Warriors for good reason. It gives a lot more insight as to who they are and their mind set. These are the space marines that are really in the trenches. I knew virtually nothing about Perturabo prior to this book and after it he's my now my favorite primarch. The guy is a realist who could have gone either traitor or loyalist. If you're curious about either Perturabo or the Iron Warriors this is the book that will enlighten you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-19

Awesome

One of the best of the series so far. Perturabo was a relative mystery to me, and he now seems like one of the more interesting Primarchs, especially among the Traitors. He is a complex character in an elegant plot, and the addition of regular (and excellent) action sequences make for some tense reading. Angel Exterminatus is longer than many (maybe most) of the H.H., and it flew by for me, not in small part to David Timson's great narration.

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  • 18-12-18

I love it when a plan comes together!

After a few disappointing novels THIS ONE REDEEMS THE SERIES! Purterabo finally has his moment in the spot light!

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  • Michael Young
  • 06-12-18

Great book

Sucks you in and doesn't let you go! what they do between the two traitor primarchs is just excellent. They really delved in to Perturabo's character, and fleshed out Fulgrim, and his final descent in to chaos.

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  • SchrodingersCat
  • 28-11-18

corruption and ascension

well done, feels at times things are dry but the action is well worth it

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  • Jared
  • 16-11-18

Angel Exterminatus!

Great book of the fallen Primarchs Fulgrim and Perturabo. Great performance by the narrator as well!

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  • Bridget Cramblit
  • 11-11-18

A deep spiral into the madness of Fulgrim.

This book is fantastic start to finish. If you want to read a book that gives the spotlight to the Iron Warriors and Perturabo, read Angel Exterminatus. Starting with an epic slaughter of a battle between the Iron Warriors and Imperial Fists, introducing Fulgrim in his bizarre flagrancy and slowly showing his descent into Daemon Primarchood, the book takes many twists and turns that are not only enjoyable to read but make you appreciate the absolute cold and bitter bad*sses that the Iron Warriors and Perturabo are. Perturabo went from being a Primarch I knew nothing about to one that I absolutely adore, a tactical mastermind and renaissance man that simply wanted to construct awe inspiring and beautiful structures for the Emperor but forced to tackle the most mentally and physically demanding grindfests that the Imperium could send him too. He is a dreamer turned broken soldier that is willing to do whatever it takes to win. Amazing book, one of my favorites. Easily.

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  • Jason Heady
  • 22-09-18

Perturabo and the Iron Warriors take the spotlight

Overall, the story was very good and I felt it was one of the best in the Horus Heresy series to this point. It is primarily a novel about the Traitor Primarchs Perturabo and Fulgrim as well as parts of their legions. Perturabo is a star in the book and his character was easy for me to empathize with in the novel. If not for a small twist of fate, he could have been one of the most loyal and well-respected Primarchs. Of the nine Traitor Legion Primarchs, this story has scenes depicting him as one of the more reasonable and more sane.

The story is mostly about Fulgrim and Perturabo embarking on a quest to local an ancient super-weapon, the Angel Exterminatus. While they have the resources of two full Legions and their support elements, the Eldar and a force of Loyalists are involved in the chase for the weapon. Amid the potential treachery between aliens, Loyalists and Traitors, even brothers might not be trusted.

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  • charles craft
  • 21-04-18

Great Purturabo Novel

Graham Mcneill has this nasty habit of lacking nuance and vomiting plot points out, Angel Exterminatus seems to be a bit more dialed back on this. The habit still shows up with Fulgrims parts but his version of Perturabo was quite well done and full of decent subtleties. Perturabo is a brilliant character of brooding and self inflicted idiocy with logical(if a bit petty) reasons for his choices. Where Fulgrim in Fulgrim feels knee jerky and rediculous the cold calculations of Perturabo and his need to express in Angel Exterminatus make him one of the more interesting Primarchs to follow along with, right up with The Khan or Lorgar.