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Summary

With the Dark Angels spread across a hundred systems, primarch Lion El'Jonson stands as Lord Protector of Ultramar - though his true motives are known to few indeed, and old rivalries on the home world threaten to tear the Legion in half.

But when word comes of the Night Lords' attack on Sotha, the Lion's brutal actions bring Imperium Secundus once again to the brink of civil war. Not even the most fearsome warriors of the Dreadwing, nor any arcane secret of the Order, can guarantee victory if he sets himself against his loyal brothers.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Several arcs reaching their apex in unison.

The series installment I was most looking forward to - it did not disappoint.

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Mixed story that picks up at the end. However it never really moves on before the very last charters.

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Wasn't my favourite

After Pharos and Master of Mankind this was not as engaging and took some effort to finish. A combination of monotonous voice acting and nothing to really make me interested in the First Legion who come across as confusing with too many secret motivations to make them relatable.

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one of the best

an absolute must listen, no very heavy on action though. We have got him boys

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Decent Heresy book

The biggest strength of this book is that it paints the picture of a legion divided both physically and ideologically, and it does this through two unrelated stories happening at the same time. One one hand we have the 1st legion originating from Terra that still follows the old ways since before there were any legions. And on the other hand we have the Caliban part of the legion that longs to ressurect The Order. From that point of view the book is good but the two separate stories are unfortunately, only decent.
John Banks does a good job narrating overall, however at times, when multiple characters are talking, the voices get mixed but nothing too distracting.

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Good continuation of key plots

As above so below, Sanguinius, Curve, Lion and Guilliman with the B plot revolving around Caliban

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Worth a listen to if you like the dark angels and want to hear about events in Caliban

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awesome

cannot wait until the lion book.... great stuff from the 1st Legion... For the Lion

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Long live the Lioooon!!

Brilliant book, one of my favorites thus far. I most enjoyed the dichotomy between Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion, 3 god kings co existing with the rivalry that’s shared in most non single child homes across the world. I’m convinced that the Lion and Konrad are the two strongest primarchs of all, I highly doubt another could best either of them. Another brilliant part was seeing Guilliman so unhinged. Pick this up!!! Worth the read

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great to work by

had this on while working on models just great maybe 2 many chapter masters

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  • 13-10-20

very enjoyable

builds upon previous books nicely. interesting look at the dark angel cypher. Kurze as always steals the show!

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  • 04-05-20

Great Dark Angels story

Just what was needed. A great dark angels story with some other good experiences and stories added throughout.

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  • 02-03-20

Great interactions between the 3 primarchs!

There are great interactions between Gulliman, Jonson, and Sanguinius! It's nice seeing the human side of them. not to mention the great fights in the book as well!

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  • J. Bray
  • 16-12-19

For the Lion!....maybe

As a dark angels army player I found this book very informative and intriguing and very much enjoyed hearing the back story from the 30th millennium

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  • 02-10-19

Good building of the Luther treachery

Not as much battle scenes as I would have liked to have listened too that in a lot of the horus heresy books prior. But there was a lot of character building. And lots parts that include the Primarchs Sanguinius, The Lion, Guilliman and the Night Lord Kurze himself. A bit more talking, I would definitely say this book is a major lead up to the next titles that would certainly have to be the Lions return to Caliban and seeing what Luther has waiting for him. But probably before that has to be the continuing of the war against Horus.

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  • 16-03-19

Simply an amazing story!

I never really cared for the story of the Dark Angels, but this story simply made me see them in a new light. I've always read that the Lion was a master leader, a brother that commanded much respect by his other brothers, but this story shows us of what an idiot he really is. Both Luther and Curze made this story simply amazing!

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  • 23-12-18

good listen

third in the dark angel/Zahariel arc. enjoyed the story and learning what caused the split.

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  • 09-07-21

3 Primarchs 1 Konrad

Dear sweet Konrad continues to be the definition of self aware insanity, sanguineous has depression, and Roboute is still papa Smurf.

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  • John Sheehan
  • 23-04-21

john banks is no good

half the characters sound the same.
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  • 22-04-20

not ny favorite narrator but passable

I felt the narration wasn't the best and I'm glad there weren't many female voices as the narrator didnt do them part8well