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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.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Black Legion goodness

Great story and excellent performance. Well worth the money. Wonderful continuation of the original story, Talon of Horus.

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awesome

an amazing story, especially for black legion and chaos players, and an awesome reading. loved it

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no connection with cast. don't care what happens

can't bring myself to care about characters, story is all over the place. voice actor is very good.

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Great, even for loyalists.

Despite reading Warhammer 40k for years now I've always avoided novels focusing on the Traitors. Yes, even The Night Lords books which every fan tells me are amazing. I picked this up more for the fact that Sigismund and the Black Templars were mentioned in the description. Despite, Abaddon and the Black Legion being the obvious focus the narrative still managed to fairly portray both sides and, dare I say it, actually made understand the Traitors point of view. The fight between the first High Marshal and the Warmasters sucessor was as intense as you would expect. A must listen (or read) for any 40k fan. And yes now I'm going to find the Night Lords Omnibus.

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Superb!

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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A deeper insight into the Black Legion

As with the first book, a very well written and compelling story that gives an interesting and in depth look at the beginning of the Black Legion.

Aaron Demski-Bowden does a great job of conveying the tragedy that has befallen both the Traitors and the Imperium itself. Both of which have become a shadow of what they were before the Horus Heresy.

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a thoroughly enjoyable story

a really well narrated post heresy tale brought to life brilliantly by some fantastic narration.

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simply epic!

A tale of black and gold and the rise of Abaddon emerging from the eye of terror! newd t9 hear the next installment asap.

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Definitely worth a listen

I have a on , off relationship with the black library. There are some good and some awful , this thankfully is the former. An enjoyable book that keeps you wanting to listen.

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Meh

The first book was pretty good once it got going - the same came be said for this one, except it didn’t get going until about two hours from the finish.

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  • Adam Watson
  • 28-01-19

Crafted and Performed Perfectly

As a narrator myself I keep a few role models. Jonathan Keeble is one of them. His invective, passion and instinctive grasp of the characters in this story - especially the protagonist Khayon - when coupled with Aaron's masterful storycrafting and insight into the characters and their very reasons to exist, will draw you in wholly and completely. I can't listen to anyone read this story aloud other than through Keeble's narration. To me, he *is* Iskandar Khayon, and that is the hallmark of an excellent performer.

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  • Sam Breitenbauch
  • 16-08-19

So a great book but...

I loved this. Just as much if not more than book 1. So now. When is book 3 to come. Because a third book is neeeded..

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  • Emily Amos
  • 05-02-19

2 for 2 in this series

Black Library does it again! Keeble's performance is off the charts! emphasizes the power behind the black legion while at the same time preserving the humanity of the legionnaires.

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  • Rodney Grimes
  • 30-09-17

Simply Awesome

All Warhammer fans will enjoy this story, fans of all series Hours Hersey 30k or 40k thus story truly rocks..

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  • Charles E Valdyke
  • 18-06-20

Tizcan perfection

One of the finest examples of both black library literature and audio. ADB is a master of his craft and Jonathan Keeble gives perfect voice to his prose.

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  • NikEliJoe
  • 19-01-20

BLACK LEGION LOVE!

If your a fan of the "bad guy" or just Sick of hearing the story from the "Rotten Corpse Worshipping False Emperor" Guys Than Look No Further! Iskandar Khayon Is A Character Ur Gonna Truly Fall In Love With And It's Great To Listen To While Painting, Assembling or Playing Warhammer 40k.

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  • Husni
  • 04-10-19

Another Beautiful Narration by Jonathan Keeble

The story is excellent, but it's almost secondary to the narration. Keeble's performance is so good that I've gone back many times just to listen again to a masterfully performed bit. Example, Telemachon laughing after meeting Moriana is so well done, I've listened to just that part around 30times over the last 2 days. Where other narrators SAY, the character: "laughed", barked a laugh, wheezed, blurted, gulped, etc. Keeble actually performs it, which brings his narration to a whole different level.

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  • Stacey McGovern
  • 17-02-19

Love it. Mostly...

The story, and the series are fantastic. My only issue is continuity. The change in pronunciation of "Ezekiel" from the first book is annoying to say the least.

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  • Mason
  • 24-01-19

A Great Sequel

The main character and the acts he witnesses are compelling, a well portrayed flip-side to the "good" Imperium. I do hope he survives this series and returns later causing havoc for the forces of order.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-18

Another great book and read by this pair!

Fantastic story and read by the duo involved. Jonathan Keeble changed the pronunciation of a few of the names from book one, and I felt his voicing was slightly stronger in the previous book as well. Those things dont make this experience not worth the money!

both do a great job!!!

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