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Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000

Black Legion, Book 2
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
5 out of 5 stars (637 ratings)
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Summary

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.

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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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Excellent follow up book

Second book in the series, not quite as good as the first, but a damned good sequel. It has its good points all the way through, but didn't quite give the same feeling as the first. I really did cling to the characters in the first, but not so much in this story. That being said its still a hell of a book and worth a listen 9/10

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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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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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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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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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Needs more than 5 stars.

Just when you've thought you've heard the best book, then this book comes along. Jonathan Keeble a master at narration takes Dembski -Bowdon's Black Legion to such great heights. The battles of wills; the battles of the mind and the battles physical are superb. If you only listen to one book, then this is the one, it has everything. Well done guys and crack-on.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Texas
  • 04-10-17

Great book

Loved it. Can't wait for the next in the series. Audible needs more Black Library books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-19

Best books ever crated!

HBO make GW to sell lisence of black legion books and create series of this masterpiece!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-19

A thrilling tale, but not quite the original

I loved every second of Talon of Horus, this sequel was an admirable one. However, I was not as enraptured by the recounting of Iskandar Khayon as I was in the first book.

Where Talon of Horus gave me chills time and time again, Black Legion did not deliver quite the same spectacle. The conflict in particular felt far less drastic, and it felt almost like a retelling of a day in the life of Ezekyle Abaddon more than a story of a desperate struggle to return to glory with rivals hot on the heels.

Nonetheless, Iskandar is one of my favorite characters in the lore as it stands. And I look forward to the next installment of this saga.

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  • solosam
  • 12-03-19

Wine tastes even better with time.

You thought the first Black Legion book was good did ya? Well boy do I have a surprise for you, you ain’t seen nothing yet! The second is a even sweeter taste of what the amazing ADB can do and he flexes hard with this one really showing why he is a black library mainstay. Congrats to all involved!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-03-19

good book

great story I can't wait to get ahold of book three when I'm able too

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