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Blood Reaver: Warhammer 40,000

Night Lords, Book 2
Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
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Aaron Dembski-Bowden takes an event mentioned in a Warhammer 40,000 rulebook - the Fall of Vilamus - and weaves his Night Lords characters into it, crafting a tense and dramatic tale of honour (or the complete lack thereof) amongst traitors...you'd think they'd know better that to trust one another.

The story:

Driven on by their hatred of the False Emperor, the Night Lords stalk the shadows of the galaxy, eternally seeking revenge for the death of their primarch. Their dark quest leads them to a fractious alliance with the Red Corsairs, united only by a common enemy. Together with this piratical band of renegades, they bring their ways of destruction to the fortress-monastery of the Marines Errant.

Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Narrated by Andrew Wincott.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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This series is hands down the best 40k story

Adb knocked me out once again. I'm so attached to every character xincsnt esot for the next audiobook!

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I'll eat your eyes!

A chilling, action packed story by ADB with lots of black humour. Great performance by the narrator too.

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Brilliant

Part two is easily as good as the first in the trilogy, seeing the politics between the different factions and seeing how a fallen chapter continues to survive is fascinating. ADB manages to write a protagonist that can be down right cruel and evil but you still route for Which is an achievement.

Narrator was also very well done with characters being distinct enough from each other and the action being brought to life quite well.

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A bit gratuitous and repetitive, but entertaining

Definitely a step down from Soul Hunter, story has few too many unnecessarily gory scenes and repetitive descriptions of characters.
That’s the bad, enjoyed following the rise of Tallus though!
Next book in the series should be better

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  • StargateNerd
  • 12-11-19

One of the best 40k novels continued

A continuation of one of the best Warhammer 40,000 novels. It takes off shortly after the end of Soul Hunter, and introduces a handful of new characters. Andrew Wincott's narration is easy to listen to and understand, though sometimes it can be hard to tell the characters apart by their voices, though there is usually "written" confirmation to which character says what, so it is still somewhat easy to follow. Highly recommended for any Chaos or Night Lords fan that has read or listened to Soul Hunter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-19

Send in The Eighth!

ADB does it again! His ability to create immersive characters and breathe life into the universe they live in is second to none.

This novel builds on it's predecessor insight's on The Night Lord's, the reason why they rebelled, and the fate they pursue in the 41st millennium.

The plot is gripping, and consistent with the scarcity that the traitor warbands suffer in the eye. It's filled with intense melees, calculating void battles, and haunting neverborn hunts.

The dialogue, too is soundly on point. What I enjoy the most about this and other novels by ADB are the philosophical perspectives he introduces through his narratives, and how they fit perfectly with the protagonists that espouse them.

This is definitely one to check out if your remotely interested in 40k universe!

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  • Ibrahim Alhosani
  • 19-02-20

Absolutely amazing.

The perfect transitioning between the characters voices and accents left me astonished. Cant wait to start a Night Lords army simply because of this Audio book.

Perfect for any Heretics or anyone interested in the lives of Chaos space marines, their slaves, and how they deal with day-to-day plundering.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-20

8th legion

really brings a good story to the traitor legions and depth to them. The choices and what they go through to survive.

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  • Piotr Szymaszek
  • 21-12-19

A satisfying read

The book does a good job of making the Night Lords and Red Corsairs a believable bunch, rife with conflict, but with enough loyalty and humanity to be able to work together. There are new additions to the character cast, all well written and being useful (maybe except one minor character) and the progression of the already existing ones is also well handled. An easy recommend.