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Book 54: The Buried Dagger

The Horus Heresy
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

The Horus Heresy Book 54

For long years, the Horus Heresy has ground on. Now, the Death Guard have been sent to begin the final battle. But Mortarion and his sons must face their gravest challenge first - for Nurgle has claimed them as his own, and he will not be denied....

After 54 books, the best-selling series is finally drawing to a close with a long-awaited story - the fall of the Death Guard into Nurgle's embrace as they make their way to start the Siege of Terra.

The skies darken over Terra as the final battle for the Throne looms ever closer.... As the Traitor primarchs muster to the Warmaster’s banner, it is Mortarion who is sent ahead as the vanguard of the Traitor forces. But as he and his warriors make way, they become lost in the warp and stricken by a terrible plague. Once thought of as unbreakable, the legendary Death Guard are brought to their knees. To save his Legion, Mortarion must strike a most terrible bargain that will damn his sons for eternity. Meanwhile, in the cloisters of Holy Terra, a plot is afoot to create sedition and carnage in advance of the Horus’ armies. Taking matters into his own hands, Malcador the Sigillite seeks to put a stop to any insurrection but discovers a plot that he will need all of his cunning and battle-craft to overcome.

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great, swallow's best book.

really great read, it's the best HH book James has written. Jonathan Keeble narrating the book make's it even better, he is the best HH narrator there is. he puts so much emotion and acting into the reading.

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simply amazing

The story , the narration , the pace everything is perfectly aligned for the final book of the hours heresy, the story revolves around Mortarion and Typhus along side a great side plot of malcador and his knights errant, we learn about the reapers past and why he hates the emperor and the complex relationship between him Typhus before the emperor came to barbarus and how the whole legion falls to chaos, worth the token and any serious GW fan or reader of HH needs this book

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Absolutely fantastic

One of the very best of the heresy series. Could not stop listening. Highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-19

Conflicted in a good way.

I honestly am conflicted. the first 3 books of the entire serious are and always will be amazing. But I almost want to say this one was better then all others thus far.

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  • Emery J Risdall
  • 20-03-19

Dumpster fire

I would rather have no fall of the Death Guard story at all than this atrocity. I wish I could burn my copy but unfortunately it's on audible.

If you're a fan of the old Index Astartes DG or the DG section in Book 1 Betrayal, avoid this at all costs. You'll be as pissed as I am. If you want the Garro story, fine, I guess. Jonathan Keeble does a fantastic job as usual.

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  • Stacey McGovern
  • 15-03-19

Great book

It was everything that I hoped it would. be, and more. Great book. Loved it!