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Celestine: The Living Saint

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: Emma Gregory
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Summary

A Warhammer 40,000 novel

Saint Celestine is one of the greatest heroes of the Dark Imperium, an immortal warrior who returns time and again, even when struck down by a foe, like the Emperor's avenging angel. But what happens when she dies and comes back? Prepare to find out.

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Andy Clark lays bare one of the greatest mysteries of Warhammer 40,000: the trials Saint Celestine must undergo in order to return from death....

The story
With her mighty wings spread wide and Ardent Blade aflame, Saint Celestine is the living embodiment of the God-Emperor’s wrath. Her halo blazes like a star upon the smog-wreathed, blood-soaked battlefields of the 41st Millennium; its holy light leading the faithful to victory time and time again. As heretics and daemons tear at her flesh, she calls down fires of retribution from on high to smite the wicked and unrighteous. 

If she is to fall in battle, none should mourn as she is Celestine, the Living Saint, and death is her duty. Though it comes at a great cost. For each time she is slain, Saint Celestine finds herself trapped in a terrible realm of suffering and torment. There her faith in the God-Emperor will be put to the test so she may prove herself worthy of life once more. 

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Breathtaking

It isn’t often 40k brings tears. This did. Also Emma Gregory is breathtaking as always

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A good insight into Saint Celestine

A decent enough story giving insight into the lives and deaths of Saint Celestine, the dogmatic fanaticism some imperial agents hold towards the Emperor and the dangers of rampant zealotry. Excellent narration... Although the accent mix for the characters was a little jarring at times.

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two disconnected plots

there was a weird disconnect between the two main plots of the story. I thought they would tie together at some point but they never did. performance was solid and overall the story was good

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  • Jacob
  • 09-08-19

Great insight bad fight scenes.

loved learning what's saints go through. bad fight scenes. anyone looking to learn the lore better definitely should check this out I was happy I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-19

It was moving.

It was a great work of literature. this was the first time a book brought me to tears, I do not know what it was but I became aware that tears started flowing down my face, after an hour listening to the audio book. Great writing and a stunning performance by Emma Gregory.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-19

Amazing Listen! I feel the faith!

A detailed and passionate look into the mystery of the living saint. Well written and wonderfully narrated, this tale will stir something within you. The Emperor Protects.

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  • E. M. Weisberg
  • 28-09-19

A satisfying intro to the Living Saint

This story adds a lot to the understanding of Celestine's post/pre mortal limbo experience. The story also shows her life cycle as the source of her apparent implacable faith and power when the Imperium actually sees her in action. As such, the story humanizes the soul of Celestine, and reminds me of the Jewish conception of the prophet Elijah as an immortal soul tasked (even punished) by God (as Celestine is by the Emperor) to serve His people and witness their everlasting faith. Occasionally, like Elijah, Celestine comes back in corporeal form to aid the faithful in their times of greatest need.

What this book really does though is make me want to buy the Celestine model and paint her. So, mission accomplished Black Library!

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  • adam lilburn
  • 16-09-19

beautiful story of sacrifice and faith highly reco

beautiful story of sacrifice and Faith highly recommend this, especially to anyone considering getting into Sisters in anticipation of November's release

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  • Mobius
  • 14-09-19

Great Lore on Living Saints

Excellent audiobook illuminating the lore behind what a Living Saint is and what they go through.