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After Isstvan, after Deliverance, the Raven Guard still endure. Their primarch Corvus Corax has rallied countless warriors to his banner, striking back at the forces of the Warmaster on every front - from the degenerate hereteks of the Mechanicum to the cruel legionaries of the Sons of Horus, none shall escape his wrath. But although Corax has managed to stall the physical corruption of his own Space Marines, what of their spirit? And what sinister end must await those who dwell forever in the darkness?

This anthology contains all of Gav Thorpe's tales of the Raven Guard in the Horus Heresy - the novellas Soulforge and Ravenlord, and short stories The Shadowmasters, The Value of Fear and Raptor. Also included is the brand-new novella Weregeld, taking Corax's legend to its grim conclusion.

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Pretty good

The heroes tend to get out of sticky situations with ease, and some of the opposing forces could be much fleshed out, but the overall travel and ending of this story is very satisfying. 12 hours felt like far, far fewer.

The book seems to contain several stories, but as they all cover the same group of characters over a successive series of events the whole product holds together very well.

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Very Good

Intriguing and reflective. Showing a primarch, flaws and all. I loved it and was suitably morose at its bittersweet end.

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One of the worst read audiobooks I've ever heard.

How this reading actually managed to distribution is beyond me. I know BL isn't famous for its quality controls or consistency, but seriously, what was the brief for the VO artist, make the marines sound like pitchy 1930s newspaper boys?

The reading is full of weird intonation, mispronuciations and 90% of the characters have oddly high pitched squeaky voices that are completely at odds with the characters and the setting.

The story is nothing to write home about, but the reading is so disastrous that I genuinely could not finish this.

After the fantastic Wolfsbane, this is so bad it actually feels like a parody.

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Another breath-taking entry in the HH series

Armstrong and Banks gave a great performance. Though I prefer Armstrong, both of their unique narration styles complement one another well and it's a great to listen to. Continuously impressed!

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Good for Ravenguard

Some really good lore and background on the ravens, also sort of concluding (for now) the raptors that corax made

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all out raven guard greatness

u want raven guard u got it with this anthology of great stories that all tie in with each other from start of the great betrayal by Horus and the flight from ist v to the over coming the losses and rebuilding the legions . be careful where u tread fro we are closer than u think and our blades are sharp ...if like me ur a son of the raven lord then u will dig this audio .the audios bring the fables to life in ways no other can ...also recommend lord of Shadows and helion rain .post HH

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Not bad. Glad to have as audio book.

Overall the narrative is very interesting. Think audio book is best for this novel.

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excellent listen,

A great insight into the Lord Corax and his brave Legion and the poor Raptors

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  • Keith Carr-Lee
  • 02-06-19

Relies heavily on previous works

If you have not read the previous novel and short stories featuring the Raven Guard Legion, most of this otherwise decent collection will make little to no sense. Get the other books first.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-21

Skimming the Surface

I struggled with this one. Corax and the Raven Guard are some of my favorites. That said, this didn’t really do them justice. Thorpe tried to cover so much ground that his attempts to have his characters grapple with their morals and inner selves felt rushed, one-dimensional, and not persuasive. The two best pieces, The Shadowmasters and The Value of Fear (the latter being one of my all-time favorite 40k shorts), are so good perhaps because they don’t aspire to be more than an engaging story. They aren’t bogged down with posturing and pantomime. They also have limited casts. There are too many threads and big characters to really cover in such a short amount of time from chapter to chapter.

The stories are entertaining enough but they don’t really form a greater whole. The arcs and choices feel shoehorned. I would have gladly spent another whole book or two with this cast of characters if it meant their stories were thoroughly handled. This is one of the rare HH books that leaves me wanting to know more not because the tale got me fired up but because it didn’t really tell me anything.

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  • tom dudley
  • 03-08-19

corax

the only way I could describe this in a just a few words is that corvus corax is the Batman of the Warhammer series

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  • Kyle
  • 19-07-21

just ok

I am not a fan of the story on this one. It moves things forward, but the main characters come across as extremely fickle and child like in their emotional intelligence. There is heavy use of tropes, cliches, and certain aspects come across as uninspired . This departs from what I've come to expect.

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  • Wanderer
  • 09-02-21

Best Primarch

I love Corvus Corax. This book just made me love him even more. He is a hero we all deserve.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-20

Ravenguard!

Many great stories dealing with the Ravenguard. Continues to add to the depth of the books.

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  • Stefanie Smith
  • 26-02-20

Gothic Heroism

Phenomenal continuation of the epic struggle to remain relevant after the Drop Site Massacre. The Raven Lord’s story is beautifully told by Gav Thorpe with an adoration to the Raven Guard.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-09-19

Amazing anthology of connected stories

The performance and the writing of the raptors absolutley makes this anthology a must have.

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  • HosacHall
  • 06-09-19

anticlimactic and cliched, even for GW...

I've loved nearly every Horus Heresy book, but this was a struggle to finish, cliched to the point of absurdity...