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Summary

Fell times have come to the galaxy. Cadia has fallen, destroyed by the onslaught of Chaos. A Great Rift in the warp has opened, and from its depths spew daemons and the horrors of Old Night. But all hope is not lost.... A hero, long absent, has returned, and with him comes the wrath of the Ultramarines reborn.

Roboute Guilliman has arisen to lead the Imperium out of darkness on a crusade the likes of which has not been seen since the fabled days of the Emperor. But never before have the forces of Ruin amassed in such numbers, and nowhere is safe from despoliation. From the dreaded Scourge Stars come the hordes of the Plaguefather, Lord Nurgle, and their pustulent eye is fixed on Macragge. As the Indomitas Crusade draws to an end, Guilliman races to Ultramar and a confrontation with the Death Guard.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Gripping Advancement in the Grim Dark.

Although at times a shameful advertisement for new Games Workshop product Dark Imperium still manages to captivate and entertain.
A Primarch has returned to lead the fight back against his traitorous brethren and the forces of the Dark Gods of Chaos.
Dark Imperium not only provides insight into one of the Emperors loyal sons it's allows us to glimpse into the mindset of the new stronger better equipped Primaris Marines and highlights just what the Imperium of man has become in the 10K years since the Emperor was installed on the golden throne.
Great listen and a credit well spent.
I am a happy chappy now that Black Library has come to Audible.

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really enjoyable!!

fantastically performed audiobook and enjoyable story. please make more of the same black Library !!!!

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Nice primer for newcomers, but not only that

The Dark Imperium is a continuation of the story of the epic that is Warhammer 40K, but it also serves as a good start off point for newcomers (it was undoubtedly written with this in mind).
For those that already are immersed in the grim darkness of the far future, the book offers interesting insight into the psyke of Robute Guilliman. Having been forced into stasis for 10 000 years Robute awakes to a universe where the ideals and hopes of his time has all but died out. Many of the more interesting monologues (and dialogues) deals with Guilliman trying to manage an empire which in many ways disgusts him. This is a nice break from the regular grim-dark rutine, where you only get to follow characters that have been sired by the most horrible facist society imaginable. Instead, the reader is placed inside a mind that (in greater part) shares the ethics and morals of our world, and through that appear more relatable.
There is a fair deal of fighting, with a clear focus to showcase the new models released for the Warhammer 40K wargame (which broke my immersion from time to time). Although, the type of conflict and scenery changes enough to not make the fighting become stale.
As usual, the crisp voice of John Banks brings the characters to life and is very engaging.
Overall a solid 40K novell.

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Brilliant.

I am not a reader so thought it best to try an audio book. and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the experience. The book itself kept me captivated. it's my first 40k book and it is a good starting point for newer 40k players interested in the state of the new 8th edition universe. the narrator was very good. Well worth the listen.

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Good but a lot of pointless unfinished arcs.

Good but a lot of pointless unfinished arcs.

Several elements spun that seem made to be in the book ultimately lead to nothing. Disappointing from an otherwise good book.

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New to 40k

Good book love it, good read for new comers like myself I will be getting a collection up for sure

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brilliant

loved the story gave the primach real character so they weren't so detached from the people they protect with an incredible performance too.

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Very enjoyable

This book is epic in nature and seemless in its effort to transmit its mystic feel. Definitely enjoyed it.

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One of the best audio books I've listened too

Was sceptical at first but 5mins in and I was hooked. Great voice acting and packed full of action. It's a must for any 40k fan

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brilliant

loved this book waited so long for the story to move on for a primark to return and lead the imperium

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-18

new 8th edition lore, 10/10

loved it. how they portray Guilliman does him justice. definitely worth reading if your just now getting into 40k

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  • emi :w
  • 12-08-18

Guilliman is Captain America

Hard to not love a story about the primarchs return if you are a fan and this was well done.

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  • Kupo
  • 28-07-18

Less Grimdark than your average 40k adventure.

A few story threads aren't resolved satisfactorily, but otherwise one of the best 40k novels and an excellent tale of Rowboat Girlyman.

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  • Cliente de Amazon
  • 28-08-18

Bruno I

It explains some stuff about 8th ed and primatis wich is nice, but it really ends out of nowhere.

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  • Danny
  • 31-07-18

one of thee best books I have listen to.

The story and narration is phenomenal and I would honestly listen to this book again!

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  • Seth Childers
  • 23-06-18

Amazing

Very great and detailed addition to the warhammer universe. If you love warhammer, you should definitely pick this up

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  • The Kindly One
  • 26-03-18

excellent, but few minor... mehs.

a great 40k story that helps setup the new way of things, but suffers from inconsistencies of old fluff in place. also tries to do diplomatic scenes and action, but both sort of drag away from each other making them brief and giving them little time to truely shine and stand out. still a good solid read and totally suggest it if your a fan of warhammer 40000!

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  • Kyle
  • 13-05-18

Awesome power of the Imperium.

I loved it, like the emperor loves mankind. Great pacing throughout the book. Exciting moments and some filler into the grimdark. Enjoy!

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  • A.J
  • 03-12-18

We March for Macragge

With Guilliman at the helm, turned grimdark by the age, its an awesome story of Epic proportion

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  • P. Barber
  • 01-12-18

Not bad

First off, narrator is quite good. No complaints...except for maybe a couple moments where he mixes up his Calgar and Guilliman voices.

This story has a lot of neat ideas in it: a little more insight into the psyche of the Primaris Marines, some ideas about the Imperium and the nature of the Emperor. That said, there are some flaws that took away from the story for me. First off, I really want to see someone write the Ultramarines in a less "spiritual-leige"-y way. They just don't have any flaws, unlike many other chapters, and that bores me.
Second, there's some dialogue in a few of the battle scenes (the final one most notably) that are too grade-school-playground-fight.
Some memorable moments in this one, but on the whole, not the best 40k audio I've heard.