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Summary

As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V. Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster.

Distraught at the crippling blow dealt to his Legion, Corax returns to Terra to seek the aid of his father - the Emperor of Mankind. Granted access to ancient secrets, Corax begins to rebuild the Raven Guard, planning his revenge against his treacherous brother primarchs. But not all his remaining warriors are who they appear to be.

The mysterious Alpha Legion have infiltrated the survivors and plan to destroy the Raven Guard before they can rebuild and threaten Horus's plans.

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2011 Games Workshop Limited

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A great Horus Heresy novel for fans of the Alpha Legion and Raven Guard

This has always been a favourite HH novel of mine. A nice change of pace from pitched battles between the Legions, this is almost a spy thriller with the Alpha Legion’s infiltration of the Raven Guard and Kiavahr plus learning bits about the Primarch Project on Terra. I still never quite remember which of the Raven Guard characters are ‘Alpharius’ so it always leave me guessing. I felt some of the voices didn’t quite land for me but that may just be because I have not listened to this narrator much before. Overall a great story.

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Good not great

Narration was very good but I may well be over saturated with heresy audiobooks as I’m a getting a sense of deja vu with every book I now listen to, Corax, the Emperor and a Alpha legion were entertaining but too much unnecessary fillers

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Poor voice acting lets down a reasonable story.

The story is fine enough, you may as well listen to it if you're following the horus heresy series. I'd skip it if you're cherry picking the good ones.

The voice acting let it down with almost all the marines being nasally, one very camp (like comedically so) marine and dark and brooding means talk slowly and quietly in a low voice. A lot of punctuation /phrasing issues that I'm fairly sure we're the narrator more so than the author.

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Plotholes a Landraider could drive through.

Gav Thorpe is not a writer worth wasting time on. I've done everything to avoid his books but had to buy this one in order to get all HH books. Sadly I could have saved my money because almost nothing is contributed to the HH story.

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What a read!

What a delicious spectacle of espionage and subterfuge. Deliverance Lost keeps the reader on their toes throughout, not knowing what will happen next!

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Great!

I loved every moment of the book. The Alpha Legion are awesome. I am Alpharius!

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I came here for Alpha Legion action

And I was not disappointed! I really enjoyed this audiobook and definitely think it’s worth a listen. Lots of internet people riled up about this one for some reason, but I loved it.

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below average novel read expertly

Gav Thorpe need to stop writing for black library. The 3rd or 4th book of his that has disappointed me. He has good ideas but seriously lacks when it comes to executing plot and narrative. Kebbel managed to make this chapter of the Horus heresy bareably

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Wings on the battlefield

I would say i had mixed feelings here, but mostly because Corax was a new Primarch for me. However, i like him and the story mixes in with a most unexpected event that goes quite good hand in hand.

This book is hard to express a review about without giving things away, but it is quite soothing, and it has a bit of a slower pace in my opinion. The core of the story is a very important one, and you should have some basic form of knowledge about the founding days first to appreciate it fully.

Overall, a good book for a night in the couch with a coffee and a candle light.

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a lot better then expected

I have never been a fan of the ravenguard, honstely they looked and sounded like one of the worst legions there could of been. however that being said this novel has changed my mind on the raven guard, it's not the most exciting of the series but it shines a light on a very underwhelming legion and actually makes you care that they actually got slaughtered during the massacre compaired to vulkan lives which made my love for the salamanders quickly turn to hate.

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  • Jason B Palmer
  • 07-02-18

Great listen

Thoroughly enjoyed Deliverence Lost. Gareth Armstrong was great as always. The Alpha Legion are a favorite. Gav brings a perfect balance of intrigue and action to the story. A favorite in the Horus Heresy so far.

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  • Uhaneole
  • 02-08-18

Spy vs spy

I was wondering when the ravenguard and alphas were gonna go toe to toe (in a manner of speaking). Awesome story as always. Great narration. Two thumbs up.

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  • Brian Walters
  • 06-05-18

awesome dip into the mind of Corax

very enlightening on the struggles of the Raven Guard post Istvan. Be prepared to be sad

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  • tyler
  • 30-09-18

banger

it was amazing. great narrative and good story about Corax and The Raven guard. really gives you a closer look at this legion and the start of them

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  • Kegg Ruin
  • 24-08-18

Good for Loyalists and Heretics alike!

Good story, decent voices. It is worth the time. Eleven out of Ten, would listen again.

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  • Lion
  • 09-08-19

exceptional book for the Horus heresy series

this book was well-written and the storyline was thoroughly thought-through before being placed down in pain. overlapping stories Espionage and secrecy was great. Had me guessing who is who and there's several surprises at the end that I did not see coming. Very good book, well written all around

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-19

Excellent Story and Narrator.

The Raven Guard and Alpha Legion at their best!!!! If you like either legion this book gives you insight into their inner workings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-19

Quote the Raven

It is a good story allowing one to understand where the Ravenguard came from and how they are during the heresy.

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  • Marsupilami
  • 28-07-21

Slow

It had its moments but it was slow and painful at times. Not the best in the series.

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  • Jason P McGlynn
  • 02-07-21

it was good

it's was fine nothing really wrong good read kind of a book you just get through on your way to the next one.