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Summary

A Sabbat Worlds novel.

The war on Enothis is almost lost. Chaos forces harry the defenders on land and in the skies. Can the ace pilots of the Phantine XX turn the tide and bring the Imperium victory?  

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It takes the famous Sabbat Worlds Crusade to the skies, with fast-paced aeronautical action, memorable characters and compelling emotional arcs from Dan 'Master of War' Abnett.  

The story:

High-speed air combat in the war-torn Sabbat Worlds! 

When the elite fighter pilots of the Phantine XX arrive on the beleaguered world of Enothis, they know it is a desperate hour. The forces of Chaos are closing in, and their final push could well wipe out all human life on the planet. Thousands of refugees flee the dark armies, and the infamous Chaos fighter pilot Khrel Kas Obarkon is always hunting the skies for more prey.... 

And so it falls to the brave men and women of the Phantine fighter corps. Can they hold off the Chaos advance until reinforcements arrive? In the high-speed, white-knuckle terror of aerial combat, can they defeat an enemy possessed by daemons?  

Written by Dan Abnett. Running time 10 hours and 17 minutes. Narrated by Toby Longworth.

©2019 Dan Abnett (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Air War in the 41st Millennium.

A great, character-driven story that depicts the brutality of air warfare in the 40K universe. Strong characters, vivid depiction of both battle and behind the scenes interaction and admirable voice acting combine to make this a very enjoyable listen.

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brilliant

my favourite author combined with my favourite narrator. excellent work listened to it again straight away

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Toby Longworth stellar as usual

Voice acting fabulous
Overall an incredibly exiting insight to 40k aerial combat
Story is great, sometimes struggled with working out which viewpoint was which between the main arcs - a usual Abnett issue for audiobooks but it was still really good and I highly recommend

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  • AB
  • 29-09-20

Air war in the (19) 40K

Brilliant adaptation of (mild spoiler) the RAF in May to September 1940 to the 40K universe. Fab portrayal and voicing by Toby Longworth, maybe the best of his I've heard with a very large number of characters to portray. For the story think of the RAF forward force sent to France, facing off against a numerically superior force, operating from temporary bases, the air rearguard over the retreating land army as it falls back to the coast in May and June 1940 then skip ahead to the desperate days leading up to a climax of Sept 15th. Just awesome.

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Wonderful

A beautiful mix of ww2 and 40k. Engaging and moreish. Great characters and far easier to listen to than any of the astartes stuff.

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Engaging, exciting and brutal.

Abnett at his absolute best. Lots of interesting characters and well written action where anyone might end up dead. Good job by Toby Longworth too.

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brilliant

Great listen. As expected brilliantly written and expertly read, what a great team and look forward to anything from either of them.

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Battle of Britain in space? I like it!

it's worth all the build up for the final fight and I think would really make a great movie, filled to the brim with action, but nicely balanced to develop the characters.

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  • JJ
  • 23-04-21

classic Dan Abnett

Great little warhammer book from Abnett teaming up with narrator ledge Toby Longworth! together they really nail the battle of Britain vibe in a 40k universe! highly recommend

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One of the best

One of the best stories I have listened to. Another amazing work from Dan Abnett which truly fits the setting of the grim dark future.

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  • Jonathan M Trdan-Schmidt
  • 29-09-19

battle of Britain Warhammer 40k style.

You will find no strange mythos, angsty and godlike primarchs and no space Marines here. This is no space opera and you will certainly not find a glistening view of the future here. Instead you will find pilot's and their machines, the absurdity of war, and the grim dark determination of an Imperial world standing against all odds. As a pilot and a reservist, I cannot recommend this book enough. it reads like a far more desperate and far more relatable version of the Battle of Britain. It is well read, well narrated and a good book all around. This is a story that Warhammer 40k was meant to tell. Good luck, the emperor protects and check your six for bats!

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  • Charlie M.
  • 18-09-19

One of my all-time favorite 40k books

There is no other 40k book like this one. Air combat is a subject not many BL authors are willing to focus on, so it's truly unique that the entire book focuses on Imperial fighter pilots. it's one heck of a ride!

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  • James C Hobbs
  • 17-09-19

This is going to cost me some money

This book was amazing. Now I have to go buy $300 of forgeworld models. Seriously though, the characters are great and believable and the dogfight scenes get your heart racing. this should be his next series, I'd buy them all!

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  • Bouchie Bouch
  • 29-05-21

a unique war story

just simply amazing and honestly very true to aviation. the author did his homework. this was a treat to listen to.

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  • Cameron
  • 23-05-21

Another excellent novel by Dan Abnett!

I had been meaning to either read or listen to this novel for a while now. I am glad I was able to get it on Audible so I could listen on my way to and from work. A nice spin off getting away from the ground troops perspective. I also enjoy the return of previous side characters from the Gaunt’s Ghosts series.

Lots of cool characters and plenty of detail to make the dog fights a visual treat in your mind!

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  • Benjamin Garwood
  • 13-05-21

Great flight human war hammer story

This author creates great novels rich with characters and great story. It has such wonderful detail to engage your imagination as if you are there in the cockpit. Highly recommended listen and as always first class voice acting bringing the novel to life

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  • Cody
  • 13-05-21

I would love for this to continue, I need more

Warhammer needs more aviation focused books like this absolutely amazing I have a longing for more.

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  • Derek
  • 16-03-21

Loved it!

Top Gun in Warhammer 40k but so much more! And Toby Longworth is the best!

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  • ian
  • 06-01-21

Sad to see it end

I loved this book. It has action , some drama and characters you like i felt sad when someone bought it yet no death seems forced in. It’s a great book I’d recommend it

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  • Rob N.
  • 23-12-20

amazing

dan abnett is a genius, and toby longworth is the perfect voice to his books.