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Summary

A Warhammer 40,000 audiobook

After centuries of strife guided by the Emperor's holy light, Ephrael Stern finds herself forsaken when the Great Rift dawns and the light is extinguished. When a mysterious stranger offers new hope, the Daemonifuge is thrown into battle once more…. 

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Catch up with Ephrael Stern, the Heretic Saint and living weapon against Chaos, in a new novel that picks up the story of this classic character from Black Library's history and thrusts her into the Dark Imperium. 

The Story

Throughout the tortured galaxy, Ephrael Stern is known by many names. The Thrice-born. The Daemonifuge. The Heretic Saint. Trapped deep within Imperium Nihilus following the coming of the Great Rift, the maligned Sister of Battle fears the Imperium is no more. The God-Emperor’s light, which has guided her through centuries of strife, has too extinguished. Seemingly forsaken, Stern is bereft until a mysterious stranger arrives, offering her a new destiny. One that might yet see the Imperium saved. Stern must prove herself worthy of the God-Emperor’s grace once more, lest a new threat greater than any mankind has faced before plunge humanity into a nightmare abyss of nothingness. 

Written by David Annandale. Narrated by Emma Gregory.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Meh

The triumphant return of Ephreal Stern is hearlded by a wet fart rather than blaring fanfare. The benchmark for Adepta Sororitas fiction has been significantly raised by 'Mark of Faith' whereby an off screen traversing of the great rift, stilted dialogue between Sisters and meaningless monologues about faith fall way short. If you are searching for an asinine justification for Stern to enter the Indomitus Era this is the book. If you want decent Sisters of Battle fiction then look elsewhere.

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Saints Sororitas and Word Bearers!

What more could you ask for! A very intriguing story that I really hope is continued in more books about Ephrael Stern very soon, outstanding narration by Emma Gregory which should come as no surprise 😀

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Started good, then plunged to genericness

Sisters of Battle are hard to write about, they're all so indoctrinated it's hard to make interesting characters. This story started out excellently, but after a great introduction it becomes clear that the only purpose of the rest of the book is to drive a narrative that will fit the best of Black Library's stories, without much of an attempt to develop other characters it just carries the rest of the story with Guy Haley Action book style violence. Such a shame, big fan of David Annandale normally!

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  • Seth O Freudenburg
  • 13-01-21

Embarrassingly derivative

Embarrassingly derivative work. Poorly crafted characters flight meaningless battles on anonymous worlds. Very dissatisfied given how interesting the graphic novel was.

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  • ClothingMonster
  • 05-01-21

ok, kind of disappointing

This one felt lacking like it was just missing something that would make a story about a holy saint great even though I liked all the characters and setting and narration really.