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Fallen Angels

The Horus Heresy, Book 11
By: Mike Lee
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 11
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

With news of Horus' treachery spreading across the galaxy, the Great Crusade grinds to a halt as the primarchs and their Legions decide where their loyalty lies - with the Emperor or with the rebel Warmaster.

The Dark Angels, too, face a time of testing, both among the stars and on their home world, Caliban. Luther, once Lion El'Jonson's trusted second-in-command, now languishes as an exile in all but name while his master struggles to thwart the traitors' advance upon the forge world Diamat. But an ancient evil gathers its strength beneath the surface of Caliban, and the First Legion will soon be thrust into a deadly conflict where all that they know will be cast into doubt.

©2009 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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i liked the dual stories running in parallel , enjoyable though not as heart pounding as some earlier books

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Lore rich

have always enjoyed tales of the dark Angel's and learning upon their dark secret in such a detailed way is thoroughly enjoyable.

looking forward to the next book already.

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Uninspired, like Descent of Angels

Writing is uninteresting with little that surprises, performance is thoroughly unconvincing, still very confused why the narrator seems to refuse to speak loudly, anytime there is the direction 'he shouted' he instead does a strange hoarse whisper. Didnt enjoy nearly as much as other Heresy novels.

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Fantastic

By far one of the best in the series. The joint story lends itself well to the narrative

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Essential Dark Angel Material

For anyone with even the smallest interest in the Dark Angels split from Luthor this is a must. Nicely tied to the Heresy too. Epilogue is worth waiting for!

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Great

Voice is amazing gripping another fantastic book in the series getting the next now but and listen!

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Unexpected Second Coming

I remember being left a little wanting by the first Dark Angels entry, now I’m pleasantly surprised by the evolution of their tale.

We get boots on the ground for near enough all that old guard, the greater conflict rolls on and the mysteries roll out.

I'm probably being a little generous with my stars, there’s still some convolution to wade through but the flavour holds true.

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That ending, omg the ending!

The story reveals more and more of the 40k word

and that ending!!

Best ever!

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Much better than the previous book about the Angel

like my titles said. The book is much better than the previous book on the same topic and thank god for that. The only minus for me and it's really a minor thing is that the narrator didnt really have to give the two main protagonists such boys voice. while it made sense in the previous books where they were both 14 as far as I remember this book happens more than 10 years later and after the conversation to full Astartes. So the boyish/younge voice doesnt really make much sense. But that's really the only thing I can complain about

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Interesting

Enjoyed the book, interested look at Lion El Johnson who I think the story portrays as a very naive and practically a dullard in anything other than tactics. Found the boyish voices given to the two main protagonists a little tiresome after a while.

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  • Lambert2191
  • 23-06-18

A lot better than I had expected.

So, before I started reading this one, I had heard a lot of people saying it was one of the weaker horus heresy books, and so I went in with it with some strong reservations... I have to say though, it really was not one of the weaker ones.
There are multiple parts in the book that are completely fresh, ideas and themes and action that had previously not been seen in the heresy, and quite simply, I really enjoyed it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-03-18

Its good

This was a better Dark Angels book than the Decent of Angels. Unfortunately it leaves you hanging but in a good spot to help build suspense.

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  • NickelToe
  • 18-10-19

More Primarch Stories neede

Another good Dark Angel HH novel. Half the book about Lion El Johnson and half about Luther.

Needs more Horus in these novels but still good.

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  • Andres Veliz
  • 18-09-19

Wow

History is written by the victors... But what stories could tell the defeated? Great book

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  • Jimmy Dockery
  • 01-09-19

read after Decent of Angels it carries on right

read after Decent of Angels it carries on right afterwards and keeps the story going

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  • Peter M.
  • 31-07-19

well then

talk about a massive plot twist in the epilogue, holy shit. always read the epilogue people.

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  • Alpharius77
  • 01-03-18

Great book

Surprising twist at the end. This one doesn't disappoint. Performance is very good as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-20

surprisingly awesome

I sat in this story for awhile. for some reason. and wow I was missing out. This book gave a perspective on the Fallen we never heard before and it's great! makes you think about who's right and wrong. besides that loved the characters, great action, and some awsome moments.

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  • Harper Micko
  • 15-12-19

Very heretical

The dark angles continue their monopoly over interesting 40k lore. I wont knock points off for the nemiel B plot because even that was well written and entertaining, though if I had a complaint it would be that Nemiel isnt as interesting as Zahariel.

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  • J. Bray
  • 15-11-19

Lore at its best!

I've been playing Warhammer 40k since Rogue Trader, just recently building a Dark Angel's army, and getting into the books only now realizing how important it is to know this lore. Great background story and performance. Well worth a listen.