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Summary

The Great Crusade that has taken humanity into the stars continues. The Emperor of Mankind has handed the reins of command to his favoured son, the Warmaster Horus. Yet all is not well in the armies of the Imperium.

Horus is still battling against the jealousy and resentment of his brother primarchs, and when he is injured in combat on the planet Davin, he must also battle his inner daemon. With all the temptations that Chaos has to offer, can the weakened Horus resist?

©2006 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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Entertaining but fell short of what I hoped for

A great performance but unfortunately the story was lacking and clumsy. Horus Uprising did an amazing job at setting the scene of the Horus Heresy with amazing character development that really emersed you into the world however while the story of False God's is a good one, it's a little ham-fisted in its delivery with actions and story lines being dropped in just to fulfil the ultimate arc rather than seeming logical and consistent with the characters developed in the first book

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Excellent

Toby Longworth brings this story to life! This a really enjoyable series, even for for those like me who have only a passing acquaintance with the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

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The taint of chaos takes hold!

Fantastic book that fleshes out some of the major players in the Horus Heresy and their slow decent into corruption and betrayal!

The narrator does an excellent job of immersing you in the universe and story. And the author has written a fantastic series of books! Onto the next one!

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Great

Loved this audio book, hooked from start to finish. Can't wait for the next one.

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Great story

Great book that goes into great detail of the Horus Heresy, its good to have a better understanding of the 40k world

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sooo good

It was amazing and interesting story and and and and chaos is ower!! death to the emperor

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Underwhelming after the superb Horus Rising

After falling in love with the first book 'Horus Rising' the second outing didn't quite have the same impact. The story seemed jumbled and rushed in certain places and Horus himself seemed somewhat different.

The downfall of Horus in this book came across as unbelievable and the end all seemed to come about far to quickly.

I think more time fleshing out certain areas would have been beneficial.

Toby Longworth however has beautifully fleshed out the characters once again with his narration and no fault can be given for his performance.

Still worth a listen so you can get to know the beginnings of the Horus Heresy but definitely not as good as the first book.

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very enjoyable tragedy

loved every minute of it very well read sad only 27 to go then im up too date.

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Very enjoyable.

Great narration. Story didn't draw much emotion from me other than that it was very good.

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excelent

a brilliantly written book, wonderfully narrated allowing for full immersion within the story and the characters within.

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  • Chris
  • 23-05-18

Fans of Warhammer won't be disappointed

Toby Longworth does an excellent job of taking you into the action as the Warmaster Horus begins his ascent.

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  • Kinomed_Knyght
  • 24-04-18

Great Series Decent Book

This book moves a little slow in the beginning but man does it pick up. I am reading this series for a second time AMAZING even still knowing what happens. The detail these authors put into their work is just top notch.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-18

Superb performace!!!

I read "Horus Rising" and loved every bit of it. Unfortunately, life has been busy and I haven't had much time to read. I purchased "False Gods" on Audible, so I could continue with the series. Toby Longworth has given an amazing performance. His narration is one of the best I have ever listened to. I was glad to see that Longworth is the narrator throughout the series. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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  • Adam Lemaster
  • 14-09-18

Simply wonderful

A wonderfully written book that had me angry, inspired, happy, and creeped out at multiple times thanks in no small part to the narrators amazing performance. I highly recommend it but read Horus Rising first.

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  • Lawson
  • 06-09-18

The Second Book in an Amazing Series:

If you are a WH:40K fan and enjoy the lore, you should definitely give this series a chance.

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  • James
  • 03-09-18

Just plain awesome.

The universe of Warhammer 40k brought to life. Voice work is top notch. The story is well written. This rendition makes the betrayal of Horus feel ever more disposable. Worth every penny.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-08-18

Great Book!

This book has a way of luring you into every scene that is described. from every second of detailed glorious battle to the sympathetic emotions that the bravest warriors of the galaxy can feel.

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  • Taylor Musslewhite
  • 30-08-18

Fantastic series

Twists and turns all the way through . Loving this series . The 40k universe is just fascinating

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  • Phillip Krzeminski
  • 16-08-18

Not quite as good as the first

Toby Longworth’s performance was excellent but the story and characterization isn’t quite up to the first novels standard. I felt like the fall of Horus was abrupt and out of character, much too easily fooled for a man that is supposed to be a borderline demigod.

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  • Mike G
  • 12-08-18

Great ready, interesting story, questions answered

This book is a great continuation of Book 1, Horus Rising, which did a nice job of setting the story on its way, but brought up sooo many questions and ended abruptly.
Astartes and Primarchs become much more developed characters, along with some of the Remembrancers. The influence of Kaos becomes much more apparent with their influence upon the legions.
Toby Longworth does a fantastic job reading the many characters!