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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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great book

loved this book... really enjoyed it... great story which picks up from the last book.

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loved it

Very well written and very well read. Fantastic set of books. Every warhammer fan should read

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Good but not as good as Horus Rising

Horus Rising was a great introduction and self contained story at the same time, this felt more like a set up for the next book rather than it's own story.

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A fantastic continuation

Gripping and a brilliant continuation of the origin of Horus' downfall. I'd rank it a little below Horus Rising, but then some elements are absolutely superb so it's tricky. The sequence on Davin is spectacular and I'm really growing to know the characters so well. Ending is the only bit where I feel things have changed a little too quick, but don't want to spoil anything

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awesome 2nd book of the Horus Heresy

captivating and interesting listen. kept me routed to my phone with earphones. keep them coming.

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A strong installement of the series

Excellent narration. Overall the story continues marvelously. During one crucial point I felt as though element of the story were left out, something was missing. This did not mar my appreciation of the book and I finished it in good stead.

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Heresy!!!!!

Brilliantly written, brilliantly performed another top notch audio book from GW. Now on to the Galaxy in Flames !

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The warp takes hold

Finaly we gather to see the warp as it begins to send it's tendrels towards the minds of mortals.

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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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  • Patrick
  • 10-04-18

millwrong review

I'm a millwright that spends breaks listening to these books. I wanted to sound real for you

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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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  • 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!

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  • Timothy Cody
  • 12-08-18

Scattered Plots and Forgotten Threads

This book is a far cry from the first. So many times characters would have a confrontation but instead of using the evidence they had gained they would yell for a bit and then stomp off. It's like the book was written backwards, the writer knew how he wanted to end it and worked out the details from there. Many threads introduced and then just ignored and never addressed again. I hope the 3rd at least mentions them to give some vague resolution.

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  • NerdEGamer
  • 11-08-18

Happy

I found this book to be more interesting than the last. the only thing I wish I would have got more was Horus's point of view after emerging from the serpent temple. looking forward to the next book

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  • john coleman
  • 06-07-18

A masterpiece in storytelling!

I'm new to the Warhammer 40,000 universe. I'm amazed by the quality of the narratives written for a tabletop game. These books outshine those of most others in their depth. I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-18

great story

any fan warhammer 40k this is a story you need to know I my self look forward to next book


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  • ylxtxshzezdz
  • 27-06-18

For the Emperor!!!

The Heresy is born in this part of Horus's tale of conquest and pride. Great read/Listen.