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Summary

A Warhammer Crime audio.

Murder in the neutral zone between Imperial and Adeptus Mechanicus territory sets Probator Symeon Noctis on a dangerous investigation.

Listen to it because: discover tensions between Imperial servants on Varangantua as an extremely odd pair of detectives seeks to solve a murder.

The story: born into riches, Probator Symeon Noctis attempts to atone for his past sins by championing the powerless of Nearsteel district. But the sprawling city of Varangantua is uncaring of its masses, and when a bisected corpse is discovered in the neutral zone between Nearsteel and the Adeptus Mechanicus enclave of Steelmound, Noctis finds himself cast into his most dangerous case yet.

Partnering with the tech-priest Rho-1 Lux of the Collegiate Extremis, Noctis is drawn into a murky world of tech-heresy, illegal servitors and exploitation that could end his career or his life.

Written by Guy Haley. Narrated by James Mcnaughton.

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

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Loved it

Really enjoying books set in the Warhammer universe that don't involve space marines. Hope to see more Warhammer crime books

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Pretty good, slow burn

I think I enjoyed Bloodlines more, I could relate to the downtrodden middle aged guy more, this is pretty strong, with good performances from both leads.

Where it leaves you at the end, you definitely want more, a great cliffhanger.

I'd buy the next one.

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Entertaining

This is a familiar trope used in many crime books the main difference here that it is set in the Warhammer universe, it’s an entertaining listen and I enjoyed it but the use of the first person narration meant far too many “I said, he said” which after a while became annoying, personally I prefer Chris Wraights telling of life in this world, i had not heard this narrator before and he did a really good job and kept the interest alive

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Would recommend

the tale is a nice change from the space marine epics and is "down to earth" in he 40k universe.

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my first Warhammer crime book, won't be the last

the characters are fascinating, the closer up view of an imperial world is so interesting and drew me in. Noctis and Lux are fantastic characters, both very relatable despite a time separation of 38,000 years.

excellent narrator too. looking forward to the next Noctis and Lux story now.

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A noir crime novel in the 41 st millenium

I really enjoyed this listen. a great peak into the proceedings of both regular human and mechanicus law enforcement. recommended if you want something else than space marines in your 40k books.

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A fantastic read

I’m loving the crime aspect of the 40k universe, guy Haley is one of my fav authors and James macnughton is now a fav narrator, great story, will recommend!

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Gritty crime

I really enjoyed this departure from the usual 40K novel of endless war between superhuman soldiers. This novel gives you a decent cyberpunk crime story wrapped in 40K settings. I’m looking forward to the sequel.

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Great listen

At first I wasn't sure i would like this, but as it went on I was hooked and really enjoyed story and journey

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Excellent

Great plot, with a well thought out insight into life in the imperium for the majority.

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  • 05-11-20

MORE!

Honestly really loved this, I would love for them to continue this storyline with noctis

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-21

This was good, really good.

This was the first 40k story since The Talon of Horus that has had me truly engaged. All I have to say is this is a job well done to Guy Haley, and the narrator James Macnaughton for being able to set the bar so high with this new Warhammer Crime thing.. I was skeptical, but you guys hit the sweet spot with this one. Listen to this story, you will not be disappointed. Hats off to Guy, hats off to James. 👏 These 2 have a synergy together.

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  • Don McKeon
  • 29-11-20

I sad when I finished because now I need to wait

I am really enjoying the 40K crime novels so far. This book was really entrancing and had me wanting to listen all day. Why listen to my family argue over dumb stuff during thanksgiving, when I can listen to the description of how a crashed battleship was turned into a casino or how a servitor is made. The narration was great and I hope to hear James McNaughton again soon.

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  • Ryan R.
  • 09-02-21

A fantasticly Grim Dark Detective story.

Great Characters.
Great descriptions of the scenery. I only wish we heard the ambient noises.

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  • Charles E Valdyke
  • 17-11-20

Warhammer Crime fleshes out the universe

Really loving the Warhammer Crime novels. they really add alot of detail to the universe of Warhammer 40000 by giving you the perspective of what life is like on an Imperial World in a city that's not quite a hive, but more akin to New York in the movie "the Warriors". The characters all feel real, and the stories are not too outlandish. the Narrator in this one did a great job with the voices, and they occasionally bring in a female to narrate as well.

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  • brooks n.
  • 03-11-20

40k crime?

At first is was suspicious, but as the book went on, I fell into it's embrace.

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  • Zamfirescu Adrian Mihai
  • 18-01-21

Nice detective novel

In my opinion this novel is a good continuation of this series. I love detective stories so for me it was a no brainer. Guy Hayley is for me second to Dan Abnett so there’s that. The performance feels genuine. I fully recommend.

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  • Jacob
  • 22-11-20

Eager for more

this is such a great insight of the life in the Imperium sides the view of the astartes an I am eager for a continuation of this story of Noctis an Lux

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-11-20

A great read!

Another great look into the tough job facing a Probator in the 40k universe. The author's writing of the books setting adds to the enjoyment and Simeon's background in one of the noble houses gives us a look into an area of society that doesn't get a lot of coverage... Had to be one of my favorite 40k books.

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  • Michael Jones Jr
  • 01-11-20

a good story for a long drive

I think overall the story was really good the only part that kind of hung out a bit. The performance was Stellar from the voice actors and the overall Ambience of it. It did dragon some locations but I would definitely say it's worth having in your collection of audiobook. Guy Haley as usual always brings out a great story and I see he's trying to few new element along the way. James McNaughton has a nice voice for a young character and seems to be a strong point with flexibility between different characters that are male and female.

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