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Summary

Having recovered from his grievous injuries, Warmaster Horus leads the triumphant Imperial forces against the rebel world of Isstvan III.

Though the rebels are swiftly crushed, Horus' treachery is finally revealed when the planet is razed by virus bombs and Space Marines turn on their battle brothers in the most bitter struggle imaginable.

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

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great story. great performance

what can I say? epic part 3 of the most epic story of all time.

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Awesome

Well worth it...enjoyed reading this and really enjoyed the audio book. Can’t wait for the next one.

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Serves as a good ending to the opening trilogy

The strength of Galaxy in Flames is it's culmination of the events being set in motion in Horus Rising and False Gods. The first three books serve as a great introduction to the cause and characters of the Heresy itself. You could stop here as a 40k fan as you know what happens.

However I feel this book is by far the weakest of the three. The author is not on par with Abnett or McNeill in my opinion. I found his writing style very plain and lacking impact. I also felt that the narrator was more inconsistent in this novel when compared to the first two. I felt the voices of some characters had changed a little. So this was a little worse than previous novels too.

To conclude I would say this novel starts weak but finishes strong. The second half is very good, and worth getting through the first for. I don't have an issue with slow burn at all, I just felt the writing here was not as engaging.

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Betrayal !

Another cracking instalment in the Horus Heresy, performance was top drawer, really really enjoyed this one !

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good listen

a little drawn out at times but I think that's more because of me knowing what was gonna happen and wanted the book to hurry up and get to the juicy bit!

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Head deeper into the heresy.

Another amazing performance that brings you deeper and deeper into the story of the horus heresy. Everything, from plot to pace, performance and character development on a par with the best Sci fi books and audio stories out there. Highly recommended.

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A great conclusion to books 1 & 2

The narrator's performance has improved from book 1 as he has gotten into the characters.

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Brilliant

The great betrayal is really well told. Toby longworth is great and the story is great

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Outstanding

So far I am thouroughly impressed with the Horus Heresy Series, interms of both their performance and story they are so far a really great series.

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Another month to find out more, really?

Lacks for some meaningful dialogue; perhaps some "where did it all go wrong?" philosophising between the loyalists, something that would make the protagonists - into whom we have invested over twenty-four hours - more human, and thus their murders more tragic.

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  • Nicholas Stenkamp
  • 10-11-17

Fantastic

Great Book, narrated masterfully. As a science fiction lover I have high standards, this has met them in most areas and surpassed them in a few others.

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  • Nate
  • 03-10-18

Great Book

Loved it, sucks to connect and feel the loss of the characters. cant wait for book 4

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 18-09-18

this is the best one so far

the story was incredibly good and the first two books really built this one into something that you could really pay more attention to the characters and what will happen next there's a lot of twists and turns and the Cliffhanger is by far one of the best I've heard in a long time I just bought the fourth book and I'm excited to see what happens next definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to hear a good Sci-Fi story especially if you've heard of the world of 40K

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  • Adam Lemaster
  • 15-09-18

The Galaxy Burns

A glorious and wonderful story filled with tales or heroism and sadness. masterfully narrated and written. I highly recommend the series and this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-18

amazing book, the ending brought tears to my eyes.

loved it! the story line was so good. I don't know why there are not movies. would blow the box office!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-18

great

my favorite book of the series so far. narration is great and fun to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-18

awesome read!

tons of action in this one, and it's all described in fantastic detail. narrator does a great job yet again!

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  • Joshua Ekstedt
  • 14-07-18

Read this series!

Great characters, great story, and a very interesting world. it's dark, but not too dark. I highly recommend it!

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  • alex
  • 17-06-18

Great book.

Best of the first 3. Very exciting. No dull moments. Finished it in 2 days.

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  • Kereltis
  • 07-05-18

Fantastic book, best in the series so far!

The battle descriptions in this book are amazing and the story is gripping. I didn't want to turn it off and had to pry myself away to get anything done.