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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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  • 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.

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  • Edward
  • 30-04-18

best series of books ever

I absolutely adored each a every book in this series
Toby Longworth's voice is absolutely golden
The series of books is long at 28 books but I say it is incredibly entertaining

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  • Kinomed_Knyght
  • 24-04-18

Great Series Great Reading

I loved this book so much. It is by far one of best reads. Even reading this book for the second time there is new things to discover.

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  • Patrick H
  • 22-04-18

Don't listen with headphones

The music is unnecessarily much louder than the narration. I regret even spending money on this junk.

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  • Benjamin
  • 14-04-18

Great plot/continuation

This book does a great job continuing the plot in a way that keeps you listening wondering how it will end.

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  • Ronnie Komstedt
  • 06-03-18

My ears bleed!

The music between segments in the story are soooo much louder then the storyteller, and comes so suddenly that it almoste blew my eradrums, it might only be 4 times it plays but someone in soundmixing fucked up

1 of 2 people found this review helpful