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Summary

As the War for the Realm of Life continues, Lord-Castellant Lorrus Grymn leads the battered remnants of the Steel Souls warrior chamber against the sargasso-citadels of the Verdant Bay. The Hallowed Knights claim victory, but at a terrible cost - Grymn is lost to Realm of Chaos. 

Now Gardus, newly reforged and fresh from the destruction of the Scabrous Sprawl, must lead his warriors into the foetid heart of Nurgle's realm in search of the Lord-Castellant, where they must once more brave the horrors of the Realm of Decay....

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Buy stormcast! Buy stormcast! Buy stormcast!

I was really looking forward to this book. Thinking it was a well balanced story. This is not the case. I'm about 2hrs in and I'm bord. The Stormcast are GW new Space Marines so they are at no risk at all... from anything! Nurgle have magic. Stormcast have Better magic! Nurgle have tough warriors. Stormcast have tougher warriors! Nurgle have thick armour. Stormcast have thicker armour! And a massive shield! It describes Bightking as these tough as hell warriors then a Stormcast just rocks put hits them once or fires one arrow they they're dead within seconds! Very boring. It's just a one sided book with no risk of anything bad happening to the Stormcast. It might change but I'm fed up with listening to GW trying to sell Stormcast to me. "ooh look at them! They're so cool! look nothing can harm them! You should get some!" This book wasnt written to tell a story. It was written to sell new models and nothing more.

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enjoyable jaunt through the garden

I mostly stopped listening to GW novels and have struggled to get into the new novels but Josh really stands out as one of the best writers in the AOS books. the reading was also really good. storywise it's what you expect from a GW book so don't expect complicated character development and twists in the story... that being said it's entertaining!

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A shining steam-roll through the Garden of Nurgle

If you want a story about Stormcast Eternals doing no wrong and kicking the rotten rears of their foes with ease, then this is for you!

It did paint a pretty, or should i say putrid, picture of Nurgle's Garden, but the story was far too skewed for my liking.

Followers of the Grandfather should not expect a fair portrayal, while Sigmar's lads can look forward to an idyllic display of unrivalled triumph.

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Utterly Superb.

A thoroughly enjoyable story.

The narration was spot on, easy to listen to and had great intonation!

The best Age of Sigmar story yet, I can’t wait for the sequel, I need it now 😅!

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lore book for a game

This book is fantastic to give you some story and lore fuff for playing the tabletop game.

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Good, more voices required.

Enjoyed most of this book, the writer likes the word sargasm a lot. Voice over could of done a few more voices apart from that it was good.

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Great reading

Struggled to finish but narrator was excellent! Not sure I'd listen again in near future though.

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Amazing Story from beginning to end

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Brilliant

what starts off as a seemingly slow and boring story quickly becomes gripping and exciting. Great characters, great battles and a brilliant narrative performance. Definitely worth the listen, just be sure to give it a few chapters to warm up.

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Entertaining read of an entertaining story :)

It was a nice straight forward action adventure story that was well told. It was fun to hear all the different voices from the storyteller.

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  • 12-11-18

Soooo One Sided!

I am sitting here in awe at just how one sided this book was. I really like black library books but this was single handedly the worst one Ive ever experienced. Narrator was great as always, but unless you want to listen to a story about the stormcasts bullying their way through Nurgles garden, stay far far away. Its a boring and fairly repetitive story and I never felt that any of the named stormcasts were ever in any danger....... just really bad

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  • 25-01-19

Well Written Hammerporn

Reynolds has the rare talent, shared to date only by C. L. Werner, to write Nurgle spectacularly. That makes it a shame that he completely neuters him in the same breath. It's well-written no doubt (outside of the Deus ex machina), but it's also noblebright hammerporn where the good guy wins with no loss or even real damage sustained. They go against a God in his own realm and come out shining and pretty with a good story to tell back at home with all of their friends.

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  • 27-05-18

Unless your a stormcast fan. This can be meh...

The battles are so one sided in the stormcasts's favor that it removes any sense of danger for the characters that would normally make these kind of books interesting or suspenseful. Feels like a missed opportunity. I gave it 3 stars solely for the reader. I loved the way he voiced Gutrot.

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  • 23-04-21

Characters are fantastic

At first I didn't like the Stormcast, but I had the boom and I figured I'd read it. And boy, when I tell you the characters I their book are great I truly mean it. I didn't really like nurgle or Stormcast going into this book, and now The Stormhost of the Hallowed Knights and the Nurgle followers of specifically The order of the Fly are some of the most compelling and engaging characters I've read in quite a while.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-20

Thrilling

This book adds so much meat and bones to the plague garden. Through a journey into the very realm of Chaos. Diverse and imaginative this book could make a hit movie trilogy in of itself.

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  • Daniel
  • 25-04-19

Predictable, not worth my time.

Go replay an old videogame or bing-watch cartoons with the time you save: it will be just as productive.

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  • Slohcin
  • 27-01-22

An amazing adventure with thrilling characters

I've seen some reviews criticizing this book for having no threat due to overpowered characters. while I can see where they are coming from I fully disagree. This book had me on the edge of my seat time and time again. If you like the Stormcast Eternals give this book a chance. You won't regret it.

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  • joseph frank
  • 28-10-21

ONLY THE FAITHFUL!

Salutations,

Recently got into Warhammer Age of Sigmar. This book brings to life those little models. Gardus Steelsoul really is that in this book, also cast light onto these statuesque warriors and the trails that awaits them in Papa's Garden. Truly felt as if I had traversed the garden myself and am about to don silvered Sigmarite armour.

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  • Aaron Ridgley
  • 28-01-21

A story made worse by the protagonists

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The voice actor was great. Fun side characters like the corrupted knights and Gutrot Spume. Interesting details about Nurgle’s garden and the realm of chaos.

What I didn’t like:
The protagonists are utterly unlikable. Their constant droning and stoicism is an utter bore. Also, there is a complete lack of consequences. You never feel like the characters are in real peril as you wait for the next miraculous intervention to happen.

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  • Darryl Parks
  • 06-01-21

Great fun, Noble heros and entertaining villains.

My first Age of Sigmar audiobook : I'll admit I struggled a little with the first section, but once the story got going I really enjoyed it. Reynolds gives even the villains depth and humanity, it's nice work.

Ironically, probably my biggest criticism is that the big bad at the end is kinda flat. By contrast, I'd read a book solely about Gutrot Spume, who's a very fun antagonist.