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Summary

An Aeldari audio drama.

Tasked with a vital mission for Eldrad Ulthran and Primarch Guilliman, Yvraine and her Ynnari head to a place of great power: the Black Library itself.  

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It's the first Aeldari-based Warhammer 40,000 fiction to take place after the Gathering Storm and sees the Ynnari on a mission that will aid both their race and mankind's Imperium in the darkest of days.  

The story:

Fell is the Hand of Darkness, a relic of great evil. Seeking to rob the powers of Chaos of this relic and bend fate to the favour of order, Yvraine of the Ynnari and the mysterious yet deadly Visarch lead a host of Aeldari on a quest to steal it. To reach it, however, they must first beseech the aid of the Black Library. Only then will Yvraine and her warriors have even the slightest chance to slip through the Garden of Nurgle and from there to the Plague Planet and the Whispering Tower of Mortarion, where the Hand of Darkness surely resides.

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

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Short but decent WH40K book.

Great narrating and a good story centred on the Eldar in the black crusade.

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Great audiobook

This is another great story by Gav Thrope and the story is great and very interesting.

The narrator is perfect as well.

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Enjoyable enough for 40k fans.

The characters felt a little flat, eldrad, the supposed most powerful psyker in the galaxy, sounded like a scared child for the single scene he was in when having to talk to guilliman.

The sound effects honestly didn't add much to the story. I would have preferred without.

All in all, a fairly "meh" story which tries to do too much in an hour and as a result lacks depth.

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  • Dickens Lindley
  • 08-07-21

I hope all audiobooks start copying audiobook way.

Multiple voice actors (idk what they are called), reading this out together? I wish they would do this for all audiobooks!

short but a good listen.

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  • paganpop
  • 30-06-21

great story, but too short

great story but it was too short. just as you get invested in the story, it is ended.

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  • Gerald
  • 04-09-20

A nice little treat

I enjoyed this novel, or more or less, audio drama, but it is too short.

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  • Michael C Redl
  • 24-02-20

Great!

Great book. I wish they had done the audio like this for all audio books. Well performed by all the voice actors.

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  • Tazirai
  • 22-09-19

Yannari revealed.

It had an abrupt ending, but it gave us an insight into the Yannari purpose and into Yvraine herself. Still one of the better Eldar stories.

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  • Sam Breitenbauch
  • 03-09-19

The ending was abrupt. But I enjoyed it still.

I know that audio dramas in this setting At least are generally short. So I that being said. He'll of a fast ending even considering the few others I have heard.
otherwise I am satisfied. And enjoyed the story As well As the performances given

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  • Nathaniel
  • 28-08-19

Space elf magic!

But demon seagulls are the most British thing I've heard of! Definitely worth a listen, but don't expect the best slice of lore.