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Heralds of the Siege

The Horus Heresy, Book 52
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 52
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

A galaxy burns and brother turns on brother as the conflict brought about by a beloved son’s betrayal reaches its fateful end. The Warmaster Horus has triumphed. His massive fleet at last nears Terra and the patriarchal Throne of his hated father. Many have fallen to bring this moment about; their tales are the ashes upon which the Heresy was born and prospered. Others have played their own small parts, drops in an ocean of war and blood. 

None of it matters. 

Terra looks to the skies as it raises its defences. Armies muster, heroes raise their swords, citizens cower. The war is coming. And nothing can stop it.

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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Excellent selection of stories

Heresy anthologies have lately been a hit-and-miss affair packed with more filler than anything else. Heralds of the Siege marks a welcome return to form, and many rewards for those who've stayed the course. The stories are no longer filling in time to get from point to point, and really, truly finding new character beats and nuances in long-established figures.

Even the venerable Jonathan Keeble is upping his considerable game: his portrayal of Leman Russ borders on Brian Blessed levels of unhinged awareness and truly polishes off an already excellent story. This one - Magisterium - finally gives Constantin Valdor a real voice, and brings a much greater understanding of the Custodes beyond just plain arrogance.

As with all anthologies there's one or two duds; Matthew Hunt in particular hasn't quite grasped the 30k lexicanum but it's early days and those jarring pronunciations should be soon hammered outyl. As with the last few Heresy novels the pace seems to be renewed, with authors such as Thorpe, Wraight and French once again stepping up to the mark where only Abnett or McNeill would previously tread. Worth buying indeed.

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Great collection of short stories

Most flesh out the end of other stories. e.g. Exocytosis takes place right after Angels of Caliban.
The performance was outstanding. I particularly loved the thunder legion part with Matthew Hunt.

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The build up to the seige begins

Really good stories fantastically read. One of the stories a little bit weak and another I'd heard before but adds tension and insight into the final stage of the heresy

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a bit boring

some atories are awsome, like the last one, others....well not so much. jonathan keeble greate like always

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good addition to the lore

excellent narration as always a few slower stories but the last 1 made it all worth while

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short story's

there is one big problem with a lot of short story's, some are a lot better than others.

this is the same here didn't really enjoy some others I did.

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  • Tony Gamino
  • 19-02-19

Riveting epics entreched with fathomless depth

Another well crafted masterpiece. Belongs in an opera house. Kudos to those who helped in this project. Would love to hear this group do an adaptation of the Word Bearers Omnibus by Anthony Reynolds. Death to the Corpse Emperor!!! Glory to the True Gods!!!

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  • Alpharius77
  • 09-06-19

Great Book!

This one goes quick! "The Board is Set" was AMAZING!
Jonathan Keeble is hands down one of the best narrators for GW and the Black Library, matched only by Gareth Armstrong in my opinion. This one will not disappoint you. This one creates the sense in the listener that a great and Epic story is coming to a close. What ever will we do when the Horus Heresy series ends? 🤔

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-01-19

The board is set , the pieces are moving

not bad , can't wait for the siege of terra to begin. narration is great. , I'd say save one or two I enjoyed all these stories . the Emperor Protects

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  • John M. Borrini
  • 15-01-19

Amazing short stories

I really Enjoyed almost every aspect of these stories. great writing as always, great characters and the narration is superb. Any faults i.e mistakes in narration or writing is overshadowed by the story itself. if you are a fan of the 41st millennium this is a great book ah's i'd you are a fan of the 31st millennium this is even better for you. I highly recommend this novel to any Warhammer Fan.

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  • gc
  • 09-12-18

Short stories<br />

Short stories but all relevant to lead upfor Siege of Terra. Different narrator for one story was somewhat off putting

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