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Horusian Wars: Incarnation

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: Horusian Wars, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Summary

Darkness approaches Dominicus Prime, a literal Season of Night that brings with it portents, madness and strange happenings. Standing alone as a beacon against the darkness is the Monastery of the Last Candle, a temple to the holy light of the Emperor. As the bishops and the cardinals vie for power and influence, a crisis looms among the Pilgrim Drift who are starving in their droves. Discord is rife, and there are whispers of a rising cult, one committed to blood and horror. 

Into this political powder keg comes Inquisitor Covenant and his followers. Drawn to the shrineworld by the prescience of the Emperor's Tarot, they come seeking the agents of the Triumverate, a sect of Horusians bent on power themselves. It is the belief of Covenant that these radicals seek an incarnation, nothing less than a divine vessel, a living saint. To what end, he can only surmise, but Covenant knows it cannot bode well. He must deny the Horusians at any cost. The fate of the very sector may be determined by it.

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Not great..

Really struggled to follow some parts of this story and was lost a few times with characters. Strange jumps in the narrative that weren't really made clear. I don't actually know what the overall ending was.. I'm sure I'm missing some bits..
Some good parts with demonic descriptions etc but pretty weak overall.

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Don't bother.

The story is phoned in, worse the story constantly jumps form character viewpoints with no chapter breaks or much in the way of warning making it nearly unlistenable.

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Good Sequel

Good Sequel to the first book. John Banks is always good at narrating and doesn't disappoint.

John French does a great job of building an ever complex story.

only negative is the lack of character development and depth for new characters. They seem almost disposable.

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great story can be a little disorienting

great second part to the story and slowly builds throughout, slightly disorienting switching between characters as it does listening to the story however once you get used to it you can feel the switch between plot points and characters and the story really drives home in the last third of the book, huge reveal at the end ! looking forward to the next installment!

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  • gc
  • 25-08-18

No Eisenhorn or Ravenor

Covenant is the most boring member if the Inquisition I have read. He is not particularly interesting.

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  • Jeremy E
  • 26-04-19

not good

of all the black library books I've listened to, this is about the worst. characters are too flat, and can become confused. too many arcs that all just dont work well together. felt forced.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-02-19

disappointing

jumps around too much
Violet so humanised is made absurdly weak barely fuctional
let down
struggle to finish Violet's guard has cool a moment

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  • Kirill
  • 24-08-18

Very mediocre!

Big fan of Inquisition... purchased this book because of that. Was very disappointed. Storyline is very confusing, characters are not well developed. Feels like “Horusian” theam was an afterthought for the author.

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