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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.

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

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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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what was that about.

found it very hard to keep up with, the story jumps around without warning.

has a few good parts but overall wouldn't recommend.

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Good listen if a little rambling in the middle

Great story with a few hit and miss points in the middle but otherwise good

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Absolutely no bloody idea what just happened

I have no idea what just happened or really what the story was. Characters appeared, events happened whatever the link was between them is anyone's guess. Liked the first book but this was a mess. Was a waste of the credit and I can only be thankful I didn't pay the full RRP

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Good second book

Covenant is probably the best inquisitor books I have read and the narration is superb, a lot of the twists are telegraphed but that did not detract from the overall story

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Poor reader

I find the characters relatable again this time around but i passed through it quickly with nothing memorable. The jumps between scenes is too short and frequent and so it becomes very difficult to follow what actually happens in the book. I will have to go through it again on a day i am not doing anything. I hope the next book fairs better in this regard

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 19-02-19

disappointing

jumps around too much
Violet so humanised is made absurdly weak barely fuctional
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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-20

Fantastic!

just a solit grimdark book, second in the horusian wars-series. Fantastic performance from the reader and a story that makes my eyes tear up and laugh out loud. 5/5.