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Summary

Holy warbringer of the Legio Metalica, the Imperator Titan Casus Belli has routed armies and levelled cities over 10,000 years of service in the name of the Machine God. 

As war engulfs the Dark Imperium, this mechanical god of battle arrives to destroy the renegade armies and tech-priests of Nicomedua. At the head of a battlegroup of Titans, Imperial Knights and skitarii, Casus Belli must defeat tainted war engines, Traitor Legionnares and armies of cultists. 

While apocalyptic battles rage across the planet, a no less deadly battle unfolds within the Titan itself, as Magos Exasus, leader of the Casus Belli’s Tech-guard, must find and defeat the enemy within before their insidious plans come to fruition.

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

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Detailed titan inner struggle, despite author.

A bit Imersion shattering because of author insistence of showling non gender respect. Instead of letting the Caracter be itself. This led to my Imersion being broken every time this Caracter was referred to. Shame since other wise I love the story and detail of the titan innards.

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fantastic!

Cannot recommend "Imperator: Wrath of the Omnissiah" enough
- fantastic characters, great story, really clever play on words with genderless characters and all round really enjoyable... only downside... the story concluded, in a very good way but was left wanting to no what happens next for Ghelsa .

hoping you don't forget about her Gav Thorpe! :D

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Not what I wanted

So my issue steams from the fact I didn't really find the story that good, some decent twists but not entertaining, I was expecting it to be more about titan vs titan, almost a wrath of khan kind of book, but instead its about a genderless dominuss, and some tributie wasn't really about titan action, or definitely not enough for me.

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Enjoyable listen

really enjoyed listening to this. appreciate the narrator's skill in differentiating the varied characters and the story itself is great.

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Jarring at best

Well this was painful. At best this would be an okay story on par with most of Gav Thorpe's other works but the whole "gender" pronoun usage feels forced and overused, along with the mechanicus noosphere being buchered and feeling like it had been written by a five year old. As soon as any mechanicus member entered the story all sense of immersion was lost.

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PRONOUNS!!!

Amateurish writing due to the usage of too many pronouns being used and the backtracking to plug holes in the story.

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Boring

I’ve read over 100 48k and warhammer books and I’ve enjoyed the vast majority of them. This one while ok, never grabbed me and the main characters were very forgettable. It is narrated well enough. The story itself however really slow. Never given a negative review before but after slogging my way through this one I felt compelled to warn people. In conclusion narration good, characters forgettable and story not worth working through.

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An excellent story, with an excellent narrator

This is a fantastic book written by an extremely talented writer. The narrator is spectacular all the way through.

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Great book

Well written and performed. Gripping book that grabbed my attention from the start. Highly recommend.

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What a great listen

A great story, well read and baught to life. Well worth your time and attention.

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  • George Vanderslice
  • 09-06-18

Casually Heretical

[I do apologize for any misspelling of character names in the following review. Being an audiobook, I cannot conclusively discern the correct spelling.]

In general, this book is interesting (if very flawed), as it gives an account of the larger crew of an Imperator titan, instead of focusing on the command crew like most other material focused on the forces of the Collegia Titanica.

I was excited at first as I listened, as I am a huge fan of the Collegia Titanica (it is probably my most favored faction in the franchise), but my excitement waned as I heard what I interpreted as heresy committed by even "loyal" characters. These acts are rarely even recognized as techno-heresy in the book itself, and, if they are, the acts are swiftly ignored / forgotten. Other parts directly contradict established canon, such as Magos Exasus claiming that most tech-priests forgo their gender identity and organic brains when they reach a certain level of augmentation, even tho it has been established that tech-priests do retain their organic minds and humanity to differentiate themselves from heretical A.I. constructs (this includes their born gender identity, as in all Tech-Priests have previously referred to themselves as "himself" or "herself"). While I do applaud the book's attempts to be more inclusive to transgender persons, it is done very poorly here. I'd have suggested that, while making the Magos a "non-binary" person, do not attempt to try and describe it as the norm among the ranks of the Mechanicus. The book uses terms such as "Vis, Ver, Verself, etc to refer to Magos Exasus, but this only serves to be rather distracting and forced. Lastly, this book portrays the Magos as having the ability to reprogram Skitarii and even take direct control of lesser Tech-Priests as if they were only automata themselves (even referring to some Tech-Priests as "it" as if they were objects instead of persons), both of which conflict with established canon of Skitarii and Tech-Priests still having human minds and free-will.

One of the main characters is a lowly Tributii named Gelsa, essentially a low-class mechanic. This is a focus rarely seen in 40k, as generally the lowest we get would be a guardsman (who are atleast still combatants). I was pleased to see that Gelsa is described as a "dark skinned female", indicating someone of Afro ethnicity, another very rare sight in 40k, even more so as a main character. I think she is handled very well for the vast majority of the book. She starts out as a non-combat trained person, but as the book goes on and she is exposed to combat, she quickly learns how to fight just to survive. My only real issue I have with her is that some of her actions (and the actions of characters near her) played out almost like something from a children's book in very cringe worthy ways.

I don't think I can recommend this book, unless you are a far more casual fan of the Collegia Titanica (and Adeptus Mechanicus as a whole). I purchased it due to being so interested in the Titan Legions, but part of me now regrets it due to its attempts at changing some lore revolving around the Adeptus Mechanicus.

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  • Speasy McNuggernauts
  • 25-10-20

The only 40k novel I've regretted purchasing

The entirely unnecessary pronoun nonsense made getting through this book an absolute chore, and compared to its predecessor in the series the story was pretty underwhelming.

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  • John Joe
  • 04-10-20

keep politics out of warhammer.

returned it 5 minutes in. painful to listen to snd misses key points of 40k lore.

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  • aaron
  • 07-04-20

Gender neutral Pronouns!

The use of gender neutral pronouns make parts of this book a little harder to follow. If I had known they would be in the book I wouldn't have bought it.

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  • Craig W Cormier
  • 27-10-20

Very hard to listen to.

I unfortunately found this story impossible to listen to due to the use of non-gendered pronouns for one of the main characters. I didn't think it would bother me, because I don't have a problem with reading characters written that way, but the audio was extremely distracting. I'll probably end up getting the ebook version of the story, as I was quite enjoying it up until that part.

the performance and story itself are both excellent, my problem is one of distraction with specific vocabulary choices.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-19

pale shadow of better books

lots of poorly fleshed out ideas that don't engage the reader. the protagonists are boring and are the focus rather than titans. disappointing for a 'titan' book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-03-19

Not good at all

John banks was fantastic but the author got a lot wrong with the lore and insisted on using pronouns that are made up. Adepts of Mars are still human, no matter how much they change there body, and humans are made up of two genders.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-10-18

but why?

I wasn't able to focus on this story at all and I do not know why.

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  • Upsetti Spaghetti
  • 17-09-19

Too distracting

I'm not biased against people who decide to be none gendered, and believe people should be called what ever they wish.

When it comes to listening to a story, I fpund the pronoun use to be highly distracting to listen too.

Also, from my understanding of back story, no adeptus mechanicus really consider gender in anything, so the choice of statement on gender for a mechanicus character seems a bit pointless. I was only able to listen to about a minute, so I cannot grade the story or performance.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-20

Decent story , meh proformance.

The peculiar need to use weird pronouns was cringe.
Story was ok, could have expanded more on a certain character of certain ordo. End fight was too short.

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