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Knights of Macragge

Warhammer 40,000
By: Nick Kyme
Narrated by: Richard Reed
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

An Ultramarines novel.

Cast adrift on the tides of the warp, Ultramarines Captain Sicarius and his warriors come across a world plagued by a terrible foe - but if they stay to defeat this enemy, what will be the cost?  

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Captain Sicarius returns in a new novel from the author of Fall of Damnos! For the first time, discover what befell Sicarius when he was lost in the warp and how he survived.... 

The story:

The primarch Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines has returned in the galaxy’s hour of need, and all muster to his Indomitus Crusade to hold back the darkness. Amongst these heroes is Cato Sicarius, Master of the Watch and vaunted captain of Second Company. Disaster befalls Sicarius and his brave warriors as their ship, the Emperor’s Will, is lost to the hellish warp, its entire crew believed slain. But Sicarius endures, though he and his men are fighting for their very survival against the denizens of the Great Rift - the daemons and renegades of Chaos. 

Cast adrift and war-weary, hope appears too distant to grasp until the storm breaks at last and a strange world beckons. As the captain and a band of his chosen warriors descend to the surface seeking aid, they find an isolated land seemingly from an ancient era, one plagued by a terrible enemy. Sicarius will not see this world suffer and pledges his warriors to the world’s cause, determined to save it, whatever the cost.... 

But what is the dark secret harboured here, and what will it mean for the Ultramarines if they uncover it? Written by Nick Kyme. 

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Good in bits but hard to follow at time

The book tried to do too much when it was focused in the second half it was way better

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Great

Probably my favourite 40k book I've read. Tonnes of good character and twists. Fully recommended

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Excellent 1st half to the book really paints the grim reality of 40k and the sheer lack of hope just surviving very well. Handels the impact of being lost in the warp for 5 years on the normal imperial citizens quite well I was pleasantly surprised. Average to good middle however I felt slightly lack luster ending. The narrator does an excellent job though out the whole book outstanding performance easy to understand what hes saying and when hes switches character. *******************Spoilers********************** ( Final fight / crusendo should have been with the ork Warboss not what actually happened )

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That was far better than expected

Very enjoyable. The book actually feels like two books, first part has a horror/post apocalyptic vibe although hard to follow at times and the second was an unexpected medieval fantasy like scenario but really entertaining. It's pretty good.

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A great listen! Although, two books really.

Wonderfully read, with a decent variation in character voicing. Personally, I'm not a fan of Ultramarines being voiced with quite such an "aging British WWII veteran" but it is enjoyable anyway. The book does drag a bit in the middle. The two parts are linked very loosely and after part 1 there is a drop in pace that is then difficult to dig back into.

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An enjoyable listen a fun story and good performance. The first half has a survival horror vibe leading into a second half which feels like more of a fantasy feel a little jarring but I enjoyed it overall.

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A fresh and original story, and a great narrator

Great narration and great story. I was really surprised by the scenario. The narration kept me hooked, it felt almost like and audio drama. WE ARE MACCRAAAGE!

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Genuinely Surprising

There were several moments when I was surprised but the authors choices, in a good way.

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2nd half of story is great! First half lags a bit.

The story could have almost started only a little bit before the 2nd half of it begins and not much would have changed. Don't get me wrong there are some interesting parts, but it doesn't add too much to it. I would still recommend it if you're looking for something to fill the time/love ultramarines as the story does pick up to a fast pace.

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marvellous!!!

fantastic from start to finish and gives a really.good in sight to how the Ultramarines amd spqce.maromes.in general take their duty amd honour in their battles and out of battle

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-09-19

Narrator is great, book is not

So join a miscellaneous crew you don't and won't care about on a ship that is sailing for a place so awful they forgot to mention it, so they can do an important thing that you will never know, all while Cato Sicarius strokes his beard. But don't worry friends Cato and crew spend five years lost doing awesome things in the warp...which this book won't tell us either. Well fast forward to where hunger strikes, bafflingly bad decisions, vigorous beard stroking, and seminaked old men doing their best ju-on impressions are all the rage. Or don't, save that credit and get a good book like Eisenhorn.

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  • ThaSoulz
  • 02-11-19

Slow start, but a great listen!

Everything about this story was very high quality. Easy to follow and a pleasure to listen through.

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  • David Bordelon
  • 20-08-19

Shallow

Having just read Servants of the Throne, Eisenhorn, and Dark Imperium I was looking forward to getting some great insights into the Ultramarines post primarch return. Unfortunately this book mainly centers around actions scenes, gore, and people making bad decisions with no explanation behind it. If you like action and gore while never exploring plot or the setting deeply; this book could be for you. If you are looking for atmosphere beyond descriptions of blood and bodies, look elsewhere.

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  • Jacob
  • 20-10-20

such a great story

the first part of it gave a great horror story an turned to a story of fantasy an knighthood which reminded me of an old 90s movie calles the 13th warrior that had Antonio Banderas but with a great plot twist kinda wish they explore more about the bulkey knighted villain but I think it would had taken more of thw mystery from it but great listen

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  • Jacob Raun
  • 03-10-20

Well done, enjoyed the whole book!

Well done, it's not an over the top WAR! WAR! WAR! BATTLE! BATTLE! BATTLE! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! kinda book. Though of course there is still battles and fighting(especially in the beginning where it's basically a horror movie...book...audiobook, whatever! You know what I mean) it wouldn't be 40k if there wasn't fighting but it's more of a mystery novel compared to other 40k books. This is my first novel with the main being Cato Sicarius and it didn't really disappoint except in that it didn't show me why Cato is such a divisive character. I keep hearing that Cato is arrogant, OP, never loses, and always makes the best choices no matter what so I expected over the top heroics and shenanigans but he was laid back for the whole book. Now the cons and there's just a few. One being certain plot points aren't followed to resolution. Basically I want to know what happened to certain characters but the book never addresses this and I don't think there will be a follow up following these plot points. The second con is there's always a bigger fish(enemy) after they deal with the first fish. It gets kinda old when there's a bigger fish after the bigger fish after the bigger fish but just when I'm about to get annoyed about it the book address the problem and it's done. And finally there's a certain person that always seems to be there to save the day but the book also addresses this by the end as well so all is good and this novel was well done. I enjoyed to the end and even wanted more so if you want a break from all the intense battles and dismay this novel would be a good in between book to listen to. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-20

not exciting like the other warhammer books

I was disappoint...waste of money. no real big battle going on. no important people standing up and taking charge. I was s redbud on this.. I h have bought 15 of warhammer books and this is the only on me I didn't fall in love with

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-20

First ever low review of a 40k book

I was lost the entire time. I also felt that there was a few times that the story repeated itself. There was something off on the way this was written.

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  • Ralph R Hernandez
  • 10-09-20

Ultramarine Indominus Era

Diverse story having multiple coordinated plots and locations.. .I enjoyed it very much. A good book for audial listening.

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  • Taylor Sloat
  • 22-07-20

okay story

I really wish they would just get the guys from Dow II to do the voice acting.

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  • FmVilla1
  • 19-06-20

Knights of Macragge or Discounted 300?

a good listen... over bearing with the Spartan overtones... it felt like every known Greek, Roman, Spartan hero name was used in this. It was like listening to cheaper version of "300".