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Many are the sagas of Leman Russ, Lord of Winter and War, most fearsome of the Emperor's primarch sons. At the height of the Great Crusade, his Space Wolves fight to bring the rebel world of Dulan to compliance.

Enraged by the defiance of the tyrant Durath, Russ has pledged to strike him down personally - but his brother Lion El'Jonson of the Dark Angels advises more caution. With the might of two Legions arrayed against Durath, tensions nevertheless run high, and the rivalry between the Wolf and the Lion threatens to engulf them all.

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Not really a Primarch story.

Overall this is a great listen/read, well voiced and acted and very atmospheric.
I was hoping it would be more about Leman himself as the story of the great wolf king. not a lore story which every 40k fan knows.
very enjoyable but not what I was expecting.

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Vylka Fenryka

Jonathan Keeble is one of my favourite narrators of the Warhammer series, he performs well and makes them worth listening to. Thank you

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Brilliant

Excellent Narrating, couldn’t stop listening. Never been a Wolfs Fan, but this book has left me Baying for ‘Russ’!!!!

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Great book, but be caoutious!

Beware, there are SPOILERS for The Horus Heresy! As it is usual with the Warhammer books, this was is superb, in terms of writing and narration. Jonathan Keeble is on of th best. But, if you are like myself somewhere in the middle of The Horus Heresy sequel, be wary of the last chapter. There are some SPOILERS! at the end, and I found myself regretting going through it and depriving myself of some unexpected eventualities in it. So, I hope my experience will prevent his happening to someone else.

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Love it

Always being a fan of spacewolves but this book it's pretty amazing! I like the story the narrator and how explained the feud between space wolves and dark angels

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Not all that much time with Leman

Considering the name of the book is Leman Russ the Great Wolf you spend a surprising amount of time following the Lion... There are some great interactions between the two Primarch's and if you are interested in Lemans take on the Wolfan then this is defo a read for you.
Overall I would say if you are big into Space Wolves then this is a cool insite into the Primarch.

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Holy sh*t!

What an amazing story about the rivalry between the Wolf King and the Lion! The narration by Jonathan Keeble makes it so much better too!

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Best in Primarch Series

Great listen with balance between focus on Leman/ Legion and general Heresy timeline, would recommend

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for russ

wicked if you like the wolves you'll love this cant wait to start the next one

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So good

Awsome book! alredy lisend to it 4 time this week, hah! If you are a fan of warhammer you will be happy 10/10

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  • Mat Brown
  • 11-01-21

Character Introduction

Chris Wraight, my favorite 40k author, does excellent work introducing the nature of the Space Wolves chapter and contrasting it with that of the other space marine chapters. The character of Leman Russ is made complex and nuanced while also allowing us to experience his rage and fury. This book doubles my enthusiasm for the rest of The Primarchs books. Also the narrator is outstanding.

Favorite quote:
"He spoke with a voice that was suffused with a patina of epochal sadness."

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  • Mechizawa
  • 09-12-20

Good even if you dont like Spc Wlves or Drk Angels

I'm not a fan of all that's written about Space Wolves, and ESPECIALLY all the secrecy crap with Dark Angels. But this is a good book that is not filled with Bolter Porn, and mostly just good character development for Russ and the Lion.

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  • Michael C Redl
  • 04-03-21

Great story.

Starts off slow, and is kind of like, I want to know about Russ, but it actually sets up the story very well. Very good insight into the sons of russ. Voice actor is excellent, he can really drive home the excitement in the story.

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  • Mr. Troy
  • 07-08-20

Howl with the Wolf King

Always great to hear about Russ and the history of the Wolves of Fenris. Hope we get to see him again in the 40k timeline soon.

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  • Dusty
  • 18-06-21

one of my fav warhammer books!

I loved every moment of the battles, the lore, and the character builds in this! worth every penny!

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  • dante
  • 02-06-21

best 40k novel I have

I run space wolves so I may sound biased but this story is as beast as Leman Russ is...For Russ and for the Allfather!

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  • T. Herman
  • 27-05-21

Great Primarch Book

Listened to about half the primarch books and this is the best one so far. Not really a fan of space wolves or Russ but couldn’t help but enjoy it. Lots of The Lion in this too. Chris Wraight is underrated.

I’d you’re planning on reading the other primary books I’d say the next best is Curze and then Alpharius.

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  • alisha
  • 22-05-21

Fantastic

nothing else to say was a fantastic read just wish it didn't have to end

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  • Scott
  • 14-05-21

Excellent

There is more insight into The Lion in this book than there is in the actual Primarchs book featuring him. The author chose to tell the origin of the honor duals that happen between the Wolves and the Angels in this book and I really enjoyed it.

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  • Michael F Tindall JR
  • 04-05-21

Not engaging in the slightest.

it's a slow drag, that even features Russ getting humbled by the Lion. Plus, no real wording or content with the Emperor but passing mentions.