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Lorgar: Bearer of the Word

Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 5
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 5, The Horus Heresy, Book 5, Primarchs: The Horus Heresy
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

On the world of Colchis, mighty religions rule a decaying society in the name of absent gods - until the arrival of Lorgar. Primarch, prophet, leader of destiny, the Golden One is raised by Kor Phaeron, priest of the Covenant, to be his weapon in a quest for power.

As religious war spreads across the planet, spearheaded by the Brotherhood of Lorgar, the primarch is plagued by visions of the future and the coming of the Emperor. To find his place in this new order, he must reach balance between the teachings of his adopted father, Kor Phaeron, and the fate that he knows awaits him among the stars.

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Like a good 'making of' documentary

Lorgar is definitely one of the more interesting of the Traitor Nine and has been blessed with some excellent writing in the course of the series. An erudite and scholarly man who in another lifetime would have remained a priest who ultimately engineers far more insanity than any of the other fallen Primarchs.

It helps a lot to have read about the events of Monarchia in 'The First Heretic' to place Lorgar in the context of this novella. That said, there are no real revelations in this book and nothing to advance the story of the Heresy

What you get then is a very good history of Lorgar's early life with Kor Phaeron and a good understanding of Colchis. As a character I find Lorgar fascinating and this book is ideal for me - atmospheric, slow-paced and full of detail, it really helps to understand the mind of Lorgar and determine if he was always going to fall to the Ruinous Powers or he had a choice. Not essential reading by any means but a most worthwhile one.

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Great story, sheds light on Lorgar's past

Great story and writing, this is what the Primarch series should be, stories on the past of the primarchs before the Great Crusade. My only complaint is that it could have been somewhat longer, it would have been great if the arrival of the Emperor would have been covered as well. Oh, and Khor Pharon is a very bad human being. :)

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brilliant

well read and good story from the beginning.
tells the whole story from being found as a child up to being found not like the other primach books that I was hoping would be more like this one.

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More about Kor Phaeron

This is a solid book, very reminiscent of Biblical stories (as you might expect from the Word Bearers), especially Moses, and a little bit of David (of David v Goliath, fame).

The story revolves around Kor Phaeron as much as it does about Lorgar; how he found him and treated him as a child, and ow that plays on his mind as Lorgar is older and leading his legion.

Don’t expect too much action, as it’s about the developing faith and relationship of Lorgar and Kor, and the power dynamic between a Demi God and a demagogue.

Jonathan Keeble is on form as always!

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  • 04-10-19

Title should be Kor Phaeron: Sneaky Snake

This like a few other of the books in this series is a lot less about the primarch the book is titled about than what you would initially hope for. I mean the book is titled Lorgar. It would be like picking up a book titled BATMAN and then the whole story is about Alfred Penniworth and his relationship with Bruce Wayne.

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  • Daniel Coffin
  • 03-04-20

Awesome Origin Story

I loved exploring Lorgar’s arrival on Colchis and learning how Kor Phaeron has laid the seeds for the Heresy ages before anyone suspected...

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  • Alex heinrichs
  • 21-01-20

Good Start for lorgar

if you want to know lorgar listen to this. the performance is very good too.

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  • Jrorschach
  • 26-11-19

Heed the truth!

One of my favorites in the primarch series, a good place for the books to start at the beginning.

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  • Amazon-O
  • 27-06-19

Slow Start, Rushed Ending

It’s neat to get some backstory on Lorgar and his upbringing, such as it is. However, the book totally skips exploring his motivations for eventually rejecting the Emperor - it’s almost like the author ran out of ideas and decided to wrap it up suddenly. Worth it if you get a monthly credit and don’t have anything else to buy.

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  • JoAnn Becker
  • 12-06-18

takes a while to get going (but it's worth it)

first few chapters are pretty slow but it gets good later on if you can make it.

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  • Eric
  • 25-12-17

Love Gav

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It was good, but Lorgars origin didn’t impress.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Lorgars home world sucks. It’s sort of a dune rip, sand critters and all. Wild religions. I just wanted Lorgar to be from a more complex society.

Which scene was your favorite?

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Did Lorgar: Bearer of the Word inspire you to do anything?

ThwHoris Heresy Books are abusing fans. From the Istvan massacre to book 46... 46? Who the hell writes a 6 book series? I’m a wh40k fan, but this book inspired me to edit for fans, not for profit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-08-19

Weaker of the Book series.

It’s not a book on Logar. It’s more about Kor and that just makes it a bit weaker in my opinion. Wanted more on Logar.