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Mark of Calth

The Horus Heresy, Book 25
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 25
Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

The Heresy came to Calth without warning. In just a few hours of betrayal and bloodshed, the proud warriors of the XIIIth Legion - Guilliman's own Ultramarines - were laid low by the treachery of their erstwhile brothers of the XVIIth.

Now, as the planet is scoured by solar flares from the wounded Veridian star, the survivors must take the fight to the remaining Word Bearers and their foul allies or face damnation in the gloomy arcology shelters beneath the planet's surface.

In the novella-length Calth That Was, Graham McNeill highlights the fateful encounter that will alter the destiny of Captain Ventanus and shape the face of the Ultramarines Chapter for 10,000 years to come. The battle for Calth is far from over.

©2013 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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Great but not the greatest

I genuinely love all of the Horus Heresy books but this one, although interesting, didn’t quite hit the mark for me. I saw some other reviews that said this collection was worth skipping but I don’t think that’s true. It fills in some of the gaps for the aftermath of Calth and it expanded on the story one of my favourite perpetuals.

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Anthologies are always a mixed bag.

There were some really exciting and interesting stories. A couple dragged, but the betrayal at Calth is one of the aspects of the horus heresy that I really enjoy reading about, so I do recommend it to fans. Newbies to the Horus heresy are better off starting at the beginning of the series.

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This book is a strange one...

This book is a strange one... several short stories some epic other totally life sucking. Last story was a curve ball that redeemed it a little.

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Wasted time

Mostly uniteresting and dull storys away from the plot Line. I Wish i had skipped this

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awesome

A great series of short stories filling in on the happenings of a number of different characters

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fantastic stories

loved it. multiple stories explain the war for calth and the fall out from it. will listen to again

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  • Ian Orovich
  • 01-10-18

Excellent Stories

i was put off by the other reviews but took the risk and was not disappointed. these stories fill in some gaps in between know no fear and other books in the series and the last 2 stories involving the athem and Ol Pierson give more human color and depth to the multi millennium conflict that is going "just as planned"

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-05-20

awesome

really good book I really like the battle for Calth. Anyone who likes the ultramarines will like this book. As for narrations I think J.K. hits it out of the park with his narrations he's the best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-19

Weaker of the series

There was one or two good stories but overall that could not save the book all together. Just a weak book.

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  • Devin
  • 18-03-19

Amazing Collection of Stories

An amazing collection of stories, some better than others, but none a disappointment. wonderful. don't skip

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  • Benjamin Garwood
  • 15-01-19

GREAT

Another excellent story with narration. it h as been sometime since I found a book series as well exrcuted. ty

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  • dave
  • 08-01-19

solid but not great

some strong stories but some weak as well. nice to see some returning characters worked back into the story.

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  • JasperJSA
  • 04-01-19

So so at best

Not the best in the series by a long shot! Not the worst either. Couple early short stories are decent, most of the middle can be skipped, and the last two are the best!

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  • Legion
  • 21-12-18

pretty good

Early stories are boring, after The underground war it really picks up. unmarked is incredible

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  • George Markham
  • 24-09-18

Wasn’t entertained

Out of all the Horus Heresy I’ve read or listened too this was the least entertaining. The performance was great. However it was the Word Bearers stories I found to be lacking.

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  • Noah
  • 11-12-17

Narrator matters

I have listened to quite a few different narrators now and believe me it really matters. Some of this book is superbly done. Other times when a different narrator is reading it is just ok.