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Mark of Faith

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Summary

An Adepta Sororitas novel.

In the wake of the war for Ophelia VII, Battle-Sister Evangeline of the Order of Our Martyred Lady embarks on a crusade into the darkness that lies beyond the Great Rift, seeking vengeance and revelation, but surviving the journey will only be the first and most simple test of her faith. 

Listen to It Because: Delve into Imperium Nihilus with a tale of faith and fury that looks at the nature of the Adepta Sororitas and their place in the new Dark Imperium.  

The Story: With the birth of the Cicatrix Maledictum the Imperium of Mankind suffers as never before. Conflict and corruption is rife on every front and precious little hope remains, save for those who hold to their faith when faced with destruction.... 

Denied a martyr’s death during the battle for Ophelia VII, Sister Evangeline of the Order of Our Martyred Lady is blessed with a new and grave duty: to embark on a pilgrimage beyond the Great Rift to recover a precious and powerful artefact - the Shield of Saint Katherine. Accompanied by the enigmatic Inquisitor Ravara, who seeks her own closure in the veiled regions beyond the Rift, Evangeline must find a way to bear the weight of this unasked-for destiny if she and her Sisters are to succeed in restoring a fragment of light to this new dark Imperium. 

Written by Rachel Harrison.

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

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Rushed recording?

The worst thing was the mispronunciations and just outright misread words, for example "sounded" rather than "sundered" and so on. This doesn't live up to the usual standard expected from Black Library. I think the narrators may also be new to the source material (not a bad thing in itself) but lacked any guidance, as a lot of words unique to W40k were pronounced incorrectly, or differently each time.

I think the narrators tried to make a decent effort of putting some live and emotion into the characters, but it often fell flat.

The story was, in my opinion, just above average. The greatest moments of the book are in the middling sections. There was such a climax in the middle of the story that it was kind of all downhill towards the end.

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Great Book, voice acting of one of readers can be.

...OTT book very listenable when actor not chewing the scenery, well written, in first person.

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Great

This is a great audiobook and I always love the inqusition and the battle sisters so this is an amazing combination.

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Good start, poor execution

The Narration lets the book down with mispronunciations, and singing which are a bit jarring when listening on headphones.

Some of the Sisters in the book don't feel genuine characters, and the ending was a complete let down.

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so an inquisitor and a martyr walk into a bar...

narration was my only problem with this book, the story is what you would expect from a sisters book - suffering, bolter porn and zealotry. definitely worth a read if you like the three things mentioned, but if you are used to space marine novels maybe skip this one

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A bit underwhelming

Story was a bit slow and predictable. Narration/pronunciation a bit questionable at times. Some outright mispronounciations or mistakes. Overall not up to the usual standard. The climax was underwhelming and the narration though it tried failed to be very engaging and did not quite convey high emotion to the listener.

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Whining Sisters of little faith!

The main Narrator sounds like a depressed kids presenter. The story is humourless, relentless, and dour; tedious beyond words.

If you like listening to endless self-absorbed whining from so called "Battle" sisters then this is the book for you. If you want back story, interesting characters, or philosophical musings and moral dilemmas aka Josh Reynolds then you won't find that here. Not even bolter porn trash. Avoid.

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  • Kenneth seyfert
  • 26-01-20

Needs a Sequel

Excellent multiple narrations, even better story would like to read another all I can say spoiler free.

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  • David
  • 15-01-20

LGBTQ+ reoresentation in Warhammer!

Besides being a really fun warhammer adventure book, with appropriate amounts of "bolter porn" (ie: well described badassery), it's nice to see positive LGBTQ+ representation in a warhammer novel, instead of just being "deviant vampires" or "deviant slaanesh cultists" or even being seen as "not normal". Instead we have a scifi badass adventure story full of a very ethnically diverse characters with LGBTQ+ characters too in the main cast with all the same boons and flaws of any warhammer protagonist. I'd love to see more like this in the future. <3

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  • Taylor
  • 07-01-20

It’s a decent read for a Sisters of Battle book

The story plays out like a rollercoaster. When it gets going, it flows well. Though there are several slow points in the book.

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  • Trond
  • 03-01-20

The end ruined it

I mostly enjoyed the story up until the last hour and a half when i went definetly downhill

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  • chris
  • 15-12-19

no more

I can do without the singing. That was really annoying. everything else was great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-19

Love! <3

Amazing story and stellar performance. Might be the best voiced audiobook I've heard the whole year. At times it felt more like audiodrama even. The emotions, the beautiful singing voice... Some scenes just brought me to tears.

Story is also everything I ever wanted in story about Sisters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-20

For our Lady

This novel was a great listen and it really got me more interested in the sisters sororitas.

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  • Matt Reed
  • 15-02-20

There are better stories

Struggled through this book. Definitely not something I should have listened to right after Eisenhorn and Ravenor series. Didn't like the Inquisitor right off the bat. Did not really care for any of the characters and the singing threw me off.

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  • troyburns2
  • 09-02-20

Okay...Great and Meh

The singing was a big turn off. But the story was great. A fresh perspective on an inquisitor. Character development was good. The emperor loving supernatural faith was very present and fun at times. All in all a good listen; great at times, meh at others.

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  • David Maple
  • 22-01-20

Bolter & Faith action in 42 M Dark Impeiurum!

Tales of Ophelia 7 and the story told through the eyes of battle sister Evalaglene was done rather well. It gave us insight into the SOB more as warrior nuns they should be and not the mindless zealots a lot of stories have them depicted as. The conclusion of the story left me wanting after the mysteries were revealed at the end of the book. Some character's should have met a less kinder fate while others deserved a heck of a lot better. Not shipping themselves out to die because of a seemingly contrivance (of faith). Almost as if were being forced to exit stage left.