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Ruinstorm

The Horus Heresy, Book 46
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

Imperium Secundus lies revealed as a heretical folly. Terra has not fallen, though it remains inaccessible. Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion El’Johnson, the primarchs of the Triumvirate, must reach Terra at all costs. They seek to defend the Emperor and to atone for their sins.

But the Ruinstorm, a galaxy-wide maelstrom of chaos, hides the Throneworld from the primarchs. Now the fleets of three Legions depart Macragge, and the primarchs will stop at nothing to overcome the Ruinstorm. Yet an insidious enemy watches their every move, and plots against the weaknesses of the errant sons of the Emperor. Each has his own inner storm, and each marches towards his own ruin.

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Sentence after sentence of hyperbole.

Whilst the overall story of the book was good and tied some loose ends up, the execution was very poor. Every line was over the top, so when it got to some climaxes I was underwhelmed. the author forgets that less is more, and that the characters make the books compelling. the narrator was fantastic yet again. Final plot view without spoilers: the end with Kurze didn't make sense from a military standpoint even with the emphasis on fate.

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Honestly found it quite boring and not gripping.

Struggled with this book. I love the Horus Heresy Series but this one is my least favourite, feeling like its just pushing action down your throat for no reason other than action. I think it's the pacing I have issue with.

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One of the best in the HH series

I enjoyed this one thoroughly, in my opinion it's one of the best books in the series so far. The plot is advanced and even though most of what happens is known to any that are familiar with HH lore, it's written well and is exciting.

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great stuff

A good read. Well performed and makes Pythos mean something. makes me keen for the next one.

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An overblown mess

This novel should have been a novella at best. The author seemed to have an ending but had no solid story to get there. The language is a hyperbolic mess and it is full of set pieces that are so ridiculous in their scale that they lose any meaning as they vie to trump each other again and again.

I’m glad I can return the book and get my credit back because this novel is a chore that adds nothing of real worth to the series.
The voice actor does his best but I’d never listen to this bloated mess ever again.

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Good but quite overflowing with hyperbole

A lot of good and a lot of dull hyperbole. You definitely have to be on the right mood in order to fully enjoy this book. All in all a solid part of the whole.

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  • Kirill
  • 24-08-18

One of the worst book in HH series.

Was buying all HH books... Up to this point DA ones and Batttle for the Abyss were the worst books in this series, but I think this one can compete with them. If you do not read/listen to this book you are not going to miss anything. The story was as primitive as it can be... Very poor depiction of primarchs.

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  • Isaiah Cooper
  • 19-12-18

Decent

Not all Horus Heresy books were created equal. This one is on the better side. I preferred it to the last few Triumvirate/Empire Secundus books, and the Epilogue was great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-18

Time flew by listening to this book

loved it. Really moved the Hersey forward was left wanting more when it was over. any fan of Sanguines will love this book.

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  • Alpharius77
  • 06-03-18

Amazing!

Easily one of the best books in the Horus Heresy. Listen to it. This will not disappoint!

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  • Harris
  • 15-01-18

A very enjoyable book to hear

It was my first book with such a duration and I really enjoyed it. I heard it with breaks but always it took me seconds to get back to the climate of horus heresy and on what this book was all about