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Summary

Fell times have come to the galaxy. Cadia has fallen, destroyed by the onslaught of Chaos. A Great Rift in the warp has opened, and from its depths spew daemons and the horrors of Old Night. But all hope is not lost.... A hero, long absent, has returned, and with him comes the wrath of the Ultramarines reborn.

Roboute Guilliman has arisen to lead the Imperium out of darkness on a crusade the likes of which has not been seen since the fabled days of the Emperor. But never before have the forces of Ruin amassed in such numbers, and nowhere is safe from despoliation. From the dreaded Scourge Stars come the hordes of the Plaguefather, Lord Nurgle, and their pustulent eye is fixed on Macragge. As the Indomitas Crusade draws to an end, Guilliman races to Ultramar and a confrontation with the Death Guard.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Gripping Advancement in the Grim Dark.

Although at times a shameful advertisement for new Games Workshop product Dark Imperium still manages to captivate and entertain.
A Primarch has returned to lead the fight back against his traitorous brethren and the forces of the Dark Gods of Chaos.
Dark Imperium not only provides insight into one of the Emperors loyal sons it's allows us to glimpse into the mindset of the new stronger better equipped Primaris Marines and highlights just what the Imperium of man has become in the 10K years since the Emperor was installed on the golden throne.
Great listen and a credit well spent.
I am a happy chappy now that Black Library has come to Audible.

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really enjoyable!!

fantastically performed audiobook and enjoyable story. please make more of the same black Library !!!!

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Brilliant.

I am not a reader so thought it best to try an audio book. and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the experience. The book itself kept me captivated. it's my first 40k book and it is a good starting point for newer 40k players interested in the state of the new 8th edition universe. the narrator was very good. Well worth the listen.

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Good but a lot of pointless unfinished arcs.

Good but a lot of pointless unfinished arcs.

Several elements spun that seem made to be in the book ultimately lead to nothing. Disappointing from an otherwise good book.

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Good if you like this sort of thing...

Primaris Space Marines are bigger/better than "normal" ones... That's the consistent theme of this book.

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Nothing really happened...

This book was a struggle and nothing really happens. I will admit that chapter 12 was interesting and answered a few questions but otherwise I feel you can skip this book.

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Awesome book

I left the last chapter for days as I didn't want the book to end

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Great book.

This is a really good book with some amazing voice acting. My only complaint is that there appears to be a little too much filler compared to similar books from the series.
Other than that i thoroughly recommend this audio book.

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OK

Same old same old, if you like 30k/40k books this is right up your alley. If you get tired of the severity and seriousness that the setting can layer on, skip this.

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Good But a struggle to finish

Would you listen to Dark Imperium again? Why?

I would listen again to pick out some of the details of the reordering of the imperium during the time after Guilliman returns but only for research.

What other book might you compare Dark Imperium to, and why?

Comparable to some of the heresy books that layout history and focus less on the conflict

Have you listened to any of John Banks’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

There is only war!

Any additional comments?

A good listen overall but I struggled to keep invested in the story. Really good for those who wish to know what happened after the events of Guillimans Return

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-18

new 8th edition lore, 10/10

loved it. how they portray Guilliman does him justice. definitely worth reading if your just now getting into 40k

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  • Kyle
  • 13-05-18

Awesome power of the Imperium.

I loved it, like the emperor loves mankind. Great pacing throughout the book. Exciting moments and some filler into the grimdark. Enjoy!

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  • MacThePC
  • 07-07-18

An ad? Feels like it.

Shallow, felt like an ad for the new miniatures. There was nothing that was surprising, and was written almost like a fan fiction. It's understandable why as the novel was released with the new product line of miniatures that ushered in 8th edition 40k.

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  • Seth Childers
  • 23-06-18

Amazing

Very great and detailed addition to the warhammer universe. If you love warhammer, you should definitely pick this up

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-18

Marvelous Adventure

So enjoyable and so captivating, the story is awesome and a great insight into guilimans psyche..

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  • Triken
  • 15-06-18

great book, sadly does not give good intro <br />

did not describe events leading up to start of book. not necessarily bad, just wish there was more sorry in the beginning

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  • Kairos
  • 14-06-18

truly epic!

great book. the character of guilliman is a wonder to behold. seriously buy this book.

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  • Blake Stevens
  • 12-06-18

yaaa its pretty good.

is it good? ya! I mean if your into this sort of thing is say ya ya might think its good. on a scale from one to ten I'd say its pretty boob

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  • Mike
  • 09-05-18

My First Warhammer Experience

I'm new to this universe and 'Dark Imperium' was the first of surely many Warhammer books I will listen to and read. Guy Haley's writing goes beyond what I expected, and the story of Roboute Guilliman has shown me this is a universe I will surely dive deeper into.
Don't expect ever chapter to be filled with action- but you're in for a turn or too, perhaps some surprises. The descriptive parts following the lords of chaos makes me want to see what else the author has to offer in the 40k Universe. I will surely be looking into more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-04-18

If you're a fan of any space opera

Ive heard about 40k for sometime now, but ignored it for whatever reason. After stumbling upon a political podcast where the host based his ideology on the lore of 40k I had to give it a chance. If you're a fan of enders game, star trek, star wars and haven't looked into 40k you have been missing out. This is my first 40k book. I'm not sure where in the time line it sits, but the depth and detail to the 40k universe is unique and complex unlike any space opera. Typically Im not a fan of supernatural or mystical content seen in whatever story includes elves. 40k has its own take on the dark other world seen in the likes of hell raiser and event horizon while blending the nightmare future of a brave new world, gatica and iron heart. I enjoyed every moment of this book. I'm a 40k nerd now.