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Legion: The Horus Heresy, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

A Great War is coming, and it will engulf the Imperium of Man. The Space Marines of the Alpha Legion, the last and most secretive of all the Astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the Imperial Army in a pacification campaign against strange and uncanny forces. But what drives the Alpha Legion? Can they be trusted, and what side will they choose when the Great War begins? Loyalties are put to the test, and the cunning schemes of an alien intelligence revealed, as the fate of mankind hangs in the balance.

©2008 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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    451 21/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic novel - whimsical narrator"

    Reading Dan Abnett is often like going abroad with a minimum understanding of the language. If you're willing to throw yourself in at the deeper ends, decipher a few words for yourself and wait for things to unfold, you savour the immersion that much more.

    A shame then that one of the outstanding Heresy novels is read in a tone more suited to a whimsical fantasy: indeed at times I was convinced it was Simon Prebble reading Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. While Abnett's novel is more complex and more subtle than some of the Heresy novels (Battle for the Abyss, Mechanicum) it's still pure space opera and deserves someone more adept at the voices of war. While the Legion themselves are given good enough voices, some of the Imperials veer between Carry On and Only Fools, always threatening to drop the listener out of the experience. Indeed at times one of the early characters is only moments away from tugging at his forelock and declaring "Gawd bless the Queen Mum". David Timson is a very good narrator and for the right material he's unbeatable - after listening to Fulgrim you can't imagine anyone else doing it justice. For Legion, he's just wrong.

    Luckily, as a good narrator can carry a lesser novel the reverse is true. Legion is for the most part a thriller, very much in the vein of early Frederick Forsyth. It's well structured, deftly written and filled with interesting and compelling characters. If Abnett has a weakness, its his fondness for deus ex machina (most of the early Gaunt's Ghosts novels) but here it truly plays to the novel's strength.

    As a standalone in the 40k universe it works extremely well, and as part of the Heresy its up there with Fulgrim or Flight of the Eisenstein. Buy with a little caution

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    Elizabeth Redrup 06/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Action packed"

    First heresy book to contain non-hostile xenos interaction and gives a much more human perspective on the heresy than we've had so far. Awesome book

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    James 18/02/2018
    James 18/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Hard to get into and follow."

    I have been listening to the Horus heresy from book one but have struggled with this one. it's a little harder to follow and once I felt like I had picked up the story I was half way through.

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    David C. 12/02/2018
    David C. 12/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent !"

    Voice acting was awesome.I found the story itself a bit confusing at first i actually thought that it was a story about Harlequins with all its Joker and Clown talk anf referring to them as Troopes. The story soon got going though and it was a very enjoyable story, and really puts an interesting perspective on the Alpha Legions role in the Heresy. Awesome book and i will certainly be listening to this again.

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    ark 01/02/2018
    ark 01/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "great story. one characters got annoying "

    hennika got annoying. didn't like that accent good read. can't wait to listen to next

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    Anonymous 13/01/2018
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    "Loved every minute of it"

    I love the Warhammer setting, I love hearing all about the legions and their primarchs at their best, and one you never hear much about is the infamous Alpha legion, this book, grants only but a glimpse at the most secretive legion, but man is it one hell of a ride. This book also proves that you can do anything within the grimdark setting that is, Warhammer 40K!

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    23/02/18
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    "Good"

    I enjoyed it. but it seems the further you get away from the first three novels in the Heresy story the harder it seems the multiple authors grasp at straws of the others work.

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  • Amazon Customer
    19/01/18
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    "Best of the Horus Heresy (so far) "

    This is a great book, and my favorite of the HH so far. I had to buy some models just so I can start an Alpha Legion army in 40K.

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  • Eric the Red
    10/12/17
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    "Damn good Novel"

    One of the important (albeit before now a footnote in the overarching lore) events where the Alpha Legion's talents are in full use before their decision to take sides in the Heresy

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