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Summary

The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a terrible mistake that endangers the very safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero.

This planet of sorcerers will not be easy to overcome, but Russ and his Space Wolves are not easily deterred. With wrath in his heart, Russ is determined to bring Magnus to justice and bring about the fall of Prospero.

©2011 Games Workshop Limited (P)2010 Games Workshop Limited

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good but...

Needs perseverance for the begining but well worth it for the revelations. Overall pretty good.

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Breathtaking

A brilliant entry to the series, a wonderful tale with great use of clever storytelling devices

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Most irrelevant book In the series

A side story that never captures the Reader. No progress or insights given. Can be skipped, should be skipped.

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Much less Prospero burning than one might expect

Foe those wanting to hear about the bit of Prospero, that happens elsewhere. This was okay, takes a while to get going and all the time hopping is a little confusing due to the reader not breaking at all between what I imagine in the text would be paragraph breaks and spaces

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Gripping story

Another great book in the series. It gives a brilliant insight into the Space wolves and the other side of the war on Prospero. recommended

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Wet Leopard Growl

If I was inclined to start a band, that's what I'd call it!

It's a good story, but does require some perseverance. It's a great counterview to 'A Thousand Sons', which is a bit more accessible.

There are some neat story telling pivots that i particularly enjoyed! If you're fond of the sixth legion, then it's definitely worth a listen.

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Slow to get going but worth it.

A bit confusing and random early on but it comes together and tells a good story about the Space Wolves. The narrator really brings it all to life and I was sorry to finally reach the end.

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excellent.

An excellent book, gives a great insight into the space wolves and their lives, recommended.

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There are no wolves on fenris.

loved it. the saying there are no wolves takes on a whole new meaning. excellent defimatly worth a read.

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Not as good as some of the other WH40k books

I really enjoy the WH40k books but this one is a bit hit and miss. The performance is good but the story is slow to start and does not contain as much action as the others and the linkage to the wider heresy is only brought in right at the end.

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  • Aaron Dobmeier
  • 04-04-18

Great space wolves book. Terrible title.

The 12.5 he book or whatever spends about 1 hr on Prospero. it's a great book but terrible title

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  • JasperJSA
  • 27-06-18

Give this book another chance

The first time through the book, I couldn’t get into it. I listened to Thousands Sons first then this novel, and was comparing the two books, which was wrong to do! The second time, I listened to both again with Nemesis in the middle, and that was the key! This book needs Nemesis to allow the space required to focus without comparing it to A Thousand Sons. If you didn’t like it the first time, listen to Nemesis and give it another try! Great book!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-18

prospero burns

This is one of the best book Dan Abnett has written and I loved every minute of it

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  • Brandon S.
  • 13-06-18

There are no wolves on Fenris

If you like the Space Wolves, this is the one you wanna be listening to. For Russ and the Vykrul Fenrica! (hope I’m spelling that right)

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  • Michael Young
  • 08-06-18

misleading title, great book.

prospero only appeared in the final 2 chapters, but I was expecting more, seeing as it's the title of the book. regardless, this is a great book, with some very memorable, very creative scenes that will stay with me for long while. def pick it up and give it a listen. one of best in the series so far, and sheds a lot of light on many things only alluded to in previous books.

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  • AJDavis
  • 30-05-18

Honest

For those that are fans of the Space Wolves, this is a must listen. Otherwise this story is slow and Does not contain a lot of action. For a better account of the battle of Prospero, a Thousand Sons is much better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-18

One of the best yet

This focuses mostly on the space wolves and it’s great, top 3 best so far easily.

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  • Devin
  • 06-05-18

great work

so immersed in Norse like storytelling it was unique compared to other works of the series and unfamiliar to me. took two chapters before I understood its style, after that I couldn't put it down

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-04-18

I wish it were more about Leman Russ

I wish it were more about the primarch of the space wolves. it's still a good story and a follow up to the Thousand Sons novel.

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  • Alan Kennedy
  • 11-04-18

Boooooooring

This was the most boring, pointless and presumptuous title I've read/listened to so far. This author tried to pass off this drivel for some kind of cryptic poetry and fell so short of the mark it makes me regret ever listening. Do not waste your time.

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