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Summary

A Warhammer Age of Sigmar novel

The War of Life affects all in Ghyran - even the underwater kingdoms of the Idoneth Deepkin. With battle raging, Prince Lurien seizes his chance to take the Jade Throne of Briomdar - but can he overcome his foes and his fellow Deepkin to claim his prize?

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Dive beneath the oceans of the Mortal Realms to discover the politics and life of the Idoneth Deepkin in the first novel to explore their culture and motivations in depth.

The story:

Deep beneath the oceans of Ghyran, in kingdoms forgotten by gods and time and overlooked by the ravages of Chaos, the Idoneth Deepkin endure in bitter solitude. However, the Jade Throne of Briomdar sits empty, its long isolation threatened as never before in its history. The Everqueen’s warsong awakens the forests of both land and sea, and everywhere the diseased knights of Nurgle fight to the last foetid breath for the verdant Realm they claim as theirs. But for Prince Lurien this time of peril is one ripe with opportunity. It will take every drop of wit, guile and treachery the prince has to overcome not only the myriad foes of the Idoneth but his fellow Deepkin as well. 

Written by David Guymer. Narrated by Mark Elstob.

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

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Entertaining

Some bits reminded me of Blackadder. I would enjoy more characterisations like this one.
Narration was excellent.

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Insight into the court and intrigue of the Idoneth

Very well written and performed audiobook. It gave an insight into the power structures and courts of the Idoneth previously unseen (pun). Of particular interest was the social structures of those with and without souls and where that put you in terms of your class.

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An enjoyable dive into the fluff of AoS

Fun, engaging and a good plot, explores the nitty gritty of idoneth life, highly recommended.

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interesting listen

interesting look into the deepkin not knowing to much about them before it certainly shone a lot of light. good story well performed

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Very engaging and interesting.

An intriguing look into one of Order’s most mysterious allies. A ‘deep’ exploration of their civilisation and the very world they exist in. How does combat and day to day life work when you are humanoid beings that live under the sea? Well, it’s in this book...

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Good listen

Good book worth a listen not many age of sigmar books on here we'll read which is good.

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Standard fantasy

Struggled to get past the first hour with lots of complicated invented names and places being thrown about, but once past that its a well told fantasy story with sprinklings of the wider warhammer world, although could have done with more.

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  • 12-04-21

Fine story, weird narration

A good look into the life and affairs of the Idoneth and their society. Don't go into this book expecting likable protagonists, the deepkin are more like uppity skaven than high elves. The story is hampered somewhat by some truly bizarre narration, which range from normal to mighty boosh side character to man with a mouthful of marbles. It really starts to take you out of the immersion after a while.

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  • Michael Shull
  • 03-03-20

Great book about the Deepkin

Loved how it gave a glimpse into the world of the Idoneth Deepkin. Makes you want to know more about them.

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  • Zach Shelley
  • 14-11-21

Fine plot, generally good voice work, inconsistent

The voice actor was more skilled then these parts allowed him to show. Several of the voices were really hard to listen to, yells, screams, or shouts were laughably performed, and I blame the directing. The story was generally well written, but unremarkable. A fine "buble gum" read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-21

Adding depth to my favorite faction

I got started with the Deepkin and thoroughly enjoyed this story. Great voice acting and interesting story. Makes me want to build more models!

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  • 29-03-21

Elves done right

Feels like the old world but with a twist love the world building and the cultural development of the Elves in Sigmar.

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  • Chris M.
  • 25-02-21

Pretty Bad, Actually

This book made me lose interest in a faction I'd been excited about. Hard Pass.

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  • 18-02-21

The Protag was Unlikable

There were cool side characters and events, but the protagonist was just easy to hate.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-12-20

Illogical & hard to understand

Pros: -Interesting setting and culture -good use of IP -Likable main protagonist and sidekicks Cons: -confusingly written (too many similar names used all the time) -weird pace to the performance adding to the confusion -illogical plot twists

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  • Jeremy Cutshall
  • 15-09-20

Roller Coaster

First things first, the narrator did an excellent job. I don't have much time to sit down and read so listening is my primary way of getting into these books. The range of voices was astounding and allowed me a great deal of imagery. This book was such a roller coaster of emotion and plot as usual in Warhammer books I've come to enjoy but the feelings never lessen. A great book!

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  • WeAreAllDavis
  • 11-09-20

Intricately Woven Game of Thrones in the deep

This is as good as a 40k novel & is a truly fascinating story! the author did a excellent job of describing the undersea environment and different perspectives it brings to everything. the character's are incredibly well built and nerration in very distinct from each character. In short an amazing listen and I'm new to Age of Sigmar so this is from a fresh bias free perspective. As much as some people like to moan and complain about Sigmarines this is something very different so if you want truly unique fantastic world building this is your jam!