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The Lost and the Damned

The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra, Book 2
By: Guy Haley
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
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Siege of Terra, Book 2

The Solar War is over. The Siege of Terra has begun. As the Traitors unleash their deadliest weapons, the defenders of the Throneworld face nightmare and plague - but Terra must stand.   

Read it because: discover the lengths to which Horus will go to claim Terra as his own - and the horrors he is willing to set upon its defenders.  

The story: on the 13th day of Secundus, the bombardment of Terra began. With the solar defences overcome through the devastating strength of the Traitor armada and the power of the warp, Horus launches his assault on the Throneworld in earnest. After withstanding a ferocious barrage of ordnance, an immense ground war commences outside the Palace, with every inch gained paid for in the lives of billions. The front lines are beyond horrific, and the very air is reduced to poison and blood. Bodies are thrown into the meat grinder, but the outer redoubts cannot possibly hold for long, even with the loyal primarchs to reinforce them. 

For Horus has his own generals to call upon. Between the plague weapons of Mortarion and the fury of Angron, the defenders face a losing battle.  

Written by Guy Haley. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

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

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Brilliant.

As ever J.Keeble delivers an amazing story with incredible talent.
One issue, it misses chapter 16 and gives us 17 twice! WTH?

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Great second chapter to the siege!

For people who thought Solar war didn't have enough bolter porn action have no worries here with Lost and the Damned, it goes through great lengths to give you a picture of just how monumental the scale of the fight is and at the same time it's still very clearly just the start with many characters and threads being left for the future books.

I knocked off a star because fo some reason there's a technical glitch with chapter 17 being repeated and thus the book not being as long as my app says it is. Should probably get that looked at.

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Brilliant book.

I Love this book its well written sanguinius and the Khan are class. They Kick some ass

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Excellent

A great sequel to the Solar War. The Warmasters hordes at last set foot on Terra and the epic struggle continues. A superb story which is enhanced by another stellar narration by Jonathan Keeble.

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slow burn that really comes together

worth it for the raldoron vs skraivok sass alone, but it's fascinating to see the siege from the viewpoint of a lowly conscript, a spy, a primarch, besiegers and besieged all at once.

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Good but pointless

Not much happens in this book that would drive the story forward, it mostly shows the horror of the siege. Dont get me wrong that is pretty important and done well it is just a shame that the main story does not really progresses in this, it just feels like a filler or a build up book that could be skipped and summed up quicky in the next.
I also found the airbourn fights pretty pointless and forced. It feels like they were put there because GW just released the new airplane game.
Performance from Jonathan Keeble is strong as always.
I liked most of it but sadly, this could be easily skipped.

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The best book in the series

In my opinion, this is the best HH book by miles, so many amazing dialogues between both the loyalist and traitor Primarchs. The siege itself is complex and nuanced and the balance between action and intrigue is spot on. Some big reveals in there too and gaps filled on unanswered questions... can’t wait for the final books, if they are anything like this, they’re going to be utterly amazing. Vulkan Lives!

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still hooked!

loved all of it and Mr keeble continues to be an incredibly versatile performer! hooked!

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I’m Horus, this is jackass

How to get your demon brothers on a planet that your father demon shields? Lots and lots of death! Bird boy exploits his #notgonnadieyet hack, mongol man remains the coolest guy and the bob the builder remains a muggle.

Lots of cool scenes good explanations that do justice to the scale of the conflict. The performance is hype as all hell.

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awesome

great story , the solar war didn't quite get me hooked but this one pulled me in from the start , reminiscent of the earlier Horus heresy books

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  • Calghar
  • 18-10-19

Missing chapter 16

Chapter 17 is repeated? It’s missing chapter 16, story is great but I say fire the guy in charge of proof listening this audio book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-19

Ongoing war

The second book of the siege of Terra was better than the last in my opinion. Action with no flashbacks to possibly confuse readers, I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions of Horus and his brothers as well as the POV of primarchs, space marines, normal humans, etc. Once I heard Angron talking, I was reminded of the Decepticons and I couldn't un-hear it. It brought a touch of humor to his parts which were macabre (understandable because you know...Angron.) I'd recommend this book for sure.

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  • Ivan
  • 23-10-19

Missing chapter 16

The story and performance are great, but it's missing chapter 16. In its place, it just plays chapter 17 twice. I've submitted a support ticket, but you should probably skip it until it's fixed.

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  • David
  • 27-10-19

One star for a missing chapter

Seriously, is it that hard to check and make sure it’s done right? I’ll change the rating when it’s fixed.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 19-10-19

awesomesauce

chapter 16 is repeated in 17? dunno what's up with that. FREAKEN AMAZING BOOK 2 IN THE SOLAR WAR!!

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  • Mark Van Gelder
  • 12-11-19

The Best 40K Book Ever?

I have listened to around 20 audio books on 40k, and this is one that was hard to stop listening to.

What I like about this (mild spoilers):
1. Insight into conscripts with no military experience tasked with defending earth, experiencing the creatures of the warp for the first time.
2. Mortarion makes an entrance to Horus' court and nearly makes Little Horus vomit.
3. the Alpha Legion human agents story.
4. Sanguinius, Dorn, and Khan learn why the Emperor cannot be with them, and learn Vulkan is not dead.
5. Angron is epically Angron trying to keep his temper under control, waiting to be ordered to land.

Altogether, this is a great book. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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  • Michael H.
  • 11-11-19

Amazing

The whole novel has a Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers vibe to it. The ominous feeling of dred is accompanied by the modicum of hope that only a hopeless siege setting can provide. Also space marines!

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  • David Zerr
  • 05-11-19

overall very good

loved most of the book except the Daemon Primarchs were reduced to mewling idiots. all of their character was diminished.

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  • Coder50
  • 03-11-19

Great Book

I liked the story which added the small pieces as it should. May Terra devour Chaos and will someone, someday kill Abadon in their storylines

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-19

Great Book!

This is exactly what you want in a book on the Siege of Terra. The details of the massive efforts, from both sides. Wonderful narration, and a look at the Primarchs. I highly recommend if you like anything else in the Black library.