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Summary

Book 2 in the Watchers of the Throne series

A new day has dawned for the Imperium, but not everyone sees the light. The Custodian Guard and Sisters of Silence must battle not just Chaos, but those who do not share Regent Guilliman's vision....

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See how enemies lurk everywhere in the Imperium - even on Terra itself - and discover how the Adeptus Custodes excel at rooting out the darkness that lurks on the Throneworld and bringing it to light.

The story:

As Guilliman, Regent of Terra, heads off to lead the Indomitus Crusade, he leaves behind a world still in turmoil, beset by cult activity. Stripped of its huge armies for the galactic offensive, recovery is precarious. The Custodians do what they can while keeping the Palace secure, and the Sisters of Silence rebuild their citadel on Luna. When the warship Phalanx returns, it seems that stability will at last be assured. However, as reconquest forces push out further into the slums, they come across signs that another mysterious foe is active. The truth dawns - not every enemy is corrupted by Chaos, for there are many on Terra who do not share Guilliman’s vision of a new order, and the prospect of a Terran civil war looms...

Written by Chris Wraight

Running time 11 hours 52 minutes. Performed by John Banks, Emma Gregory and Penelope Rawlins.

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Politics, intrigue and Minotaurs!

This book is a superb second outing for the new power couple in the Warhammer universe, I’m not ignoring the chancellerus at all but the characters I want more of are our favourite custodian and silent sister, the narration is outstanding and completely engrossed me in the tale, I looke forward avidly to the next story in this series

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a good link in the chain of chris wraights work

a very good follow on from the previous story. the voice acting is excellent and jeck is a nice replacement. I like how it shows abit more of Valoris. Some interesting charavters also turn up to be sure. well worth your time

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Really enjoyed it

Really enjoyed this and was pleasantly surprised with all the twists and turns in the plot. Also one of the best narrated black library novels out there.

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Amazing

The story is brilliant just like the first. The voice acting was some of the best I’ve heard, just like the first. It gladdens my heart that they had the original voice acting and characters in this audiobook. It gives the story a great amount of continuity. I love this book just like the first.

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A sequel that delivers

A great audio tale, consisted with its first part and utterly worthy of its place. A well handled balance of perspectives from the imperiums spectrum of warriors.

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Series goes from strength to strength

Brilliant storytelling, that drags you in and grabs hold of your imagination. It builds chapter after chapter into a great, enthralling crescendo.

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excellent follow up, bring on book 3

I started the regents shadow immediately after watchers of the throne, and I now can't wait for the third installment (if there is to be one). the story continues to follow 3 main characters and show many aspects of the imperium, chaos and 40k law. an excellent listen for anyone who likes Custodes , imperial forces and wants to know what's going on at the start of indomitus. there are some surprise appearences in this book and some scenes where I had to stop what I was doing to just sit back listen and enjoy. really well written and gripping from start to finish.

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Really brings to life the 8th Edition narrative

Really brings to life the 8th Edition narrative. if you're wondering what Terra is like after Guiliman's return and the cicatrix maledictum then this is the book for you.

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Excellent story.

I have really enjoyed both books in this story line and it's nice to have some back story to the adeptus custodians.

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Incredible

A must read! No faults can be found. the performance and the story complement each other perfectly.

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