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Once the brightest star in the Imperium and always first among his primarch brothers, Horus has dragged the Space Marine Legions into the bloodiest conflict that the galaxy has ever seen. While their allies wage war on a thousand different fronts, the XVIth Legion descend upon the Knight world of Molech - home to the ruling House Devine, and a principle stronghold of the Imperial Army.

The forces loyal to the Emperor stand ready to defy the Warmaster, but just what could have drawn Horus to attack such a well defended planet, and what might he be willing to sacrifice to fulfill his own dark destiny?

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

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This book is rated far too highly for shorts

Another one of the MANY books that are falsely advertised as the horus heresy. This is just another book of shorts that is labelled as the heresy series so they can justify trying to sell you an extra 15+ books that dont actually matter

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disappointing

One of my favourite authors and his previous work is gold, but I feel hes let this one down and concentrates more on theatrics and over the top dramatic gimmicks to explain situation rather than getting teeth into the story.

I also didnt enjoy the narrator.

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Feminism creeps in

The author is, in general, good.

High points here include the Molluch assault and Horus elements.

However, every unnamed character who is not a space marine is a female - and more often than not a Lucy Lui charateur. I would have expected better from Black Library, I come here to escape that nonsense.

Indicating men and women are no different is the height of feminist theory, and its obvious the author has swallowed it whole. Male characters are often killed off quickly or seen to be inept (excluding Space Marines). Luckily, due to the Universe, the author is limited in spreading his heinous, inaccurate ideology. Then again, perhaps 40k writers, shut out from the wider world, would be expected to spout this stuff?

Anyway, decent enough to listen through. Too many story archs for one book. Logon is portrayed to be an overly emotional white knight, which is annoying. Other than that, okay, but GM is on blacklist.

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Moves the main story arc along nicely rather than just another pointof view or side story. well narrated.

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Not bad, but nothing amazing.

I never got into this one, until the end. I felt there were too many names, events and complicated situations to make sense of. Not a bad one, but you really need to relisten som parts to puzzle it together.

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boring

could not finish this book. I found every minute a struggle to get past for me

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OMG

Absolutely fantastic. Love Loken and the knights Errant and the wolf is just awesome

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Get Garro before this one!

it's a fantastic book but there's major spoilers in this one for Garro...I know it's 15 books later but trust me on this one, you'll be completely confused

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Not bad but not great

While advancing the Hours Heresy story, this book feels like it was rushed, or it was meant as a trilogy like the first three books. There are so many characters and character arcs that I had a hard time caring for any one of them. And by the time the story returned to an arc I was previously interested in, I had already lost interest in that arc (like for example Horus's journey to the endgame). Also I feel that too much attention was given to the description of warfare and battles, so much so that by the time any battles finish I had a hard time remembering what was the battle fought for. This also means less time for character dialogue and development. One last gripe I have with this book is that it's climax was a bit disappointing in the way it was constructed, despite its major significance to the Heresy. It felt as if it was glanced over and then the story moved on.
All in all it's a good Heresy story but with a mediocre execution.

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Astartes beginnings!

Lots of great lore and mystery unlocked by the war master, I have to say the more I read of the heresy the more I sympathise with the so called traitors

Great narration and superb tale

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  • K. Winter
  • 11-09-20

Repeative battles, does not advance timeline

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This book is a repeat of all the prior books no new content aside from Horus got God like powers. They don't explain anything about what he did to get it.

He just went to the planet went through the portal and got like God like powers literally the most important part of this book is a few minutes. The rest is just the same tired battles and surprise surprise something terrible happens to the Good guys which makes Horus defeat overwhelming odds again.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-11-18

Like Father like Son

Great look into the journey of Horus going from manipulated rebel to full on Chaos Primarch.

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  • Peter M.
  • 11-12-20

great!

Loved hearing Loken come back from the first couple of books and seeing how his character has been changed by what happened.

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  • Ronnie Komstedt
  • 16-03-19

A pretty good book, but I might be biased😉

A damn good addition to the heresy series, full of feelz.
Only thing that is bothering me is how Garviel Loken is alive, i remember that we dont see a dead body back in the 3rd book, but maybe i missed something or they dont really explane how they found him?

On a side note, as a Dane having the stories of H.C. Andersen be shown in 40k, and explisedly written in danish filled me with a national pride that i rarely feel,
Fuck yeah the things that denmark is most famous for is Vikings, one if the best poets/story writer in history AKA H. C. Andersen, a important Philosopher AKA Søren Kierkegaard, and we have one of the most socially equal countries in the world, FUCK YEAH WE RULE!
XD erhm its a good book😋

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  • Jason
  • 22-12-20

Narrator

Love the story but the narrator lacked enthusiasm during fights and didn’t quite capture emotions in characters.

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  • Wanderer
  • 25-09-20

Definitely a favorite

I loved this book and all the characters in it. It does a good job of showing how far the Sons of Horus have fallen and how far some will go to achieve their goals. Also, awesome ending.

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  • Devin
  • 26-08-20

great story

really felt like a great follow up in the story to bring you back to where it all started with Loken and the Horus

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  • Randal Whitsitt II
  • 19-12-19

Splendid story.

Really great book, and a core to the plotline of the heresy. Must read for sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-11-19

wow what a story!

absolutely loved this book! Garviel Loken is back in this story! so good! read now!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-19

All encompassing story.

This book gives a lot of details about how the war is going. With essential 3-4 separate stories it really helps to fill in the storyline.