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Blood Reaver: Warhammer 40,000

Night Lords, Book 2
Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Aaron Dembski-Bowden takes an event mentioned in a Warhammer 40,000 rulebook - the Fall of Vilamus - and weaves his Night Lords characters into it, crafting a tense and dramatic tale of honour (or the complete lack thereof) amongst traitors...you'd think they'd know better that to trust one another.

The story:

Driven on by their hatred of the False Emperor, the Night Lords stalk the shadows of the galaxy, eternally seeking revenge for the death of their primarch. Their dark quest leads them to a fractious alliance with the Red Corsairs, united only by a common enemy. Together with this piratical band of renegades, they bring their ways of destruction to the fortress-monastery of the Marines Errant.

Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Narrated by Andrew Wincott.

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

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ADB strikes again

The 2nd part of the Night Lords trilogy smashes expectations yet again for ADB. The characters are dark and believable in their own right. The setting is ripe with lore and the feeling of grimdark atmosphere. The story is gripping. Keep doing what you do ADB.

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Love the night lords!

Audiobooks like this made me want to collect a Night Lords army in 30, & 40K! Well narrated, and easy to listen to. Very highly recommended!

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WOW

This series keeps getting better and better, I can't wait to listen to the next one! Nox!

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  • StargateNerd
  • 12-11-2019

One of the best 40k novels continued

A continuation of one of the best Warhammer 40,000 novels. It takes off shortly after the end of Soul Hunter, and introduces a handful of new characters. Andrew Wincott's narration is easy to listen to and understand, though sometimes it can be hard to tell the characters apart by their voices, though there is usually "written" confirmation to which character says what, so it is still somewhat easy to follow. Highly recommended for any Chaos or Night Lords fan that has read or listened to Soul Hunter.

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  • Clifton Rose
  • 18-05-2020

Pretty good by 40K standards, but weak 2nd act.

This book has its moments, and really hit home at points, but overall it’s not as good as the first book. Dembski-Bowden’s fight scenes are a confusing mess, and his strengths lie in deepening a story about beefy space men.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-2019

Send in The Eighth!

ADB does it again! His ability to create immersive characters and breathe life into the universe they live in is second to none. This novel builds on it's predecessor insight's on The Night Lord's, the reason why they rebelled, and the fate they pursue in the 41st millennium. The plot is gripping, and consistent with the scarcity that the traitor warbands suffer in the eye. It's filled with intense melees, calculating void battles, and haunting neverborn hunts. The dialogue, too is soundly on point. What I enjoy the most about this and other novels by ADB are the philosophical perspectives he introduces through his narratives, and how they fit perfectly with the protagonists that espouse them. This is definitely one to check out if your remotely interested in 40k universe!

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  • Mega Mecha
  • 24-09-2020

Great follow up

Second book is in my opinion better than the first. following up a few months after the first it takes the combat and cranks them. The ends of characters are as grim as the setting suggests.

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  • Iker
  • 16-09-2020

enjoyed from the start to finish

loved this second part, a nice continuation of the first book, vandred did nothing wrong

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2020

My Favorite of the Night Lords trilogy

An excellent development from Soul Hunter and just want I needed after listening to the audiobook for that. The story picks up right away with all the characters I’d grown fascinated by. The narration once again is spot on and helps bring the story to life. To the point that listening to the “Throne of Lies” audio drama afterward I was frustrated it lacked Wincott’s subtle tics and characterizations that have made me fall in love with this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-2020

Loved it!!

Great story which keeps you on the edge and curious for more. Amazing narrator too. Loved it!!

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  • Tim Thornton
  • 20-06-2020

ADB at his best

Brilliant storytelling by the author, wonderful reading by the narrator.... 40k grim dark at its best

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-2020

Amazing!

I couldn't put it down it was so good! I hope the third book is as good or better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-2020

The book was just simply amazing and grim dark!

The book was well written, the pacing kept you intrigued the entire time. and I love the relationship between Septimus and Octavia!

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  • Cassiesaurus
  • 09-10-2019

This series is hands down the best 40k story

Adb knocked me out once again. I'm so attached to every character xincsnt esot for the next audiobook!

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  • al english
  • 13-11-2019

I'll eat your eyes!

A chilling, action packed story by ADB with lots of black humour. Great performance by the narrator too.

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  • Alex
  • 29-10-2019

Brilliant

Part two is easily as good as the first in the trilogy, seeing the politics between the different factions and seeing how a fallen chapter continues to survive is fascinating. ADB manages to write a protagonist that can be down right cruel and evil but you still route for Which is an achievement. Narrator was also very well done with characters being distinct enough from each other and the action being brought to life quite well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-2020

Another breathtaking novel by Dembski-Bowden.

The story of first claw and the ship Covenant of Blood continues in this grimdark novel. It does not disappoint. The first book "Soul Hunter" is my favourite novel from the 4OK genre and this is a close second. The pace is fantastic and the author has managed to inject serious personality into space marines, something which a lot of writers fall short with. I love these books and I can't wait to listen to the third in this set. On that note, the narrators dark measured tones and the voices and accents he has given to each character makes this audiobook even more visceral and entertaining. Seriously dark. Seriously entertaining. As near to perfection as it's possible to get. Definitely not for sensitive dispositions. We have come for you.

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  • Karl
  • 24-08-2020

Good follow up

good follow up to the first book. I wasnt too.sure about the narrator at first but warmed to the style after a while.

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  • Robert Brown
  • 26-05-2020

hooked on the night lords

This is the second book in the series and it's brilliant. I have never really been a fan of chaos legions, but these are so good. the story and narrative bring the characters to life. can't wait for the next one

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  • Richard
  • 27-02-2020

A bit gratuitous and repetitive, but entertaining

Definitely a step down from Soul Hunter, story has few too many unnecessarily gory scenes and repetitive descriptions of characters. That’s the bad, enjoyed following the rise of Tallus though! Next book in the series should be better