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Primarchs, Book 6

Seeking a new challenge and a mighty triumph, Fulgrim - prideful primarch of the Emperor's Children - sets out to conquer a world with just seven warriors by his side.... 

Listen to it because: It's a unique look at Fulgrim, always one of the most fascinating of the primarchs. And with a focus on him and a small band of heroes, you're guaranteed explosions in character dynamics as well as the action....

The story: Lord of Chemos and bearer of the Palatine Aquila, Fulgrim, primarch of the Emperor’s Children, is determined to take his rightful place in the Great Crusade, whatever the cost. A swordsman without equal, the Phoenician has long studied the art of war and grows impatient to put his skills and those of his loyal followers to a true test. Now, accompanied by only seven of his finest warriors, he seeks to bring a rebellious world into compliance, by any means necessary. But Fulgrim soon learns that no victory comes without cost and the greater the triumph, the greater the price one must pay.... 

Written by Josh Reynolds.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Andrew Phelps
  • 02-03-2020

Highly recommend.

If you are looking for what Fulgrim was before the Heresy this is the novel.

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  • CaptainPicard
  • 03-05-2020

Someone just tried to poison me, how rude!

This is a desperately needed addition for Fulgrim. it gives serious character beyond the "Peacock" that we have seen so far. Fulgrim plays to his strengths as a more subtle diplomat and builder rather than the blunt warmonger his brothers typically are. It explains a lot about him and his legion, his insecurity, his parents even. I honestly want this writer to go back and rewrite the other two dimensional Fulgrim stories. The Nerration meanwhile is Pitch perfect and really captures the subtle and refined Palette that is Fulgrim.

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  • Aaron E.
  • 26-04-2020

Great portrayal of the human side of Fulgrim

Captivating read, where you see Fulgrim on his first conquest - alone. This takes place just as he takes on the conquest of 28-1. We get to examine Fulgrims choices as he tries a bloodless takeover of a world. This story is such a great foil to his development later in the Heresy. Highly recommended

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  • Michael C Redl
  • 05-04-2021

Great Read

This is a good read. It gives good mindset of how the Fulgrim was before his fall. I like these kind of stories. Slow to start but good.

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  • Nemisis
  • 03-04-2021

Fulgrim is inter

theres alot of political talking, the action starts more towards the end but don't expect to much. It was a good book never the less, after reading the Fabious Bile books it helps connect a bit more on there characters behavior.

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  • Troy Clayton
  • 31-03-2021

Fulgrim the arogant

A lot of politics and Fulgrim trying for the perfect victory. To prove he is better than his brothers. An interesting look at the Phoenician.

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  • Leonardo
  • 16-01-2021

Very fluent storyline

It is very entertaining to read this book or listen to it, almost "Perfect", and don't mind Bile, he is doing his own thing.

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  • Matthew D. Brasel Jr
  • 23-12-2020

Surprisingly Good

So far, the traitor primarchs had seen to be psychopaths with daddy issues. This book actually made me like Fulgrim a bit

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  • Zach Mercer
  • 04-09-2020

Fulgrim frowns alot

An interesting book about Fulgrim trying to take a planet with politics and minimal casualties, in which he learns a lesson at the end like an after school special. While this is a novel idea, it has no real impact on the larger lore and serves as a footnote in the story of the third legion, thus it is entirely skippable. The first quarter of the book is rather dry, not helped at all by the narrator who has to be one of the worst under black library's employ in my opinion. He doesn't have great range when it comes to doing character voices and he does a sort of "spooling up" of his gravelly voice before he speaks that results in some really unpleasant asmr. Other than that it is a serviceable story and an interesting look at the beginnings of the emperor's children. Since I am a huge fan of Fulgrim and the emperor's children I picked it up, though with the vast range of other warhammer books I fail to see why you should waste your time with it.

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  • ComradeWinston
  • 13-07-2020

Live & Learn

Showcase of Fulgrim's pride and competence, plus a bit of Fabius Bile. Not terribly substantial but worth a go if you're looking to flesh-out your understanding of the pretty perfectionist purple legion.

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  • alistair armes
  • 03-07-2021

Another strong entry to the Primarchs series

An interesting look into the mind set of Fulgrim. Never my favourite character but an interesting look at the character

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  • 451
  • 03-07-2021

As fabulous as you'd expect

A great companion to Fulgrim, we finally see why the Lord of the Third was so loved and admired, and already how far along the path of darkness he'd veered by the time his titular novel was written.

Here we see Fulgrim beginning to assemble his Legion, and enter a world of political intrigue and terrorism on such a scale you'd think the Alpha Legion were behind it.

It's an excellent book, well paced and perfectly narrated by Jonathan Keeble who manages the unthinkable - he not only makes early Fabius seem harmless but when the Apothecary begins ranting about the 'hobbies' of the populace, you're trying almost as hard as Fulgrim not to laugh.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-06-2021

Top 3 among the Primarchs series

I've waited a long time to listen to this audiobook and it did not disappoint, I think it’s one of the best of the series (14 titles roles at time of writing) with the Lorgar and Perturabo books. I can’t decide which is the best among those 3, the 2 others tell of the homeworld and growing up of the primarchs, which I really enjoyed but this one gave a really good picture of Fulgrim and his motives. I think it might be the best in making the listener understand the primarch, it was well written and well narrated. It was also a bit longer than some of the others. Overall one of the best 30k books in my opinion, can’t recommend it enough!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-2021

Best Primarchs book so far

Stunning window to Fulgrims past giving me a better understanding of the third legion and a new love for the diversity between the primarchs

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-12-2020

Makes you like fulgrim

Best combo in my opinion Keeble is the man ... no doubt ,reynolds writes good caracters and keeps it interesting the whole time and no sound effects needed because of the quality of the narrator .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-11-2020

The Phoenix Rises!

An interesting in-depth look at the Third Primarch. Good performance by Mr Keeble. Not as action packed as some 30k novels but it doesn't need to be. Rather, it's an interesting look into the mind of Fulgrim, before chaos corrupted him. Recommended to all Primarch fans.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-07-2020

Desire and purpose

This was an extremely interesting character study of Fulgrim, his philosophy on war and politics and how it would ultimately be the downfall of his legion. The supporting characters were well realised and the plot flowed well. Highly recommended.
Excellent narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-2020

hmmm not bad

Not a bad effort but didn't bring anything new to the table for me, I was hoping this would provide a wealth of detail about the legion's early years. The Emperor's Children are one of my favourite legions so maybe my hopes were too high for this one. Keeble puts in another superb performance.

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  • Anthony Nash
  • 17-05-2020

loved it

refreshing to see so much emotion from a primarch and to get a little more story on fabius and his motivations

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  • Brownie
  • 04-05-2020

Brilliant!

Fantastic Writing! Paints a Perfect picture of Fulgrim before his fall. Jonathan Keeble is a brilliant Narrator.

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