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An Ultramarines novel.

Cast adrift on the tides of the warp, Ultramarines Captain Sicarius and his warriors come across a world plagued by a terrible foe - but if they stay to defeat this enemy, what will be the cost?  

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Captain Sicarius returns in a new novel from the author of Fall of Damnos! For the first time, discover what befell Sicarius when he was lost in the warp and how he survived.... 

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The primarch Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines has returned in the galaxy’s hour of need, and all muster to his Indomitus Crusade to hold back the darkness. Amongst these heroes is Cato Sicarius, Master of the Watch and vaunted captain of Second Company. Disaster befalls Sicarius and his brave warriors as their ship, the Emperor’s Will, is lost to the hellish warp, its entire crew believed slain. But Sicarius endures, though he and his men are fighting for their very survival against the denizens of the Great Rift - the daemons and renegades of Chaos. 

Cast adrift and war-weary, hope appears too distant to grasp until the storm breaks at last and a strange world beckons. As the captain and a band of his chosen warriors descend to the surface seeking aid, they find an isolated land seemingly from an ancient era, one plagued by a terrible enemy. Sicarius will not see this world suffer and pledges his warriors to the world’s cause, determined to save it, whatever the cost.... 

But what is the dark secret harboured here, and what will it mean for the Ultramarines if they uncover it? Written by Nick Kyme. 

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

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Surprisingly entertaining

Unexpectedly it is a good novel starring the Ultramarines and Cato Sicarius. Memes aside here he is a well written and very likable character. The battles and struggles are finely mixed with slow and tender moments of peace.
But probably the best argument for this audiobook is performance of Richard Reed. Battlecries are battlecries, frightened whispers are frightened whispers. You feel the real emotions: fear, anger, fury, bloodlust.

The only downside is that the first half of the book could be a bit slow sometimes. Frustratingly so. But the second part is so much more entertaining with a well-deserved and satisfying ending.

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  • Tim
  • 13-09-2020

the shouting was a bit much.

overall I liked it..good story, not just bolter porn thank god, but like ..this narrator goes off on the shouting. Calgar must be entirely deaf with that inside voice.

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Non stop!

This is a fantastic listen, little slow at the start but it does pick up. The narrator Richard Reed does an extremely well done reading and is very enjoyable, the only issue you may have with it is the amount of names that get thrown at you and you would be forgiven if at first you think "Who is that again?".

You feel for their plight, they just never seem to catch a break.

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unbearable tension

how much can one man bear, none stop drama, just when things can't get any worse they do

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A little slow to start, but worth it.

Starts ok, but drags a bit. when it starts rolling it continues all the way.

Great work by the narrator.

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Good, but boring first half

Very slow, boring start but definitely ramps it up to a good story in the second half. Not sure it's worth sticking it through, but if you can do it it's not a bad outcome

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-09-2019

Narrator is great, book is not

So join a miscellaneous crew you don't and won't care about on a ship that is sailing for a place so awful they forgot to mention it, so they can do an important thing that you will never know, all while Cato Sicarius strokes his beard. But don't worry friends Cato and crew spend five years lost doing awesome things in the warp...which this book won't tell us either. Well fast forward to where hunger strikes, bafflingly bad decisions, vigorous beard stroking, and seminaked old men doing their best ju-on impressions are all the rage. Or don't, save that credit and get a good book like Eisenhorn.

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  • ThaSoulz
  • 02-11-2019

Slow start, but a great listen!

Everything about this story was very high quality. Easy to follow and a pleasure to listen through.

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  • David Bordelon
  • 20-08-2019

Shallow

Having just read Servants of the Throne, Eisenhorn, and Dark Imperium I was looking forward to getting some great insights into the Ultramarines post primarch return. Unfortunately this book mainly centers around actions scenes, gore, and people making bad decisions with no explanation behind it.
If you like action and gore while never exploring plot or the setting deeply; this book could be for you. If you are looking for atmosphere beyond descriptions of blood and bodies, look elsewhere.

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  • Jacob
  • 20-10-2020

such a great story

the first part of it gave a great horror story an turned to a story of fantasy an knighthood which reminded me of an old 90s movie calles the 13th warrior that had Antonio Banderas but with a great plot twist kinda wish they explore more about the bulkey knighted villain but I think it would had taken more of thw mystery from it but great listen

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  • Jacob Raun
  • 03-10-2020

Well done, enjoyed the whole book!

Well done, it's not an over the top WAR! WAR! WAR! BATTLE! BATTLE! BATTLE! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! kinda book. Though of course there is still battles and fighting(especially in the beginning where it's basically a horror movie...book...audiobook, whatever! You know what I mean) it wouldn't be 40k if there wasn't fighting but it's more of a mystery novel compared to other 40k books. This is my first novel with the main being Cato Sicarius and it didn't really disappoint except in that it didn't show me why Cato is such a divisive character. I keep hearing that Cato is arrogant, OP, never loses, and always makes the best choices no matter what so I expected over the top heroics and shenanigans but he was laid back for the whole book. Now the cons and there's just a few. One being certain plot points aren't followed to resolution. Basically I want to know what happened to certain characters but the book never addresses this and I don't think there will be a follow up following these plot points. The second con is there's always a bigger fish(enemy) after they deal with the first fish. It gets kinda old when there's a bigger fish after the bigger fish after the bigger fish but just when I'm about to get annoyed about it the book address the problem and it's done. And finally there's a certain person that always seems to be there to save the day but the book also addresses this by the end as well so all is good and this novel was well done. I enjoyed to the end and even wanted more so if you want a break from all the intense battles and dismay this novel would be a good in between book to listen to. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-2020

First ever low review of a 40k book

I was lost the entire time. I also felt that there was a few times that the story repeated itself. There was something off on the way this was written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2020

not exciting like the other warhammer books

I was disappoint...waste of money. no real big battle going on. no important people standing up and taking charge. I was s redbud on this.. I h
have bought 15 of warhammer books and this is the only on me I didn't fall in love with

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  • Mads Proitz
  • 22-04-2021

A Nice Surprise

Without spoiling, the book is very interesting in its settings, and makes for compelling and varied characters, seen from different perspectives. The story is gripping, perhaps the first half a bit more than the latter half. It suffers a bit from a lot of last-second Hail Marys.


My main complaint is about the audio levels.
Performance is good, but the volume is poorly regulated, and when the narrator yells or speaks loudly it is jarring compared to his reading voice, very unpleasant when listening to this when trying to sleep or relax.

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  • Alexander Moreno
  • 08-03-2021

Decent telling.

Personally, I liked the part 2 better than part one. It was a decent story to drive too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-02-2021

The Emperor Protects

Richard Reed brings this thing to life. I couldn't bring myself to stop listening.

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  • dave
  • 06-11-2020

Pleasantly surprised

New to audible and the actual books of wh40k.
I know the lore of just about every race par what I may not have read up upon in these books.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with audible but I am very happy that I chose the book that I did to kick start my new book hobby.
Also being one of the newer books I was worried it may not be as good as older titles, this one is awesome though and if older titles are better than this then I will be in for a real treat!
Recommend to anyone, especially anyone like me now thinking about joining audible and new to the scene !
I was hooked all the way through

Enjoy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-02-2021

Excellent!

thoroughly enjoyed this book as a fan of the Ultramarines. it's not quite like most space marine books, lot's of turns I didn't expect.
almost as good as Blood of Baal!

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  • Timothy Whitehead
  • 29-01-2021

It's OK, generic Ultramarine story.

That was a hard listen, I had to stop for a week and a bit thinking I would never bother to finish it, but I pushed on and now that I have finished the book I am still disappointed. If I hear of one more marine being killed/wounded via a blade penetrating a "soft seal armour joint" I will scream. In one fell swoop the author has changed my opinion of Sicarius and Ultramarines and not for the better.

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  • Matt
  • 04-09-2020

Great

Probably my favourite 40k book I've read. Tonnes of good character and twists. Fully recommended

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  • Ravi Chauhan
  • 04-10-2019

Good in bits but hard to follow at time

The book tried to do too much when it was focused in the second half it was way better

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  • Joshua Ferguson
  • 24-07-2021

Fantastic Ultramarine Story!

This is the first ultramarine story I’ve listened to and found myself fully sucked in by the 3rd hour.

If you are new to the world or UM lore, I found that this book took the time to explain everything I needed and because of the plot, kept itself quite contained inside the story instead of expanding into areas I didn’t understand.

Great book! Great voices.

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  • Francesco A
  • 16-06-2021

Nice story, with great voice acting

Story full of events, sometimes confusing, as it shift from different perspectives at different speeds.

Although it was a bit too gory for my taste, and I read plenty of 40K novels, on the plus side there are many twists and turns that will keep you on your feet.

Voice acting is amazing, Sicarius sounds exactly how you would imagine it.

Overall a must for any Ultramarine fan, as you will see Sicarius in a different light.

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  • David
  • 09-03-2021

excellent

Probably my favourite so far brilliant performance and the story is excellent highly recommend
my only criticism is it was a little hard to follow at the start but soon straightened out

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  • Alex
  • 03-03-2021

Best 40k book I've read in ages!

my opinion of Nick Kyme and Sicarius as a ab author and character, could not be higher

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-02-2021

fun story

enjoyed this very much. Nice to see a astartes struggle like I have not seen before.

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