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A Horus Heresy anthology 

Only from out of great conflict can true heroes arise. With the galaxy aflame and war on an unimaginable scale tearing the Imperium apart, champions of light and darkness venture onto countless fields of battle in service to their masters. 

This Horus Heresy anthology contains 18 short stories by authors such as Graham McNeill, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme and many more. Also, Chris Wraight’s acclaimed novella 'Brotherhood of the Storm' delves into the nature of the elusive White Scars Legion, and their questionable sense of duty to the Emperor. 

Only from out of great conflict can true heroes arise. With the galaxy aflame and war on an unimaginable scale tearing the Imperium apart, champions of light and darkness venture onto countless fields of battle in service to their masters. They ask not for remembrance or reward - simply to meet their destiny head-on, and only by embracing that destiny will they come to learn what the unseen future may yet hold for them....

This anthology contains the following stories:

  • 'Veritas Ferrum' by David Annandale
  • 'Butcher's Nails and Heart of the Conqeror' by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • 'Serpent, Riven and Warmaster' by John French
  • 'Hunter's Moon and Strike and Fade' by Guy Haley
  • 'Censure' by Nick Kyme
  • 'Kryptos, Thief of Revelations and Lucius, the Eternal Blade' by Graham McNeill
  • 'The Eightfold Path' by Anthony Reynolds
  • 'Honour to the Dead, The Divine Word and Guardian of Order' by Gav Thorpe
  • 'Brotherhood of the Storm, Wolf's Claw and Lone Wolf' by Chris Wraight
©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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short stories that don't further the plot

there were some good story lines in here but they don't last long and most have no major relevance to the main storyline so was slightly anticlimactic.

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A fantastic compilation with brilliant narration

These short stories fill in blanks or cover histories of the other novels in the Horus Heresy series. Some are awesome and engaging; some are interesting and entertaining; All are totally worth your time if you enjoy the series like myself (I'm going through every novel in the series in order).
The narrations are great, of particular note Jonathan Keeble whom gives some of his best yet. Utterly awesome!

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solid short stories two told twice

solid short stories although two play twice, it appears they are both somehow part of the audio recording for the story before them, easy enough to skip but quite odd.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-2019

Worst produced audio book ever

There are two stories which are repeated, so the overall length of the book is a lie. It makes me wonder if there are two stories missing from the book. The thematic song between books changes all the time, some of them are rather low in their quality of sound. The audio level throughout the book keeps changing between stories.

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  • Matthew
  • 29-08-2019

Good stories, terrible quality control!

As has been mentioned, some parts repeat. How the Hels does that get to the final product?

Also, from one story to the next the sound levels are all over the place.

Then there's Toby Longworths reading of *Riven*. Usually a great 40k narrator, this was incredibly & ridiculously aggravating! He whispers some parts so low that I have to turn the volume up noticeably. Then of course, he stops whispering... The neighbors actually got several impromptu introductions to the 40k universe due to the horrific sound levels.

As I listen to these as I go to sleep, suffice to say I had to skip Riven or else be rudely *yelled at* by the terrible sound levels. Longworths ridiculously overwrought renditions of quiet asides followed by sudden *hear it two rooms over* exclamations... Again, how does this go out for sale this poorly produced?
1* for the overall performance
5* for the good Horus Heresy stories.

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  • D. Moffatt
  • 23-09-2020

poor quality control. old repeated stories.

two titles are repeated twice and missing 1 title.
also a lot of retold stories from years back and retold worse.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-12-2019

Disappointing

With some distance the weakest HH book I have listened to (out of abt. 20)

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  • Wanderer
  • 01-12-2020

A fine collection

This is a fine collection of short stories. I liked most of them but I felt like they should have came prior to some other entries in the series or as tie-ins.

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  • Jessica Menix
  • 13-09-2019

stories on repeat

some of the books were read multiple times and sometimes by different authors. idk if that was intentional or not but it made some if the overall story hard to follow

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-10-2021

you have to lean into the mic if you whisper...

The stories are fine but the narrator can't work a mic. garbage audio. Audible sucks as well. why do I have a word minimum on a review?!

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  • Scott E Zeigler
  • 31-08-2021

not the best

lot of filler and flash backs. not horrible but pretty skipable. over all meh, oh well

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  • David
  • 17-08-2021

Surprised

Usually not a fan of sort story books. This was pretty solid. Glad I didn't skip it.

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  • Peter M.
  • 17-02-2021

great!

great as always, the books that are combinations of short stories never disappoint. the short story "Riven" was the best of them all.

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  • 451
  • 25-08-2019

Easily skipped

Not bad storytelling but not at all vital to event the minor plotlines of the Heresy. Some are criminally short: the length of a chapter in a Dan Brown novel while others offer colour but little more than that. Because the events referenced are sandwiched among fixed points, there is only a certain amount of story to be mined and the pickings are scarce. Two of the stories repeat one after another so you're getting around a half hour less in total. Overall not worth a credit but certainly worth nabbing on the daily deal.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-10-2021

worth a listen

this book is not a must read for the main story but provides great background

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  • Jax Crow
  • 12-08-2021

Titans!!!

A brilliant series of short stories. my favourite has to be Honour to the dead, and hour of titans going at it. fantastic!

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  • Avanther
  • 27-06-2021

don't buy this

collection of short, and I mean short, stories that add nothing to the chorus heresy storyline at all.
reeks of being a cash grab. skip this and goto book 32

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  • owain riseborough
  • 09-04-2021

A fist full of shorts

I enjoyed this book but I do like, a, short story. Nothing realy of main plot and some storys are very short indeed but on the whole very enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-2020

really bad narration

they have atleast 3 different narrators and yet whenever it's a white scar story its white people doing really bad Asian accents. surely since you went to the bother of grabbing 3 different ones for this one book you would get one that does not make you look like a racist?

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  • Philip Millar
  • 10-05-2020

Interesting, characterful stories

A shame that some people only want a story to rush to advance a plot line and can’t appreciate the storytelling for entertainment for what it is.

Some really cool stories in the collection and some insights into characters

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  • Mr. H. D. Durant
  • 06-05-2020

Great collection

Best selection of short stories in the HH series so far. Good subject range and quality

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  • Radwan C.
  • 24-04-2020

Slightly pointless entries. Feel free to skip.

There wasn't anything here that advanced the plot or shed new light. 2 of the novels were repeated and the whole thing felt unpolished.

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  • D.S.Turner
  • 04-10-2019

excellent collection

for me this is one of the best collections of tales from the dark recesses of the 40k universe, it really helps to flesh out pockets of the war torn galaxy and fill in the voids between the huge stories.

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