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Publisher's Summary

Book 2 in the Eisenhorn series.

Inquisitor Eisenhorn must track down and defeat the forces who would destroy him or face the wrath of the Ordo Malleus....

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Eisenhorn's back in a classic thriller. What could be cooler than an inquisitor on the run for a crime he didn't commit? Not much. How much is Eisenhorn willing to compromise himself – and his closest friends – and risk his soul for a chance to clear his name?

The Story:

A century after his recovery of the alien Necroteuch, Gregor Eisenhorn is one of the Imperial Inquisition's most celebrated agents. But when a face from his past returns to haunt him, and he is implicated in a great tragedy that devastates the world of Thracian Primaris, Eisenhorn's universe crumbles around him. The daemon Cherubael is back, and seeks to bring the inquisitor to ruin - either by his death, or by turning him to the service of the Dark Gods.    

©2001 Games Workshop Ltd. (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Amazing Continuation

This is an amazing intense second installment to the eisenhorn saga. cant wait for book 3!!!

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  • Joe
  • 28-06-2019

Dan Abnett at his finest

Can a pure man slide into damnation without changing a single ideal? This is the underlying theme of the Eisenhorn trilogy. Beautifully constructed characters and a storyline right out of epic Greek tragedy, this book is a great example of how a skilled author can take even rhe most chaotic setting (pun intended) and uplifts it into a story that resonates to the reader.

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Pretty Good but...

The reading is immersive and the story for the most part makes sense. But, there are several occasions where it seems like the author forgot Eisenhorn's inability to make facial expressions, kind of brole the immersion at times but all around still a nice book.

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awesome but missing parts

great book but chapter 20 is cut off about halfway through this needs fixing for 5 stars

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Pretty good

Eisenhorn is really OP and this can be a bit cheesy at times but it's still an engaging and interesting story.

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an excellent 40k story

Dan Abnett is an exceptional writer, and Toby Longworth's performance leaves little to be desired.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-2018

Another great story and performance!

I am now a fan of the writer and the reader of this series. can't wait to start the next one!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2018

Kirito Eisenhorn

This one didn't quite give the same feel as the first. All of Eisenhorn's problems get tidied up too nicely and too easily. The villains didn't feel as threatening, nor their plots as interesting. The reveal at the end, however, leaves me with so many questions I'm dying to have answered. While Eisenhorn's plot armor is amped up I feel like I saw a side to him that I hadn't seen before and I have to know more.

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  • Skylar Freeman
  • 19-10-2019

If you don't like it you're a filthy heretic.

=]|[= REDACTED BY ORDER OF THE HOLY INQUISITION =]|[= Innocence proves nothing. Exitus Actus Probat

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  • Kristy Dobes
  • 17-07-2020

not as good as book 1

not bad, not as good as book one. looking forward to how this story ends

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  • brooks n.
  • 23-06-2020

Standing O

such a great story. the ending felt rushed but still didn't take away from the story.

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  • Terrance Toth
  • 18-12-2019

Another winner

fantastically performed, chilling, invigorating, full of twists, excitement, wonder and horror. FOR THE EMPEROR.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-2019

dan abnet is the best writer on 40k.

must read. own all three books the trilogy of ravenor and the omnibus. but they are soo good i use the audiobools to zone out as a chef.

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  • Mangawut?
  • 16-09-2019

Excellent

loved it. Longworth brings a stunning performance to a wonderful piece of fiction. I will admit that I found it slow to start after the opening scene, but I stuck with it and thoroughly enjoyed the payoff. Largely, this can be attributes to Longworth's narration and rendition of each character. The story is quite good indeed, a great read... but Longworth makes the entire piece excellent.

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  • Pen Name
  • 13-04-2018

The Quintessential Eisenhorn book

Of the 3 books and collected anthology, this is the best. It is Act II in a 3 act play, this is the part where the characters shine.

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  • Carson Adams
  • 14-10-2020

This book has an odd pacing

The first half sorta drags out and is a little overly detailed. The last half feels rushed with very little details and almost feels like a summary of events. There is a brief period in the middle of the book that nails the pacing but most of the book either feels too rushed or too slow.

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  • ALex Holton Hill
  • 17-11-2017

Toby Longworth is an excellent narrator.

Toby Longworth really stands out to me as an excellent narrator, and his ability to be consistent with both subtle and not so subtle character identities is impressive. The story itself is one of the most iconic set to the Warhammer 40,000 backdrop.

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  • BrokenSaint
  • 10-01-2018

Same as the previous review, perfection.

I love these guys, thank the God-Emporer for their blessed rememberances. I highly recommend any Abnett and Longworth audiobooks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-2019

Simply amazing, perfect voice and tone!

Another outstanding performance by the narrator who manages to capture our beloved inquisitor's voice perfectly.

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  • Chuck stuff
  • 13-01-2019

Gets bombarded with characters

the first Eisenhorn book was excellent, exciting and well told which a plot that kept you thinking. This following 100 years after the first book starts off the same and continues till about half way where I felt it got overwhelmed with new characters and monologuing.

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  • Flashman
  • 22-11-2017

Loved it

Narration great but cringed slightly at the mutant "twist" dialogue. Listening to the evil characters with some noise cancelling headphones is truly harrowing.

Story also good but ending felt very rushed - you spend 9 hours going through the story and then it is all wrapped up in the space of a few minutes with a comment along the lines of "everything was sorted". It felt like a cop-out given the amount of time given to fairly trivial parts of the story. I suspect the author was struggling to cut the story down to an acceptable length.

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  • Liam Synnott
  • 21-05-2020

Thrilling and fun.

Exciting story, thrilling narration and just all round a lot of fun to listen to.

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  • Dave
  • 18-05-2019

Quick ending

Good story, but the ending felt very rushed - not as good in the first in the series.

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  • Mrs Gail Williscroft
  • 20-11-2018

Thrilled

A fantastic book that leaves you thoroughly gripped in the story. An amazing read. Highly recommended

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  • ben
  • 20-10-2017

Brilliant ( my fave auther is Ian M banks) this wa

Brilliant ( my fave auther is Ian M banks) this was amazing will look for more

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  • KS
  • 11-11-2020

excellent!

Coming from straight after reading the first book, this one had me hooked! once again great performance by Toby Longworth and great story by Dan Abnett. Having familiarity with the characters was what ultimately led me to enjoy this book. off to read the third!

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