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Mark of Faith

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An Adepta Sororitas novel.

In the wake of the war for Ophelia VII, Battle-Sister Evangeline of the Order of Our Martyred Lady embarks on a crusade into the darkness that lies beyond the Great Rift, seeking vengeance and revelation, but surviving the journey will only be the first and most simple test of her faith. 

Listen to It Because: Delve into Imperium Nihilus with a tale of faith and fury that looks at the nature of the Adepta Sororitas and their place in the new Dark Imperium.  

The Story: With the birth of the Cicatrix Maledictum the Imperium of Mankind suffers as never before. Conflict and corruption is rife on every front and precious little hope remains, save for those who hold to their faith when faced with destruction.... 

Denied a martyr’s death during the battle for Ophelia VII, Sister Evangeline of the Order of Our Martyred Lady is blessed with a new and grave duty: to embark on a pilgrimage beyond the Great Rift to recover a precious and powerful artefact - the Shield of Saint Katherine. Accompanied by the enigmatic Inquisitor Ravara, who seeks her own closure in the veiled regions beyond the Rift, Evangeline must find a way to bear the weight of this unasked-for destiny if she and her Sisters are to succeed in restoring a fragment of light to this new dark Imperium. 

Written by Rachel Harrison.

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

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Felt like a flat story

I found the story to be a lot less meaty than most black Library stories. It was a bit linear and didn’t seem as grim dark as most stories involving the sisters of battle. The inquisitor would be sanctioned in any other story for sure

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Powerful and raw.

I really enjoyed this story! Showing a lot of what goes on in a sisters thoughts and emotions of their faith! fantastic! Singing was cool at points, cringe at others.

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  • David
  • 15-01-2020

LGBTQ+ reoresentation in Warhammer!

Besides being a really fun warhammer adventure book, with appropriate amounts of "bolter porn" (ie: well described badassery), it's nice to see positive LGBTQ+ representation in a warhammer novel, instead of just being "deviant vampires" or "deviant slaanesh cultists" or even being seen as "not normal". Instead we have a scifi badass adventure story full of a very ethnically diverse characters with LGBTQ+ characters too in the main cast with all the same boons and flaws of any warhammer protagonist. I'd love to see more like this in the future. <3

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  • Mike Millea
  • 17-04-2020

Excellent storytelling

A great book! Characters struggle with realistic problems in realistic ways and drive the story forward incredibly well with great character progression. I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Kenneth seyfert
  • 26-01-2020

Needs a Sequel

Excellent multiple narrations, even better story would like to read another all I can say spoiler free.

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  • Taylor
  • 07-01-2020

It’s a decent read for a Sisters of Battle book

The story plays out like a rollercoaster. When it gets going, it flows well. Though there are several slow points in the book.

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  • Matt Reed
  • 15-02-2020

There are better stories

Struggled through this book. Definitely not something I should have listened to right after Eisenhorn and Ravenor series. Didn't like the Inquisitor right off the bat. Did not really care for any of the characters and the singing threw me off.

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  • troyburns2
  • 09-02-2020

Okay...Great and Meh

The singing was a big turn off. But the story was great. A fresh perspective on an inquisitor. Character development was good. The emperor loving supernatural faith was very present and fun at times. All in all a good listen; great at times, meh at others.

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  • Trond
  • 03-01-2020

The end ruined it

I mostly enjoyed the story up until the last hour and a half when i went definetly downhill

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  • chris
  • 15-12-2019

no more

I can do without the singing. That was really annoying. everything else was great.

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  • Sergio J Urbina
  • 14-04-2020

Predictable Story....not a good ending.

I really like WH40k books but this one was a struggle to finish! The repetitive way the say names like "Evagaline!" and "Ari!" it just started to get under my skin. The narrator's did a good job with what the had. This book just left me as hollow as the Thousand Sons..

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  • David
  • 03-12-2019

Solid

Love the beginning of the story with the sisters. Not s fan of the inquisitor or how the sister takes so long to develop as a strong character. Overall a solid story and great performance.

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  • waaaghzag
  • 02-01-2020

Rushed recording?

The worst thing was the mispronunciations and just outright misread words, for example "sounded" rather than "sundered" and so on. This doesn't live up to the usual standard expected from Black Library. I think the narrators may also be new to the source material (not a bad thing in itself) but lacked any guidance, as a lot of words unique to W40k were pronounced incorrectly, or differently each time. I think the narrators tried to make a decent effort of putting some live and emotion into the characters, but it often fell flat. The story was, in my opinion, just above average. The greatest moments of the book are in the middling sections. There was such a climax in the middle of the story that it was kind of all downhill towards the end.

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  • Rafael Eberhard Schneider
  • 14-07-2020

Just really bad

The story is bad, it barely makes any sense. The characters are just your typical cliches from start to finish and the lines are just bad, what you'd expect of such characters. The voice acting is over the top, unbearable at times.

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  • DC Fletcher
  • 19-01-2020

Good start, poor execution

The Narration lets the book down with mispronunciations, and singing which are a bit jarring when listening on headphones. Some of the Sisters in the book don't feel genuine characters, and the ending was a complete let down.

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  • miss s Lichfield
  • 21-10-2020

Bad book

I never write reviews but I feel I must with this one. I've listerned to alot of horus heresy and 40k books this is by far the worst. The story is dull no likable characters to get behind its plody and long winded. I really struggled to finish it, the only saving grace is that it was in the buy one get one free. I've listerned to other battle sisters books and really enjoyed them this is not one of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-10-2020

good story

one of the better sisters of battle stories out there. the ending is a bit antclimatic but all in all its a good story

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  • Mr Christopher Bagley
  • 13-08-2020

disappointing and below standard

since the start of this book I kept waiting for it to get good and never really did. The story was a bit boring and felt too "on the nose" for the sisters of battle. No spoilers but the ending was very anti climactic and didn't tie up the story with much satisfaction. Finally the narration was not very good at all, the woman who voices Evangeline reads way too slowly and deliberately and never seems to change tone. Some moments are downright cringe worthy and I need to ask why does the canoness sound like a poor impression of the queen. This book doesn't live up to the high standards of most black library novels and I can't recommend it when there are so many better ones out there.

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  • paul sparks
  • 06-07-2020

Sisters doing it for themselves!

A really enjoyable story with the sisters of battle teaming up with an inquisitor and her retinue going head to head with a thousand sons heretic Astartes,

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  • doug nicol
  • 06-05-2020

Great voice acting.

loved it great voice acting but what made really stand out from the crowd was that its a 40k book where the primary theme is love and its cost

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-2020

Mark of Quality

wow, gripping story with twists I did not see coming. Both narrators do a great job. I love how you get some events from both points of view, giving some interesting insights in how the Sisters and the Inquisition might look upon certain things. Recommended!

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  • poopcake
  • 27-02-2020

Great Book, voice acting of one of readers can be.

...OTT book very listenable when actor not chewing the scenery, well written, in first person.