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With the noble Emperor Sanguinius ruling from Macragge, Imperium Secundus stands as a lone beacon of hope even as the Warmaster's forces continue to ravage the rest of the galaxy.

Roboute Guilliman, still Master of Ultramar, has convinced his brother that Terra has fallen and that the mysterious Mount Pharos on Sotha now holds the key to mankind's future. But the Night Lords, those cruel and pitiless sons of Konrad Curze, have been watching from the shadows and make ready to launch their long-planned attack on the Pharos itself....

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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  • A.J
  • 07-07-2019

In Memoria

At the end , i cried im the epilouge, i was shaken by the dread to come

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  • Shawn
  • 12-09-2020

Fantastic

Slow beginning but really ramps up could not stop listening at the end! Word Word word word

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  • Paul Robertson
  • 26-07-2019

One of my Favs in the series

Lengthy and meaningful conversations between characters (Primarchs, SM, humans) are the highlight of this book

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  • Evan Keller
  • 03-05-2019

pretty good, nothing special

The title says it all. This isn't a literary masterpiece, but it was fun to listen to for a few hours.

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  • Per
  • 20-04-2019

Boring.

There is a lot going on in this book, but events are mostly just described. Character interaction is without surprises and tension, and dialogue is often infantile. In sum, a lot of relevant information but way too boring to be readable. The performance is a tad too inspired. With every marine sounding gruff, every adult human sounding like a child and every villain sounding like a... muahaha villain, the performance really did not help the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-01-2021

night Lord's vs ultramarines

good story between ultramarines and night lords. a few old characters. worth it if you enjoy any of these factions

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  • Josh
  • 23-11-2020

Good.

Good book all around. John Banks is one of my favorite narrators, he did an excellent job.

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  • Neil Goodwin
  • 04-08-2020

One of the rougher HH books

This book is a slog. couldn't finish it with a physical copy, still struggled with it as an audiobook. which is a shame because 'The Unremembered Empire' that precedes this is really good.

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  • David Zerr
  • 14-07-2020

Really Enjoyed

I really enjoyed this book. I may even model a Scythes of the Emperor army to defend Sotha

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-2020

The History of the Pharos

Great book about the Horus Heresy, but scan better if you go on to read/listen to the Belisaurius Cawl book.

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  • Olli
  • 15-01-2021

A great listen.

A nice view into Imperium secondus. Not a critical listen in the series though. Still worth the credit.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-2020

best one for a while

really enjoyed this one compaired to the last 5 or so, then again I have a slight bias towards the night lords so take what I say with a pinch of salt. Normally the ultra marines are one of the worst loyalists to follow only topped by the drop site massacre survivors so I went into the book ready to hate it. What I got was an enjoyable book where the night lords strike hard on one of the 500 worlds of ultramar, who has to slow them down? ultra marines? gull himself? no. Normal human recruits with little to no training fighting tooth and nail doing everything they possibly can against an enemy that is no only overwhelming more powerful then these humble men but when they fall they will subjected to the worst the night lords have to offer. Knowing all that and still fighting to protect their home made for a very enjoyable book, this is one of the few books from the late stages of the heresy that I would actually recommend.

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  • alex o'collard
  • 03-09-2020

One of the best so far!

Exceptional book, some very well written characters, interactions and action. The friendship between Alexis and Dantioch is so moving, especially in one particular scene! (no spoilers)

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  • paul sparks
  • 02-06-2020

Bloody and brutal

Primarchs fighting again and the absolutely awful night lords, I really dislike their self pity and ideology, John Banks does an outstanding job narrating but even his dulcet tones can’t make even pity them Great story again

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  • Daniel Large
  • 01-02-2020

Best performance in the series.

There's a good chunk of these horus heresy audios I struggle with who the characters are and sometimes where the story is as they jump about various ships, planets, cities etc but this one is superbly read as the performer gives individual voice to each character and you can feel the energy of the individuals in his performance. Kurze and Sanguinius especially are personified wonderfully. I hope to find that many more of the series are read by this performer.

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  • Travs
  • 30-12-2019

WOW

Honestly one of the best (top 4 Horus Heresy Books upto this point). The ending is epic and the relationship between Dantioch and Pollux is one of the best in 30k/40k.

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  • The Bearded Bookworm
  • 05-11-2019

Too damn quite.

While the story and performance are good the recording seems about a 1/3 of how loud it should be.

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  • Nicholas facer
  • 22-10-2019

great book

love the Horus heresy series and this book is an awesome continuation of that. highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-2019

Fantastic

A truly gripping story in the Horus Heresy, beautifully narrated by John Banks, each chapter draws you in and every step of the way was just as immense as the last, with an intense start followed by a nail biting build up and perfectly finished with an epic battle, full with gore and stunning detail that puts you there in the thick of it.

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  • Dr T Pearson
  • 13-06-2019

Great book, only for fans of Unremembered Empire

I enjoyed this book. Particularly how will fleshed out the night lords were. Curzes philosophy about the warp, the emperor and his own role was fascinating and the action is all well and good. However, it fails to move the main story forward and can be skipped if your more interested in what Horus is up to. If you enjoyed Unremembered Empire and Fear to Tread, then I recommend this to you.

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