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Long before the coming of the Imperium, the realm of Ultramar was ruled by Roboute Guilliman, the last Battle King of Macragge. Even after learning of his true heritage as a primarch son of the Emperor of Mankind, he strove to expand his domain as efficiently and benevolently as possible, with the XIII Legion Ultramarines as his alone to command.

Now, facing a rival empire on the ork-held world of Thoas, Guilliman must choose his weapons carefully - otherwise his dream of a brighter future could be lost forever.

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

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  • Joshua Stevens
  • 08-05-2018

Good

A interesting look at the beginnings of the Codex Astartes and Roboute Guilliam. I wish it covered more than one battle.

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  • Alpharius77
  • 15-02-2018

Good book

It is a short audio book but the fighting starts early and stops at the very end of the book. Enjoyed this one a lot.

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  • Alexandru
  • 09-01-2018

perfect for warhammer fans

The book presents a glimpse look into the mind if Primarch Guiliman during an ork operation.

Excellent written and acted 5/5

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  • Ryan R.
  • 28-07-2020

A poor introduction to warhammer 30/40k.

This-books-doesnt-really-tell-you-what-the-Imperium-is. It Doesnt-tell-you-who-Guilliman-was-before-the-emperor-arrived-on-Macrag.-Infact-Im-Not-Sure-If-Anything-Is-Said-About-Guillimans-Early-Days; other-than-some-minor-details-that-come-off-as-throw-away-lines.-here-or-there.

It-gives-you-a-look-at...

the-small-cracks-that-lead-to-greater-mistrust.-Sometimes-this-means-betrayal-sometimes-it-means-acting-against-orders.-These-cracks-come-from-cultural-differences-and-resentment-at-being-"replaced".

30k-UltraMarines-MacragBorn culture.

Primarch-Guilliman-Is A Bad-@$$. His-brain-is-like-a-super-computer!

For The Emperor!

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  • sergio cavazos jr
  • 02-05-2020

Good but ...

I love the ultramarines... chaos players hate them. Even some loyalists don’t like them. Black Library does a magnificent job as is expected. But I must admit with all due respect, my Lord Guilliman is just one big computer.
If you need to learn theoretical vs practical ... this is the book.

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  • Bremen Harrell
  • 07-03-2020

very good

the story was clear engaging and had no problem seeing it in my head awesome

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  • James Y Glass
  • 03-03-2020

Its not really about Guilliman

Now look, the Ultramarines are my favorite Astartes. But this book really isn't about Guilliman. I learned more about Roboute in the short story 'Illyrium' than I did here. I learned a bit about how the Ultramarines operate. How they have their system of 'Theoreticals' & 'Practicals' for explaining strategy, which helped when I got to books like 'Battle for the Abyss' and 'Know No Fear' One interesting part of the story is an Ultramarine disobeying orders and getting a bunch of his comrades trapped, and its nice to see that the boys in blue aren't as boring as people accuse them of being. The most memorable part of the book by far is a sequence early on where a group of scout marines are surrounded and killed. Its simultaneously very sad while also being a great illustration of just how hard to kill an Astartes is. But again none of this gives us more insight to Robute's character,

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-2020

they turned a legions protocols into a gimmick.

they beat you over the head with the "theoretical/practical" setup. ends up feeling gimmicky. no real insights into roboute either.

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  • Zack
  • 02-01-2020

Good but not great

short and sweet review on a short and serviceable novel.

Big Ultramarine and Roboute Guilliman fan here, was excited to give this a go and while it was a good listen I found myself clocking out at certain points but it was by no means terrible.

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  • Wes Brown
  • 06-08-2019

Great Production

As usual, great story brought to life by a great voice actor, Toby Longworth. Looking forward to my next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-2018

Cool, nicely read but short.

Toby Longworth should read allblack library's collection. awesome voicing for characters in the story. talking of which, I would have loved that to be alot longer. But what there was, entertained me immensely.

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  • Sam Sargent
  • 09-02-2021

If you can not sleep at night, put this on.

Flat narration, boring information bombardment....I am off back to Fenris thank you very much

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  • Mr X
  • 22-01-2021

5 hours of relentless battle description

Having read a few 40K novels ( The Night Lords omnibus and The Iron Snakes omnibus), I was impressed by the writing. The Primarchs are very interesting characters and so I wanted to find out more about each one.

The quality of the voice actor and the audio itself is excellent, well paced and expertly delivered. However, this really is not a science fiction book. It is essentially a military encounter. The story focuses on an Ultramrines battle with Orks on the planet Thoas. I found this incredibly tedious and there is very little exploration of Guilliman himself. We learn very little about him. I won't be exploring any more Primarch books after this and will start on The Sisters of Battle or some of the Horus Heresy. If you like descriptions of battles, you'll love it but not my taste.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-2020

Can't belive i paid for this shit

Like the ultramarines as a whole, this novel i boring, bland and quite unnecessary. Total one dimensional snoozefest.

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  • Maximus
  • 29-06-2020

Amazing!

It's short but it's enough to give you an idea of what kind of Primarch Guilliman is! Great place to start if you want to know more about the Primarchs. Narration is brilliant too!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-2020

If you like action and gory, you'll love this.

Gory moments are the best moments. It was recommended to me and I really enjoyed it.

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  • Atte
  • 22-04-2020

boring

most boring wh40k story ever written. Boring space marine adventure with Guilliman bringing mild flavor

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  • Imperial_Technologies
  • 01-11-2019

Lacking Something....

Something about this novel just fails to capture the grandeur, the magnificence of a primary, the story is simply...lacking. Toby Longworth does a reasonable job with the material, but I felt he was much better in narrating the recent Eisenhorn novel.

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  • Kareem
  • 12-08-2019

Enjoyable

Was a pleasant shorter read and had all the gritty carnage I'd expect from a war with the orks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-2018

Decent book, but suffers the series issues.

Better than some of the reviews suggest, but suffers the same issues as many of the books in the Primarchs series which are the somewhat short length and the expectation on the story. I expected the series to be mostly on the "origin story" of the primarchs and some of the books indeed are. I enjoyed those ones more, but this was still an enjoyable listen and it was mostly focused on Guilliman. Because of the focus on the primarch, even though not really on the origin story and a good story, I rate this in the mid tier for the series.

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