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Shattered Legions

The Horus Heresy, Book 43
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 43
Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Driven almost to the brink of self-destruction at Isstvan V, the Iron Hands now seek vengeance for the murder of their primarch Ferrus Manus.

Gathering survivors from the Raven Guard and the Salamanders aboard any vessels capable of warp travel, these Shattered Legions wage a new campaign of annihilation against the traitor forces across the galaxy - a campaign masterminded by legendary warleader Shadrak Meduson.

This Horus Heresy anthology contains 10 short stories by authors including Dan Abnett, Chris Wraight, John French and many more. Also, in the The Seventh Serpent, Graham McNeill revisits the ragtag crew of the starship Sisypheum as they are drawn into a war of subterfuge against the Alpha Legion.

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  • Liban K.
  • 10-10-2020

Great for Iron Hands Fans

I liked a lot of the stories in this book some weren't the best but everything was voice acted incredibly well and I was very entertained the entire time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-08-2020

It’s like red dawn but in space.

It was fun. But it’s not essential for your overall completion of the HH. Some of the stories drag on for far too long or shouldn’t be there at all.

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  • Per
  • 23-08-2020

Uncommonly bad

This is yet another short story collection, set in the aftermath of Isstvan and detailing the story of the Shattered Legions. Sadly, the overall quality is uncommonly poor, with several stories being more or less impossible to finish. Even the best stories in this collection only manage a dull mediocrity. This is unusual as I have found the other short story collections up to this point to have overall above average quality, there are usually some stinkers in every collection but also some true gems that pull the overall impression up. Not so with this one. Cannot recommend and will return.

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  • ComradeWinston
  • 11-07-2020

A Fine & Relevant Collection

As the name implies, this covers the legions shattered at the Drop Site Massacre and related stuff but in a series of short stories that are mostly unconnected. While it doesn't involve the Emperor going on about his life story or anything particularly profound, Shattered Legions does offer perspectives of the Iron Hands centrally, Raven Guard, Alpha Legion, and a bit of Horus' boys. Certainly worth a listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-06-2020

Good Pulp

The 40k universe remains a fun and enjoyable universe to indulge in. No need for high art. Just a chain blade and bolter.

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  • Christopher Patton
  • 03-01-2020

Wow!

This was a pretty solid adventure into the 40k universe. I was blown away by the pacing of the story, before I noticed I was inching up on 30mins left and was lamenting the ride was nearly over. It doesn't have a strong focus on the rest of the Heresy series, it's more like a spotlight being shown on the survivors of the drop site massacre and the effects on the greater narrative. Still, it's become one of my favorite books in the series. Give it a read if you love the Iron Hands.

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  • Matthew
  • 23-05-2019

All good 'cept the SHOUTING!

Good & varied stories in the Warhammer 40,000 Horus Heresy universe. The anthology books in the series are greatly underappreciated. Only prob was one of the narrator's tending to lostsa shouting of the lines. I get they're exclamations, heat of the battle stuff but makes it really hard to listen to when I'm going to sleep. Can't imagine listening on headphones...

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  • kieran lowe
  • 29-10-2018

nice series of self referencing stories

nice self encapsulated stories good if your looking for more 30k to fill an appetite.

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  • james
  • 22-09-2018

felt too scattered. good stories, lacked focus

the stories individually made for a good read. great backstory post istvan but did not gel well

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  • Rochelle Skinner
  • 01-12-2017

awesome

great book would definitely recommend it to other Warhammer fans. Need more like this one.

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  • Callum Johnson
  • 23-04-2018

The flesh is weak!

...but this collection of stories endures! A fantastic collection of heresy era short stories from the various loyalist legions that managed to escape Istvan. Mostly Iron Hands but a nice little mix of everything. Well worth the price, was a great listen that gives you an idea of what happens to those few scattered groups of survivors.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-11-2017

I loved every second

It was the right blend of morose and vengeful. It was a little iron-hand centric. But throughly enjoyavle to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-2018

Better than expected!

I've read / listened almost every book in the series so far, but at first I thought I'd skip this one, since some of the earlier shattered legions stories have been somewhat boring or poorly executed. I'm glad I didn't skip this one though, all the stories followed the same arc and were well written and read. There isn't anything that you must know to follow the series in this book, but if you are at all interested in the Iron Hands and stories of defiance and never giving up, I would highly recommend this book!

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  • Chris Gerrard
  • 28-09-2020

good selection of short stories.

very enjoyable selection of short stories, with excellent narration. the short novella is well written too.

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  • Karl
  • 05-11-2019

Brillaint

It was easy to listen to and very interesting. Keeble is just simple amazing

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  • Sam W.
  • 27-11-2018

In his mind the universe orbitered 10,000 times a day

Perfect collection of short and longstories!, it will make you want to build a shattered legions army!