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  • The Bookkeeper's Skull

  • Warhammer Horror
  • By: Justin D Hill
  • Narrated by: Matthew Hunt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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The Bookkeeper's Skull

By: Justin D Hill
Narrated by: Matthew Hunt
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A Warhammer Horror Story 

Follow in the footsteps of Rudgard Howe, an enforcer cadet who, while on their first mission and embroiled in an embittered succession battle back home, uncovers a heinous sanguinary cult....

Listen to it because: in the grim darkness of the far future, horror lies in the most unlikely of places, as a routine investigation becomes something all the more sinister.

The story: on the capital world of Potence, young enforcer cadet Rudgard Howe is caught up in a bitter internecine feud to inherit his father's position of chief enforcer. As the tithe fleets approach, he is sent on his first mission to ensure that the planet's distant agri-facilities fulfil their quotas to the god-emperor. Farmed with serfs and managed by ex-Militarum soldiers, the agri-facilities are places of shocking brutality and hopelessness. But when he is sent to the outlying farmstead of Thorsarbour, Rudgard discovers a community where the crops are left to rot as the inhabitants indulge in the bloody ecstasy of a sanguinary cult. As Rudgard imposes the strict Lex Imperialis upon the farmstead, he begins to uncover a place where sanity is rapidly slipping. Just a single step into his nightmarish mission though, a series of cruel deaths threatens to dismantle everything he has ever known about the Imperium, his faith in the emperor and the strength of his very soul.

Written by Justin D Hill. Narrated by Matthew Hunt.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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i think the ending to this title is very hit or miss depending on how you like the use of cosmic horror in 40k stories but personally i loved the more muted use of demonic terror and that the true evil of the story is left a mystery to an extent, compared to stories like "no way out" where the warp born horror is although not explained but definitely de-mystified as it directly interacts with characters i found the ending of this to be better as the evil isn't directly faced or even seen, regardless i found it to be a thoroughly well written and gripping 40k title

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Fantastic story, predictable plot.

Really well performed however it suffers from what a lot of GW horror suffers, foreshadowing to the point the plot become predictable. Really well written bar that point.

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Best 40K farming story

I feel the horror is normally lacking in all these stories, however they give a great insight in to the lives of normal citizens in the imperium and I will keep listening for this reason.

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