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A Warhammer Horror novel

Three travellers are drawn to the Reverie, the wound in the world of the Angels Resplendent. Knight, poet, scholar, each will face their shadows amidst a deeper darkness.... 

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Peter Fehervari's novels always have a rich vein of dark terror – now he's been unleashed in a Warhammer Horror novel that will take the sinister side of the 41st Millennium and turn it into nightmare fuel for you. 

The story

Exalting war and art in harmony, the warrior-artisans of the Angels Resplendent have forged a radiant haven amidst a blighted galaxy. But an ancient sin stains their honour – a wound in their world that will never heal. Ignorant souls would call it a forest, but those who watch over it know better.

Nothing natural grows in the Reverie’s snow-swept glades or wanders amongst the unnatural things that do, save for the intruders who trespass on its pain. Some seek revelation or redemption, others dream of winning a place amongst the Resplendent, but all come because they must.

Three travellers are drawn into the conspiracy that wards the wound – a knight haunted by his lost humanity, an aging poet who refuses to go gently into the night and a scholar who yearns to redeem mankind. All must face their shadows in the Reverie, but only one shall gaze upon its heart, where a deeper darkness beats.

Written by Peter Fehervari. Narrated by John Banks.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Author is speed up weirdly. Story is a snooze. No horror to be found at all.

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  • Quentin Westcott
  • 11-11-2020

It has it's moments.

Nothing gripping here. Fun to see a sub chapter of the Blood Angels, and the Reverie itself is interesting, but the events around it not so much. It just lacked anything to really pull you in. Very few true horror moments.

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  • Maxwell J Oss
  • 18-12-2020

Great book not much horror

Yes I do recommend this book especially if you like warhammer 40k. Not sure how this book qualifies as horror or terror. It’s a fun read overall and helps expand the universe of warhammer

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  • Lertimo
  • 08-11-2020

Umm, what???

I liked Requiem Infernal, Peter Fehevari's last contribution to the 'Warhammer horror' series, so I was looking forward to this. I read 'Requiem' on Kindle (it's not available on audiobook) and it wasn't the easiest read I've ever experienced. Unlike some Black Library authors, Fehevari seems to favour character and plot over regular doses of space marine hyper-violence. Refreshing as this is, the plot of 'The Reverie', like his previous book is very much 'conceptual horror' - it's the overall tone and style which produces the horror atmosphere, rather than any specific incidents. The reader/listener needs to pay close attention to who is who and what is happening in order to engage with the story. That is easier said than done when both plots jump around different character's points-of-view and scenes are not necessarily presented in a linear order. With Requiem, this kind of worked as the plot has a hallucinatory, 'descent-into-madness' feel to it. Also, as a print novel, you can go back and check the parts you didn't understand first time round. The problem with The Reverie - at least as an audiobook - is that it is literally impossible most of the time to work out what on Terra is going on. I honestly can't give you much insight here, because much of the time, I literally didn't have a clue which character was narrating, whether it was a linear scene or a flasback, real or a dream (there's a bit of that going on). Once I'd lost the thread, the scenes flashed by and I got more and more lost. In the same way that I wanted to like Fehevari's writing, I have enjoyed John Banks' narration of other W40k audiobooks and was glad to see him back for this. However, his flat monotone throughout doesn't add any feelings of dread or horror to proceedings, it just makes it harder to follow what is going on. Neither is there sufficient differentiation between the various character's speech to help the listener make sense of it all. I rather wished for a narrator like Toby Longworth or Jonathan Keeble who might give distinctive voices to each of the characters. So plotwise, The Angels Resplendent are quite an arty bunch of space marines who seem more interested in aesthetic values than blowing up the Emperor's enemies. Then there's a thing called 'the Reverie' (don't ask, I've no idea), and some obviously witchy, chaos stuff. Um...and that's it. It made no more sense to me than that, and I listened to the whole thing. It was a pity as I felt throughout like I was missing out on something rather clever and good, but who knows? Maybe I'll revisit it someday - on Kindle.

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  • paul sparks
  • 04-11-2020

Warhammer Horror??

I think the WH universe in its entirety is a life or unlife of horror so how does an author tell a tale sold as horror? Not with this story sadly, a mediocre tale of artisan astartes more concerned with materiel possessions and dare I say it emotions than being an Angel of the Emperor, it’s a hide and seek story with very little to save it other than John Banks superlative narration

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