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Far out on the Eastern Fringe, the realm of Ultramar stands alone. Having weathered the Word Bearers' attack on Calth and the subsequent Shadow Crusade against the Five Hundred Worlds, the Ultramarines primarch Roboute Guilliman now draws all loyalist forces to Macragge as he contemplates a new future for mankind.

With the arrival of more and more fugitives from the war that has engulfed the rest of the galaxy, all distinction between friend and foe is lost - isolated from Terra by fearsome warp storms, is Guilliman making a bid for power to rival even the renegade Warmaster Horus?

©2013 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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A most memorable book!

When you make the mistake of listening to an audiobook to go to bed at 9pm.. and before you realise its 1am and you have to get up for work in a few hours, you know you've found a gem. Absolutely awesome and addictive story. Dan Abnett has done it again! Great narration too! I'm listening to the entire Horus Heresy book series in chronological order and this is in my top handful so far.

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Wonderful

The best combination of author and narrator in the Horus Heresy series. Courage and Honour!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-2019

Great book, but read others first

This book is great. It ties several existing storylines together very well. The voice actor does a fantastic job. But before you listen to this one, listen to, at the very least, Vulkan Lives, Prince of Crows, The Crimson Fist, The Iron Within (found in Age of Darkness).

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  • Jacob Raun
  • 16-04-2020

Great book, definitely read the next book! "AOC"

Great book, I really enjoyed it! Unfortunately I read Angels of Caliban first so I kinda knew where this book was heading. Don't make the same mistake I did!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-2020

Robot Girlyman's Worst case scenario.

A brilliant edition to the Horus Heresy detailing the Imperium Secundus, Guilliman's attempts to keep the Imperium alive in the event that the original should perish. A well read novel with a total of 5 primarchs interacting and multiple interesting sub plots which tie together nicely with the coming of Curze. Definitely worth a read if you like Ultramarines or John Grammaticus. I was thoroughly entertained by Abnett's writing. Also worth a read if you are interested in Vulkan's fate and the Pharos.

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  • Kjetil Moen
  • 04-02-2020

good, but...

why oh why does the space wolves talk with an Italian accent? I'm Norwegian, and to me it just sounds silly. like monty python Spanish inquisition silly.

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  • camilo a parada
  • 23-01-2020

what a great book, do no skip this one

another great book with many primarchs, and vital pieces for the whole storyline. konrad curze a beast, guiliman, the lion, vulkan, sanguinius, and john grammaticus

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  • Ryan
  • 14-01-2021

it was good

it was really good. love the stories on imperium secundus, and the sub plot was fun.

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  • Jake
  • 10-01-2021

Started good, quickly became a 14 year olds fanfic

"and then just before they died, the mcguffin teleported all the important characters to another planet" The book is full of moments like this. Also there is no explanation as to why Vulcan is suddenly insane, or why Conrad is suddenly able to best every primarch easily including Vulcan which he killed 3 times in this book, despite being defeated by an equally matched if not superior Vulcan in the previous book. Of the over 20 Horus Heresy books I've read I've enjoyed all but this so far. It was just too ridiculous, in a bad plot sort of way.

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  • JR
  • 11-12-2020

Great book

This is one of the best in the series by far- the reading is great and the plot moves quickly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-2020

Flawless story, if you're well read in the story

Do all your homework and all your extra curricular activities for this one. This book truly is a masterpiece, as it manages to pick up and tie together many different plot lines ongoing in the series at this point. Abnett states in the afterword that this one was hard to get down due to all the different loose ends that this book would bring together. Many people seem to find this book clunky and hard to follow, but if you are a fan of the series and have read everything up to this point you will find this to be a fascinating story. This book feels like the big Marvel Team-Up films since so many huge players take center stage and interact with one another. Love this book and it was a real pleasure to listen to it again. Timson is a great narrator and did a superb job here.

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  • Peter M.
  • 05-10-2020

Awesome

The several plot lines through the book were fantastic, as well as the finale of the book.

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  • User1989
  • 21-07-2018

Paced like an action movie (or several)

There is a lot that happens in this book and it seems strange that so many storylines could progress simultaneously without messing up the pacing, but somehow it works! It's greatest achievement must be making Rowboat Girlyman a genuinely likable and "non-marysue" character. A great read if you are a fan of Conrad Curze, The Lion, Vulkan, Space Wolves or the 30k Universe's version of James Bond!

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  • Emil Veselinov Milanov
  • 05-12-2020

Loved Guilliman in this

A great read for fans of the Big G. A very human, flawed and tragic figure, the Primarch of the Ultramarines alone can be the salvation of Mankind.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-10-2020

Fighting Primarks

Fun to listen to and gives great insights into the raw power some of the primarks can physically both indure and dish out.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-2020

Conrad... beast mode

Awesome... from start to finish... Kurze ... haaaa brilliant ... Conrad Kurze takes on a planet and 4 primarchs

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  • Rachel1982UK
  • 10-10-2020

High intensity Primarch action!

This was intense from the start to finish, Dan Abnett at his best! If you are after Primarch action then this is a must have book.

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  • Alistair S.
  • 02-10-2020

One of the best in the series.

One of the best in the series and well worth a read. It keeps your interest throughout and at times at the edge of your seat. 10/10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-2020

Brilliant!

Absolutely amazing, love the writer, love the reader. Just fantastic! Gripping to the end. Any 40k reader should buy it!

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  • paul sparks
  • 29-05-2020

How many Primarchs?

This is the first HH book I have listened to that gave depth to Kurze and it was enlightening to say the least, 4 Primarchs, debatable to say which one was the most insane 🤨 superb story and brilliant narration

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  • Ant
  • 26-05-2020

Not great

Frustrating book to listen to which is really just a filler that just goes on ramblings for ages. The unbalance of power between Primarch’s is annoying too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-2020

one of the best heresy books!

great story and narration. really enjoyed this heresy book I would rate this as one of the better books, Along with Mark of Calth, Mechanicum, Fulgrim and the first three heresy novels

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