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Vulkan: Lord of Drakes

Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 9
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 9
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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As the Emperor marshals his armies to reclaim the galaxy for the glory of mankind, one by one his Space Marine Legions are reunited with their missing primarchs. The XVIII Legion are still waiting to find their true identity, unaware their own lord has been found. In the Taras Division, legionaries face annihilation as they take a last, desperate stand against a monstrous ork invasion. 

Meanwhile, on Nocturne, Vulkan has raised and trained a new force of warriors. Now it is the time for him to lead his sons into battle. Now it is the time for him to truly don the mantle of primarch, not only to save one half of his Legion but to forge a new, indivisible whole.

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  • Val
  • 28-05-2019

Not a primarch book,

The book is supposed to be about Vulcan, buts hes not in about half of it. Good salamdanders book; not a good Vulcan book.

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  • Amazon-O
  • 20-01-2020

Poor Background

Maybe I’m spoiled by the Primarchs book on Angron, but this offers no insight into Vulkan, and only minimal ones into his Legion. Very disappointed - I knew nothing about Vulkan going on, and know next-to-nothing finishing up.

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  • Smile!
  • 01-07-2019

Good book with great narration!

Jonathan Keeble does this book a wonder by narrating voices with different accents, he presents each character with depth and feeling as if we were in the story ourselves.

The story itself seems a tad bit lacking in background and depth, but for its length is a great feature packed with action to add more flavor to the deserving salamanders legion.

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  • sergio cavazos jr
  • 11-09-2020

love love love love love

i know little of the salamanders and less of their primarch, shamefully for i’ve been playing warhammer for 20 year’s.

but omg!!! what a good story.
i’ve always liked the salamanders. i guess it’s time to build an army.
go green!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-06-2020

Exceptional! Required listening.

This was an exceptionally well written story. So rich in imagery and conflict breathtaking in scope I have listened to it 3 times so far and I'm sure that I will listen again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2020

Love the Salamanders

I love the Salamanders, I love how GW has made such a lovable contradiction like the XVIII legion, horrifying to the average citizen until you see them laying their lives on the line to keep you safe. This... origin story, for want of a better term, was everything I expected it to be.

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  • Lillibet
  • 19-12-2019

The Salamanders at their finest

if you love the 18th Legion you can't go wrong with this book

the history for the salamanders

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-2019

Vulkan!!

What a great story. I enjoyed how the Primarch finally got to meet all of his sons.

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  • AJDavis
  • 29-09-2019

Into the fires of battle...

Great performance with a solid story. Any 40k fan will now turn into a Salamander fan as well.

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  • Louis Maurer
  • 28-01-2019

Great, but overly direct.

I loved the book as I love Vulkan and the 18th, it just reiterates the same points a lot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-2018

Lacklustre battles set before the HH

I couldn’t wait to read this story about Vulkan. A chance to delve into one of the most noble primarches of the hours Hersey.

The primarch series has so far been a mixed bag of insight into the origins of these heroes of the imperium. And a number of stories that have been nothing more than bolter and battles.

This story was the latter. A disappointing listen that lacked any further insight Into the 18th chapter or into its leader.

Although narrated well, for those of you looking for a more in-depth story. I would advise to look elsewhere.

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  • Jamie McMaster
  • 21-01-2019

More an SM Battles novel than a Primarch novel

Very little to do with Vulkan other than the fact that he is present during these events.

More like an SM Battles novel (and an extremely mediocre one at that).

GW really need to decide what they want from the Primarchs novels as they are horribly inconsistent. Some give a great insight in to backgrounds and others like this one, merely feature a Primarch and no more.

Very disappointing.

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  • Mr. D. B. Smethurst
  • 02-08-2019

Great story and performance..

A chapter I have always followed and wanted to learn more about.

This was a story which supported the Salamander Lore and it was certainly top notch....only issue...it was too short!!!

I read it in one go...!!

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  • Stuart Gray
  • 12-02-2019

The rise of the Salamanders

love the story of the rise of the salamanders, couldn't stop listening to it. Even found myself driving around the block when I have got home, just to listen a bit more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-2019

Primarchs?

Well aside from lorgar or perturabo the primarchs series doesnt really contain much on primarchs. A good story expertly read though