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Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion

Warhammer 40,000
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see.

Alongside the Null-maidens of the Sisters of Silence, who are anathema to psykers and sorcerers alike, there is no threat to the Golden Throne that they alone cannot vanquish...until now.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Amazing

Absolutely amazing! Story, performances, the lot! It was great to have the story broken up in to 3 characters. Each with a different view.

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  • Agent Filthy
  • 06-10-2017

Amazing work!

If I could I would have stood up and given Chris Wraight and the narrators a standing ovation. Absolutely brilliant in all fronts. I'm starting it ver immediately and I'm sure I'll pick up tons of things I missed.

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  • Michael
  • 02-10-2017

Enjoyable from start to finish

Loved this story, it has a good cross between narrative and bolter open. I would suggest this to anyone wanting to know more of how Custodes and Null Maidens think.

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  • Triken
  • 09-07-2018

read this before dark imperium if you can!!

great book, takes place chronilogically before dark imperium, I read them out of order but it doesn't matter too much.

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  • Robert
  • 12-10-2018

Great Story to Immerse yourself in.

Loved it, 40k is a beloved franchise to me and this was phenomenal. The characters are felt and the story is worked through in elegance.

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  • s zank
  • 19-08-2018

fun listen.

took a few chapter to get rolling, but it really runs well as Soon as it does.

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  • Mark C.
  • 18-10-2017

Great to see Black Library on audible!

I liked the story more than I expected (didn’t know what to expect though). Chris Wraight is one of my favorite BL authors- & I think his writing helped carry the book. The characters have depth to them, but the action sequences are well written & not confusing.

I know a fair amount of the story that led up to this setting- so I can’t recommend just blindly diving in.

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  • Shawn S.
  • 11-01-2019

Great story overall.

Loved it, but only complaint was that it did get sluggish at points but that is with most stories if you want great detail.

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  • Richard Walter
  • 16-11-2018

great book

great 40k book regardless of favorite faction, especially great if your a custodes fan boy

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  • Jori Ford
  • 27-10-2018

New things have come to light, man!!

Once again, Chis Wraight has shed light on momentous goings on inside the Imperium of Man. Great story line as well as illuminating some of the most mysterious divisions in the Adeptas Terra; the Sisters of Silence and the Adeptas Custodes.

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  • terrance mobley
  • 04-10-2018

One of the best 40k novel

I have to say this was one of the best 40k novel I have read/listen to in a long time. It’s even got me excited to get back into the tabletop game. Great read from beginning to end.

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  • Kai Leingod
  • 09-10-2017

Enthralling

I was hooked from start to end with everything being told. The inclusion of multiple points of view with different voice actors adding an even further depth to each characters views was a very nice touch.

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  • M. L. Higgins
  • 28-12-2018

excellent!

a must for 40K fans who wish to understand the modern galaxy as it is and how we came about great insights on the high council and how people reacted with the astronomican just simply brilliant.

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  • L4ur4
  • 27-12-2018

Great listen

Really enjoyed this and would recommend to people who are into 40K and even those who don't know what it is.

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  • 451
  • 23-12-2018

Excellent - one of the best 40K experiences so far

Told by three narrators at various points, the 40K universe undergoes a fairly terrifying upheaval in the status quo. What makes this novel a huge leap forward compared to more run-of-the-mill contemporaries is that Wraight truly shapes his own part of the cosmos with living, breathing humans and transhumans alike. The idea of three narratives allows us to appreciate the scale on both a personal and global level while at all times keeping a tight rein on plot and characterisation.

For one of the Custodes' revelations in particular this pays off handsomely and credit to Wraight for continuing to develop his own mythos rather borrowing from others. The narrations are excellent and really take this to the upper heights. I rarely venture beyond Heresy novels and this one demands its own series. Well done to all for an essential addition to the Black Library

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  • Lars Zundi
  • 12-12-2018

The best 40K book I have listened to.

Expertly narrated and extremely well written, this tells the story from the first person perspective of three characters, and chronicles some of the major recent events in the 40k universe.

40K books can often be a bit formulaic and turn into never ending adjective-laden descriptions of violence, but this avoids the usual clichés and is all the better for it, concentration on the view of minor players in the galaxy shaking events contained within.

My favourite 40k audiobook, and I've listened to quite a few!

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  • Imperial Caramel
  • 11-12-2018

Really outstanding and one of my favourites.

Thoroughly enjoyable and fantastically written and read. 3 brilliant narrators and a plot that moves the story forward massively. Essential stuff here!

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  • Kieran Williams
  • 23-09-2018

great read<br />

got to admit was impressed when I finished this I listened to book like eisenhorn and was doubtful how good this would be but had herd good this and was not disappointed would really recommend this story.

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  • John
  • 06-09-2018

very good

really enjoyed the mixture of story tellers and how the story jumps to different view points

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-08-2018

absolutely superb!

Another great book by Chris Wraight, definitely one of black library's strongest authors. The cast of three actors really added to the audio, and complimented each other and the work exceptionally well.

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  • Mr A.
  • 07-08-2018

my new favourite book!

forget this being a fantastic warhammer book....this has become my favourite book. it's phenomenal in all aspects. highest recommendation.