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Age of Darkness

The Horus Heresy, Book 16
Durée: 12 h et 28 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 évaluations)

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After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one - seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. 

An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation.... 

This collection contains nine short stories: 

'Rules of Engagement' by Graham McNeill 

'Liar's Due' by James Swallow 

'Forgotten Sons' by Nick Kyme 

'The Last Remembrancer' by John French 

'Rebirth' by Chris Wraight 

'The Face of Treachery' by Gav Thorpe 

'Little Horus' by Dan Abnett 

'The Iron Within' by Rob Sanders 

'Savage Weapons' by Aaron Dembski-Bowden 

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Missing core sections of the book.

It was a great experience, but I had to look up the book and read the misspelled sections for myself when I noticed that something didn't make sense.

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  • Au global
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  • Lambert2191
  • 2018-12-28

Some great stories here, some less great.

As with any anthology, there will be some good books as well as some less good books, but on the whole I would say this is definitely worth the listen, even if only for The Iron Within by Rob Sanders. That short story alone is worth it. It is an incredibly well written piece with a very satisfying ending.
Other books in here that I really enjoyed are The Face of Treachery by Gav Thorpe, Savage Weapons by Aaron Dembski-Bowden and Rules of Engagement by Graham McNeill.
There are a couple that I felt missed the mark, either being a bit too slow or too weird. Rebirth being the standout example of this.

Overall, well worth a listen.

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  • Au global
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  • Gill Jr.
  • 2019-11-14

Short Stories, short love

Mashed into this novel are some relatively listenable short stories. Personally, around 3 or 4 of the stories were my absolute favorite while the others were not bad, yet, they weren't what I was captivated by compared to the few I did enjoy. All the authors wrote excellent stories, but with my biased toward certain space marine legions I found myself more or less drawn to a select few authors and tales.
The narrators, however, are exactly what you already know and love. Out of the 3 'eavy hitters though, I always thoroughly enjoy Martyn Ellis's renditions of the stories he reads, he's got a very distinct voice and tends to portray his story's characters in a distinct way without sounding too far fetched in their nuances.

overall: good filler for the bigger heavier fluff

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  • Peter M.
  • 2019-10-16

Very good.

The Iron within is probably the best short story in the whole book. others are good but it's the best.

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  • Taylor
  • 2019-09-19

Compiled Short Stories

Overall everything was great, I'm just not looking for short stories for my commute and I didn't realize it until after I started the book.

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  • Mateo
  • 2019-07-06

my favorite anthology so far

give it a shot, and skip around if needed m some of the twist and turns are so amazing!

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  • Devin
  • 2019-03-31

Solid Collection

Anwsers a few questions, but doesn't move the story forward. would recommend, but coukd be skipped if you're trying to power through the series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-09

Great company of books.

I like that it’s many books compiled to make an entire book. Covers many aspects that I enjoyed.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-12-09

very good for a short story collection

thought it was going to be bad because the book was just a bunch of short stories, but they were all actually really good and captivating. highly reccomend not skipping this book.

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  • Hedrick
  • 2018-12-05

the voice actors are always amazing for warhammer.

great insight into the events and I love this series. left me wanting many more.

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  • Robert Lindner
  • 2018-09-12

Short stories

It’s hard to provide an accurate review of the book as it’s a collection of short stories.
Some of the stories are written wonderfully and some poorly.