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Publisher's Summary

A Primarchs Audiobook

Who better to relate the tale of Alpharius than the primarch himself? As he tells of his deeds, bear one thing in mind: nothing can be trusted when it comes from serpent's mouth.

Listen to it because:

I am Alpharius...and so are you.

The story:

Legends abound of the glorious - or infamous - deeds of the emperor's sons. Yet almost nothing is known of Alpharius, the most mysterious of them all, for the lord of the Alpha Legion is unparalleled in the art of obfuscation. Such are his gifts of secrecy and deceit that even his rediscovery has remained an enigma - until now. But when the tale comes from the serpent’s mouth, where do the lies end and the truth begin?

Written by Mike Brooks. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble. 

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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awesome shorter book for alpha legion enjoyers

great narration and story
some knowledge about the 30 thousandth millennium definitely makes the book more enjoyable.
I loved it!

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  • 2022-03-28

A must read novel by Mike Brooks

Written wonderfully, I love the tone and the arrogance of Alpharius. My new favourite Primarch, Alpharius/Omegon.
Excellent performance also by Jonathan Keeble.
A must read/ listen to book.

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Hydra Dominatus! APLHARIUS is now my Favourite Primarch!

This is one of the best HH Primarch audiobooks by a long shot and it will make you love Alpharius without question. Fills in a lot of questions (This is a lie lol) about the origins of the Alpha Legion and just how BLOODY COOL THEY ARE.

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This is a five star review...This is a lie.

I was utterly hooked from the first line, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It gave us much more insight into the primarch than it did the legion, but I suppose that was also the point.

Needless to say, this was definitely one of my favourite reads (listens?) in a long time.

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yes.

this review is a lie.
this is the best 40k primarch novel ever, hands down.

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10 out of 10 will Read Again

This is a absolutely wonderful tale, well written and well read, I only wish it was longer.

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My Favorite Book in the Warhammer Universe

Now also my choice for best primarch of them all. An engaging story, and well performed.

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I started this book knowing nothing about the Alpha Legion, that is a lie.

Alpharious begins his tale by demanding you not trust the official record, stating that all accounts are flawed; even his own. As I listened more and more to the truth of Alpharious’ upbringing, the more I began to understand the complexities of the XXth legion and their impact on future events. When Alpharious and Maloghurst roleplay a galactic civil war through a simple game, you can feel the strings of fate being woven between Alpharious and the greater imperium.

When you finally end the story with Alpharious-Omegon meeting Horus, you feel like you’re perched in the crows nest of a theatre performance, knowing the exact movements and dialogue that will eventually lead the calamity.

You end this book knowing the Alpha Legion, knowing the primarchs, and knowing the eventual fate of the Imperium. You end this book knowing everything about the XXth, but that too is also a lie.

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great but too short!

would be 5 star if a bit longer. i know this was about the alpha legion but it barely scratched the surface

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Loved it!

absolutely loved this! Been waiting for a book about Alpharius. The narration was great as well.

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  • Noah Dziurawiec
  • 2021-04-19

Very Good Listen

This book is dreadful. Didn't hold my interest at all...


I am Alpharius. This is a lie.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-24

Amazing

Slow and boring story nothing new was shared waste of a credit.




















I am Alparius, this is a lie.

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  • Richard
  • 2021-04-19

Alpharius starring Alpharius as Alpharius

What if Jonathan Keeble is Alpharius?

Did you dig Legion and Praetorian of Dorn?
if yes, you will dig it.

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  • David J. Todorov
  • 2021-04-22

Best Primarch book so far

Alpharius is so well written. you get to see his point of view from the very beginning, and even explore the "lies" of how he was found, the origin of his weapon choice, and so much more. an absolute must read for all Horus Heresy fans

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  • James gGllagher
  • 2021-04-18

That’s a lot of revelations

I know with the alpha legion everything is supposed to be a lie but when it comes to the writers putting something to paper, I figure it’s about as truth as it gets. A lot of info in this one. I think this book is informative about Alpharious as one will get for the next long while.

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  • 2021-04-21

I am Alpharius. That is a lie.

Hydra Dominatus!
Excellent read for any 40K fan, an absolute must read for Chaos fans. Every word of it is true. That is a lie.

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  • Rwoinlgceonxe15
  • 2021-04-21

I was Right

I always knew that Alpharius or Omegon where the first one found. I figured they where the ones behind the scenes looking for the other 19 brothers. How else did they find Russ or Angron.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-06-26

I am Alpharius

Head of the Hydra follows the truly enigmatic Alpharius and it shows the art of his lies and deceptions to his enemies, mankind and even his own brothers. It does a great job showing a general idea on how the Alpha Legion his Astartes legion fights wars. The performance is quieter than some other 40k books. But that makes sense regarding who it’s covering. The quietest of the primarchs.

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  • Sam Breitenbauch
  • 2021-04-28

I absolutely an disappointed beyond belief

Sucks so bad. Ruined my childhood and in fact this book ruined the lore and broke the continuity beyond salvaging.


I am Alpharius. That was a lie..
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-04-18

Definitely worth the time.

This was definitely one of the more entertaining and enlightening Primarch books in terms of lore.

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