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Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000

Black Legion, Book 2
Written by: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Series: Black Legion, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts - a rival to the Ezekyle's final fate.

Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.

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

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perfect story with such great characters.

great story worthy of your purchase. I the reader is very skilled and voiced the different characters perfectly.

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It's not Nightlords, still amazing worth your time

Aaron Dembski-Bowden's writing is amazing as usual, and John Keeble does all his characters justice.

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Outstanding in Every Aspect

This book is an absolute must read for 40k fans! It comes as a sequel to The Talon of Horus, also written by ADB. This series has got to be my favourite series in the Black Libraries massive collection. I am avidly awaiting the third installation!

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Very good performance and story, slow start

I enjoyed, it was slow start but the story built nicely afterwards. The voice performance was very good, with the narrator embodying several different characters voices and effects.

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Scifi warrior poetry!

Good paced and artfully crafted story with an amazing performance by the narrator! well worth the credit.

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Character Voices Changed

While the same narrator as the last book many characters had different voices, leading to many improvements and a few worse quality voices.

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Excellent Performance

Keeble delivers a performance here that really gives life to the lords of the Black Legion in a way that often aren't treated to. Coupled with Demski-Bowden's unique method of characterization, the whole thing feels very polite, almost patrician. Gone are the days of the mindless, drooling idiots at the head of the dread hosts; in Black Legion, we are shown the honourable, tempered, calculating masters of warfare doing what they do best. I can't recommend the book itself enough, and will actively seek out other audiobooks by Keeble in the future. #Audible1

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  • Adam Watson
  • 2019-01-28

Crafted and Performed Perfectly

As a narrator myself I keep a few role models. Jonathan Keeble is one of them. His invective, passion and instinctive grasp of the characters in this story - especially the protagonist Khayon - when coupled with Aaron's masterful storycrafting and insight into the characters and their very reasons to exist, will draw you in wholly and completely. I can't listen to anyone read this story aloud other than through Keeble's narration. To me, he *is* Iskandar Khayon, and that is the hallmark of an excellent performer.

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  • Rodney Grimes
  • 2017-09-30

Simply Awesome

All Warhammer fans will enjoy this story, fans of all series Hours Hersey 30k or 40k thus story truly rocks..

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  • sam breitenbauch
  • 2019-08-16

So a great book but...

I loved this. Just as much if not more than book 1. So now. When is book 3 to come. Because a third book is neeeded..

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  • Emily Amos
  • 2019-02-05

2 for 2 in this series

Black Library does it again! Keeble's performance is off the charts! emphasizes the power behind the black legion while at the same time preserving the humanity of the legionnaires.

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  • Stacey McGovern
  • 2019-02-17

Love it. Mostly...

The story, and the series are fantastic. My only issue is continuity. The change in pronunciation of "Ezekiel" from the first book is annoying to say the least.

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  • Mason
  • 2019-01-24

A Great Sequel

The main character and the acts he witnesses are compelling, a well portrayed flip-side to the "good" Imperium. I do hope he survives this series and returns later causing havoc for the forces of order.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-26

Another great book and read by this pair!

Fantastic story and read by the duo involved. Jonathan Keeble changed the pronunciation of a few of the names from book one, and I felt his voicing was slightly stronger in the previous book as well. Those things dont make this experience not worth the money!

both do a great job!!!

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  • Texas
  • 2017-10-04

Great book

Loved it. Can't wait for the next in the series. Audible needs more Black Library books.

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  • NikEliJoe
  • 2020-01-19

BLACK LEGION LOVE!

If your a fan of the "bad guy" or just Sick of hearing the story from the "Rotten Corpse Worshipping False Emperor" Guys Than Look No Further! Iskandar Khayon Is A Character Ur Gonna Truly Fall In Love With And It's Great To Listen To While Painting, Assembling or Playing Warhammer 40k.

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  • axcl99stang
  • 2020-01-17

Great book

This is a great book looking at the start of the Black Legion and how they viewed their return into real space.