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Blades of Damocles: Warhammer 40,000

Space Marine Battles
Written by: Phil Kelly
Narrated by: John Banks
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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It is the 41st millennium, and an upstart alien empire has emerged on the Eastern Fringe. After a few skirmishes to retake human worlds from these blue-skinned invaders, the time has come to strike against the so-called Tau Empire.

At the forefront of the Damocles Crusade stand the Ultramarines, commanded by Captain Atheus, the Chapter's Lord Executioner. With his loyal sergeants Numitor and Sicarius by his side, Atheus vows to exterminate the aliens...but the cunning xenos commanders, Farsight and Shadowsun, have other plans.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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very good!

Solid entry suffers at times from the comic book hero syndrome but still a satisfying book.

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  • Jaakob
  • 2018-04-02

Amazing reading but the plot shield

The voice acting for this book was awesome a performance that was clean and on point from start to finish.
The main weakness was the plot shield for tge main characters. Now you know that main characters live through the impossible but when this point is made pointed out time after time it stops veing impossible and just annoying, the characters are saved by a thousand last second saves, miracles, and random one shots. This can be done well but in this case it seems just lazy on the writters part.
The rest of the story was fun though seeing each sude adapt to the other. The advanced tech of thr Tau put against the ancient Tech of Mankind makes for some really great battles.

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  • Deborah
  • 2019-07-06

Tau- ultramarines

Good book, very descriptive of the constant battles. Get to hear about tau units and space marines, And even a little about the kroots as well.

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  • TJ
  • 2019-05-30

Just so

The grim dark future is presented in colorful contrast through the T'au and the Ultramarine conflict. Present are action, drama, and a little humor. Lots of 40k jargon is used to good effect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-16

Fun book, interesting fantasy world.

I had hoped the battles between the battle suits and the space marines would be more detailed.

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  • Christopher Bruner
  • 2019-01-15

excellent story from scratch!

You will enjoy this book if you want to learn more about the Tau empire.

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  • Triken
  • 2018-11-30

good story, but frustrating in the beginning.

I liked the story about mid way through the book, but was very annoyed about certain character traits that the sergeants possessed. also the rate of death sustained by the space Marines made me wonder if they even were wearing armor. other than that it was a great read and I will listen to it again

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  • dante
  • 2018-10-09

impressive

Just started playing Warhammer as a Tau player. Lots of battles and easy to comprehend I wish it was longer and more character development but other than that awesome story

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  • david
  • 2017-10-26

Incredible

this was a very enjoyable story. plenty of action and great insight into the Tau Empire.