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Cadia Stands

Written by: Justin D Hill
Narrated by: David Seddon
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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An Astra Militarum novel. 

The storm has broken, and the forces of Chaos batter against Cadia's defences. Lord Castellan Creed leads the defence of the fortress world, but for how much longer can they hold out. Cadia stands...but will it stand forever?  

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Justin D Hill follows up his Ursarkar Creed short stories in Legends of the Dark Millennium: Astra Militarum with the tale of the hero's finest - and darkest - hour.  

The story:

Under almost constant besiegement by the hosts pouring from the Eye of Terror, Cadia acts as a bulwark against tyranny and death. Its fortresses and armies have held back the hordes of Chaos for centuries, but that grim defiance is about to reach its end. 

As Abaddon's Thirteenth Black Crusade batters Cadia's defences, and armies of the Imperium flock to reinforce this crucial world, a terrible ritual long in the making comes to fruition and the delicate balance of this brutal war shifts.

From the darkness, a hero rises to lead the beleaguered defenders, Lord Castellan Ursarkar Creed, but even with the armoured might of the Astra Militarum and the strength of the Adeptus Astartes, will it be enough to avert disaster and prevent the fall of Cadia? While Creed lives, there is hope. While there is breath in the body of a single defender, Cadia stands...but for how much longer?   

Written by Justin D Hill. Running time 7hrs 39mins. Narrated by David Seddon.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited
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Oh yeah

How can one planet hold balls of such size? It can't, the planet broke before the guard

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  • Kim Domo
  • 2020-01-06

The best book ever

This book was so good that it inspired me to buy a army of Astra Militarum Cadin shock troops Cadia stands!!!!

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  • RFM
  • 2020-02-27

The Many (Short) Lives of the Cadian Shock Troops

Presented as a series of vignettes, this tells the story of the Fall of Cadia from the perspective of a range of characters - new and old, high and low. If you are asking "what's the Fall of Cadia?", well, this might not be for you...

Consider this a narrative, ground level view of the narrative changes Games Workshop made to the 40k universe in 2017, with the last supplements to 7th edition and the beginning of 8th edition. If you are interested in the story of the 40k universe, this sort of bridges that gap.

But if you just like stories of chainswords and hordes of cultists and the smell of prometheum in the morning, this book is just dozens of individual and connected combat vignettes, from the perspective of Cadians, Mordians, Drookians, Chaos Marines, a very angry Space Wolf scout, and more. A diverting and excellently narrated book, perfect for when you are gluing and painting. If you aren't high on liquid cement and periodically yelling "Cadia Stands", you probably won't enjoy this...

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  • Brandon D. Hudson
  • 2019-12-21

An epic telling Cadia's final stand

Loved it and the people who struggled for their home and their families and people

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  • Agoose
  • 2019-12-13

Worth it

I enjoyed it but it leaves a lot of loose ends. The story jumps around a lot, like after you get to kind of know a character it either doesn't get back to them or you learn very little more of them/what happened to them. I get that it's supposed to be chaotic, but that doesn't make the most compelling story. I wish it had given more time to really exploring a few characters. Without giving too much away here, because it was worth it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-06

Way to busy. lots of details but not much story.

It's like the author tried to squeeze a big story in a little book. don't waste your time on this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-18

In the grim darkness...

The narration was excellent. The story is one of my favorites in the 40k universe. The cadians ab just human men and women is a galaxy of super men, monsters, and technological wonders.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-05-07

great

good story a little bit choppy but maybe that's just audible being dumb. loved the story got me up to date on the current time line.

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  • Bryce
  • 2020-04-17

Very Engaging Story

I spend a lot of time on the road and this kept me very connected to the story and now I really want to start a guard army to relive the battle for cadia

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  • David
  • 2020-03-28

Good, but feels like half the story

I enjoyed the writing and the characters, however, after awhile it's like, when are we going to see something important happen? All the buildup to the fight at the Elysian Fields is just skipped over. It's like the author was afraid to touch on anything other the most ancillary of details. The most we get a brief hint that Saint Celestine might have showed up.

One thing I very much appreciated is that this book isn't filled with repetitive "Cadia Stands!", that phrase is only said like half a dozen times at most. It made it more impactful when it was said.

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  • sergio cavazos jr
  • 2020-03-17

CADIA STANDS !!

not a lose by our fault, the archenemy is treacherous and gathered a mighty army, entropy is the natural flow of the universe but by the Golden Throne and the God Emperor WE WILL HOLD TO THE LAST!!!