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Death's Mercy

Warhammer 40,000
Written by: Gav Thorpe
Length: 58 mins
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An Aeldari audio drama

The Harlequins of the Masque of the Fading Dawn bring their deadly artistry to bear on a force of humans - but their Death Jester has another agenda that puts their performance into question.

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Gav Thorpe continues his exploration of the Harlequins and their myths and legends in an audio drama that focuses on the sinister Death Jester.

The Story:

Following the whim of the Laughing God, the Masque of the Fading Dawn conduct an audacious attack against mon-keigh invaders. Battling to secure their legacy, the troupe put on a performance worthy of remembrance against a backdrop of acerbic remarks from their Death Jester, Adroniel. Intent on a spectacular finale, Adroniel becomes hell-bent on obliterating their unremarkable human foe with deadly artistry, until a strange encounter challenges her role in the final act....

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The Trio is Back!!

I love the banter between the characters as well as the author's ability to transition from Harlequin philosophy to dark humour. This is one of the best audio dramas that Black Library has ever produced.

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  • Jonathon
  • 2019-08-04

The Best One Yet

A change of pace from the first chapter as it is less narrated, letting the voice actors carry the story. Getting an insight into Harlequin philosophy is one of the strong points, for me at least.

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  • SteamKitty
  • 2019-12-12

Refreshing Funny

The voice actors do some great work bringing these ridiculous characters to life in an aggressively over-the-top 40k script, and it is a joy to listen to them. Adroniel's actress does fantastic work as the focus of this drama, and her interactions with the Troupe Master and Shadowseer are so fun. The way the trio narrates their way through battle is refreshingly different in the way it often abandons typical narrator-focus.

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  • Daniel Betsios
  • 2019-06-29

Our Motley clad trio does it again!

Another fantastic story revolving around the Masque of the Fading Dawn. I cant really say anything bad about it, the performance was fantastic and the sound design on point. Echo, the Shadowseer is more prominent this time, which is great because he had such little dialogue last time around.

The story seems to have less narration this time around. Im still deciding if i prefer the narration style of A Deadly Wit or the limited style found in this story. Both worked very well.

The only downside I have is we still dont know the Masque colors for their standard troupe players, but that is not going to ruin my fun for the story, only the tabletop game.

I recommend this book whole heartily for any Harlequin fan.