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  • Siege of Terra: The Horus Heresy
  • Written by: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Fury of Magnus

Written by: Graham McNeill
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
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A Siege of Terra novella

In the midst of the Siege of Terra, Magnus the Red embarks on a very personal mission – one that will bring him face to face with the Emperor once more!

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Discover the end of Magnus' journey from Prospero to treachery on Terra in a deeply moving and elegiac tale that sees him finally choose his side and take his place amongst his brothers.

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Of all the Emperor’s sons who fell to Chaos, it is perhaps Magnus the Red whose tale is the most tragic. Sanctioned because of his desire for knowledge, chastised, judged, and shattered to his very elements – there is much for the Crimson King to feel vengeful for. Yet revenge is not the only thing that draws him to Terra alongside the Warmaster’s besieging armies. He seeks something, a fragment, the missing piece of himself that lies within the most impregnable place on the planet – the inner sanctum of the Imperial Palace. As the greatest conflict of the ages reaches fever pitch, Magnus fights his own inner battle. To be whole once more, he must not only overcome the fiercest of defences, but also face the one being whom he loves and hates with equal fervour more than any other – his errant father, the Emperor of Mankind.

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Great story ,great narration but dragged

I love these books and maybe just me but sone parts would just drag. It's Wirth the credit ad always narration was amazing but a hour total was parts that dragged. Like I said Worth the credit but maybe it's just me .

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Don't miss this one

Despite not being a full title of the Siege of Terra books, so many pieces have clicked into place that I was missing when I listened to Warhawk!

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Very good

Much worth the credit, I certainly recommend to anyone that likes the horus heresy series

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Very good!

Exceptional narration, as always from JK. Story was very good but felt like it was rushed. Could have been 3-4 more hours. Regardless, an exciting part of the overall mythology that filled in the blanks nicely. Worth buying for sure.

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What an end

What a beautiful and tragic end to the tale of Magnus. Hopefully not the last of him.

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  • 2021-02-02

An emotional and wonderful story!

Absolutely love this tale! Graham McNeil wrote a masterful piece of storytelling about Magnus and others that makes you just want to hear more and more. And once again Jonathan Keeble performs his characters and lines with such talent!

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This series just keeps delivering 👏 👏 👏 👏

I just need more. All the story lines coming together and narrated by the amazing Jonathan Keeble.

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Amazing

This book was fantastic from start to finish and the performance was excellent as usual in the series.

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  • snozek
  • 2021-01-27

Great Book!

I am relieved!
Several Black Library offerings recently have been less than stellar. This work from Graham McNeill breaks that streak.

Keeble's narration is nearly flawless.

McNeill is reliably canon, detail oriented, and every one of his stories builds in intensity and tempo until the end.

For the experienced GW reader, you get a lot of solid lore and detail. For the newer reader, McNeill provides a look into the mind and heart of all the players.

It is easy to forget the quality of an author when you read a lot of books and haven't read one of their offerings in a while. I was just reminded of why I love the work of Graham McNeill!

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  • Rick
  • 2021-02-01

An End and A Beginning

I love the Thousand Sons and have ravenously devoured all books related to them. Fury of Magnus weaves the many threads and characters from the Horus Heresy series that relate to the 15th Legion together and makes deft acknowledgement of the books and details from the 40K period books as well. Critically, it finds a satisfying way to present the long missing piece of how the Thousand Sons truly fell to Chaos. How the melancholic did Magnus and the Legion evolve into the evil warlocks of the 41st Millennium? Great wrongs done to them and impossible choices given lead them to the dark roads of the future in a fully satisfying way. Highly recommend you read Magnus the Red, Legion, False Gods, A Galaxy in Flames, Thousand Sons, Scars, A Path to Heaven, Vengeful Spirit, Crimson King, Master of Mankind, Slaves to Darkness, Solar War, Lost and the Damned, Saturnine, and then Fury of Magnus so that you can trace the narrative and characters more fully.

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  • Charles
  • 2021-02-06

Weak

Insultingly bad. Not just to me, but to Magnus. He is one of the most interesting characters in the 40k universe and for his role in the Horus Heresy to be concluded in such an insubstantial and flimsy way is just.... disappointing.

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  • Russell
  • 2021-01-26

I've been waiting for this

I've always liked the 15th legion. This story was vindicating and shows that Magnus was practically forced to betray the Emperor.

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  • Wesley Baugh
  • 2021-02-23

so much build up, but no payoff

One really can skip this book. It does a great job painting the devastation of this war. The ending really didn't sit well with me. It was predictable, wanting more, and just short.

story: The big E being so old and wise really needs to take a basic sales class. I mean come on. sure let's help find a way to help Magnus sons. Y not? Just keep an eye on them and not have them as enemies. so much build up and sacrifice to not find a basic solution. ugggghhh, Just disappointing

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  • Amber
  • 2021-02-01

Magnus is still a idiot

Magnus had the chance for everything he wanted and he gave it away for the handful legionaries had have left. Bold move Cotten. Let’s see how this plays out for the next 10 millennium.

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  • Phillip
  • 2021-01-27

Magnificent!

Another beautiful, poignant chapter in this rich universe. I was captivated from the first sentence and not released until the very end. The writing and narration are top notch, as always. Highly recommended to anyone who's made it through the rest of the Siege of Terra series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-04

a weak book for the siege of terra

short HH book that barely progresses the plot. inconsistent behavior from long-term characters. It has a few throwbacks to some of the other books in the series but the behavior from magnus, arihman, and malcador almost out-of-charater. a far fall from the thousand sun/prospero burns.
the audio narration was good as usual.

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  • jr3212
  • 2022-02-23

Thousand Sons got what they deserved

I've enjoyed the Thousand Sons' story even if I'm not much of a fan of Magnus and his Legion. This is a loose ends story. The events in it are important enough that they needed to be told but not in one of the "main" storyline books. By the time the book has ended Magnus, Ahriman and the rest are well on their way to being the bad guys they are in 40k. Some surprising side, and main, characters from previous books turn up to influence events. There are several big conversations that needed to be had in regards to the burning of Prospero. All in all I enjoyed this one. If you don't like the side stories that have delayed the HH and Seige this won't change your mind, but if you're a competionist like me and have stuck with this thing from the beginning and want to see stories finished then, enjoy.

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  • G. Marcelin-Williams
  • 2021-01-30

Best Book in the Seige of Terra

This is surprisingly better than Saturnine in terms of both plot and narration. Nuff said

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