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As his Homo Novus project comes to fruition, Fabius Bile faces a new threat - the dreaded haemonculi of the Thirteen Scars. Can he marshal his forces to protect his creations, or are the New Men doomed to death? 

Listen to it because: discover what happens when you cross the Haemonculus covens...and what lengths Fabius Bile will go to in order to survive their deadly attentions.  

The story: in the centuries since his return from Commorragh, Fabius Bile has distanced himself from the affairs of friend and foe, content only to oversee the cruel evolution of his New Men. But when his creations are threatened by the monstrous haemonculi of the Thirteen Scars, the Manflayer is forced to seek out new allies and old enemies alike in an effort to preserve all that he has built. Homo Novus must survive...even if Fabius Bile must die to ensure it.  

Written by Josh Reynolds. Read by John Banks.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Parta mutatus

Unlike the previous 2 entries, the stakes start high and stay that way for the rest of the story, so definitely some good progression there. Once again, however, the one thing that falls short is the differentiating of voices. John Banks does a great job, but at times I had trouble telling who was who, and I recall one character being given a different voice from what John gave them in the previous book.

Regardless, still a worthy ending to this little insight of Fabious Bile's life that started in Primogenitor. He went from being a character I thought I would despise to being one of my favorites, and I have this trilogy to thank for that.

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Wonderful conclusion to the trilogy.

A tale of sadness and madness, of broken dreams and shattered ideals thrown at an uncaring universe.

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Awesome like the others

Again Fabius Bile shows us how the Chaos Space Marines are the superior narrative device of the 40k universe

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Climatic end to a great trilogy!

I have had a growing interest in the Emperors Children and picked this series up mainly for that reason. In the end I can't recommend this enough for fans of Fabius or the EC. All of the characters are fantastic from Fabius to the Harlequins, Drukhari, and even a glimpse at Fulgrim as he is now. They narrator does a fantastic job. I'll be looking into more by this author and narrator.

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  • Kimberly Lantz
  • 2020-08-02

Loved it!!!

A very insightful glimpse into the world and mind if Fabius Bile! I definitely recommend this to anyone curious about Fabius and the forces of Chaos in general. There is plenty of cool stuff for Drukari fans as well.

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  • Nick
  • 2020-06-24

Loved it. but maybe rushed?

I loved it, a bit rushed ending. I would've loved the third part being its own book entierly. hopefully theres another one. there was so much to cover I don't fault the author. hopefully theres another and I will be there to get it.

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  • Wanderer
  • 2020-09-15

Space Pimp for the win!

Fabius is by far my favorite nefarious character in all of 40k and this book just made me love him all the more.

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  • NunYA
  • 2020-07-26

fabius bile

Great voice and subtle sounds really convey the unique crippling insanity of each individual damned soul. Bile is even more of an antihero losing the fight against the ruinous powers then before

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-08

If you like chaos/Fabius stories, buy it.

It's sublime.

40k novels are often hit-or-miss, but this one is a homerun. I'd suggest getting the first two books in the trilogy first though. part of what made this one so fun was the way it advanced characters and stroylines that began earlier in the series. It was a lovely read though, and one I had long looked forward to. Bravo.

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  • Kegg Ruin
  • 2020-06-27

Almost as good as the first two!

This one almost feels like someone else wrote it. A plot change, a minor detail missed, but still worth a listen. The narrator seemed to have trouble remembering which voices belonged to certain characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-06-30

It's fine.

Not as engaging as the first 2 books but you might as well see how it 'ends' if you read the first 2 books.

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  • Astarsis
  • 2022-05-19

Really good series.

Better ending then I'd thought it would be for the series. Used to dislike Fabius Bile, and the Emperor's Children. This series has utterly changed my perspective. Fabius the ultimate mad scientist, and has all the returning characters from the prior books, good fun. Also LOTS of Drukari, even Drukari POV scenes.

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  • Brian Walters
  • 2022-03-29

Woah... Chills

From start to finish, A-1

I won't spoil anything. I'll just say this in regards to Fabius.
Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.... A must read. The ending will give you a shiver

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-02-17

bravo!

I need more fabius bile after this trilogy! hopefully black library will deliver more in the future. I'll buy it without a second thought. John Banks does a wonderful job narrating as always.