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Publisher's Summary

Deep in Imperium Nihilus, Blood Angels Chief Librarian Mephiston and his comrades are drawn into battle with a cabal of Thousand Sons sorcerers – with worlds at stake and hidden truths threatening to overwhelm him, this is Mephiston's darkest hour....

Experience a battle of psychic might in the Dark Imperium and witness Mephiston taking on his greatest challenges ever, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Having fought during the devastation of Baal, Mephiston and a cohort of Blood Angels are drawn by cryptic visions to a war-torn world on the cusp of the Great Rift. Here, the sorcerers of the Thousand Sons seek to unite nine Silver Towers and bring about a ritual that will empower their master, the daemon-primarch Magnus. The ritual must be prevented, lest the entire sub-sector be cast into Chaos. Mephiston faces a challenge like no other, of his strength and his will, confronting a hidden truth that threatens to expose him to his darkest fears.

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

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Great end to a great trilogy.

Perfectly brings the trilogy of Mephiston to an end. Here's hoping for another one soon.

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  • Richard Burgener
  • 2021-08-09

great end to a great series

this author has captured Mephiston perfectly. He's part Vampire Hunter D, part Alucard, and part Gandalf. it's a recipe for greatness.

The series meanders a bit, but it gets where it's supposed to go. The 3rd book of the series is perhaps the best of the 3. I'll know for sure when I listen to the trilogy again as a whole.

I fell asleep during the ending the first time and woke up not liking the book. But then I found my place and listened again. The ending is abrupt. You have to listen carefully. But when it all adds up, it left me with that "YEAH!" feeling.

So I say you give this story room to wander, don't be afraid to rewind it. Like the book's protagonist, it is arcane. But it's extremely rewarding when you give it a chance. In a lot of ways, it's a departure from some of the more action-ish, fast-paced 40k books.

I think if you liked The Lords of Silence and Angel Exterminatus from the HH Series, you'll enjoy this one. It's weird and some of it is a lot to absorb, but the author does right by the character and the Chapter.

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  • Wesley Baugh
  • 2021-02-19

Power

interesting to see warhammer in a different place not if this galaxy. man he is getting powerful!

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  • Wolf
  • 2022-07-05

Papa Mephiston is a Bad@$$

Loved the whole series, as always I want more! Great listen if you are into Blood Angel's!

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  • Raul
  • 2022-04-11

Some voices sound really funny

Some of the voices of the space marines, demons and soldiers sound hilarious but definitely not something they would sound like lol

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  • Brian Dwyer
  • 2021-03-19

Epic

Richard Reed never fails to impress! Honestly in both content and performance it was the best yet!

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  • AnDee Groditski
  • 2021-02-21

ok but not super interesting .

kinda boring. even the action was subdued . like most of the Mephiston books ,they lack drive to the overall plot and just dont have anything about them that really grab the reader.

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  • Rachel
  • 2021-02-16

meh

I just can't get into Mephiston and the blood angels. other people probably can and enjoy this book but I just cant.

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  • A.H.
  • 2021-02-09

Mephiston is awesome!

loved the story development. loved the vivid imagery that comes to mind by the writer. Amazing! Can't wait fir more mephiston story arches!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-05

I loved my first look at Mephiston

I realized that this isn't the first Mephiston book, but I jumped in here anyways, and found that I was still able to follow and enjoy the story. Meph is an interesting character, Magnus and Co are always fun in a 40k novel and the intrigue was enjoyable.

Not every 40k book holds my attention, but this one had me looking firward to my.work commute for several days. The Emperor Protects ;)

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  • Roger Halverson
  • 2021-02-03

Great Story to Finish the Mephiston Trilogy!

This story brings a end to this trilogy in a great way, albeit a bit sad towards the end. (It's foreshadowed heavily in the other books, but still does the Blood Angels proud.) Richard Reed is BRILLIANT in is reading of 40K books and does another great job!