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Audiobook two of the Dark Imperium trilogy. 

As the Plague Wars rage on, the Emperor's will manifests in Ultramar through miracles that confound the primarch Roboute Guilliman, even as he must rely on them when he faces his traitorous brother, Mortarion.

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The battle between faith and science lies at the heart of Warhammer 40,000. Guy Haley explores it here as never before, through the eyes of Roboute Guilliman - the ultimate believer in rationality and the Imperial Truth.

The story

In the void and upon the worlds of Greater Ultramar, the battle for the Imperium continues.

Intent on rebuilding his home realm and using it as a base to reconstruct the ravaged stellar empire of mankind, the returned primarch, Roboute Guilliman, proceeds with his war to drive Mortarion and his Death Guard Traitor Legion from the domain of the Ultramarines.

But when Guilliman brings his brother to battle upon the diseased plains of Parmenio, the intervention of a greater power in their fraternal struggle threatens to upend the Imperial Regent’s understanding of the galaxy, and his place within it.

Primarchs and ideologies clash in this thrilling second part of the Dark Imperium trilogy.

Written by Guy Haley. Narrated by John Banks. 

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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a must have for lore enthusiasts!

great book! lots of side bits that tie up other story lines. some hints at the future along with primearcs, chaos, and other amazing factions. a must read for those semi up to date with warhammer lore

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  • CS
  • 2021-06-23

Good story but actual story is short

I have listened to the first two books in the series and both have good overall stories. The writing style for me is something I do not care for though. The actual story is buried in long descriptions of objects or locations which add some to the story, but could be shortened. This would allow for more of the actual story or even character development. Again, this is just my preference and others may enjoy the rich descriptions. The presentation/reading has been great for both books.

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  • Marc
  • 2021-06-05

Dissapointing.

do you like books that feel like nothing happens, no one is in any real danger, and nothing of real significance actually happens? this is your book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-07-20

won't play edited

I purchased this title after the re-release of Dark Imperium, this title and Godblight, unfortunately the file I received with my purchase appears corrupt. Aside from the occasional spurt of static that might be the track attempting to play their is nothing audible. Currently through chapter 1. Requesting a refund for this purchase.
Edit: after receiving a refund and repurchasing and downloading the file a second time, audio works perfectly and I am enjoying this re release.

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  • Jon
  • 2021-07-08

Should have been free

Do not buy if you own the prior version not worth the upgrade GW and Black Library dropped the ball here

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  • K. McNichols
  • 2021-07-08

The new war against chaos is only beginning.

As Mortarion's plans begin to take shape, his brother, Robute Gulliman makes his way out with his legions and newly formed chapters, adding the new Primaris Marines to their numbers. But the transition from the legion the Primaris Marines were originally a part of to their new chapters ends up being more difficult for some than others, as Justarion realizes that the Nova Marines aren't quite what he was expecting.
The book culminates in an epic confrontation between the new Imperial forces led by Gulliman, and Mortarion's Nurgle armies who are so many they are without number.
If you have enjoyed this series so far, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Russell Dyer-Redner
  • 2021-07-06

Very immersive from the beginning to end

Plague Wars is my 2nd book on the 40k Universe and I am very excited to get to the next book in the series. Audible has made it palatable for myself to enjoy books as an adult. Guy Haley is a great author and know how you bring you right into actions and emotion of the characters.

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  • Eric
  • 2021-06-29

a nice expansion of the lore.

really enjoyed it. the voice acting was incredible and the writing really helped that as well. lost a lot of respect for mortarion in this one too. what a coward.

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  • Nemisis
  • 2021-06-28

Hail Mortarion lol

This book was better then the first. time to listen to Godblight!!! Guy Haley is so far my favorite Author and John banks does an amazing job at Illustrating it and voice acting it.

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  • Richard White
  • 2021-06-09

Absolutely outstanding literature and perfomance

The undertone of religious affirmation vs scientific truth prevalent in the series continues in, and is expertly brought to the forefront in this audio book. Guy Haley, for me, is now the definitive voice and soul of Guilliman and John Banks' narration gives the words of the Primarch an unparalleled sense of weight and gravitas. The troop and engine movements of the titan legions, expertly done. The struggles and machinations of the baseline human and the Ecclesiarchy, eye opening and hammers home the depths of their devotion. Guilliman is truly a fish out of water in this time and his struggles with the truth of what the imperium has become is riveting to read.

Highly recommend this audio book. 11/10.