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The Primarchs

The Horus Heresy, Book 20
Series: The Horus Heresy, Book 20
Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
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Created in the Emperor's own image, the primarchs had long thought themselves to be princes of the universe and masters of their own destiny - they led the Space Marine Legions in glorious conquest of the galaxy, and no enemy of the Imperium could stand against them. However, even amongst this legendary brotherhood, the seeds of dissent had been sown long before the treacherous Warmaster Horus declared his grand heresy.

Find out the deepest mysteries of the primarchs. Who is in control of Fulgrim's body - him, or a daemon? What happens when the Alpha Legion fights against itself? Just what secrets is the Lion keeping? And what could the tragic Ferrus Manus have done to prevent himself from becoming a head shorter?

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Great stories, great narrations, great lessons

If you are a fan of the Horus Heresy series or just Warhammer 40k in general - I would highly recommend this book. Although all were great, my favorite was the one on the Alpha Legion - those are always extra special.

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  • 2018-06-25

Mixed bag

Four novellas centered around different primarchs. The first two are trash, the third average and the fourth excellent. Only recommended for dedicated fans of the series. Otherwise, borrow from a friend if possible.

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  • Devin
  • 2019-05-03

solid read

very good book, worth reading, doesn't move the story along very much, so you can skip if you're trying to power read the series

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  • Shecky
  • 2018-03-26

Last Story Was Good

I found the first two stories disappointing. The last story was an Alpha Legion story and it was well done. As always, the narrators were exceptional.

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  • Michael C Redl
  • 2020-04-16

Great listen!

Great onsite into the minds of the primarchs. Learned a lot about how they all were, and what made them different.

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  • Harper Micko
  • 2020-02-09

Hit and miss shorts, as usual.

The worst parts of the HH series so far are these short story compilations. Not because they're *ALL* bad short stories, but because there are only a handful of good ones. In this issue, there are two good ones. The others are boring and inconsequential.

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  • Peter M.
  • 2020-01-13

Great!

Another fantastic compilation of short stories from the Horus Heresy, the Alpha Legion one is the best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-19

Many stories

There are a few good stories and a few bad ones. It just depends which you like.

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  • DJ
  • 2018-12-28

Great Book

This was a great book. i really enjoyed the multiple narration. Most definitely top notch!

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  • Omar
  • 2018-12-16

four primarchs

interesting sub plots that have major implications later. I personally hated the first one though if you can bear it after the phoenician everything else is top notch story and writing

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  • Donta1979
  • 2018-07-21

Was hoping there would be more

Issues with this is it feels kind of all over the place, Its an ok story do not get me wrong, but was expecting a lot more from a book that talks about the Pirmarchs.