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The Horus Heresy, Book 53
Written by: Guy Haley
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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The Horus Heresy Book 53

War is unleashed on Beta-Garmon as the armies of the Emperor attempt to hold back the tide of Chaos in the last major clash before Horus reaches Terra itself - and the God-machines of the Adeptus Titanicus are on the front line.  

Read It Because: The long-awaited and much-teased battle of Beta-Garmon is here, and with armies of Titans clashing in brutal no quarters combat, Guy Haley has crafted a remarkable tale.  

The Story: Horus’ armada gathers, and he has defeated all enemies sent against him, even the Emperor’s own executioner. One barrier remains before he can strike for Terra and lay waste to the Emperor’s dream.  

The Beta-Garmon system occupies the most direct and only viable route to the Solar System and Terra. To break it, Horus assembles a war host of incredible proportions and Titans in untold numbers. To lose here is to lose the war, and Horus has no intention of turning back. But the Imperium understands the importance of Beta-Garmon too. A massive army is arrayed, comprised of near numberless army cohorts and a mustering of Titans to challenge even the martial might of the Warmaster.  

Titans fight against Titans as the God-machines of Loyalists and Traitors alike go to war. This conflict will be like no other before it, a world-ending battle that will determine the next phase of the war.  

Written by Guy Haley.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Acerock
  • 2019-02-19

a somewhat boring conclusion to a huge set up

the Battle of Beta Garmon has been alluded to as a massive battle between the biggest forces of Titans in the HH and ever after.

I was really excited for this entry. it isn't bad. there's an interesting personal story throughout the whole novel, but we are here to see this massive battle unfold and this story feels very small. the few set piece battles that occur are essentially glossed over and the sense that this massive campaign over the course of a few months isn't really conjured here. more time is spent on describing how the battlefield is cleaned up than that actual battle itself and the presence of two primarchs are barely felt at all.

overall I was pretty disappointed. Tallarn and Mechanicus and Vengeangeful Spirit do a much better job of capturing the essence of what a Titan fight really feels like.

as always though Keeble is the best narrator I've ever heard. Guy Haley's stuff is generally passable but not on the level of Abnett and Dembski-Bowden.

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  • NateR
  • 2019-06-24

Bad A$$.

Great book. Guy Haley did a great job of depicting the men and women who command the God machines of the collegia titanica.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-06-17

story is good, voices are incredibly annoying.

literally only like three or four characters had voices that seemed appropriate, others were terrible.

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  • Kim Jørgensen
  • 2019-05-23

If you like titans this is the book for you

Great buckets of delicious titan lore ooze from this work.
The narration is also on point.
Will ve re-listeling to this soon.

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  • Gregory Sarver
  • 2019-05-18

Same

Repeating the same line over and over is not good writing. Unfortunately, way too many books have this flaw. Common, and bad.

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  • Joshua Smith
  • 2019-05-18

Lots of subplots that never go anywhere...

First: Jonathan Keeble is, as usual, excellent.

Second: As the title suggests, there is a lot of titan on titan combat.

Unfortunately the rest of the book fails to deliver on the many subplots that it starts. Some characters get only a single chapter from their point of view. That would be fine if they gave us insight into something important to the main threads. These differing points of view could have been especially powerful in creating a sense of scale to the massive titan battles. I wish the author would have spent a little more time with them.

Ultimately the entire book doesn't advance the Horus Heresy storyline much at all - despite being a crucial campaign before the assault on Terra. It seems like GW has stretched this saga to the breaking point. Hard to blame the authors for that.

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  • Adrian L.
  • 2019-05-17

very well written

By far one of the best horus heresy books to date. Highly recommended to anyone

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  • Benny R. Guzman
  • 2019-05-11

Finally, I care about a titan legio!

Maybe it’s just me but I’ve never read anything about the Titan legions that really made me care about them on a human level. Until now.

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  • Lillibet
  • 2019-04-29

A God machine extravaganza

if you love giant robots destroying each other and cities and everything else.
and you also love Space Marines and the Warhammer universe you should buy this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-24

A slog

Couldn't get past the first half. Remarkable how a book about Titans was this boring