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Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion

Warhammer 40,000
Written by: Chris Wraight
Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Series: Vaults of Terra, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see.

Alongside the Null-maidens of the Sisters of Silence, who are anathema to psykers and sorcerers alike, there is no threat to the Golden Throne that they alone cannot vanquish...until now.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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Exceptional

Fills in a great deal of back story on the sisters and the custodians. Very well written and performed. This was a alot of fun to listen to. If you have previous knowledge of what happened to Cadia and how the Primarch returned this story goes from good to great.

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one of the best new warhammer 40k novels!

get the scoop on custodes, anathema and the rise of a primarch with this fantastic yarn by one of Black Library's most skilled authors!
absolutely loved it.

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One of the best 40k books written

This book provides a vivid account of the months leading up to and following the opening of the great rift and the fall of Vaduva from the perspective of Terra.

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Awesome book, and series

i had a lot of fun with this book(ebook) and the previous one. It was great. i was expecting superb material and Chris and the narrators totally delivered.

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Enjoyed greatly

Excellent writing and good character development.

Switches between a custody, sister of silence and consoler on terra during gathering storm. Story starts out slow and gradually builds very well.

Just a warning, even though this happens during gathering storm the perpectives is on terra so dont expect any big reveals into major events of gathering storm.

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it was alright!

It was okay! the voice actor/actresses did fine, I didn't find the story overly engaging. I did however just listen to the dark imperium series and talon of Horus series, so my standards might be set a bit high.

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  • Agent Filthy
  • 2017-10-06

Amazing work!

If I could I would have stood up and given Chris Wraight and the narrators a standing ovation. Absolutely brilliant in all fronts. I'm starting it ver immediately and I'm sure I'll pick up tons of things I missed.

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  • Triken
  • 2018-07-09

read this before dark imperium if you can!!

great book, takes place chronilogically before dark imperium, I read them out of order but it doesn't matter too much.

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  • Michael
  • 2017-10-02

Enjoyable from start to finish

Loved this story, it has a good cross between narrative and bolter open. I would suggest this to anyone wanting to know more of how Custodes and Null Maidens think.

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  • Mark C.
  • 2017-10-18

Great to see Black Library on audible!

I liked the story more than I expected (didn’t know what to expect though). Chris Wraight is one of my favorite BL authors- & I think his writing helped carry the book. The characters have depth to them, but the action sequences are well written & not confusing.

I know a fair amount of the story that led up to this setting- so I can’t recommend just blindly diving in.

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  • Daniel D. Johnson-King
  • 2019-01-31

stay away from the black library app

I purchased this audiobook along with another and an audio drama on the black library app... Due to unfortunate complications with the BL app, I had to make the purchases again; I'll gladly do so seeing as though I loved each one of my purchases that much!
I have listened to each one more than 10 times separately and may end up adding the "carrion throne" to my collection. 😏 I must be kidding myself I am definitely going to add it to my collection.
I have purchased this book four times now; only one was a gift!!

My collection is as follows:
"The master of mankind"
"The emperor's legion"
pretty soon hereafter the review "the carrion throne"
"The interrogation of Salvador Lermentov"

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  • Robert
  • 2018-10-12

Great Story to Immerse yourself in.

Loved it, 40k is a beloved franchise to me and this was phenomenal. The characters are felt and the story is worked through in elegance.

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  • s zank
  • 2018-08-19

fun listen.

took a few chapter to get rolling, but it really runs well as Soon as it does.

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  • Josh Winters
  • 2020-02-25

Exceptional!

This was my first foray into this type of book and I wasn't let down. It really pulled me in and kept my attention which can be hard to do. The narrator's they chose were on point as well.

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  • chris olson
  • 2020-02-12

Just superb

One of the best 40k audiobooks out there. I reccomend reading it before Dark imperium then plague war. They all flow together nicely. looking forward to the sequel in august 2020!

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  • espositos
  • 2020-02-08

Great story and listen

One of the better audio books with different voices for each of the main characters. Overall in my top 5 definitely recommend for any sisters of silence or custodian fans.