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    An Astra Militarum novel. 

    The storm has broken, and the forces of Chaos batter against Cadia's defences. Lord Castellan Creed leads the defence of the fortress world, but for how much longer can they hold out. Cadia stands...but will it stand forever?  

    Listen to It Because:

    Justin D Hill follows up his Ursarkar Creed short stories in Legends of the Dark Millennium: Astra Militarum with the tale of the hero's finest - and darkest - hour.  

    The story:

    Under almost constant besiegement by the hosts pouring from the Eye of Terror, Cadia acts as a bulwark against tyranny and death. Its fortresses and armies have held back the hordes of Chaos for centuries, but that grim defiance is about to reach its end. 

    As Abaddon's Thirteenth Black Crusade batters Cadia's defences, and armies of the Imperium flock to reinforce this crucial world, a terrible ritual long in the making comes to fruition and the delicate balance of this brutal war shifts.

    From the darkness, a hero rises to lead the beleaguered defenders, Lord Castellan Ursarkar Creed, but even with the armoured might of the Astra Militarum and the strength of the Adeptus Astartes, will it be enough to avert disaster and prevent the fall of Cadia? While Creed lives, there is hope. While there is breath in the body of a single defender, Cadia stands...but for how much longer?   

    Written by Justin D Hill. Running time 7hrs 39mins. Narrated by David Seddon.

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

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    • Kim Domo
    • 06/01/2020

    The best book ever

    This book was so good that it inspired me to buy a army of Astra Militarum Cadin shock troops Cadia stands!!!!

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    • RFM
    • 27/02/2020

    The Many (Short) Lives of the Cadian Shock Troops

    Presented as a series of vignettes, this tells the story of the Fall of Cadia from the perspective of a range of characters - new and old, high and low. If you are asking "what's the Fall of Cadia?", well, this might not be for you...

    Consider this a narrative, ground level view of the narrative changes Games Workshop made to the 40k universe in 2017, with the last supplements to 7th edition and the beginning of 8th edition. If you are interested in the story of the 40k universe, this sort of bridges that gap.

    But if you just like stories of chainswords and hordes of cultists and the smell of prometheum in the morning, this book is just dozens of individual and connected combat vignettes, from the perspective of Cadians, Mordians, Drookians, Chaos Marines, a very angry Space Wolf scout, and more. A diverting and excellently narrated book, perfect for when you are gluing and painting. If you aren't high on liquid cement and periodically yelling "Cadia Stands", you probably won't enjoy this...

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    • Brandon D. Hudson
    • 21/12/2019

    An epic telling Cadia's final stand

    Loved it and the people who struggled for their home and their families and people

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    • Edward Cote
    • 06/07/2020

    Way to busy. lots of details but not much story.

    It's like the author tried to squeeze a big story in a little book. don't waste your time on this one.

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    • Agoose
    • 13/12/2019

    Worth it

    I enjoyed it but it leaves a lot of loose ends. The story jumps around a lot, like after you get to kind of know a character it either doesn't get back to them or you learn very little more of them/what happened to them. I get that it's supposed to be chaotic, but that doesn't make the most compelling story. I wish it had given more time to really exploring a few characters. Without giving too much away here, because it was worth it.

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    • Priest53
    • 04/03/2021

    The planet broke before the Guard did!

    An excellent story. It expertly transitions you from view point to view point of a drawn out war. Even those not familiar with the Warhammer 40k Universe could follow the story even if some of the signicance would be lost to them.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 13/01/2021

    A masterpiece

    The best Imperial guard story yet. Great timing and flow great character development.

    Cadia Stands!

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    • Matthew
    • 16/12/2020

    Dissapointing

    A disjointed mess that fails to keep track of it's characters. It attempts to follow the dog soldiers of Cadia during it's fall but fails to really make you care about any of them save, maybe, Gruber (Kruber?). Forgets the names of ships or even what weapons characters have in hand every other paragraph.

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    • Brad Gibson
    • 20/10/2020

    In the Name of Terra

    Brothers and sisters of the Imperium, let it be known that the planet cracked before the guard did!

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    • C2
    • 28/09/2020

    It's...fine

    Having read/listened to WH40K stories for...actual decades at this point, I can tell you that they fall into two categories: interesting/entertaining stories set in the warhammer universe (Ravenor, Eisenhorn, Ciaphas Cain, etc), and "listening to a guy at the game store describe units and sidebars from a codex." This book is in the second one.

    The star of the book is the setting and nothing else, with the plot and characters existing simply as an excuse to say "look, warhammer! You're welcome!" without having to actually do anything.

    Cadia Stands is fine as a narrative tour of a well known WH40k event, but it's made of air. You likely already know what happens, so there's no real suspense in the events, and the drag-and-drop characters are soundboards that just repeat variations of "Duty Duty Honor Cadia Throne Killtheheretics Cadia Duty Honor" with one and a half personalities spread across the entire cast. Occasionally one of them takes ten seconds to voice some interchangable variant of "oh man this is bad," before immediately remembering to Honor the Throne Duty Cadia Cadia again and thus avoiding the dire threat of becoming relatable or interesting before the scene ends. Whew.

    The closest thing to character development is when one of them gets promoted for Dutying Honorifically Enough (outside of the story, he literally does nothing for several chapters leading to this point, as in Literally Sat In A Bunker And Talked About All The Nothing He's Doing), or when the grouchy spoiled general character has an epiphany that his men will follow him if he talks about Duty Honor Duty in a more Dutyrific way, which he does once, and then he reverts to being the spoiled useless richguy trope for the rest of his run.

    I've listened to this whole thing in about a day and I honestly can't name more than two characters from memory, and that's really only because their names are Bane and Creed. Actually, Bane is wrong, that was from a lore video on youtube. I think the actual character was Wrath or something. Who cares? Clearly nobody involved in making this did, unless there's a Wrathbane the Dutiful Grizzled Grouch mini for sale somewhere.

    Anyway, this book is mostly a bunch of lightning-quick scenes bouncing around the fall of Cadia fast enough to give you whiplash. Don't worry though, most of them don't matter at all, they're just there to serve as "look! A Leman Russ! Look, a Basilisk! Here come the evil faceless heretics! They're really bad in ways that we'll hint at and insinuate without really examining or showcasing in a way that would require us to complicate the narrative! But look, these are all stuff from the thing!!"

    It feels like a tour of a diorama, not a story. A nice diorama with some cool minis, but it is what it is and there are no stakes, nor any character worth investing enough in to care about whether they make it through the literally inevitable events. Part of this is probably thanks to BL refusing to let any contributors make a dangerous, unapproved contribution to canon (the real heresy), but other authors have figured out how to tell a compelling tale with that same restriction, so I'm not inclined to give too much slack there.

    Thankfully the narrator is good at his job, so at the very least it never becomes grating or obnoxious to listen to, so props to him and the audio team.

    TL;DR: If you want to hear someone describe tanks shooting heretics for a couple hours, you could probably do worse, especially if you're very, very impressed by having units from the tabletop name-dropped while doing exactly what you expect them to do at all times. If you're looking for an actual story, there are many, many better options.

    OH, I ALMOST FORGOT
    At one point the author literally says that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones. Galileo begs to differ, you ignorant dolt, and air resistance is hardly a mitigating issue when you're talking about two dudes jumping off a roof. Consult a fifth grader next time.

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    • Heiko Oertel
    • 02/03/2021

    Cadia's last stand

    In the future of mankind, there is only war. And for Cadia, the war ends with this book.

    It covers the last stand of the Cadian regiments and their home-planet against the chaos onslaught.

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    • Arne Martens
    • 06/11/2020

    A good story about the fall of Cadia

    The story is well written and has a good way by introducing a bunch of somewhat main characters of steering the listeners around Cadia, showing the battlefield from different views.
    I just wished there was more backround to the actual fall of the pylons and a little less battle-waging.
    But after all, I'm quite pleased with this book.

    Last point: since I'm not a native speaker it took me some time to accommodate to the Scottish accent of the speaker. Don't get me wrong, he is a very good reader and the accent is pretty slight, but it still took my ears a bit to get used to it.