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  • Mortis

  • The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra, Book 5
  • De : John French
  • Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
  • Durée : 16 h et 26 min
  • 4,5 out of 5 stars (4 notations)

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    Description

    Book five of the Siege of Terra

    After a series of victories, the Imperial forces are on the back foot once more. The power of Chaos is rising, the Traitors gain ground, and all hope seems lost. Can Terra endure?

    Listen to it because: delve back into the biggest war in Imperial history, which is getting even bigger as Traitor Titans land and the influence of the warp grows, plaguing the defenders in all sorts of vile ways.

    The story: the victories of Saturnine and the sacrifices of the Eternity Wall space port have faded into the hope of yesterday. Denied but not defeated, the Traitors intensify their assault on the Imperial Palace. With the principal space ports in Horus’ hands, the Warmaster now drains the heavens of his reserves.

    As the pressure of the assault increases, the power of Chaos waxes. The waking lives of the defenders are filled with despair, while their dreams pull them in search of a false paradise. As the fabric of the defences fails and the will of those who stand on them cracks, Horus commands the Titans of the Legio Mortis to breach the walls. Against them stands the might of Mercury Wall and the strength of the Legio Ignatum. Ancient rivals, the god-engines of both Legions meet in battle, while within the walls a few desperate individuals seek a way to turn back the tide of the warp’s malign influence. Across Terra, lost warriors and travellers make their way through wastelands and gardens of horror, towards home and an unknown future.

    Written by John French. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble. Running time 16 hours 26 mins.

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

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    • snozek
    • 18/06/2021

    Wow! Terrible.

    Have you ever had a long book NEVER PAY OFF?

    That's why a 1 star overall yet managing 2 for French and Keeble.

    Have you ever held on during a long, boring, tedious, cavalcade of unimportant, brand new characters clumsily thrown together with established ones?

    Have you ever changed between so many different story lines so much that you just stopped caring?

    Have you ever gotten the feeling that the ENTIRE book you just went through was just a non-sequitur to the whole series. . . 550 pages worth?

    Have you ever had particular demographics forced into an already overstuffed dramatis personae list in order to suit a political end?

    Has your narrator forgotten just how established, major characters were written and performed in EVERY PREVIOUS NOVEL?

    Have you had logic holes like where characters have their optics shattered only to be using them a page later?

    Nothing in the set up pays off.
    The entire book is an unrewarding waste of my time.

    I have read EVERY Horus Heresy novel and audio. I have read all of the Solar War. I have read the majority of Black Library's work since 2004.

    John French is a good author normally, understanding the need to build drama and provide payoff.

    This book is a terrible exception.

    There are too many characters for him to effectively make come to life, WAY TOO MANY. Most characters have no character arc, they are straw men.

    There are too many unrelated threads that simply dangle.

    This book tried to do too much, and serve too many masters. It accomplished little.

    The book could be skipped by the reader and simply post that Perturabo leaves and heretic titans beat the loyal ones.

    BTW, those titan characters are entirely throw-away waste paper. This book could have been salvaged by simply cutting the titan legions out. This was because the writing for them was terribly meaningless and trite.

    The book in essence, nothing else of consequence takes place. . . in 550 pages. . .

    Now Jonathan Keeble turned in the worst, least professional performance of his that I am aware of.

    What exactly are those constantly changing John Grammaticus and Ol Person accents? American? Irish? English?

    Don't know.

    Thats because it was ALL OF THEM IN RANDOM SERIES! EAR TORTURING NONSENSE!!!

    Has the Black Library punted on direction and editing?

    Corswain doesn't sound like that.
    Vasago? Why is he suddenly Prussian?
    Thank goodness that there were several women from the Subcontinent in this novel, their voices were above average.

    If this is the new standard, quit now. This entire work lacked vision, economy, editing, character arc, consistency, and ANY payoff.

    The pacing was slow but at least built up.

    Save yourself the effort, the book is bad.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 13/06/2021

    Not that great

    How many times do we need t o hear about Ol falling? 3 Legios march against Legio Mortis and still get beat like they are nothing? What was the point of having so many subplots that it felt like the overall story was diluted?

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    • G. Marcelin-Williams
    • 08/06/2021

    A good book but kind of all over the place

    I would give this a 4.5/10 the book itself is a good one and a fine addition to the Seige of Terra but out of all the books this one is probably the hardest to digest what’s going on. Probably due to to many characters and some of the names of Titans and guardsman I can’t keep track of which adds to the confusion but a second read helps. All in all a good book

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 08/06/2021

    High highs, low lows

    This book was something of a disappointment.

    I don’t take issue with the plot or the writing. The arc that French creates is excellent and the individual set pieces range from good to beautiful. There were many points in this where I had to pause and take a minute to have a cry. This is excellent writing.

    However, it’s power and impact is diluted by the fact that he tries to do TOO MUCH. I said this in my review of Solar War and I’ll say it again here: FOCUS! There are two or three good books squeezed into Mortis and as a reader, for all the beautiful vignettes, I am left wanting and feeling a bit cheated by storylines he sets up and then knocks down when we’re not looking only to bring us back to look at the wreckage. When French is focused on less than 5 things in a novel, he’s masterful. When he focuses on more than that, his prose is still excellent but the threads are weak and unsatisfying.

    Keeble typically does phenomenal work and this was largely in line with what I expect from him. That said, I was floored by the lack of consistency on some of the names. It’s really jarring to be in the middle of an intense scene and then have him butcher the name of a key character he’s named multiple times before, and then to have the character’s name pronounced another way once or twice more in the story. With all of the folks French throws on the page consistency is key and it was lacking.

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    • Ted B.
    • 22/07/2021

    Not sure of the point of this book

    It was 16.5 hours long, and basically all that changed is that [SPOILER] the enemy legions made it to the walls of the Inner Palace, and Perturabo decided (somewhat spontaneously?) to take his ball and go home. [/SPOILER]. Primarchs barely make an appearance. Katsuhiro finally appears again, but accomplishes basically nothing. Grammaticus features prominently, but once again, accomplishes nothing. Even the titular Mortis Legio barely shows up. Honestly, I think this book could have been skipped entirely, and we would be none the worse for wear.

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    • Joan Tappe
    • 09/06/2021

    Johnathon Keeble is the true Big E

    Incredible book with the most inspiring narrator. Johnathon Keeble is a treasure that needs to be protected at all costs.

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    • Mrslick
    • 09/06/2021

    Hot diggity

    Daddy emps needs some gawd dang aquafina. He is a very thirsty boy.extrs words

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 05/06/2021

    Gibberish

    Makes no sense at all. Don’t get this book!
    I can’t believe I wasted money on this trash.

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    • Taco
    • 30/07/2021

    Just too much nonsense with the traitors

    I get that we're supposed to be at a climactic and the game battle however it feels like the author I just decided to keep trying to one-up himself by showing why the enemy is evil each and every single time. If things were as dire as there are in this book then this whole thing should have ended three books ago. FA happens that makes sense.

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    • The Foxes
    • 24/07/2021

    Boring, even for a filler book

    The Siege of Terra books have been very good, if a bit slow. This one, however, brings new meaning to "slogging". While true there are mammoth war machines attacking giant citadel walls, confrontations between Horus and the Emperor, and people entering the Astronomicon and yet it somehow it manages to be painfully boring.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 11/06/2021

    Mhmmm...I guess I am getting fatigued of the Siege

    Okay, first up, the book is good overall. Performance and writing are on the level we come to expect of the siege novels...also I liked the Titan Engagements much better then in titan death.

    We even have a couple of cool reveals to enjoy. So...why I am getting tired?

    There a lot more sub plots running through this, some of them seem to be squeezed in just to somehow resolve them. But the tension of the every subplot starts to getting off pace when so often the escalation becomes muted by cutting away from it.
    Partly it is borderline misery porn, when you follow the white scar character when he jet again suffers step by step. The resolution of the story thread left me puzzled.
    Okay...that told me nothing really new about him. He takes a beating and goes on...I could have told that before. I get the symbolism behind his journey especially when he picks up company. But it actually started to bore me half way through.

    While his subplot maybe just being a bit badly paced, others are chuck full of characters which motivations are well placed in the start but then need to push for space in an tbh already long book. 5 or 6 sub plots I think in the end. That’s a lot of stuff to keep your focus up for.

    Regardless, I enjoyed my time with it. But a bit of editing or cutting could have helped to streamline the overall experience.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 16/04/2022

    terrible

    so very boring

    the pain i felt wgile hearing this do yourself a favor and skip this book and hope to god the next is better

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    • Kraviits
    • 18/03/2022

    struggles to impress

    "Mortis" biggest problem is being the follow up to amazing "Saturnine". It felt boring half of the time, the story felt really weak. I suppose it will suit more to the fans of Titanica Legions. In the bigger picture it's almost irrelevant to the main story. Some side plots are alright.
    consider my review being very subjective.

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    • Markus Eschelbach
    • 18/11/2021

    To much legio

    I enjoyed Mortis very much but the legio titanicus portions are not that great for me personally sometimes. Besides that great story !

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    • Dr.Tortenkopf
    • 07/10/2021

    Good story, but titan bits are boring

    If you can stay awake through the utterly incosequencial Adeptus Titanicus advetisemnts fights there are some good stories to be had here.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 13/07/2021

    A weaker one

    This is sadly a weaker Book.. Out of the 7 or so storylines 2 or so are rly boring.

    All in all i came for Titan battles and if got a few

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 09/07/2021

    Too many Stories in one

    The book has about 6 different storylines packed in. One. Some are interesting, some not so much.

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    • Jeff
    • 06/07/2021

    awesome as always

    loved the power in this guys voice when talking about the titains ans the Booms if the war horne

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    • eol
    • 25/06/2021

    The narrator can only carry so much

    The worst book of the siege on terra series. Not weakest, worst. Extremely one sided and full of BS storylines. The whole Mortis point is totally wasted with very forgettable characters. Nothing, NOTHING on the Dies Irae. It's just that one big evil engine. No plot on the inside. Basically nothing on the Horus side of things, except some completely useless dream sequences...
    In all the like 10 storylines there are maybe two, which are interesting. What a waste of time and money...