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Nemesis

The Horus Heresy, Book 13
Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
Série : The Horus Heresy, Volume 13
Durée : 14 h et 58 min
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After the horrors of Istvaan V, Horus declares outright war against the Imperium. In the shadows of the Emperor's Palace, powerful figures convene.

Their plan is to send a team of assassins to execute the arch-traitor Horus and end the war for the galaxy of mankind before it's even begun. But what they cannot know is that another assassin is abroad already, with his sights firmly set on killing the Emperor.

©2010 Games Workshop Limited (P)2015 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19/09/2018

Skip this:Fluffy filler that amounts to nothing

As an audiobook this is fine. Perhaps an overuse of Russian accents but the read is fine. The story itself is not worth your time. There are two plotlines about assassins from both sides of the conflict that are completely unrelated. In the book, these stories constantly interrupt each other and mess up the pacing before coming together to neutralize each other. And it's not that these assassins must inevitably meet, just as Horus must inevitably and purposefully face the Emperor, they meet by pure luck *cough*Emperor'sWill*cough*. If this book was never written, nothing you know about 40k would be different and it does nothing to further the events of the Horus Heresy. It adds little to pre-existing lore outside of some vague ideas about life on Terra or the origins of the Assassinorum. The characters are one dimensional. The action lacks stakes and therefore turns into descriptive filler of nothing we haven't seen before in 40k. Fights exist only to make the assassins seem powerful but don't further the plot. Any personal conflict is bland and ultimately pointless as it too is never resolved or adds to character depth.
What's good: The beginning is good. Differences of philosophy of waging war of Dorn v. the Assassinorum. The intrigue of the Assassinorum. The initial mystery until the killer is immediately revealed too soon and lacks any plot impact. The initial getting the team together (as an idea). In terms of execution of this part, it just drags and in the end, the assassins lack any form of team dynamic other than mutual dislike (which doesn't change) so it becomes just filler. This would have been better as a short story that was just about the assassins.

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  • Omar
  • 02/11/2018

not the strongest story at all

many characters and I could follow some of what was happening midway I got lost. where was the action happening?

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  • Monty Hudson
  • 27/09/2018

It was ok

As the Praetorian of Terra has said of Guillimans Codex Astarti. "3 out of 5. It was ok."

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  • Jason B Palmer
  • 13/12/2017

Enjoyed the story.

I enjoyed the story. Jonathon Keeble brought great depth to the characters. Really enjoyed the production.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21/11/2018

View of assassins

It’s a good look at all the different houses of assassins which is great. However the story itself is not great by itself.

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  • John Thompson
  • 23/09/2019

Non-Space Marine Main Characters!

I absolutely loved this incredible story.
Nice to see stories about the Imperium's other agents.

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  • Richard
  • 01/09/2019

This book was amazing because

You could skip over the parts with Yosef, and just read about the assassins, the best part, instead of reading a boring soap opera about a chaos demon assassin whos daddy issues are with Erebus

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 30/08/2019

amazing

briliant book that tells a more human side of the terrible war between the Emperium of man and the Traitor legions

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  • Peter M.
  • 15/08/2019

yes

I absolutely loved all of the assassins and all of the character given to i them.

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  • Paul
  • 14/08/2019

meh

the least interesting one so far in the hh. the last hour was the best but not worth the credit imho