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Slaves to Darkness

The Horus Heresy, Book 51
Lu par : Jonathan Keeble
Série : The Horus Heresy, Volume 51
Durée : 10 h et 48 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)

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After a long and gruelling conflict, the traitors at last close upon Terra. But time is dwindling for an attack.

Both Guilliman and the Lion are returning with all haste, and their armies could turn the tide. The hosts of the Warmaster must unite, for only then can they attack the Throneworld itself. While Mortarion is sent on ahead as the fleet’s vanguard, it falls to Lorgar and Perturabo to marshal Fulgrim and Angron, both now elevated to daemonhood and perhaps beyond even the will of the Warmaster to command. But Horus lies wounded, and, as the greatest battle the galaxy has ever know looms, it is up to Maloghurst to hold his fractious Legion together and to wrench Horus himself from the edge of oblivion.

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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  • snozek
  • 19/05/2019

we get the point, but the book lags a bit.

John French has a number of good Horus heresy books. Fear To Tread is a very good horse heresy book that I enjoyed a great deal. This book is not that good.

Jonathan Keeble reading of the book was excellent, is his work always is. I don't think that there has been an audio production featuring John Keeble that has not been excellent. the range of acted voices which he can provide is impressive.

the challenge that John French faced with this book is to take a lot of characters which are not very likeable and make a story with them that makes a person want to actually follow it.

by the end of the story, the tempo and events certainly roll to an impressive climax, but in the meantime there are serious legs and massive interest displacement when the different threads of the story are picked up and put down.

each story thread in and of itself is pretty compelling and interesting, despite characters that are generally unlikable normally.

my chief criticism is the complete disconnect between different story threads.

It is very difficult to make characters such as Angron or Perturabo interesting or likable, but French succeeds.

French succeeds in making the most unagreeable Primark in do a hero that you pull for throughout the story. for veterans of Warhammer 40K, that is a massive achievement.

the real main success of the book is the Gathering of the traitor Legions on Ullanor.

how did it happen? by what means were these disparate forces brought together and galvanized?

this really is what the book achieves.

I felt that the tempo could have used help.

the ranking of four out of five stars is because of the challenge of the task.

French made all of the disparate threads a single novel and all of the unlovable, irritating villains interesting and compelling characters.

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  • Richard Burgener
  • 30/08/2020

Worthy of the iconic title

I'm a sucker for any story that features Perturabo. I think he's the single best character of the universe. Fortunately, this story has many of the rebel Primarchs, so you'll be sure to find a thread that you'll really like. It's exciting and it moves fast, so fast you'll need to rewind and figure out what just happened sometimes. But it's worth it. This novel throws a lot of stuff at the wall, but the overall picture it builds is amazing. It may be the climax of the entire series, or one of only a few.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24/07/2020

Heresy

Great series with solid characters that looking forward to other books developing some of the other non primarchs.

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  • Adrian Lopez
  • 25/03/2020

Fantastic.

This is some of the most in-depth and intriguing writing I’ve come across on the nature of chaos and the character of those in its service. Excellent writing and superb voice work. Multiple storylines involving traitor Primarchs and some unforgettable and unique Astartes.
I go through a lot of 40K books and as often as not the space Marines it starts to blend together – it can become difficult to remember who is who. That’s not the case here. There’s so much going on I may actually listen to this again. Couldn’t recommend higher!

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  • Daniel
  • 23/01/2020

All over the place

While the performance is amazing, nothing of substance is really contained within. I have been reading through many of the Horus heresy books and this has been completely forgettable.

There were a few moments that captured my attention with Lorgar and Fulgrim but ultimately not needed lore wise for fans of either in the grand scheme of things.

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  • Ralph R Hernandez
  • 13/09/2019

Excellent Novel and Audio Presentation

Excellent character development...great said to understanding the prelude to the final Solar War. Very enjoyable novel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07/09/2019

One of the Heresy's best.

One of The Heresy's best.

Filling in the word count to thr fifteen word minimum.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05/05/2019

Good with the bad.

I loved the story on bringing back Angron and Fulgrim, but didn’t like how the told it. The book jumps between characters... too much, and it was quite a few characters. Also I couldn’t get past some of the voices; the voice actor used the same voice for quite a few. Idk maybe I’m nit picking on that one. Solid story but a little all over on telling it.

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  • Agent Filthy
  • 29/04/2019

Loved It

Fantastic from the beginning to end. I had high expectations and they were well met.

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  • Kerri Andress
  • 09/03/2019

poor Lorgar

I really don't like what they did to Lorgar's character. they made him out to be a scheming fool.

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  • Kindle-Kunde
  • 08/01/2020

Great book

As the traitors finally near Terra the pacing picks up again and John French proves his capabilities for combining biblical drama with awe inspiring action scenes that makes the horus heresy so addictive.
Jonathan Keeble, as usual, even further elevates the story with his remarkable delivery that is in my opinion one of the best in the industry.

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  • Mark
  • 22/08/2018

Mediocre at best

The story never went into detail when there was ample opportunity to do so. Horus is betraying his father, his beliefs, his ideals, he is obviously stricken with grief. In parts caused by Russ‘ weapon in parts because he is about to take the final step towards Chaos. This could and should have been more detailed.
Missed opportunities all around.