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A Horus Heresy character novel.

Constantin Valdor is the chief of the Emperor's Custodian Guard and is among the closest of His companions. As the wars of Unity come to their end, Constantin faces his greatest challenge, as dark deeds are required to pave Mankind's road to the stars.

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Delve into the era of the Unification Wars and discover Constantin Valdor's role in bringing about the Imperium of Mankind in an unmissable novel by Chris Wraight!

The Story:

Constantin Valdor. It is a name that brings forth images of heroism, honour and peerless duty. For it is he who commands the will of the Legio Custodes that most esteemed and dedicated cadre of elite warriors. He is the Emperor’s sword, His shield, His banner and he knows no equal. Clad in shining auramite, his fist clenched around the haft of his Guardian Spear, he is the bulwark against all enemies of the throne, within or without. Nearing the end of the wars of Unity, Valdor’s courage and purpose is put to the test as never before. The petty warlords and tyrants of Old Earth have been all but vanquished, and the Emperor’s armies are triumphant. What now for the nascent Imperium and what fate for its forgotten soldiers, its Thunder Warriors and armies of Unity? A new force is rising, one which shall eclipse all others and open the way to the stars. But change on Terra is seldom bloodless, and for progress to be ensured darker deeds are necessary. 

Written by Chris Wraight. Narrated by Steven Pacey, Jonathon Keeble, Katy Maw and Toby Longworth.

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

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  • Ethan
  • 03/04/2020

Can Chris Wraight please have a team of lore nerds

I get very conflicted with Chris Wraights books because they are well written by themselves but the are not consistent with the greater 30k/40k lore. In this book we get a lot of good lore but then suddenly we’re told that the legions had their icons before finding their primarchs? Also apparently the emperor thought of the primarchs as sons? Those two things not only are out of character but they have books that address those issues. I get wanting to hint at the dark angels helping with the conflict but anyone who knows 30k will know that a Roman numeral 1 on the pauldron would be more of a name drop than the legion heraldry. Overall kinda annoyed/ disappointed because it was good up until the last 2-3 chapters where all this happened.

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  • James Anacleto
  • 22/04/2020

No revelations, just an awesome story

While most of us already know the beginning of the Imperium proper: end of the Thunder Warriors, the Primarch project, the Legions it's nice to have a character perspective about these events in finer detail, especially through Constantine Valdor.

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  • Ralph
  • 07/05/2020

It was okay

Honestly was hoping for more about Valdor and have the book actually be about him instead of the slew of other characters who got far more attention I feel. I honestly feel the title is somewhat misleading to those wanting to know more about the man, rather than whats given in this one.

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  • Christopher Bruner
  • 01/04/2020

Well done. I was hoping for more lore.

I was hoping for more Lore about the old battles, a discription of the battle between the thunder warrior and the custodes. I didn't learn anything I didn't already know. I wish more artistic licence was used towards the character development. The only real character with a story were ultimately inconsequential.

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  • Tyson Danger
  • 08/05/2020

excellent.

I loved it because one of the most hated characters in all of 40K is finally cast down from her Summit and portrayed as the villain she rightly is.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30/10/2020

what A good book keep it up

it is as of most books of the Horus Heresy .I enjoyed it. The Horus Heresy is A great read and the Audible is A fantastic way to start getting to know the Warhammer world. Love It

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  • Jar00d
  • 08/10/2020

Great First 40K book

I’ve been into 40k for a bit but this is the first one I actually started with I’m very intrigued with the early days of the imperium and this really set the scene

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 02/10/2020

Good narration, hasty story comming dull

Expected more from pre-imperium book. While having potential for interesting book, I felt like story just hastily jumped between key points of imperium early development focusing on suggestive side of dialogs instead of their actual content. Although the 'birth' of the imperium from the 40k perspective should be scarce and almost mythical, there is a space for stories dealing with each stage of early imperium from various perspectives (other warlords, selenar cult, thunder warriors, imperium builders, industry makers, spies etc.) which could present lore on parcial level instead of brief abstract like was presented in this book.

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  • Jeff Pettit
  • 02/10/2020

i liked it

good story, good narrator...i liked it. I'll have to get other 40k books soon.

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  • Joshosgirl
  • 13/09/2020

Excellent portrayal of the end of Unification

An insight into the birth of the Imperium. Enlightening, as it is devious! Ave Imperator

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  • Frank Zmuda
  • 26/11/2020

Einfach mal wieder ein schöner Hintergrund...

... Der manch eine Frage beantwortet, die seit längerem im Raum stand. Für Leute die an der Entstehung des Imperiums interessiert sind zu empfehlen.