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Vulkan Lives

The Horus Heresy, Book 26
De : Nick Kyme
Lu par : Saul Reichlin
Série : The Horus Heresy, Volume 26
Durée : 13 h et 34 min
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In the wake of the Dropsite Massacre at Isstvan V, the survivors of the Salamanders Legion searched long and hard for their fallen primarch, but to no avail. Little did they know that while Vulkan might have wished himself dead, he lives still...languishing in a hidden cell for the entertainment of a cruel gaoler, his brother Konrad Curze.

Enduring a series of hellish tortures designed to break his body and spirit, Vulkan witnesses the depths of the Night Haunter's depravity but also discovers something else - a revelation that could change the course of the entire war.

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  • Ian Orovich
  • 05/10/2018

Great Story

i understand where some people would be confused as it changes threads fairly abruptly. there are really four you need to know: Salamanders at Istvaan 5, Word Bearers at Trios, Salamanders at Trios, and Vulkan in prison. if you keep that in mind, it's easier to follow and everything else is very well done

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  • Brent Hicks
  • 26/07/2019

Other reviews are not accurate

this story is not hard to follow, dont listen to other reviews. it changes scenes fairly often but it's not hard to notice that if you're paying attention

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  • Ron
  • 12/04/2019

Confusing.

I picked this up to learn a little more about Kurz and the Nigh Lords. It was interesting seeing their interaction with another Legion. I didn't know much about the Salamanders and Vulkan, but I can say I appreciate them more after this. However, I do have to say the story isn't that great.

There are 3 plots and they all take place at different points in time. One of them also changes writing perspective too. You jump from Istvan V in the past (but told like it's currently happening), to Vulkan in the present writen from the first person (I was chain... My fist... etc.), and finally some Salamander warband.

Story 1 is nice, but it's very sparse to the point it might has well have not been there or got it's own book. Story 2 is interesting but gets a little ridiculous. It also has an anti-climactic end. Story 3 is... meh.It ended unsatisfactorily like 2 but worse. It might as well have just not happened at all. There is a 4th story too, but there is even less of that. A joint compliance effort between the Salamanders and Night Lords. That was very interesting, but there was very little to it.

It's as if they wanted to tell story 2 but realized there wasn't enough so they padded it out with two others to make a page count. I wouldn't pick this up without knowing a lot of the back story of the universe first. I don't know if I'd recommend it if you're not into the Salamanders or Nightlords either.


The narrator was perfect. I don't think I'll appreciate anyone else doing the voices of the Vulkan and Kurz as much as Saul.

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  • Ryan Cohn
  • 26/09/2019

Just not very good

I’ve been working through the Horus Heresy for the past year. This is the first book that I have been unable to finish thus far. The writing is bland, the story is disjointed, and I just don’t care about the characters.
The decision to tell a Primarch’s story in first person is baffling. They are post-transhuman. They are to space marines as space marines are to regular people. Stepping into the shoes of a demi-god is not possible as a listener.
Curze is a horror movie villain torturing a god-like being. There is no sense of terror. His death traps are goofy and would be more fitting of a Saw parody than a Warhammer book.
Even the performance is just ‘alright’. The reader is not bad, but he does not bring the characters to life for me.

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  • Jo
  • 11/02/2018

As a Salamanders player, always knew Vulkan Lives!

VULKAN LIVES!!! VULKAN LIVES!!! VULKAN LIVES!!! This is my first black library book, and I kindof hope to see Vulkan again in the future.

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  • justamom
  • 22/10/2018

vulkan lives

knew the basics of what occurred by the fluff already. was good to hear the dynamic between curze and vulkan

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13/08/2020

Waste of time and unnecessarily long.

This book reveals only minute details of the overarching narratives. The amount of filler is shockingly repetitive and predictable. The supposedly interwoven tales in this book would have served better as short stories and the ending was exceptionally disappointing.

The Narrator was quite good but the story is frustratingly long with content that deserved far less time and focus.

If you aren't a large fan of the HH series or of Vulkan or Kurze specifically this is not a recommended title.

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  • Fastest Cobra in the world
  • 30/07/2020

I couldn’t do it.

I dunno. The first person thing didn’t sit well for me. Only made it a couple of hours.

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  • Peter M.
  • 23/07/2020

Fantastic as usual

this book was great, the relationship and dynamic between Curze and Vulkan was exemplary and the arc of John grammaticus was well written.

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  • Infernoboy 2063
  • 17/05/2020

disappointed

this was an excellent narration of a story that adds nothing to the series. disappointed.

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  • Anton.Kania
  • 10/09/2020

Great book

Focus on Vulkan and the remaining salamanders, iron hands and raven guard after the dropside massacre. Great views into the twisted mind of the night hunter.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/07/2019

Skip this one

Out of all the Heresy Books up to this point this one is the worst I read so far. It is not completely bereft of occasional cool or badass moments, every now and again it even manages to get its themes right and makes you re-evaluate the characters of Vulkan and Curze. Over all however I couldn´t even bring myself to finish it. Vulkans perspective seems completely unfitting for a primarch, Curze is a joke, all the Astartes Characters battling it out on the planet are forgettable. Unfortunately it is somewhat required to understand the next book in the series called "The Unremembered Empire" which I am happy to say is pretty awesome.
In conclusion: Unless you are a huge Salamanders fan and just NEED to know how Vulkan discovered his ability, skip this one (And even if you are prepare to be disappointed).