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Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion

Warhammer 40,000
Série : Watchers of the Throne, Volume 1
Durée : 10 h et 30 min

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The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see.

Alongside the Null-maidens of the Sisters of Silence, who are anathema to psykers and sorcerers alike, there is no threat to the Golden Throne that they alone cannot vanquish...until now.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Triken
  • 09/07/2018

read this before dark imperium if you can!!

great book, takes place chronilogically before dark imperium, I read them out of order but it doesn't matter too much.

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  • Agent Filthy
  • 06/10/2017

Amazing work!

If I could I would have stood up and given Chris Wraight and the narrators a standing ovation. Absolutely brilliant in all fronts. I'm starting it ver immediately and I'm sure I'll pick up tons of things I missed.

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  • Daniel D. Johnson-King
  • 31/01/2019

stay away from the black library app

I purchased this audiobook along with another and an audio drama on the black library app... Due to unfortunate complications with the BL app, I had to make the purchases again; I'll gladly do so seeing as though I loved each one of my purchases that much! I have listened to each one more than 10 times separately and may end up adding the "carrion throne" to my collection. 😏 I must be kidding myself I am definitely going to add it to my collection. I have purchased this book four times now; only one was a gift!! My collection is as follows: "The master of mankind" "The emperor's legion" pretty soon hereafter the review "the carrion throne" "The interrogation of Salvador Lermentov"

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  • Mark C.
  • 18/10/2017

Great to see Black Library on audible!

I liked the story more than I expected (didn’t know what to expect though). Chris Wraight is one of my favorite BL authors- & I think his writing helped carry the book. The characters have depth to them, but the action sequences are well written & not confusing.

I know a fair amount of the story that led up to this setting- so I can’t recommend just blindly diving in.

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  • Michael
  • 02/10/2017

Enjoyable from start to finish

Loved this story, it has a good cross between narrative and bolter open. I would suggest this to anyone wanting to know more of how Custodes and Null Maidens think.

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  • Robert
  • 12/10/2018

Great Story to Immerse yourself in.

Loved it, 40k is a beloved franchise to me and this was phenomenal. The characters are felt and the story is worked through in elegance.

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  • s zank
  • 19/08/2018

fun listen.

took a few chapter to get rolling, but it really runs well as Soon as it does.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14/10/2020

It was almost a 5 star....

I loved this book and Gareth Armstrong did a fantastic job. Emma Gregory is who saves the book for me. you could feel the emotion she really gives her character a soul. I will be looking for books she is in. John Banks on the other hand.....what can I say...just not good at all the exact opposite of Emma no emotion just going through the motions.

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  • keorie v mckissick
  • 12/10/2020

Great listen.

I greatly enjoyed the stories. Of course their are characters that make me very frustrated.

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  • Orca
  • 29/09/2020

Very good once it gets going.

My love for the Custodes may have biased me, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Starts a bit slow and scattered, but once it gets moving you won't put it down.

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  • Kai Kürsten
  • 30/08/2018

Geniale Sprecher und glaubhafte Charaktere...

Ich habe mich in erster Linie vom Cover leiten lassen. Custodians und Schwestern haben mich schon immer interessiert. Wie sich die Geschichte und die Charaktere entwickelten hat mich sowohl fasziniert als auch bewegt. Ein guter Einblick in alle Aspekte des gigantischen Imperiums der Menschheit, seinen Feinden und der zu menschlichen Begehrlichkeiten der Herrscher auf Terra. Besonders auch die verschiedenen Blickwinkel der handelnden Personen waren das was die Geschichte zu etwas besonderem machte. Eins der besten 40k Hörbücher das ich je gehört habe. Definitiv zu empfehlen.

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  • SeineMagnifizienz
  • 11/11/2017

highly recommended

outstanding book, very intersting perspectives from 3 Charakters. interesting insights into (finally!) politics of the high council of terra.

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  • Mark
  • 03/05/2018

What all 40k novels should be like

I will keep it concise: - Well developed characters - Sister of Silence - Terran politician - Custodes - Well developed story The story is told from the perspective of the 3 characters and is thus informed and influenced by each respective character. The event in which they are all involved gives the listener deep insight into the inner workings of the Imperium and the multitude of factions therein. At first I thought this book would be all about politics and the dealings of the 3 characters but, without spoiling, the story is so much more interesting. While I started with Horus Heresy novels and got used to the story-telling there (character introduction, obstacle, dramatic build up, huge fight, good/bad ending) I really enjoyed this book much much more. It has more depth and is more immersive than almost all the Horus Heresy Novels I read so far (apart from Thousand Sons - damn that book is awesome). All in all, you not only should but MUST listen to/read this book.

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  • Felix Sprengling
  • 02/08/2019

Great listen

Great Writing and narration! Easily on of the best Black Library Audio Books I've listened to so far. Starts out a bit slow, but absolutely worth the listen!

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  • 0ss
  • 31/07/2019

Excellent narration.

Excellent narration. Detailed story with solid buildup. Overall one of the best 40k novels I've read/listened to.

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  • Maximilian Goldbrunner
  • 20/03/2019

Great in written form, even better to listen to!

Wraight is telling an interesting story following the Fall of Cadia, depicting the inner workings of the Imperium, the mighty Adeptus Custodes and the Sisters of Silence. Every minute is worth listening to, the narrators embody their counterparts brilliantly. All in all a great work, both from Chris Wraight and all 3 narrators.

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  • Adilos Cantürk
  • 15/01/2019

Outstanding performance from all voice actors

This gave me an interesting insight into the politics of Terra and the mind of the sister of silence.

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  • J. Bauer
  • 01/01/2019

Amazing book and even better actors!

Listened to the whole book in one sitting. Something i hadn't even done with the Abnett books. Would definitely recommend for 40k fans.