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Cadian Blood

By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Narrated by: Michael Geary
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Summary

An Astra Militarum Novel

When the Imperial shrine world of Kathur is blighted by Chaos, the brave Guardsmen of Cadia are sent to reclaim it. Yet, they cannot imagine what lies ahead...

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Aaron Dembski-Bowden's first novel, Cadian Blood is a Black Library classic, pitting a force of plucky Guardsmen from Cadia against a zombie apocalypse.

The story:

When the Imperial shrine world of Kathur is blighted by Chaos, the brave Guardsmen of Cadia are sent to reclaim it. The plague of Nurgle has set in deeply on the planet, forcing the Cadians into battle with an innumerable legion of the infected. In the midst of battle, Captain Parmenion Thade is thrust into an unlikely commanding role. Yet he cannot imagine what lies ahead on Kathur, and just how important it will be to ensure victory there.

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Good book, good listen

ADB's work as good as always, however this book is NOT black legion like it's labelled, it's an astra book

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ADBs first book, and it lands with a bang!

Very enjoyable book, and a strong opening for ADB. Really great to go back and listen to this after finishing his Siege of Terra novel “Echoes of Eternity”. While he has clearly developed his craft between this and now, his voice and consistency in quality is second to none. One of the best in the business right now.

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Bang, you're straight into the action!

No need for a build up, no messing about! That's right ladies and gents, this is pure action, action, action! Black library classic? yeeeeaaaah, 100%
Brilliantly gory. Like an 80's zombie film classic.

ADB always has a thread of humour that runs though his tails. Love it.

Great book if you want war, guts and glory.

Is it worth the credit? Yes. Get stuck in and smash some Heretics!

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Cadia stands

In the past I haven't really been impressed with ADB, but this book really lived up to my expecations. An interesting story, the end of which gave me goosebumps. The voice actor was new for me and he did a good job, but its not the best voice acting I've heard.

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ADB delivers.

Another excellent entry into the Cadian record, as well as into ADB Black Library record. Good narration brought the story to life.

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Brilliant

An absolute pleasure to listen to. The action scenes were brilliantly written and compelling to listen to. The scale of the story and the implications of the Cadians mission is a constant build of tension and intrigue that has a satisfying conclusion.

highly recommend.

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Good Guard book.

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Excellent

Really enjoyed this one from opening to ending. Didn’t drift off once which I am prone to do.

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Marmite

Meaning that you will either enjoy this book or dislike it and I fall into the really enjoyed it camp, it’s got a bit of every thing in heretics, chaos marines, loyalist marines and imperial guard with a commissar and my personal favourite a mechanicum attack dog

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  • 28-01-23

epic 40k story

amazing story that follows some really awesome characters with good development. death guard, kasrkin, cadians all make an appearance.

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  • Cody Cluck
  • 24-01-23

ADB does it again!

I know this is an older book, but it’s fantastic! The narrator did an excellent job on this as well.

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  • John William Hinson
  • 10-01-23

Great Cadian Book

Cadians vs poxwalkers and death guard. Great book! Get to see the kasrkin and regular infantry go toe to toe with chaos.

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  • JP WIlliams
  • 05-01-23

ABD & Geary Deliver Big TIme

Cadians against the odds in a Nurgle apocalypse, Captain Thade being an absolute legend, Death Guard and Raven Guard drama. What's not to love? "Shut up Tan" <3

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  • Dylan Lowry
  • 18-12-22

Great Book

It’s great to see the guard get some love instead of getting decimated for the Astartes to save the day

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  • Sherrill
  • 14-12-22

Cadia Stands

First book in the 40k universe I’ve read. Thought it was great and drew me in instantly.

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  • Megan
  • 11-12-22

This is my favorite warhammer novel by far.

While it’s Aaron’s freshman novel it does not disappoint. He is the best writer in the black library, and this novel hits all the themes of warhammer 40,000.

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  • Sam
  • 05-12-22

A great first outing in warhammer for ADB

Honestly, although i am not a huge fan of cadians, this book really scratched an itch for me. I've always liked imperial forces fighting hordes and hordes of their own citizens, whether it be plague zombies, regular cults, or some demonic virus that spreads from person to person.

While i think that many of the characters were pretty stock standard and not all too much to write home (or to audible about, i suppose) i think that actually is in the books favor. This book is a fun ride without too many twists and turns, if there was a term for a popcorn flick that applied to audiobooks and further more to well written ones in the black library verse, this would be it.

The narrator served well, but one or two characters voices didn't quite fit the characters. The only other oddness is as of time of writing, this book is said to be part of a series it is not in. I'm hopeful that will get fixed soonish as not to confuse people, getting into black library books is hard enough without mislabeling such as these.

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  • David J Ray
  • 05-12-22

What A IG Novel Should Feel Like

Overwhelming odds, insane Leadership decisions, Space Marines are there and sufficiently awesome, but do not steal the spotlight. Nurgle is always a fun antagonist, and I liked how Typhus was there as a looming threat. It may sound stupid, but the wins of the Guard felt earned - that is how humanity in 40k can overcome the awful threats from everywhere. Dogged determination and simply having more bodies to throw at a problem then the enemy.