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Summary

A T'au Empire novel

Fresh from his victory on Arkunasha, the young Commander Farsight leads a crusade to reclaim colonies lost to mankind's Imperium. But stiff resistance will test him to his limits and beyond.

Listen to it because: Phil Kelly continues his look at the life of Commander Farsight with his first campaign against the full might of the Imperium and shows how the T'au Empire's technological superiority fares against Imperial grit.

The story: the t'au are a mysterious alien race, diametrically opposed to the Imperium of Man in every possible way - in their mastery of technology, methods of warfare and social structure. Yet in galactic terms they are a young race, and naïve when it comes to the manipulations of Chaos. When promising young Commander Farsight is promoted to lead a crusade across the Damocles Gulf to reclaim the T'au Empire's lost colonies from mankind, the mood is one of optimism. With their mighty fleet, and superior weapons and machines, how can their endeavour possibly fail? However, despite a parade of early successes, Commander Farsight soon faces enemies he wasn't anticipating and finds not only his courage but also his soul tested to the very limit.

Written by Phil Kelly. Narrated by Helen McAlpine and Andrew Wincott.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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Get it read !

I must have read about 30 or 40 books from Warhammer 40K I must have returned at least 10. The one I love ...I really love ...This fits in that section.

I'm the guy that doesn't like bolter porn
I dislike the majority of the books after book 5 of the Horus heresy
I send my back any siege of Terra books that are filler and chaf
I love Manflayer, Eisenhorn, Gideon, Bequin!, Luther and Bellerasious Cal

So now you know I like a really good story, great imagination and great characters and you have it all in this book. I can't wait to see the rest.

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cant wait for the next

Really enjoyed this one....giving a lot more background on farsight and the 8. Im really enjoying disliking the ethereal caste , ever more so after this book....really entertaining. good fight scenes, decent dialogue, and plenty of little tidbits if you are familiar with the wider background of farsights circumstances.....looking forward t the next one.

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Greatest good

It’s difficult not to like the majority of the Tau as apart from the Ethereals the other castes really want to improve life for all species, the glaring differences between space marines and their psychotic tendencies and the fire caste is like the eye of terror, vast and depthless! Farsight is finally opening his eyes to reality in this book and I really wish there was sequel!! Superbly narrated

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The greater good, doesn't make them good guys!

Very good introduction to the Tau race. Tau are the newest race in the 40k universe. They are very expansionist, masters of diplomacy and deceit, you get the impression they would rather expand the empire without firing a shot, winning "hearts and minds/propaganda".

The Tau cast system is very interesting, they view war as a means to an ends. The Tau "firecast"(warrior class) study the art of war more as a science and dogmatic in approach but follow the rules and tactics literally by the book. mathematical and statistical in their approach to warfare. The Tau class system really aren't keen on outside the box thinking and view off the cuff tactics as borderline insubordination, that will get you pushished, even if you got the desired results.... The other Tau casts view the firecast's with suspicion and trepidation, probably because they don't want firecast Tau to get any ideas above there station.

I really got an eastern/Japanese feel to this Xenos race, espeshally in the battlesuits and the feel for technology, they seem very 'manga'. The narration was really good. Would recommend!

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Good but could be better

I enjoyed parts of it very much and understand writing as an Xenos rave is difficult but compared to the infinite & diviner and the Necron book over the last years it was very underwhelming

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10/10 For the greater good 👍

I haven't listened to a book this good by GW, and I hope they record the second soon.

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very good story

As a Tau player, I look forward to the next one, always enjoy these books

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good narrative

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average on all counts

for the greater good i had to tell people the book was ok. not bad not great. much reduced grim dark. felt like the 1st half of a book.

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More Far sight please less marines

As a fan of the imperium and having and having branched out into listening to non human BL books i was pleasantly surprised at this. A great insight into the mindset of the Tau. I'm now considering a farsight enclave army..... Not Tau. Not a fan of the Etherials. The only gripe i have is the scar lords. Felt like skipping any chapters that where about them. Definitely not a fan. Wasn't crazy with the voices chosen fir them. But over all. Decent book. I want more.

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  • 14-02-22

eh

good performance. sorry is... not the best from GW but good enough. typical of the greater good ;)

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  • Taylor Sloat
  • 13-05-22

great for any Tau fan

if you've scrolled long enough to see this, you're not getting the point of audible. if you don't like it, return it.

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  • EmissaryOfNexus
  • 16-04-22

A good start, but ending seems forced

A good start and decent buildup for the theme of broken faith. Stories end seems a bit forced. But it does leave one with a sense of wanting a part 2.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-22

Awesome T'au story

Loved the book and the characters, the battlesuit fights are very well written and the space marines feel appropriately intimidating. However the narrators, while fantastic VA's, frequently mispronounced a couple words. and I'm nuts so that bothered me. the word Cadre pronounced as "carder" and geyser pronounced "geezer". Other than that, loved it. T'au rule, and so do most of their stories despite what imperial fanboys whine about.

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  • Peter
  • 31-03-22

Love the performance and farsight

The story can get bland from the start but when things starts kicking off Farsight has to adapt to the things he's facing.

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  • John
  • 21-03-22

Shocked

I’m amazed at how much I liked this book. I love 40K books but this one has a really fun flavor to it that I don’t always get from the Imperium set books. I’ll definitely be back for more.

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  • Aidan Mills
  • 14-03-22

Was a good listen

Story was alright, enjoyed it more for lore than story.
Was an interesting listen

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  • sebastian
  • 09-03-22

Great Narrators

The performance by the cast is the best part of the book. Everything just kind of goes fine for the tau, there is no anticipation because you know they will win in the end. Pretty good Tau lore if you’re into that.

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  • Robin
  • 17-02-22

Farsight Enclave lore.

If you're into the famous Tau commander farsight, this was a pretty great read. Even if you just want to learn more about Tau, it's great. The best parts to me had to deal with the Tau encountering warp entities for the first time. Solid Grimdark book

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  • Michi
  • 16-02-22

Fun! Changed me from anti-farsight

So this was how the seed was planted. Good stuff!

Now I am very much pro farsigh enclave :D