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Summary

Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium: the Blood Angels. From the time of his birth in the rad-scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife.

From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptus system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium. He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius. Longer lived than any other Chapter Master, this is his chronicle, his great and storied legend.

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

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Enjoyable drama.

A very enjoyable listen - well written and well read. I was disappointed when it ended.

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A genuine hero in a universe of grim.

Dante is such an endearing character despite the hellish universe he exists in. The book also delves into the Blood Angels lore and the path to becoming a space marine more comprehensively than most other books. Which is the real meat of it. The change from when Dante is a child in awe of the godly Asterties to his eventual leadership of them is compelling and weirdly... warm and heartfelt. He never loses himself. He just does the best he can in the situation hes in. It honestly is a great listen. And as always, Gareth Armstrong IS the Blood Angels. I find his hopeful yet sorrowful tones to be a perfect match for the troubled sons of Sanguinius.

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Excellent

Finally a blood angels book which does the chapter credit, freed of the shackles of Jim swallow the blood angels shine as they are supposed to.

A fascinating look at the mentality of angels where we get to see behind the death mask and glimpse the nobility Beneath.

Cannot praise this book enough

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Incredible

Guy haleys truly has a gift for writing blood angels stories. For any brother seeking to know why Dante is such an important character within the 40k universe, I cannot recommend this and devastation of baal

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Some decent lore but didn’t like the narrator

Great origin story of Dante & some awesome insight into the chapter gene flaws but I personally didn’t like the narrator - his range of voices wasn’t good enough in my view and some of the characters just sounded.......silly.

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Fantastic

Great story covering various points in Dante's life. I think narrators are always at a disadvantage when voicing Astartes and xenos without some form of post modulation. However this is narrated admirably.

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get enjoyable

Great ending, have me the shivers! Extra words extra words why can't I be laconic? Extra words.

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Guy Haley as great as ever

this is the 4th Guy Haley book I have read and in each one of them his excellence shines through Dante is one of the best books I have read I would recommend it to anyone interested in the Lord of angels

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great insight into chapter master of BA

Great story about one of the greatest heroes of the imperium, showing its human, and space marine side.

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It made me love the blood angels

This was my first black library book and it has made me want to try more

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  • 01-10-17

A perfect Blood Angel story.

This book was as perfect a Blood Angel story as has ever been released and as a fan of 14 years, it will now always be on the top of my list of Angel novels. bravo.

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  • Spooky
  • 20-02-18

Dante is a badass

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would only recommend this audio book to a friend who is a blood angels fan, i feel like they wouldn't appreciate it if they didn't know some of the ranks,titles and rituals of the blood angels.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dante?

During one scene the angels where in the presence of a chapter master they did not like,
Dante spoke to the chapter master as if he was one of his own, showcasing his nobility

Which scene was your favorite?

Early on in the book Dante spoke with Mephiston and the sanguinary guard stood around them in a circle, has to be the best scene in the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't intend to listen to it all at once but as the story progressed it kept me listening for hours,

Any additional comments?

10/10 Book, Perfect for any fan of the blood angels or anyone wanting to learn more about our beloved chapter master, The Emperor Protects.

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  • Angela K Johansen
  • 02-03-18

Dante!

Loved hearing a back story to one of 40k's great
characters, along with the narrative of his home world. Great fun.

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  • dante
  • 19-06-20

I want a Blood Angel army

amazing story, as a 40k player I expected no less from this novel. Not to mention we share the same first name.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-19

Dante

I'm a simple man, I see Warhammer I buy. But this is a damned good book. I enjoyed listening to it and learning about the recruiting process that would be Space Marines are subjected to. The audio recording is high quality and the story is simple yet full of detail. This book acheived what every good Warhammer book has achieved, it made the Blood Angels and Dante in particular feel human. Which is a nice change of pace for Warhammer. I highly recommend this book to die hard fans and newcomers alike.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-19

A must about the Blood Angels. Excellent reading!

Excellent story ! Learning the life and back story of Dante from child ! Also you learn about the Blood angels recruitment and their ways in the chapter.

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  • Bremusa
  • 14-11-17

Excellent glimpse into the Origin Story of Dante.

I loved the way the book jumped from his childhood and threw the trials of the blood Angels then go to his first battles. I would recommend this book to any Fan of space marines or blood angels!5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-05-22

Give it a 6-star rating

if there were a 6th star, I would give it that. Incredible writing, incredible voicing/reading, and a great story about a man, a legend, a mythic hero, a shining angel of light and blood amidst a universe of darkness and chaos.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-05-22

Phenomenal!

I actually cried whenever it mentioned Dante and his memories of his father. The bond a child has with their father, be it their mortal or their gene-father seems to be a theme in these stories. And I am all for it. Great reading! This man’s voice IS the perfect voice for Dante.

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  • WallofHeat
  • 17-04-22

Not Dante as known previously.

This is an original fantasy. Those familiar with Dante, will find very few references. This tale is used, as a supportive character, to save Baal. Story-craft in support of Baal, (as claymore), centered around its use in Rebellion. industrialization workers are envisioned in there required strength. This removes my eagle riders and wood elves.