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Summary

As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V. Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster.

Distraught at the crippling blow dealt to his Legion, Corax returns to Terra to seek the aid of his father - the Emperor of Mankind. Granted access to ancient secrets, Corax begins to rebuild the Raven Guard, planning his revenge against his treacherous brother primarchs. But not all his remaining warriors are who they appear to be.

The mysterious Alpha Legion have infiltrated the survivors and plan to destroy the Raven Guard before they can rebuild and threaten Horus's plans.

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2011 Games Workshop Limited

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A great Horus Heresy novel for fans of the Alpha Legion and Raven Guard

This has always been a favourite HH novel of mine. A nice change of pace from pitched battles between the Legions, this is almost a spy thriller with the Alpha Legion’s infiltration of the Raven Guard and Kiavahr plus learning bits about the Primarch Project on Terra. I still never quite remember which of the Raven Guard characters are ‘Alpharius’ so it always leave me guessing. I felt some of the voices didn’t quite land for me but that may just be because I have not listened to this narrator much before. Overall a great story.

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Poor voice acting lets down a reasonable story.

The story is fine enough, you may as well listen to it if you're following the horus heresy series. I'd skip it if you're cherry picking the good ones.

The voice acting let it down with almost all the marines being nasally, one very camp (like comedically so) marine and dark and brooding means talk slowly and quietly in a low voice. A lot of punctuation /phrasing issues that I'm fairly sure we're the narrator more so than the author.

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Good not great

Narration was very good but I may well be over saturated with heresy audiobooks as I’m a getting a sense of deja vu with every book I now listen to, Corax, the Emperor and a Alpha legion were entertaining but too much unnecessary fillers

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Plotholes a Landraider could drive through.

Gav Thorpe is not a writer worth wasting time on. I've done everything to avoid his books but had to buy this one in order to get all HH books. Sadly I could have saved my money because almost nothing is contributed to the HH story.

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What a read!

What a delicious spectacle of espionage and subterfuge. Deliverance Lost keeps the reader on their toes throughout, not knowing what will happen next!

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Great!

I loved every moment of the book. The Alpha Legion are awesome. I am Alpharius!

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Corax the conflicted

Brilliant book, Corax out of all the Primarchs is one of the most interesting as he seems to have the most vulnerability and humanity. he struggles with the betrayal at Isstvan, the destruction of %95 of his legion. At times melancholy and doubtful other times filled with vengeful purpose and iron will. The story picks up form when Valerius and Branne rescued the remaing Raven Gaurd (told as a previously released story in Shadows of Treachery) The story follows Corax as he trys to rebuild his legion taking him to Terra and then Kiavahr. the narrative of Corax's rebellion as a boy in the prison to rebel leader to eventual meeting of the Emperor to Primarch of a legion, is cut into the main story as it moves along. never jarring and always fitted in neatly. The book has action, maybe not as much as others but still has it, and seeing how the Alpha legion are involved, it won't surprise you they use subterfuge not guns out brawling. overall a brilliant story of betrayal, duplicity dedication. love for your legion and death to the traitors.

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THEEEE BEST BOOK TO DATE

I've been a 40K fan for about 15 years now and I'd never really read much on the Raven Guard, and the HH has actually been pretty scant in their content - just those poor fools who got shot up at the drop site massacre ... but so far, Corax and his back story, Corax and his interpersonal dealings, Corax and his emotions, Corax and his legionnaires ... I think this guy is a primarch we can all get behind!!!

This book, this narration, I give it 10/10!

Next stop: the attacks on Ultra-space!!!!

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not very captivating.

even though 4he alpha legion cloak and dagger is always welcome, I had a har time getting caught by the story. It lacked the focus and dedication to single characters * find appealing.

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Great book

Absolutely loved this, highly recommend gving it a listen. The development in the story is amazing amd the voice actor is perfect.

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  • 24-08-18

Good for Loyalists and Heretics alike!

Good story, decent voices. It is worth the time. Eleven out of Ten, would listen again.

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  • Jason B Palmer
  • 07-02-18

Great listen

Thoroughly enjoyed Deliverence Lost. Gareth Armstrong was great as always. The Alpha Legion are a favorite. Gav brings a perfect balance of intrigue and action to the story. A favorite in the Horus Heresy so far.

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  • Uhaneole
  • 02-08-18

Spy vs spy

I was wondering when the ravenguard and alphas were gonna go toe to toe (in a manner of speaking). Awesome story as always. Great narration. Two thumbs up.

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  • Brian Walters
  • 06-05-18

awesome dip into the mind of Corax

very enlightening on the struggles of the Raven Guard post Istvan. Be prepared to be sad

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  • tyler
  • 30-09-18

banger

it was amazing. great narrative and good story about Corax and The Raven guard. really gives you a closer look at this legion and the start of them

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  • Louis M. Gruber
  • 21-03-21

pull the mic back

i really enjoyed the story, well atleast the first 8/10ths. the ending becomes a little discombobulated and hard to keep up with. There are also plot lines that don't really tie up or adequately conclude narratives from the beginning of the book. all in all the ending felt rushed.

as for the VA, mixed feelings. the performance was almost phenomenal. there was just one thing I couldnt get over, quite a few times it sounded like the microphone was in this dudes mouth. You could hear is tongue moving around and the VA trying to spread his saliva because he was getting parchrd. it was really gross. I'm not sure if his mics gain was too high or he just needed to drink water, because it was only like a sixth of the time.

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  • Lion
  • 09-08-19

exceptional book for the Horus heresy series

this book was well-written and the storyline was thoroughly thought-through before being placed down in pain. overlapping stories Espionage and secrecy was great. Had me guessing who is who and there's several surprises at the end that I did not see coming. Very good book, well written all around

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-07-19

Excellent Story and Narrator.

The Raven Guard and Alpha Legion at their best!!!! If you like either legion this book gives you insight into their inner workings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-19

Quote the Raven

It is a good story allowing one to understand where the Ravenguard came from and how they are during the heresy.

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  • 08-05-22

good book

I enjoyed the pace, the flashbacks and the look inside of the mind of corax