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Summary

A Warhammer Age of Sigmar novel.

The Mortal Realms are rich with history, ancient sagas, and mythical beings. Oftentimes, the events and objects of the past persist as stories, embellished for so long their veracity cannot be verified. The loreseekers of the Lumineth Realm-lords dig into these, and sometimes they find out the tales are very true....

Listen to it because....

Settler’s Gain in Hysh is a fascinating place, and this story gives you insight into the complicated social networks of the Mortal Realms, as well as simple ways large-scale wars often begin. 

The story:

In eldritch days long lost to memory, those desperate to escape the cruelties of the gods forged a terrible weapon. Capable of granting the humblest mortal the power to stand against the might of the divine, it came to be known as Godsbane. 

For Thelana Evenfall, Lumineth loreseeker and tutor at the Lyceum Fundamental in the city of Settler's Gain, the weapon is a footnote—the shadow of a rumour buried under mountains of long-forgotten lore. But when whispers of its whereabouts resurface, the vying factions within Hysh emerge to claim its power. From trusted allies to insidious cults, Thelana must navigate a treacherous landscape of clashing armies, political machinations and betrayals within betrayals, all in a desperate effort to defend the powerless from the all-powerful and to ask the unanswerable question:

Who is worthy to wield Godsbane?

Written by Dale Lucas. Run time 19 hours 23 minutes. Read by Emma Gregory.

©2022 Games Workshop Limited (P)2022 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Rpg fan
  • 31-05-22

A must read for Age of Sigmar fans.

Great story with serious implications for the Age of Sigmar. Excellent voice acting by Emma Gregory.

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  • Benjamin Harris
  • 18-07-22

This story annoyed me

First I want to say the narrator was fine, i liked her narration and her voices for characters were usually fine with the exception of Tzaangors.

spoilers for the story ahead:

This book is structered oddly and feels like it was written by someone who has partial knowledge of the factions in the world, which is a problem when you use 9 factions. the biggest example of this is when the "bad guys" of the story assemble and army and the lumineth and stormcast comment on how the realms have never seen such a mixed army. But the army being described is literally just a Cities of Sigmar army with some idoneth.

I also don't like the 4 "main" characters. the Stormcast is built up, only to die like an idiot because he taunted the man with an immortal killing weapon with the fact that stromcasts are immortal.
The kharadron captain is literally just transport, his actions in the second half could have been skipped over and the plot would stay the same.
The Daughter of khaine had great motivations, but apparently experienced some relationship arc with the lumineth main character that we never see. The DoK gets a hold of the God killer weapon that she has been aiming to get so that she can go kill morathi, a thing she dedicated unknown years towards and formed a secret cabal to do so, only to give it up to the lumineth character she has known for roughly 2 weeks. because at some point they became friends?

finally the lumineth character. She has no motivation, is a university professor that needs to be hand held through a children's level riddle by a literal God, and is seemingly unaware that God's can exist in multiple places at once despite being an elf who is devoted to one such God. She is however the kindest character I think I have ever seen in a warhammer book which was an interesting change of pace.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-07-22

Absolutely stunning

Emma Gregory's voice is amazing! Add in Dale Lucas' writing, and you have a splendid experience

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  • Byron Rodriguez
  • 16-07-22

It was an “okay” story

This is the first time I’ve ever written a review and given less than 5 stars to a warhammer story. Good things : the voice actress was fantastic and there were some cool and interesting interactions in the story
The Bad :The story felt flat and forced at times. Between story lines characters would gain info to thing that were never shown to them or explained, some parts felt very predictable, and the MacGuffins resolution was incredibly obvious and odd how the main character, a smart and intelligent being, took forever to figure it out. Events felt shoehorned, other plots felt under developed, things happened randomly just to make odd things fit. Not great. That’s my opinion anyway.

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  • Reed Kaufmann
  • 29-06-22

One of the best Age of Sigmar books yet

easily one of the best aos novels in the past few years. impactful story with actual world changing events inside along with great characters from a variety of races and backgrounds.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-22

Excellent Novel and Outstanding Narrator

I was quite amazed by Godsbane. Emma Gregory did an outstanding job creating different voices for the books. Outside a few scene transitions, I had little trouble keeping the many characters apart.

The book is well written, weaving together many plotlines into one story, though a few of those threads do feel undeveloped and a few plot points could be guessed at, I would recommend this book to any looking for an Age of Sigmar novel to listen to.