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Summary

The Great Crusade has swept across half the galaxy, a million human worlds now embracing the truth and reason that comes with allegiance to the rule of Terra. But even such unparalleled success comes at a cost. 

Rumours abound that the Emperor plans to step back from the Crusade and raise one of his primarch sons to lead in his stead. Faced with the bitterly noncompliant human empire of Gardinaal and a leaderless host of Ultramarines, Thousand Sons and Emperor’s Children at his Legion’s command, the Iron Hands primarch Ferrus Manus decides to make an example that even the Emperor cannot ignore.

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

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a bit difficult to follow at times

narration great, story a bit confusing was there thunder warriors in this ? or did the adeptus astartes kill all the thunder warriors or what ?

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Waste of time

A complete sidetrack offering No new insight Into ferrus. Only reedeeming feature is the narration by Keeble.

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wasted opportunity

should have been a good opportunity to give us a meritable side to ferus. instead it makes me dislike him more and not feel bad that we didn't see more of him. his character and arrogance are unfounded and very dislikable. his son's have no moments of merit and the best character in the book is the emperor's children. tbh we could have done without this story

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Nice performance but...

It's called Ferrus Manus part of the collection of the primarcs but the supposed main character take 1/5 of the book, and barely mentioned in the rest of the book... they should called the book The Iron Hands...

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be whom you are

be whom you are , not what ppl think you should be.

good look at a seldom viewed legion.

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  • Jonathan Lopez
  • 24-05-19

Missed opportunities

The book barely had any ferrus in it and it focused entirely too much on the side characters. I learned. Nothing new or interesting on either the ironhands or their primarch. I am a huge ironhands fan and going through this in a primarch focused book is beyond disappointing.

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  • 08-05-18

Not as good as the other Primarch books

The other books in this series give a solid look into the history that shaped a Primarch. This does not. It was a solid Iron Hands story but a poor Ferrus Manus story.

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  • AH
  • 09-04-20

Iron Hands gone mad. Run away.

“Spoilers” I really did not like the story/portrayal of Ferrus. His whole motivation throughout the story is he wants to be first among his brothers and declared war master by quickly conquering a noncompliant world with heavy industry. The world won’t surrender and bloodies his forces. So what does he do? He bombs the entire planet except for where the leadership is rendering the planet uninhabitable and wrecking the industry he was ordered to secure. Then he goes and kills off the planetary leadership. Really??

This is beyond stupid. ANY primarch could have just shown up and done the exact same thing. Was I reading about the night haunter by mistake?

At least in Fulgrim’s novel he tries to stand out by conquering a planet with only himself and a handful of warriors. A far more impressive feat than this idiocy.

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  • Vincent
  • 11-01-19

A good story.

This is the story of Ferrus Manus and his Legion, the Iron Hands.

Unlike Lorgar, Bearer of the Word (and presumably the other Primarchs books) this book does not center around Ferrus Manus and his upbringing: instead what we have is a tale of how the surrounding world reacts to him and how he interacts with it.

This story is told from a couple different perspectives, and is set during a compliance campaign which is perfect for a story centered around a Primarch. While some might feel that this book is missing the point, I have a theory that Ferrus is supposed to be a mystery - even to his own sons.

Take from it what you will, but ultimately it is a good story set during the days before the Heresy - before Horus set the skies on fire and dragged the Imperium into a brutal civil war. Give it a try; you can always return it and spend the credit on a different title if the style is not to your satisfaction.

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  • Trebien
  • 09-04-22

Title is misleading 🤦🏿‍♂️

Ferrus Manus is a side character in his own book😂? It's a good story don't get me wrong. Its just it has little to do with Ferrus Manus. It does have some Lore worthy content nonetheless.

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  • Liban K.
  • 24-08-21

This book is weak.

Ferrus is barely in it, and when he is it's meh. The book meandered around characters but they don't intertwine much. If you're an iron hands fan listen to Shattered Legion instead. Better than Damnation of Pythos but what isn't.

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  • Michael C Redl
  • 12-04-21

Great story

A look into the mind of ferrus manus. Even though at times it felt like an Emperor Children book, still very well done, and show as to why the Loyal primarchs stayed loyal. They all had challenges that truly humbled them.

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  • Mat Brown
  • 07-04-21

One of the best of the primarch series

Several of the characters in this book could go on to have their own books. Awesome work!

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  • jeremy sanders
  • 29-11-20

ferrus manus is a di*k head

was good. probably wouldn't listen more than once. there was alot going on near the end.

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  • Christopher Bruner
  • 19-05-20

good window into the 30th millennium.

One of the better Primarch stories it's easy to see how the Sons that did turn traitor slid onto that track. The Great crusade was horrific.