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Summary

Imperium Secundus lies revealed as a heretical folly. Terra has not fallen, though it remains inaccessible. Sanguinius, Guilliman and the Lion El’Johnson, the primarchs of the Triumvirate, must reach Terra at all costs. They seek to defend the Emperor and to atone for their sins.

But the Ruinstorm, a galaxy-wide maelstrom of chaos, hides the Throneworld from the primarchs. Now the fleets of three Legions depart Macragge, and the primarchs will stop at nothing to overcome the Ruinstorm. Yet an insidious enemy watches their every move, and plots against the weaknesses of the errant sons of the Emperor. Each has his own inner storm, and each marches towards his own ruin.

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

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Damnation of Pythos 2: Electric Boogaloo.

I honestly don't know who approved this but they want to to be shot. I honestly can say this is the most boring book in the entire series. It's so slow. I get that weapons have names but He sounds like a kid trying to pad a word count by the amount of times he puts "the blade encarmine" etc It's unnecessary.

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Awful Story

This is a typical Annandale story, the characters HAVE no character and the story is incredibly boring, I have this as a book and was so fed up reading it I got the audio book and it STILL bores me to tears 😂

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Sentence after sentence of hyperbole.

Whilst the overall story of the book was good and tied some loose ends up, the execution was very poor. Every line was over the top, so when it got to some climaxes I was underwhelmed. the author forgets that less is more, and that the characters make the books compelling. the narrator was fantastic yet again. Final plot view without spoilers: the end with Kurze didn't make sense from a military standpoint even with the emphasis on fate.

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Honestly found it quite boring and not gripping.

Struggled with this book. I love the Horus Heresy Series but this one is my least favourite, feeling like its just pushing action down your throat for no reason other than action. I think it's the pacing I have issue with.

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Good story Perfect narration

Good story Perfect narration. Plot relevant for the vast majority of the story. Keeble is Perfect as always

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An overblown mess

This novel should have been a novella at best. The author seemed to have an ending but had no solid story to get there. The language is a hyperbolic mess and it is full of set pieces that are so ridiculous in their scale that they lose any meaning as they vie to trump each other again and again.

I’m glad I can return the book and get my credit back because this novel is a chore that adds nothing of real worth to the series.
The voice actor does his best but I’d never listen to this bloated mess ever again.

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Slow, overly descriptive

Not especially good. interplay between the triumvirate is good but very little happens. can skip.

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Weak by the standards of the rest of the series

At this point in the Heresy series this particular book is a bitter disappointment. So much of the story starts with pure filler battles to bulk out the book, and by the time it actually gets to a point where meaningful content and plot from the Heresy makes itself known the 3 Primarchs are written to seem about as smart as the 3 stooges. Possibly the worst non anthology book in the series yet.

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  • 18-04-22

Good characters, average story

This has been described Primarch bro trip and the interactions between Guilliman, Sanguinius and Jonson are mint.

On the other hand, the plot itself is nothing to write home about. It’s needed to wrap up the Imperium Secundus Arc, and aside from some nice set-pieces, there’s nothing extraordinary here.

As for the writing style, it’s got more hyperbole than usual for a Horus Heresy book but that didn’t really bother me.

Overall, a decent book carried by it’s characters. 3/5

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A good listen..

Really enjoyed this one. I think because it has 4 Primarch's involved. If your a fan of Jonathan Keeble's narrations then you'll enjoy this. Helped me get through a lot of decorating 😉

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  • Claude
  • 22-06-21

Space Adventure, slash, pew, slash!

Very good, didn’t expect to love it so much. When the trio of Primarchs make it to the giant space castle, oh my. Also, I’m glad that I listened to Damnation at Pythos, I always wondered what was gonna happen with that.

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  • 28-05-21

Wait for it...

Pros:
- Snaguinius’ storyline
- Annendale’s absolutely stunning descriptions
- The last hour

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- The plot leading up to the last hour has the subtlety of a brick
- The Lion and the Avenging Son are both very much out of character

I want to like this book, and I like the end very much. However, the path to that end is full of poorly plotted mishmash where primarchs make nonsensical decisions and chaos is just lazy. I love Annendale’s work, this is not even close to his best.

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  • Stan Allen
  • 20-04-22

absolutely wonderful

one of the best heresy novels, reveals so much. As well as a heavy dose if primarchs which is always great.

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  • Tyson Danger
  • 12-03-22

wow

this was an amazing book. the perfect ending to the Imperium secundus storyline. well done.

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  • 21-02-22

One of the best in the Black Library

Fantastic, grimdark with a sprinkle of hope. Great lore as well, really fleshing out the legends of early Imperium.

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  • Clint Barger
  • 12-08-21

Solid book.

The story is a little complex and some what cluttered. It does have some strong sections that are enjoyable. it is worth the time if you are fans of Blood Angels and Dark Angels.

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  • James
  • 14-05-21

Fuck Yes

This was an awesome story. a lot stuff going on with so many main characters in this one.

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  • 12-03-21

Fight to Terra!

An awesome and amazing book. Great stories and having so many main characters in it makes it that much better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-21

On to Terra...

This in my opinion one of the best books leading up to the siege. The voice acting is differential so you know who is talking. It truly shine not in the voice used per say bit in the delivery of the lines in my opinion. Worth a read and a must have for your Heresy collection.

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  • Per
  • 15-11-20

Bolter porn

Absolute tosh. Bolter porn through and through. Nothing to incite interest. Attempted to get through and failed. Stay well away.