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A Siege of Terra novella.

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Discover the epic conclusion to the long journey of the Sisypheum through the Horus Heresy in a novella packed with revelations and action that expands the scope of the Siege of Terra.

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The Shattered Legions crew of the Sisypheum, broken and at the end of their endurance, find themselves divided – torn between following their resurrected captain on a suicidal mission or obeying orders to return to Terra and rejoin their Legion brothers. 

Following a series of garbled messages intercepted by the Kryptos, the divided warriors descend to the shattered surface of Luna. Here, their bonds of loyalty, duty, and their devotion to one another will be tested as ancient horrors of the earliest days of gene-manipulation are unleashed, and a long-buried secret is revealed. 

A secret that will have far-reaching consequences for the future course of the galaxy, no matter who eventually claims Terra. 

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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small but bittersweet

adds to the over arching storyline of Warhammer 40,000, with out a doubt a great read though is very sad 😥

definitely worth a read

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This is how you make your final stand

This is Warhammer so it will never be a happy ending, particularly for this crew. All you ask is that if the characters are facing grim odds, then let their final outing have meaning.

Here McNeill has given the crew of the Sisypheum a glorious send-off while still finding time to explore the characters a little more and advance some of the story. There's the ending you expect - and one you hope for. If like me you're still wishing Galaxy in Flames had a different author, now's your chance to find out.

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Brillaint

This was a short book, but it was absolutely fantastic, if anyone wondered what happened to the last of the Shattered legion, this short story absolutely nails the outcome

It maybe only 4hours, but it's 4 hours worth every second

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Short, good, sad

A story that ends an enjoyable arc. It’s the grim dark, don’t expect sunshine and puppies. Unless your expecting the sunshine to massively irradiate and then incinerates the puppies…

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Short but sweet

I usually don't use credits on books that are much shorter than around 10 hours, so it took a while for me to get this book and now that I've listened it, I certainly don't regret using the credit even if the book was very short. I wasn't always the biggest fan of the shattered legions stories from earlier Horus Heresy books as sometimes it felt that it was there simply to fill space to get more books into the series and distracting from the main story line, but regardless there were a lot of good moments in the shattered legions story line along the way. There also seems to be a bit more humor in this story line, maybe because it's otherwise quite bleak as it documents the story of survivors from Istvan III who have gone through a lot, so it might be a bit bleak. Sons of Selenar continues this tone strongly and I think successfully as well, managing to be quite grim while still having some genuine humoristic moments without any internal discord between these two. It's a well written and narrated suitably epic ending for this story arc. I won't spoil it, but the end makes it quite definitive that the story arc ends here, there's a part introduced in Sons of Selenar that might maybe continue in other books, but it won't be focused on the same characters for sure. I would recommend this to any serious reader or listener of the Horus Heresy series, it's not something that you need to have listened to get the main story, but it's just a very good novella and it finishes the shattered legions story arc.

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captivating and a true warriors tale

I had heard some hype about this audio book and let me tell you... it lives up to it and more.
the voice acting, the storyline
everything.
I only wish it was longer eventhough it is a really good size for such an intense work

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Not a great end for the crew of the Sisypheum

[SPOILER] This felt rushed and full of poorly finished plotlines. Too many main characters dying in quick succession as though they needed to all be dealt with to end a story quickly. The story, which had amazing potential to be crucial to the wider art of the series, just seemed to be tying up loose ends instead of coming to a well rounded finish. It's a shame, because Sharrowkyn (who survives) is one of the coolest characters of the Horus Heresy series; hopefully he'll be back before the end of the war!

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Well worth a read.

Although fairly short, this was a really good book. The way the characters come across is very well done.

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Great little Novella,

A great side story for the series.

worth a listen tidy a few loose stories up

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very satisfying side story

obviously an incredible performance from Mr Keeble as usual.

this side story I an enjoyable one and although short, very gripping and an incredible end to some of these awesome characters built through the Horus Heresy.... emotional, gripping and thought provoking overall really enjoyed it ..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-20

many off-putting conversations in this book.

Keep the modern day politics out of 40k please Mr. Mcneill.. It takes me out of the setting when I hear someone in the 30,000 A.D. complaining about "hyper masculinity".

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  • Maxwell J Oss
  • 01-12-20

Do you like warhammer well to bad

The author changes the universe to push their personal politics at the expense of the setting. Remember when life almost died on Tera do to nuclear war well no more. Remember when earth wasn’t Tera because the it was a different universe with it own different but similar history because this hack doesn’t.
I like this small part of the larger Horus Heresy too bad it ended on a misandrist fart

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  • Carter MacMillan
  • 13-02-21

McNeills worst

Hard to believe this is written by the same author that brought us Wolves Of Fenris, Angel Extermanatus and so many other gems to the warhammer universe. As cruel as it sounds you could have slapped John French or Guy Haley on the cover and I would have believed you.

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  • Nathaniel Acord
  • 27-12-20

Does the moon have air now?

Did not keep my interest while driving for 10 hours straight. Also, unless I missed something, the author seems to think the moon has a breathable atmosphere.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-20

Lore filled and well written adventure

These have been some of my favorite characters in the Horus heresy series mingle them armed glorious deaths that they deserved this it is one of the better stories I've listened to in a while can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-11-20

so sad to see the series end

I was both excited and sad to see this novella being released, for I've grown to love the ragged crew and adventures of the Sisyphuleum, and look forward to and dread at the same time to find out how it will end.

I will be truthful and say that I shredded tears on chapter 11, but it was a glorious and beautiful conclusion. A toast to Mr Graham, and thank you for all the good times and bad on letting me share the journey of the Sisyphuleum... and look forward to the next grand epic that you will show us again!

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  • Bigdog
  • 11-09-20

beautiful

after following these brave souls for so many years it's heartbreaking to hear the end.. make you want to cry the writing is so well done

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  • Brian Robinson
  • 13-02-21

Great read.

The book was entertaining and a good eye opener into the happenings on Luna during the Horus Heresy.

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  • Forrest Montera
  • 21-09-20

Jonathan Keeble one of my favorite readers.

I love Graham McNeils writing and the inner thoughts that he conveys to his characters. Keeble expresses his beautiful writing with Steeler iteration. Loved this!

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  • Christopher Tierney
  • 20-04-22

Good but short

The people giving bad reviews because a character in a sci fi book said stuff they disagree with politically need to go outside more.
The story was an interesting little ride with shattered legionnaires with an emphasis on the theme that the Space Marines were never as perfect as they saw themselves during the crusade.