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Summary

The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see.

Alongside the Null-maidens of the Sisters of Silence, who are anathema to psykers and sorcerers alike, there is no threat to the Golden Throne that they alone cannot vanquish...until now.

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

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Enthralling

I was hooked from start to end with everything being told. The inclusion of multiple points of view with different voice actors adding an even further depth to each characters views was a very nice touch.

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The emperors finest

a truly worthy buy the descriptions and telling of the story puts you in the setting perfectly. I found my self sitting transfixed unaware of how much time had passed.

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Decent story, refreshing stylistically

Loved it, only comment is the end felt like came too soon and didn't feel like much of a build up.

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Outstanding

The 3 narrators fully realise the potential of the story which is superlative, I find it difficult to invest in the heresy narratives but the Dark Imperium has me in its clutches

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Must listen!

Custodes and sisters of silence are awesome! This is a great story, worth checking out! gives a real insight into the talons of the emperor!

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Deserving a movie!!!!!!

Although i started listening this knowing most of the story the details and scenery, the performance of the readers and the 3 way character view made me cry....this is something truly deserving a movie, an excellent example of true 40k lore and the grim dark future.

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Great listen

Really enjoyable listen well worth getting. Enjoyed each encounter with each chapter becoming more exciting than the last.

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unexpectedly, a great story

Really enjoyed it. thought the story tellers were fantastic, especially the main reader as his was told in reflection while the other two were in the present.
Covers Palace intrigue and the Return of Guilliman, though the Primarch only has a very small part.
I'd recommend it as an Audio Book.

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Utterly brilliant

Fantastic performances all round. Well worth it! Believe me you will not regret this one.

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A great 40k novel

Sounded great. Lot's of interesting characters and seeing it from every perspective character's pov really adds a lot.
Voice work was top notch too.

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  • Triken
  • 09-07-18

read this before dark imperium if you can!!

great book, takes place chronilogically before dark imperium, I read them out of order but it doesn't matter too much.

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  • Agent Filthy
  • 06-10-17

Amazing work!

If I could I would have stood up and given Chris Wraight and the narrators a standing ovation. Absolutely brilliant in all fronts. I'm starting it ver immediately and I'm sure I'll pick up tons of things I missed.

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  • Daniel D. Johnson-King
  • 31-01-19

stay away from the black library app

I purchased this audiobook along with another and an audio drama on the black library app... Due to unfortunate complications with the BL app, I had to make the purchases again; I'll gladly do so seeing as though I loved each one of my purchases that much!
I have listened to each one more than 10 times separately and may end up adding the "carrion throne" to my collection. 😏 I must be kidding myself I am definitely going to add it to my collection.
I have purchased this book four times now; only one was a gift!!

My collection is as follows:
"The master of mankind"
"The emperor's legion"
pretty soon hereafter the review "the carrion throne"
"The interrogation of Salvador Lermentov"

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  • Mark C.
  • 18-10-17

Great to see Black Library on audible!

I liked the story more than I expected (didn’t know what to expect though). Chris Wraight is one of my favorite BL authors- & I think his writing helped carry the book. The characters have depth to them, but the action sequences are well written & not confusing.

I know a fair amount of the story that led up to this setting- so I can’t recommend just blindly diving in.

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  • Michael
  • 02-10-17

Enjoyable from start to finish

Loved this story, it has a good cross between narrative and bolter open. I would suggest this to anyone wanting to know more of how Custodes and Null Maidens think.

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  • Robert
  • 12-10-18

Great Story to Immerse yourself in.

Loved it, 40k is a beloved franchise to me and this was phenomenal. The characters are felt and the story is worked through in elegance.

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  • Frank
  • 16-06-20

Surprisingly compelling 40k Novel

I've seen the same sentiment hit other reviews on here, but just wanted to say that I figured I'd like this book but was happily surprised by how much I really did enjoy it. Good if you liked the sisters of silence in the 30k books, the custodians or just the Dark Imperium series (set between Guillimans crusade back to Terra and Dark Imperium though largely centered on other characters).

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  • NikEliJoe
  • 20-03-20

AWESOME Simply AWESOME

Adeptus Custodes, Sisters of Battle, Grey Knights There All Here And Its Awesome simply AWESOME

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  • s zank
  • 19-08-18

fun listen.

took a few chapter to get rolling, but it really runs well as Soon as it does.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-19

its good stuff all the way through.

its interesting listening to 3 different perspectives of the same events.
it's so worth the listen!

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