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Piamen is a tranquil world in the far reaches of the galaxy. Since throwing off the yoke of alien invaders, they have remained free and peaceful...until the coming of the Imperium. When they refuse to join mankind's star-spanning empire, a force of Legiones Astartes is despatched to bring the planet to compliance. And when the Night Lords come, darkness falls. Piamen will never be the same....

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Chilling and dark as is appropriate

You want to see Curse and his sons methods of compliance and psychological terror in action? You want to look into a mind of madness. Here you go.

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A short trip into Curze's mindset.

A short story diving into the mindset of Konrad Curze, Primarch of the 8th Legion Astartes.

A very dark and immersive experience - Horus Heresy and 40k fans will enjoy this (newcomers will also find this interesting).

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Not my favorite legion but good short story

The book has multiple readers.
A look into an army that uses terror and fear as its weapons of choice.

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blood and guts and gravely voices

if you love blood and fighting, this is for you. not really for me though.
the preformance is decent enough for 40k stuff

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Know what you are getting into.

If you know anything of the Night Lords or Konrad Curze, then you know that they use any means to sow fear into compliance. If this is your first romp into Warhammer 30K, then you have been warned.

Performances are good, except for Curze who is voiced by either Jonathan Keeble or Toby Longworth. I just came off the Art of Provocation where (one of the two) played Lukas the Trickster and Curze sounds more like the Jackal Wolf than the Nighthunter.

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My favorite Primarch and his legion in action.

I am awestruck by the quality of this audiobook. The effects and background music really set the mood and bring you into the story. Something sorely missed in regular audiobooks. I would love to hear more like this.

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The Terror of Konrad Curze & The Night Lords

A story of darkness that captures the terror of Konrad Curze and his legion perfectly. This is a snapshot of the Night Lords carrying out their brutal policy of order through fear.

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  • Jonodh
  • 02-04-18

Very good, but very dark

God this is dark... Listeners be warned! not safe for kids or those with sensitive dispositions!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-21

A short, brutal and bloody story of the VIIIth

This story is a wonderful insight into the extreme, terrifying compliance action of loyalist Night Lords duting the great crusade. It is not suitable for children or the faint hearted. Great performance and well worth half an hour of your time.

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  • Samuel Burton
  • 08-31-21

Short but sweet

For a 25 minute story it has a lot in it. Curze and his Night Lords forging a compliance is the usual unconventional ways. Voice acting for each character was grand and the effects just add that little extra level of gruesome to an already gruesome story. An iconic Night Lord's story told perfectly. Loved it.

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  • Stephen
  • 07-09-21

Evil batman at his best

I do love the Nightlords and their Primarch. It just shows you what they can do in such a short space or time.

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  • Keith Jackson
  • 10-16-20

Shallow in character but Deep in atmosphere

A weak Horus Heresy Primarchs short without much character depth. Nothing that wasn't told before far more effectively. That being said. the performance and atmosphere was top notch, making a burnable read into a passable audio experience!

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  • Mr. Pw Jones
  • 03-26-20

too short

wasn't expecting it to be so short.
thought it would have a few chapters more