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A Primarchs novel

The Twelfth Primarch has been found! United with the War Hounds - now renamed the World Eaters - the gladiator Angron gives his sons an ultimatum that will change their very nature, and their destiny.

Listen to it because:

You've seen the immediate aftermath of Angron's recruitment into the Imperium in the short story 'After Desh'ea' - now Ian St. Martin brings us the details of what happened next, and the World Eaters' adoption of the Butcher's Nails.

The story:

As the Emperor travels the galaxy at the head of his Great Crusade, few events are as important as rediscovering his scattered sons, the Primarchs, and bestowing them as the masters of their Legions. United, a Legion becomes a reflection of its Primarch, both in his strengths and his flaws. For the Twelfth Legion, once the War Hounds and now the World Eaters, the line between strength and flaw is almost impossible to separate. Placed in command of a Legion he does not want, in service to a father he cannot forgive, Angron gives an ultimatum to his children, one that will set them down a path that they can never return from. So desperate for his acknowledgment, will the World Eaters follow their father and cast themselves in his broken image, or will they resist? And will any of them ever learn who their father was truly meant to be?

Written by Ian St. Martin. Performed by Jonathan Keeble.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Mishandled and Clumsy

Ian St Martin manages only to convolute a previous iconic and defining plot-point of Aaron Dembski-Bowden's superior "Betrayer" and "Butcher's Nails" and further manages to make the story of Angron more complicated to reconcile from both a lore and interpersonal stand-point.

Jonathan Keeble gives his usual competent performance with decent characterization and excellent pacing though I find his peculiar affectation of changing characterizations from what were brilliantly and iconically captured in his performance of earlier Horus Heresy works jarring.

Overall the story presents more like the author's attempt at rewriting the Istvan atrocity with sloppily wedged-in plot devices to answer the sizable questions his narrative presents. In this novella we are treated to a legion new to its single most defining negative attribute yet behaves with less reason and temperance than is exhibited during their sack of Armatura decades later despite the characterization of them having slid into increased excesses and loss of reason by that time. The moments of introspection about the character and personality of Angron in his moments of lucidity and rationality and prior to his mutilation are fascinating and revealing but inevitably fail to save this.

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Not what I expected.

Listening and reading through various Khorne and world eaters stories, I expected this to be the simple story of Spartacus that is Angron. Instead I got a deep look into the sadness and fear that the true War Hounds felt, as their father primarch cast reason aside. Ripping the honor away from a legion that gained praise from the God Emperor himself. Normally in the grim dark, good and bad guys are no where to be seen. Only grey folk so the deeds may be completed for the future of humanity.

This book has a hero though. We know what the World Eaters become, so we know the fate of good and evil in this story. Before I did not know just how cruel the process was. I thought of the World Eaters as berserkers badasses. Now it’s more complex and I needed that.

Khorne has more honor than Angron.
Blood for the Blood God and all that.

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great story, excellent reader

First, Keeble is a marvelous reader. Every one of the books that he performs for Black Library makes the book that much better. Tone is accurate, he performs how the author wrote the pieces. If the author says slurred, then Keeble's character slurs. That sort of professionalism is too rare.

St. Martin doesn't write a lot for the Horus Heresy, but this book captured the soul of the old legion and its corruption at the hand of its newly founded primarch.

The only drawback is that the story jumps about a bit at times. You can piece together what happens, but the story could have benefitted.

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Wow... just ... omg!!!

I love warhammer if anyone hasn’t noticed. But these books are beyond good. There’s something for everyone. Brotherhood, combat, wonton destruction, calculated Machiavellian planning, duty, courage and honor.
I never thought I’d feel compassion for Angron, but I really feel like he was abandoned. I recommend any Black Library book.

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Good story, not enough Angron tho

Great story and good voice acting. Tho I feel like the voice actors portrayal of Angron was a little odd.

Like others have said this story needed more details on Angron. There is more Magos and Khârn than Angron I feel lol. Still a great book tho for anybody that loves World Eaters.

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Angron is a Psycho Beast!

Great back story for Angron. Explains why he's so blood hungry. And shows how Khârn the Betrayer became to be.

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exceptional

just a spectacular take on Angron and the world eaters. as good a primarch book as there has been.

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BFTBG/SFTST!!

great story that gave an unknown insight to one of the most feared primarchs in the 40k lore.

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fantastic

loved it! really gives you an insight into the 12th legion. This was a fantastic audio book!

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Issues with the Voice Acting

I own the book, and as this is my firsy one... The VA left much to be desired. Great book tho.

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  • 06-30-19

One of the better ones in the series

This is one of the better books in the Primarchs series, since it sheds light on the history of the primarch in question and also his legion. I would rate this the third best of the ones currently available in Audible of the series (summer 2019). The best one in my opinion is the one about Lorgar and the second the one about Perturabo. Recommended if you've enjoyed the other books in the series, but I would not start with this one unless Angron is your favourite primarch.

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  • richard j duncum
  • 08-17-19

Would highly recommend to anyone that loves lore.

Absolutely brilliant, great delve into a Primarchs, and a legions history with characters that capture your interest. Great pace with clear direction, I'll be listening to this many times.

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  • john shervington
  • 07-05-21

good

it was heartbreakingly good and I enjoyed every single minute that I listened too

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  • Peter S Whitlam
  • 06-04-21

superb 👌🏻

A fantastic story and excellently executed audio delivery. a brilliant insight into the War Hounds before the nails changed them!

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  • James Holland
  • 04-15-21

Great insight into the early days of the world eaters

Fantastic book, gives an amazing look at the world eaters, kharn is fantastic is ever and give a great look at angrons beginning.

Would recommend for any 12th legion fans

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-20

Angron what else can you say

What a primarch Angron could of been if only he had landed on a more civilised world.
listen and you will understand how and why Angron is the way he is, it develops his character so well

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-20

incredible read

very nice insight in the the legion pre-angron. good portrayals all over. certainly sheds some new light on the legion.

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  • Jimlad
  • 04-05-20

An engaging and well performed tale

Great audiobook that adds new details to the back story of the World Eaters and manages to give a glimpse of what Angron could have been if his fate had been different. Great narration too.

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  • Palendrome
  • 02-23-20

Angron - not just the killer

Excellent insight into what is one of the most 1 dimensional of the traitor primarch………..hardly suprising now why chaos sent him to the world when stolen from terra. A must listen imho.

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  • Jamie McMaster
  • 12-06-19

Finally a solid Primarch novel

After the mixed bag of Primarch novels this one finally delves into Angron and his struggle with his past, present and the future.

Expertly told story of the 13ths struggle with their Primarch and him with them, the reasons behind it, as well as the divisions within the legion. Would definitely recommend this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-19

spectacular

a spectacular read for any world eaters fan. Jonathan keeled nailed the narration as usual.

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  • Abe Killian
  • 12-29-21

Eaters of Worlds Given Context

I'll start this off by saying that I am a War Hounds Legion hobbyist, and was really listening to this to get as much information on the pre-World Eaters Legion that started the XIIth Legion. Information is hard to come by, so little bits here and there is great. As a form of background on the Terran XIIth Legion - the War Hounds - there are some great tids bits, and bridging the time between the pre and post Butcher's Nails, this is also a great way to learn more about how the World Eaters became the bloodthirsty mob they are. A very different force to the War Hounds. The story here is quite good, but it's interesting they went with this foe rather than a major player in the universe. Still, by the end that is explained. This book is less about Angron and more about his sons. Angron is fleshed out nicely in this story, so he's less if a raving maniac, and the Legion's dedication to their gene sire is better explained. As a piece of history and reference this is really good. Great acting and narration and a well written story.