• Blood Reaver: Warhammer 40,000

  • Night Lords, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (1,901 ratings)

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Blood Reaver: Warhammer 40,000

By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
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Aaron Dembski-Bowden takes an event mentioned in a Warhammer 40,000 rulebook - the Fall of Vilamus - and weaves his Night Lords characters into it, crafting a tense and dramatic tale of honour (or the complete lack thereof) amongst traitors...you'd think they'd know better that to trust one another.

The story:

Driven on by their hatred of the False Emperor, the Night Lords stalk the shadows of the galaxy, eternally seeking revenge for the death of their primarch. Their dark quest leads them to a fractious alliance with the Red Corsairs, united only by a common enemy. Together with this piratical band of renegades, they bring their ways of destruction to the fortress-monastery of the Marines Errant.

Written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Narrated by Andrew Wincott.

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

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One of the best 40k novels continued

A continuation of one of the best Warhammer 40,000 novels. It takes off shortly after the end of Soul Hunter, and introduces a handful of new characters. Andrew Wincott's narration is easy to listen to and understand, though sometimes it can be hard to tell the characters apart by their voices, though there is usually "written" confirmation to which character says what, so it is still somewhat easy to follow. Highly recommended for any Chaos or Night Lords fan that has read or listened to Soul Hunter.

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8th legion

really brings a good story to the traitor legions and depth to them. The choices and what they go through to survive.

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Pretty good by 40K standards, but weak 2nd act.

This book has its moments, and really hit home at points, but overall it’s not as good as the first book.

Dembski-Bowden’s fight scenes are a confusing mess, and his strengths lie in deepening a story about beefy space men.

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Send in The Eighth!

ADB does it again! His ability to create immersive characters and breathe life into the universe they live in is second to none.

This novel builds on it's predecessor insight's on The Night Lord's, the reason why they rebelled, and the fate they pursue in the 41st millennium.

The plot is gripping, and consistent with the scarcity that the traitor warbands suffer in the eye. It's filled with intense melees, calculating void battles, and haunting neverborn hunts.

The dialogue, too is soundly on point. What I enjoy the most about this and other novels by ADB are the philosophical perspectives he introduces through his narratives, and how they fit perfectly with the protagonists that espouse them.

This is definitely one to check out if your remotely interested in 40k universe!

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great Narrator, great story, great series

absolutly a must read series if you are a WH40K fan. start with Soul Hunter.

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My 2 cents on this book

This book is a work of art. The new characters, the twists, and most importantly the losses. The loss of the Covenant is what hit me the most, Vandred a character we got 10 minutes of stole my heart. Him getting is body back in fight he can't win or run from made me hurt deep is side.I am craving to listen to the next book even though I know that everyone will most likely be dead in the end. This book has hit me harder emotionally than every other book I have read. Read it, you won't regret it. Mr.Bowden I know you won't see this but I thank you for giving the world this master piece.

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So f'ing good

A great sequel. I love the cliff hangar too. I really loved the exhaulteds ending as well.

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great story feel conflicted about the exalted

the story is pretty good I just feel confused the split personality of the exalted he's a good character but his action feel forced for plot reasons

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Dark, Darker than the halls of the Covenant

Top tier for the 40k universe, more grimdark than the last book, but just as good. You wanted some warp horror welcome to it.

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Wow

Unreal….just unreal. The book is great but really really picks up at the end. Wow!!

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  • Cassiesaurus
  • 10-09-19

This series is hands down the best 40k story

Adb knocked me out once again. I'm so attached to every character xincsnt esot for the next audiobook!

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  • Brian
  • 12-05-20

Story jumps about without warning.

Whilst his is a must listen book in the Night Lords series by Aaron, the Audible version smoothly takes you from one scene in the book to another without any warning that they are not actually talking about the same people or places anymore. This makes half the book a confusing mess.

I enjoyed the other half of the book, but the dream sequence and other parts, no.... hence the 3 stars

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  • Samuel Burton
  • 10-29-20

Night Lords are back

This series finally does justice to a very under appreciated legion! The Night Lords are one of if not my favorite legions, so to have ADB himself write such a captivating character like Talos is refreshing for the legion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-20

Another breathtaking novel by Dembski-Bowden.

The story of first claw and the ship Covenant of Blood continues in this grimdark novel.
It does not disappoint.
The first book "Soul Hunter" is my favourite novel from the 4OK genre and this is a close second. The pace is fantastic and the author has managed to inject serious personality into space marines, something which a lot of writers fall short with. I love these books and I can't wait to listen to the third in this set.
On that note, the narrators dark measured tones and the voices and accents he has given to each character makes this audiobook even more visceral and entertaining.
Seriously dark. Seriously entertaining.
As near to perfection as it's possible to get.
Definitely not for sensitive dispositions.

We have come for you.

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  • Magic Inc.
  • 08-10-21

awesome

very good book. great story, well written and performed.
all characters and distinct personalities and even got to like some. awesome book.

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  • Jonathan Hardman
  • 07-13-21

A.D-B at his best

I came across the first book in a library and couldn't put it down. I finished this audio book within a week. I'm very much looking forward to listening to the final book.

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  • Robert Brown
  • 05-26-20

hooked on the night lords

This is the second book in the series and it's brilliant.
I have never really been a fan of chaos legions, but these are so good.
the story and narrative bring the characters to life.
can't wait for the next one

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  • al english
  • 11-13-19

I'll eat your eyes!

A chilling, action packed story by ADB with lots of black humour. Great performance by the narrator too.

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  • Alex
  • 10-29-19

Brilliant

Part two is easily as good as the first in the trilogy, seeing the politics between the different factions and seeing how a fallen chapter continues to survive is fascinating. ADB manages to write a protagonist that can be down right cruel and evil but you still route for Which is an achievement.

Narrator was also very well done with characters being distinct enough from each other and the action being brought to life quite well.

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  • Darren
  • 11-24-22

Excellent series - superb narration

As a newcomer to 40K I have been amazed at the quality of stories, characters and narration on most of the titles I’ve listened to. The narrator is superb adding true individuality to each character with wonderful voice acting. I genuinely cared about many of them, even though the majority are vile heretics. Great story, exciting and wonderful narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-14-22

king shit

I'm not good with words so I'll keep it simple amazing performance and fantastic story.

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  • Hayden Barrett
  • 11-06-22

Better than the last

The performance by Andrew Wincott is as amazing as the last book, just as the story is even better. I also greatly enjoyed the appearance of Huron and his Corsairs and found them almost as compelling as 1st Claw.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-22

One of the best series I have ever heard/read!

absolutely loved the writing and character development from the first book to this is great.
narrator did a fantastic job, really kept my interest throughout.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-22

Pretty Good

It's bolter porn....
performance very good. enjoyed the story though I think the talons of horus series is better.
This is what it is. Good well performed, entertaining story. Not too heavy. Thought provoking enough to be interesting.
Overall good background listening if you like 40k lore.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-22

The best 40k story I have ever experience!

if you thought the first one was "okay" this one and the next is gonna make you can't get enough..
I doubt any 40k book will ever top this one for me.. and Im not even a fan of chaos.. ADB best!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-22

I liked it :)

I believe this was a complete improvement over the first book. The state of things between the start and end of the book seem to change very little, much like the first book. Which is admittedly somewhat disappointing, as I'd like to see the characters make some kind of progress in terms of their goals. But there ends the list of cons.

Exchanges between characters were much more interesting this time around. And there was a lot less over-describing of people and surroundings, which did wonders for the pacing.

I thoroughly enjoyed the direction of development for all characters and hope to see them developed even more so in the next book.

The narrator was fantastic, even more so than last time. Almost never did I confuse one character's voice for another's. And it always felt as though the tone was set just right at any given moment.


(minor spoiler) by far the most engaging parts of the book for me were the supernatural horror sections surrounding Octavia. Chilling stuff to visualise. The implied possibilities being utterly horrifying to imagine. Very creepy and fun!

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  • Thomas Hilleary
  • 01-06-21

magnanimous.

absolutely fantastic. it can't be said how good this book series is. would read again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-20

ADB strikes again

The 2nd part of the Night Lords trilogy smashes expectations yet again for ADB. The characters are dark and believable in their own right. The setting is ripe with lore and the feeling of grimdark atmosphere. The story is gripping. Keep doing what you do ADB.

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  • Stuart Voss
  • 04-13-20

Love the night lords!

Audiobooks like this made me want to collect a Night Lords army in 30, & 40K!
Well narrated, and easy to listen to. Very highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-20

WOW

This series keeps getting better and better, I can't wait to listen to the next one! Nox!