• Dead Sky, Black Sun

  • The Chronicles of Uriel Ventris: Warhammer 40,000, Book 3
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mackinnon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Uriel Ventris audiobook. 

Exiled Ultramarines Uriel Ventris and Pasanius venture into the heart of the Iron Warriors’ fortress-world in search of atonement – but will they find anything but horror and death? 

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Explore the Iron Warriors' fortress world in the Eye of Terror through the eyes of exiled Ultramarines Uriel Ventris and Pasanius. Dark technology and even darker magic combine, and Ventris meets an enemy who'll haunt him for a long time to come. 

The Story

Exiled from the Ultramarines Chapter by Marneus Calgar, Captain Uriel Ventris ventures deep into the dreaded Eye of Terror to atone for his disgrace. There, Uriel must unleash the Emperor's vengeance upon the followers of the Dark Gods and bring His divine light to this area of darkness. But a far more terrible foe dwells within these worlds of insanity: the ancient Chaos Space Marine Legions. With dishonour behind him and certain death ahead, Uriel must gather every ounce of courage if he is to survive and regain his honour!

Written by Graham McNeill. Narrated by Bruce Mackinnon.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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good book

it was good liked the other to more tho the frist two were very good

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Great voice acting and a pretty good story, this book really shows the better aspects of the 4th company captain.

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great story but...

another great addition but the voice acting seemed pieced together. like sections were changed from the book

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Mehhh

Had to suffer through the entire book for a hint lore. There is none . A disappointment for sure.

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least liked of the three by far

the premise of the book doesn't sit well with me. the idea that the. main characters would be distributed for saving a world and thus the remaining brothers just doesn't work for me. in addition there are several chapters of just explaining torture with no real benefit to the story. which was off putting. the end is not satisfying and just a big cliff hanger on an already hard to swallow story.

have loved the previous books. really didn't care for this one

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Sometime the audio would like it was being played from far away or down a tunnel. Everything else was great!

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Didn’t expect that

What a great story. However, hope it’s just the beginning to good series unless there are already in print.

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  • jason durkin
  • 12-02-21

ADR issues

Pretty much the only thing that lets this recording down, but down hard for me is that there are a number of instances where a post recording edit has been made and patched in from an echoing other sound recording. This basically took me out of the story as I spent a few seconds thinking “that sounds weird?” And it made me miss some of what was said and I had to skip back and listen again. Quite disruptive :(

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  • Elpotof
  • 12-17-21

Interesting gem of idea let down by poor writing..

I listened to this story based on a You Tube review (Thank you Leutin09!) and found it to be a tedious slog. The dialogue was abysmal; did the author read his material to sound it out? I don't think so. it had interesting gems, but thinly scattered in a muddled story. The main characters were lifeless, characatures of what perfect Space Marines should aspire to, and the motivational speeches were cringeworthy. In fact, the more I think about the story arc, the more faults I uncover. Best stop there then otherwise its going to be a 1-star book. Graham McNeil, what were you thinking? You're far better than this drivel...

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  • paul sparks
  • 06-14-21

Best Ventris book so far

Not only was the story better but the narrator had improved and this was very good, I like the Ventris books but they can be a bit too cliched, bringing in Daemons and Heretic Astartes took the emphasis off uriel and made the book a lot more interesting

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  • 04-05-22

Excellent

This was my favourite of the first three Uriel Ventris books , would recommend this to anyone who enjoys dark 40k audiobooks, and who enjoys renegade space marines. It is a unique story with great characters, particularly the main villain. I was never particularly interested in the Ultramarine books because I thought they would be bland, generic heroes, which I thought the first two books were a little bit, but this was throughly enjoyable.

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  • Kieran Williams
  • 08-12-21

Excellent

Read this book as a teen years ago and it was great then now it’s even better loved the story can’t wait for next one.

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  • Shadow Lord dave
  • 07-09-21

amazing good ol' 40k Ventris action .

u have to love Ventris .not so boy scout ultramarine . and the renegades forever loyal in there own ways. a welcome EDT to my back lib collection

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  • MasterDownUnder
  • 10-01-21

excellent as always!

I just wish they'd hurry up and get the next three in the series done so I can enjoy the 7th!

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