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In the grim nightmare future of the 41st millennium, the witch-hunting zealots of the the Sisters of Battle stand between humanity and damnation. From the elite Seraphim warriors to the berserk Sisters Repentia, they are the strong arm of the Ecclesiarchy and the brutal hammer of witches. 

When dangerous psychic heretic Torris Vaun escapes from her custody, Seraphim Miriya is disgraced in the eyes of her fellow sisters and superiors. Following Vaun's trail to the planet Neva, Miriya takes her sisters in pursuit and, along with Hospitalier Sister Verity, starts her investigations. 

When they uncover a terrifying plot that could threaten the future of the Imperium, is Miriya's and Verity's faith strong enough for them to triumph?

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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This is a story all about how a sister gets her life flipped upside down, this’ll just take a minute so sit right there how I tell about this sister and her faith in the Emperor.

Good story, a nice surprise twist and filled with action and suspenseful situations. A new appreciation for the sister saroritas.

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Another Great Black Library Book

A great look into the Adeptus Sororitas. This book delves into the fabric of what makes them the "Daughters of the Emperor".

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Too much expectation?

I started this right after listening to "The Flight of The Eisenstein" also by James Swallow. I loved "The Flight of The Eisenstein" it was an excellent sequel to the first three Horus Heresy book. I also love the lore of the Battle Sisters. So I figured this would be an excellent story. It wasn't excellent, but it wasn't bad. It did suffer what I call the "Star Wars effect" in that something horrible happens, but if it didn't you wouldn't have a story. The only thing is that it happens quite often. I feel like this could have been, maybe two chapters shorter. There were parts that made me SMH. Like why. Why would they do that?

As for the narrator, she did a great job voice acting the story. Although I would highly recommend you listen with headphones as when the character whispers, so does she.

Overall, I would read another story about Battle Sisters, by James Swallow or narrated by Emma Gregory. Maybe this wasnt the right mix for me.

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Story would be good if not for the chauvinist tone

My biggest issue is the number of times the author uses extremely foul, derogatory language towards the lead female character. Words like Bitch and Whore are used way too frequently and becomes offensive. If the author's intent is to portray a misogynistic attitude towards women in the 40k universe then he accomplished that beautifully. But he completely failed to write a positive female-driven story to represent Warhammer 40k. GW should be more discriminate about the books they put out if they really want people to believe "Warhammer is for everyone." Because this book didn't represent a community that was accepting of women in this world. What woman wants to read a book where the women characters are called whore at least once every chapter? It is wholly unnecessary and could have used editing.

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Great insight into Pskyers and the Sororitas.

Great characters and pacing. Wasn't bored for a moment. The villains were good, but one was obvious from the start. That's my only issue. Otherwise good story, would like more.

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Duty and devotion.

One would expect a story featuring the Sisters of Battle to be filled with pious dialogue, devotion to duty, and an unrelenting drive to hunt down the Witch in the name of the Emperor.

They would be correct in that assumption.

Following a squad of Sisters, you journey to a world steeped in the faith of the Imperium; you will witness the Sisters in combat and in contemplation, and you will not be disappointed.

Sound like something you might enjoy? Good, then may the light of the Emperor guide you as you embark upon your journey.

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predictable but pleasant

I read this to get an idea of what the sisters of battle were, and I got it.

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A whole lot of nothing

This book is better than any light novel I've listened to but as a Warhammer book? It didn't really grab me as an amazing book. I only liked the middle part and the very ending of the novel. The build up to the big bad kind of sucked.

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Embarrassingly bad book

This is the rare book that has no redeeming virtues. The flat characters, the dull plot, and the blatant padding of the word count leave the reader with the sense that this is the work of either a profoundly lazy or profoundly untalented writer.

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Paint by numbers villians, Excellent narration.

The villians of this book are by far the weakest part of it. They are very paint by numbers and mustache twirly, and overall i feel could have been toned down to make the book better. The sisters aren't as fleshed out as i'd like, with the three "Main" sisters being more or less 2 dimensional with every other one being a stereotype of the nuns with guns. The narrator of course makes the entire book a joy to listen to. She has serious talent and as others have said i cannot recommend you listen with headphones enough. She whispers when whispers happen. She made the book, in my opinion. I don't think it was bad per se, just very much a standard black library novel, which there are plenty of.

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  • Mr. S. Betteridge
  • 01-23-19

Excellent

Faith and Fire is a AudioBook I have heard a huge amount about and, in all honesty, is one of the reasons I decided to take up a subscription: boy (or Sister) does it not disappoint. The action is fantastic, the characters awesome, the voice work excellent.

I thoroughly enjoyed this and was in a position where I was looking forward to coming home from work to listen to some more! Would highly recommend for a 40k Fan or Sci-Fi fan in general.

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  • Aimee Jeffs
  • 12-21-21

Awful

I got 22 mins in and refunded the book. The singing is really really bad.

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  • Eddie McDonald
  • 06-27-21

Excellent-

a good story, made superb by the excellent narration.
She put the icing on the cake for me.
My first read about these female warriors and as good a read as a Space Marine novel.

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  • Christian
  • 06-24-22

If you like 40k don’t read this book. It’s bad.

In short this book is Well read, but everything else is a mess.

The plot is not cohesive at all, things just happen because the plot wants it to, but the main characters are the worst part.

4 shallow un-explored poorly written cardboard main characters make up our band of heroes. They are more stereotypes than actual people.
The medic, the Leader, the gun-toting simpelton and one more that I struggled to even indentify as more than a name.

These 4 are the ones we are supposed to root for, but they are abrasive, angry and staggeringly unintelligent and belligerent to the point that the main villain is infinitely more likeable and he is supposed to be the antagonist, but is written more like an evil Han Solo.

The dialogue reads more like “I am entitled and have plot armour” than actual human interaction.

On top of that as a sisters of battle fan of recent years it’s weird to see this pretty cool faction be displayed as an over-the-top evil version of the medieval times Catholic Church. I get that that is the charm of 40k, but all the other things I have read portray the other factions as heroes in a dark universe, flawed maybe, but cool and likeable. (Dan Abnetts work in particular).

This just feels like reading about a group of weird evil religious nuts with none of the traits that make for a compelling or interesting character.

If you like the 40k universe steer clear of this one.

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  • 04-01-22

Predictable and repetitive

Summary of plot:
Capture villan, don't take opportunity to kill him, villan escapes. swear to kill villan next time, Capture villan, don't take opportunity to kill him, villan escapes. swear to kill villan next time, Capture villan, don't take opportunity to kill him, villan escapes. swear to kill villan next time, Capture villan, don't take opportunity to kill him, villan escapes. swear to kill villan next time, etc etc

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-22

very good

Simple, but memorable story and characters. Narrator does a good job at portraying the characters.

James Swallow also clearly respects the WH 40,000 setting. Which is a big plus for me.

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  • Sunveil Games
  • 09-06-21

From the lightning and the tempest

Emperor deliver us.

what a great reading. an excellent performance of an excellent book.
a MUST for fans of the Adepta Sororitas.

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  • Nathan Carr
  • 08-17-21

enjoyable.

I've read this novel recently and have to say I enjoyed reading it more than listening to it. Emma Gregory does "strict women" very well but could do with a little more variety. As far as the story goes, it's quite pacey and has some great moments. You can't go far wrong with this.

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  • Tyler
  • 04-15-21

The Emperor Protects!

Really enjoyed this story, the narration was excellently done. Would definitely recommend to Sisters players.

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  • Xodus
  • 03-08-21

Emma Gregory elevates an average story

Without Emma's superb performance this would have been a fairly bland story as the plot was telegraphed ahead throughout.

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  • Takara
  • 11-29-21

Amazing narrator

A pretty decent 40k Sororitas story made excellent by the narrator.

I will be seeking out other titles narrated by Emma Gregory. As a woman reading 40k novels, it was so refreshing to hear female characters imbued with a range of strength and vulnerability.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-20

A great story

A great story with the perfect amount of religious zeal, perhaps more fire needed!

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  • AT CT
  • 06-08-20

Adepta Sororitas - Awesome!

Fantastic book. Really captures the best and worst of the Sisters of Battle and the story is a good one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-19

Yeah its ok

yeah it's ok, not a really compelling story but not half bad either, dunno if it's worth a credit but a good bit of imperial salvia for sisters

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  • Erich Ung
  • 12-13-18

Ave Imperator

Really well read. Good story and chracters were ok, maybe a little more back story, but really enjoyed it all. Ave Imperator!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-16-18

a good 40k story in the vein of eisenhorn and co.

a good 40k story in the vein of eisenhorn and ravenor, this time following a group of sisters of battle across the hives of an imperial world. actually full of several grey-area characters which was a nice surprise, and with several cool nods to the pre-heresy imperium. well narrated by emma gregory, who does a rather fantastic scottish accent!

give us more like this BL. thumbs up!