• Fallen Angels

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 11
  • By: Mike Lee
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,483 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With news of Horus' treachery spreading across the galaxy, the Great Crusade grinds to a halt as the primarchs and their Legions decide where their loyalty lies - with the Emperor or with the rebel Warmaster.

The Dark Angels, too, face a time of testing, both among the stars and on their home world, Caliban. Luther, once Lion El'Jonson's trusted second-in-command, now languishes as an exile in all but name while his master struggles to thwart the traitors' advance upon the forge world Diamat. But an ancient evil gathers its strength beneath the surface of Caliban, and the First Legion will soon be thrust into a deadly conflict where all that they know will be cast into doubt.

©2009 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

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A lot better than I had expected.

So, before I started reading this one, I had heard a lot of people saying it was one of the weaker horus heresy books, and so I went in with it with some strong reservations... I have to say though, it really was not one of the weaker ones.
There are multiple parts in the book that are completely fresh, ideas and themes and action that had previously not been seen in the heresy, and quite simply, I really enjoyed it.

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Underdog of a Heresy novel.

Full disclosure: Dark Angels are my legion. However this is the novel that begins the fall of an incredible fogure and I feel it's just incredibly well done. While could be overlooked in the scheme of the greater "Heresy". I say you shouldn't

Mike Lee is in my opinion underrated among the likes of Abnett and Dembski Bowden and I'm just going to say it: He cuts straight through the perspective fluff of the obnoxious remembrancers and gives me exactly what I want, space marine focus narrative. Don't like them, never did. This is exactly what I want from a heresy novel and is told mainly from the perspectives of exiled Librarian Zahariel in Caliban and Chaplain Nemiel embarking on a trademark Dark Angel's special operation to undermine the Horus heresy.

Things go all wrong on Caliban when a hidden rebellion that had been festering underneath the surface begins to emerge to the fore and certain players seem to have turned all to blind an eye.

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Wow

History is written by the victors... But what stories could tell the defeated? Great book

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Its good

This was a better Dark Angels book than the Decent of Angels. Unfortunately it leaves you hanging but in a good spot to help build suspense.

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A definite good read but...

A definite good book but not so good narrator. Childish voices, and odd vocalisations overall.

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WOW

Holy smokes what an amazing story and story telling
only 20 more books to go

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More Primarch Stories neede

Another good Dark Angel HH novel. Half the book about Lion El Johnson and half about Luther.

Needs more Horus in these novels but still good.

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read after Decent of Angels it carries on right

read after Decent of Angels it carries on right afterwards and keeps the story going

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well then

talk about a massive plot twist in the epilogue, holy shit. always read the epilogue people.

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best book in the series so far. edge of seat.

title says it all, just trying to get to 15 words now. which can be difficult.

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  • Mr. Alexander J. Day
  • 12-15-17

Really not very good.

Firstly: the voices that the narrator chooses for the main characters is infuriating. secondly, the astartes make numerous stupid mistakes and oversights that I simply cannot believe that warriors who have fought in hundreds of wars could ever make. the primary example of this being where they totally miss that a battle has not happened ina place where they thought that it had. beyond this the plot is simply OK.

I personally wish that I hadnt used a credit on this.

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  • Vicky stickland
  • 09-28-20

brilliant and awesome

Great story and well narrated. suspense and intriguing plot through out! gripped through out until the end.

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  • S. Leacock
  • 08-13-18

i liked the dual stories running in parallel , enjoyable though not as heart pounding as some earlier books

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  • Kieran Fett
  • 09-01-20

jarring changes in character voices.

the 1st legion story arc is shaping up to be one of my favourites
this narrator though.
I just cant get in to the dialogue flows, trans-human super soldiers, of which all of his voices are distinctly deeper and rougher than humans.
except the 2 main protagonists, who sound like prebubescent lads whose voices will never break.
irritating to say the least.
I'm on the verge of just buying any further books in the series, that he narrates, in physical copy, so I can just read and not have to listen to this performance again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-20

Great follow up to the short story

Good narration och characters that bring the book to life. interesting to hear how the angels fell.

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  • N A
  • 05-20-18

a bit boring

the main problem with this book is the main character. he is completely perfect and there is no flaw whatsoever. story is also not cohesive and there are no overall motivations or agendas for the characters. It's just a series of set pieces to tell the history of the dark angels. Avoid if you can, it does not add anything to the heresy

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  • Ivie Hill
  • 09-11-22

A bit boring st times

I have to admit it took me longer to finish this one. I had to keep going back as I'd space out over parts and miss parts of the story. Just didn't grip me as much as others.

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  • ???
  • 08-21-22

story is good, but the narration ruined it for me.

nuff said.. or so I thought till i was told 15 words minimum 🤣 god damn..

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  • Sidney Harbour-Bridge
  • 08-16-22

Pesky kids!

Fairly new to WH40K but I’m done with the Blood Angels for now with this. Probably the 3 most irritatingly-voiced characters I’ve heard so far in the HH or Eisenhorn books. The 2 main protagonists STILL sound like they’re yet to hit puberty - their voices just do not fit whatsoever, and the R-rrrrrrolling of everything Luther says took a lot of the enjoyment out of this for me.
Otherwise a great performance and decent enough story.

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  • Mr Mean
  • 08-09-22

Absolute Epic.

As far as the Hours Heresy Chronicles goes, there really is no shortage of epic stories, and this is one of them.
Written superbly, with no end of twists and turns that make it difficult to switch off from.
This is one of those audio books that the narrator only goes enhance the brilliance.
Fantastic story, wonderfully read.
Not to be missed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-19

A let down

I really wanted to like this Audiobook as much as I like the Dark Angels and their lore. However it is poorly written. Unlike many other novels in the HH series, this was boring and predictable. Time and again I found myself cursing in frustration over repeated poor dialogue and storyline. The narration didn't help either. Two of the main veteran space marines sounded like scared, timied little school boys always out of their depth. It could have been great... in the hands of another author and narrator. So disappointed.

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  • Blake
  • 08-20-18

Cold Blooded

I lost count of the times a character’s blood “went cold”, or got a cold shiver down their spine.

Not bad overall, but could have been half the length.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-22

not bad but getting old

showing its age, the same idiosyncrasies in the lore that the early books all have. still enjoyable and definitely a must for dark angels fans

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  • Anthony H
  • 05-01-22

Actually really good

bad reviews?? this title was a banger don't know what book they listened to several twists that kept me on the edge and also brother titus last min makeover to save the day
and the big win only to her that ending had me like "ohhh ffs!!" solid book 📖

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-22

Essential if you enjoy Angels of Caliban

The narration shines in dramatic moments. Solid story, picks up more toward the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-21

don't understand the bad reviews

this book was great it tidyed up the first angles book and continued that part of the heresy. it's a book about loyalty and honour mostly. the internal struggle of the 1st.
Luther's betrayal. the turn of Caliban. and the lion and his cold secrets. well worth the read if you liked the first angels book.
the comments about the blood running cold is not so much fear, as the legions don't feel fear it's more about that sick feeling you get when you are internally conflicted.
you have to imagine their entire world and everything they believe in was never what they thought. it would send your blood cold

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-21

The fallen are the real loyalists

Brilliantly written just as the first chapter of this dark angels saga was. So much juicy detail about caliban and a compelling mystery.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-30-20

Story was reasonably interesting

Struggled to enjoy. Author made the Astartes sound like regular soldiers with their weakness. The amount of "chills went up/down characters spine" was ridiculous. Astartes don't feel fear let alone "Horror". Gareth's voice performance was not good. His voice acting of Nemiel was awful, I nearly couldn't finish the book. Compared to other books in the series, this isn't anywhere near my favourite

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