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Many are the sagas of Leman Russ, Lord of Winter and War, most fearsome of the Emperor's primarch sons. At the height of the Great Crusade, his Space Wolves fight to bring the rebel world of Dulan to compliance.

Enraged by the defiance of the tyrant Durath, Russ has pledged to strike him down personally - but his brother Lion El'Jonson of the Dark Angels advises more caution. With the might of two Legions arrayed against Durath, tensions nevertheless run high, and the rivalry between the Wolf and the Lion threatens to engulf them all.

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Chris Wraight, my favorite 40k author, does excellent work introducing the nature of the Space Wolves chapter and contrasting it with that of the other space marine chapters. The character of Leman Russ is made complex and nuanced while also allowing us to experience his rage and fury. This book doubles my enthusiasm for the rest of The Primarchs books. Also the narrator is outstanding.

Favorite quote:
"He spoke with a voice that was suffused with a patina of epochal sadness."

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Good even if you dont like Spc Wlves or Drk Angels

I'm not a fan of all that's written about Space Wolves, and ESPECIALLY all the secrecy crap with Dark Angels. But this is a good book that is not filled with Bolter Porn, and mostly just good character development for Russ and the Lion.

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Short

Short for the price, and I'm not a fan of the retcons in the second half. not a bad story though, and keaton is a good narrator.

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Not engaging in the slightest.

it's a slow drag, that even features Russ getting humbled by the Lion. Plus, no real wording or content with the Emperor but passing mentions.

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Great story.

Starts off slow, and is kind of like, I want to know about Russ, but it actually sets up the story very well. Very good insight into the sons of russ. Voice actor is excellent, he can really drive home the excitement in the story.

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Howl with the Wolf King

Always great to hear about Russ and the history of the Wolves of Fenris. Hope we get to see him again in the 40k timeline soon.

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Good book

narrator good storyline interesting and just a pleasure to listen to. my first Warhammer audiobook but it was a good choice.

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one of my fav warhammer books!

I loved every moment of the battles, the lore, and the character builds in this! worth every penny!

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best 40k novel I have

I run space wolves so I may sound biased but this story is as beast as Leman Russ is...For Russ and for the Allfather!

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Great Primarch Book

Listened to about half the primarch books and this is the best one so far. Not really a fan of space wolves or Russ but couldn’t help but enjoy it. Lots of The Lion in this too. Chris Wraight is underrated.

I’d you’re planning on reading the other primary books I’d say the next best is Curze and then Alpharius.

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  • Plamen
  • 05-31-19

Great book, but be caoutious!

Beware, there are SPOILERS for The Horus Heresy! As it is usual with the Warhammer books, this was is superb, in terms of writing and narration. Jonathan Keeble is on of th best. But, if you are like myself somewhere in the middle of The Horus Heresy sequel, be wary of the last chapter. There are some SPOILERS! at the end, and I found myself regretting going through it and depriving myself of some unexpected eventualities in it. So, I hope my experience will prevent his happening to someone else.

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  • N. Helks
  • 09-20-21

Insipidity dull.

The worst kind of 40K novel; endless paragraphs of mindless battle narration.
“He took his <insert stupid weapon name> and blasted the enemy”, “he roared as he hacked and hacked and hacked at the enemy, etc”, “his MK5 pattern bla bla bla blasted away, etc”.
Barely any story here, just swathes of the above, mixed with descriptions of supposed elite gene warriors acting like a mixture of petulant toddlers and deranged murderers.
Avoid this and read maybe the Alpharius novel; a much more intriguing story… in that it actually has a story.
Or if you specifically want to read about Space Wolves, read Dan Abnett’s “Prospero Burns”.

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  • mr m p teesdale
  • 02-28-19

Not really a Primarch story.

Overall this is a great listen/read, well voiced and acted and very atmospheric.
I was hoping it would be more about Leman himself as the story of the great wolf king. not a lore story which every 40k fan knows.
very enjoyable but not what I was expecting.

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  • Mr R
  • 05-29-20

Vylka Fenryka

Jonathan Keeble is one of my favourite narrators of the Warhammer series, he performs well and makes them worth listening to. Thank you

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  • Maximus
  • 04-28-21

Holy sh*t!

What an amazing story about the rivalry between the Wolf King and the Lion! The narration by Jonathan Keeble makes it so much better too!

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  • Brownie
  • 02-20-20

Brilliant

Excellent Narrating, couldn’t stop listening. Never been a Wolfs Fan, but this book has left me Baying for ‘Russ’!!!!

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  • Ryan Toner
  • 01-28-22

A must for any fan of the 6th Legion and even the

Hearing Leman Russ's voice was awesome and so was learning about their history from him!

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  • AudioCrook
  • 01-24-22

The wolf and the lion

Brilliant story of the wolf and the lion. Really filled out the rivalry between the dark angels and the space wolves. Very much worth the listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-22

You get 2 Primarchs for the Price of 1

This is a great character study into both Leman Russ and Lion El’ Johnson, their nature and their flaws. Arguably, it covers the Lion even better than his own Primarch book so it’s definitely worth a listen.

The only real downside is the layout, some of the chapters are way too long (approaching 2h). A small but very meaningful mishap that holds the book back.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-21

amazing read

my whole perspective on Russ changed, and I just like him 1000x more now

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  • Raymond Lum
  • 07-29-19

Fantastic!!

Great read, fast paced and full of action, performed superbly. Explores the history of the feud between the Space Wolves and the Dark Angels.