• Lords of Mars

  • Forge of Mars: Warhammer 40,000, Book 2
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (285 ratings)

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Lords of Mars

By: Graham McNeill
Narrated by: Joe Jameson
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Publisher's Summary

Book two in the Forge of Mars series.

Pursued by vengeful eldar, Magos Kotov’s Explorator armada heads into a newly revealed area of space in pursuit of ancient secrets.

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It's a dramatic continuation of the tale from Priests of Mars, exploring science fiction ideas and human conflicts within the framework of a Warhammer 40,000 action-adventure drama.

The story:

Pursued by vengeful eldar, Magos Kotov’s Explorator armada heads into a newly revealed area of space in pursuit of ancient secrets. As the Adeptus Mechanicus forces and Black Templars Space Marines tackle the twin threats of the wrathful aliens and insurrection aboard the fleet, a greater danger reveals itself....

Written by Graham McNeill. Narrated by Joe Jameson. Run time 11 hours and 42 minutes.

©2022 Games Workshop Limited (P)2022 Games Workshop Limited

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One minute in and I regret it

Who hired this narrator? I literally just started the book and the narrators voice is so horrible that I regret buying this. I have no idea how the story is and I don’t know that I can even finish listening to this. Hi

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More of everything from the first book

The second book starts off where the last left off. Each characters stories continue to develop with more action than the last. I loved listening in on the adventure, but I gotta say the story half three primary shortfalls:
1. I was hoping the book would have focused less on the Black Templars. They are a pretty decent focus early on and then become side characters throughout the remainder making for a pretty lopsided arch for them.
2. The Adeptus Titanicus also suffered from a harder to understand arch than the rest. This might just be my little knowledge on them, but there sections felt out-of-place at times.
3. One of the characters has probably the least surprising twists of, that was expected yet odd how shunted in it was near the end.

However, none of the three issues above are terrible enough to go lower than a 4 star for Story. The rest of the book is a great adventure as you watch Kotov's crusade experience tragedy after tragedy but continue forward to an amazing final chapter.

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Enjoyed the hell out of this.

unlike some folk who live in tiny closed off worlds of their own American speech echo chambers, I enjoyed this book, and understand that warhammer is an inherently English made concept, always narrated by English citizens. It is well written, well thought, and well read.

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when are we getting Gods of Mars?

it's very good, I enjoyed it very much, when are we getting Gods of Mars?

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NOO!

What a fantastic continuation of the first novel, and this cliff hanger is KILLING ME!!!

If you liked the first novel, by the emperor's bulge you better consume this. If for some reason you're looking at this book out of context, it's a great novel with just great storytelling involving mechanicus guard and Dorn's madlads.... get the first book in this series before listening to this one.

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Superb sequel to an already epic storyline

Really fantastic setting and deep characters with an enjoyable premise. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • 05-23-22

very very good

we must get part 3! the story must be heard in its fullest! glory to the omnissiaha !!

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  • Jon
  • 05-14-22

Love it

I am utterly gripped by this series. I'm gutted book 3 isn't an audio book though

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  • Richie
  • 05-13-22

Superlative story

A well written well performed all round brilliant audiobook,well worth a listen ,looking forward to part three

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  • paul sparks
  • 06-26-22

Annoying Templars

They really are the most whiny Astartes in my opinion, I enjoyed this more than the first in the series but I think that was because I found by speeding the narrator to 1.2 x he actually sounds palatable

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  • Daeus
  • 04-24-22

A solid entry in the Mechanicus databanks

For Mechanicus fans there is plenty of action, mystery and world building going on.

Sadly this is marred by Space Marines and Titans which often over shadow the faction I actually want to know about.