• The Rose at War

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Danie Ware
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An Adepta Sororitas Audiobook Anthology.

Follow a Sister Superior around the galaxy as she leads her troops against all the horrors the galaxy has to offer.

Listen to it because....

Danie Ware explores the complexity and depth of the Sisters of Battle like few others, and this series gives the listener an interesting perspective on the long-term career of an average Sororitas soldier.

Description:

This series of eight stories relates the tale of Sister Superior Augusta Santorus of the Order of the Bloody Rose as she battles against the horrors of the galaxy. She’ll encounter heretics, xenos, and everything in between. This collection includes five short stories and three novellas, one of which is available for the first time in this audiobook.

Contents:

'Forsaken'

'The Crystal Cathedral'

'Mercy'

'The Bloodied Rose'

'Wreck and Ruin'

'The Rose in Anger'

'Da Big Mouf'

'The Sisters of Death'

Written by Danie Ware. Narrated by Emma Gregory. Audio running time is 14 hours and 46 minutes (approx).

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

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Sisters of battle fight stuff with little plot

Admittedly I am not far into this book, however I cannot take many of the fight scenes seriously. You are telling me an Ork that has killed 2 space Marines and one heretic astartes lost to 6 sisters of battle when it had the advantage of knowing they would be there? More so lost to her after putting her down because somebody asked????

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Great anthology

Great anthology, all written by one author and following the start and promotion of an Adeptus Sororitas. The secondary characters were well rounded, the villains were fascinating. Give this one a go, it’s just about 15 hours and felt too short! I want to follow more of Augusta!

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A collection of stories about a red clad sister.

Overall, I enjoyed this read, but it has some shaky bits. I like Sister Agitha and her sisters, their characterization was good and most of their exploits are worthy praise. However, there were bits where it dragged for me, mainly the story with the inquisitor, and some of the later ones had some 'hiccups' in the performance.

All that said, I loved every bit with the orks! the opening story had a gripping tension that got me invested almost right away, and the later story had that silly ork feeling you love to see.

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More than serviceable stories of the Sisters… with a few editing errors

There are too few stories of the Sisters of Battle, and this one is certainly welcome. While at times the plot is brisk and a little predictable, the strength of the stories within lie in its characters and it’s realization of a fan-favorite faction in the 40K universe, with hymns and prayers intermingling into the dialogue as seamlessly as normal speech. I only encountered one significant plot hole in the final story [[SKIP TO THE NEXT PARAGRAPH TO DODGE SPOILERS]]. The cause of the deaths of all the sisters at the convent is implied to be heart failure, despite their younger ages due to the use of a poisonous herb. This fact does not come up as suspicious by the Canoness of the order, despite its highly unusual nature, nor does it come up as a clue at all. It seems to be there to explain how the cultists were able to covertly murder the sisters without detection, but it causes a problem of its own that, with more time, may have been ironed out.

The only major criticism I have if this production are a few errors in the editing. I counted no fewer than five false-starts to sentences that should have been picked out in editing, with most of them coming at the end of the book. This could have been due to a rushed production, but it’s hard to say with any certainty. The sound quality is what you would expect: no complaints there.

Emma Gregory once again shines as the voices of the fierce and reverent Sisters, and even some very entertaining Ork voices in the penultimate story. I very much appreciate the subtlety she brings to the stern command of Sister Augusta (the protagonist).

Overall, it’s another great entry into the Black Library catalog.

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Sista!

The narration was excellent, however the story itself felt lacking and somewhat repetitive. If you are looking for some lore gems they aren't really here. The book doesn't go into much detail at any point about the order of the bloodied rose unfortunately. I never found myself talking about any of the fight scenes etc through the duration like I have with many other books. The book is pretty good,I just would have liked some lore to flesh out the bloodied rose

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Good stuff

Great work to add to the Sisters of Battle lore. It's an anthology but follows the adventures of one Sister Superior.

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It's an anthology

Well written but it seems like this is a collection of short stories centered around one woman and her squad. Each part was seemingly unrelated and it didn't feel like it led me anywhere meaningful, just a scatter of stories.

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Buy this. Just buy it.

So good! Emma Gregory is so much fun. Danie Ware is awesome. No Background sounds or music and you won’t need it.

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great work from the va makes it a good listen

As always Emma Gregory with a great performance whenever I've heard a story she's voiced with a range of voices which help me differentiate characters and the squad personality. I did enjoy the stories it kept me interested for most of it, I did like the little bits on the orders and some little differences from each. All in all not a bad book probably a 7.5/10.

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