• Warhammer Adventures: Secrets of the Tau

  • Warped Galaxies, Book 3
  • By: Cavan Scott
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Book three of the Warped Galaxies series.

Continuing their quest to find the mysterious Emperor's Seat, Zelia Lord and friends find themselves in a strange spaceport controlled by the alien Tau. What secrets are these seemingly friendly creatures hiding...?  

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Get a look at the Greater Good through younger eyes as it's compared with the Imperium in the latest Warhammer 40,000 adventure for younger listeners.  

The story:

Journeying to the bustling spaceport of Hinterland after being saved from certain death by a dubious Rogue Trader, Zelia, Talen and Mekki continue their quest to reach the Emperor’s Seat. But much here is not what it seems. Alone in a strange place and surrounded by aliens, whom can they really trust, and what are the secrets of the Tau?  

Written by Cavan Scott. Narrated by David Tennant.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Slightly better than the last, but still not great

I feel that this is where the series was supposed to start, and the first two books were just introduction of the other characters. meeting up with a Rogue Trader really opens up the options for where this story may get good. The main characters were also slightly less annoying than the previous two books, but they were still annoying. Overall, this was the best in the series, but I still don't think I would recommend it to people. I got several of them on sale, so I will listen to the next one as well, but then I am probably done with the series.

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Good writing, Bad Portrayal.

This story does a surprisingly good job of reconciling the grim dark future of 40k with the approachability necessary for a story geared towards younger readers.

However, I will say that the portrayal of various elements of the well known franchise's universe leaves much to be desired.

our protagonists infrequently read as blatant mary-sues, able to overcome frankly ridiculous odds by no other virtue than plot armor, and if you have any love for the Tau faction featured herein, at all, you may not like the offerings of this book's plot at all.

i know I surely didn't.

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Good story but a missed opportunity

I like the continued adventures of zelia and her companions but I kind of wish this story had taken an opportunity to address the garbage attitude the imperium has towards aliens. This could have been an opportunity to make a comment about the imperium's racism. Instead the T'au are manipulative villains. We don't see much of T'au society, just a criminal and the overly aggressive military. I like the story though.

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  • Thomas H.
  • 03-14-21

This was amazing!

I really enjoyed this fast paced and gripping story.
It really made you understand what all the characters are like and made them seem more realistic. I think that this is the audiobook in the series (so far).

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