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Book 2 in the Watchers of the Throne series

A new day has dawned for the Imperium, but not everyone sees the light. The Custodian Guard and Sisters of Silence must battle not just Chaos, but those who do not share Regent Guilliman's vision....

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See how enemies lurk everywhere in the Imperium - even on Terra itself - and discover how the Adeptus Custodes excel at rooting out the darkness that lurks on the Throneworld and bringing it to light.

The story:

As Guilliman, Regent of Terra, heads off to lead the Indomitus Crusade, he leaves behind a world still in turmoil, beset by cult activity. Stripped of its huge armies for the galactic offensive, recovery is precarious. The Custodians do what they can while keeping the Palace secure, and the Sisters of Silence rebuild their citadel on Luna. When the warship Phalanx returns, it seems that stability will at last be assured. However, as reconquest forces push out further into the slums, they come across signs that another mysterious foe is active. The truth dawns - not every enemy is corrupted by Chaos, for there are many on Terra who do not share Guilliman’s vision of a new order, and the prospect of a Terran civil war looms...

Written by Chris Wraight

Running time 11 hours 52 minutes. Performed by John Banks, Emma Gregory and Penelope Rawlins.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Peter Kudenov
  • 2020/04/14

Enjoyed the political aspects

This was a particularly satisfying listen, just like its predecessor, for the insight into political aspects that were a little more nuanced than most. The three character rotation throughout the series has been enjoyable because all of the characters are believable within their capacities to act (or not). This book particularly had a satisfying denouement and the final sentence was wonderful.

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  • Justin Moat
  • 2020/07/15

fairly flat story but still entertaining.

pretty good book, slow to get going but was worth the listen, if you're a fan of the characters you should enjoy this book.

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  • NikEliJoe
  • 2020/03/27

Meh

it was ok I've heard better than this book there are many horus Heresy books that are way better

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  • Kandere
  • 2021/02/13

Excellent. Slightly choppy narrative ark.

I really enjoyed it. My only gripe is that there are a few narrative lines that don’t really get explained or where they do, it’s with a couple of lines saying ‘so we never really found out why...’. This may be cause the author wants to bring them back in again for the next in the series of course. However I nonetheless enjoyed the book.

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  • Dick Forney
  • 2021/02/04

Nicely Done Political Story Set in the 40k Univers

I'm not going to say anything that hasn't been said before in the reviews. Just get this book and the one that preceded it. You will enjoy them thoroughly. The narrators' on both versions are fantastic if you choose to listen to the Audible version. Either way, you can't lose. Great 40K stories!

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  • Deadies
  • 2020/07/14

Wraight is baller as hell

A fantastic blend of characters, factions, and events. Wraight's great, and I hope to see more of valerian and Aleya.

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  • Michael C Redl
  • 2020/05/19

Great Book!

Great story telling, and well planned out. Everything has a meaning in this one, and the character interactions are good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020/04/20

all is not well on terra

after Papa smurf goes to start the Indomitus crusade a power struggle breaks out on Terra between the old guard and papa smurfs reformed government. lots of interesting characters show up.

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  • Rhineriver
  • 2021/09/22

great!

out of my 5 books of warhammer I own this is my favorite. 10 of 10

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021/09/17

In time, all the pieces fall into place.

You are kept at the edge, something just beyond your grasp. The constant conniving can be seen, yet you still don't know who is behind it. And then as it reaches fever pitch, everything comes crashing down and all the pieces come together.

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  • paul sparks
  • 2020/03/13

Politics, intrigue and Minotaurs!

This book is a superb second outing for the new power couple in the Warhammer universe, I’m not ignoring the chancellerus at all but the characters I want more of are our favourite custodian and silent sister, the narration is outstanding and completely engrossed me in the tale, I looke forward avidly to the next story in this series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020/03/06

a good link in the chain of chris wraights work

a very good follow on from the previous story. the voice acting is excellent and jeck is a nice replacement. I like how it shows abit more of Valoris. Some interesting charavters also turn up to be sure. well worth your time

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  • james johnson
  • 2020/12/27

excellent

unusual storytelling but worked very well
highly recommend sequel
looking forward to the next part

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  • Sebastian Beddard
  • 2020/03/14

Really enjoyed it

Really enjoyed this and was pleasantly surprised with all the twists and turns in the plot. Also one of the best narrated black library novels out there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020/03/12

Amazing

The story is brilliant just like the first. The voice acting was some of the best I’ve heard, just like the first. It gladdens my heart that they had the original voice acting and characters in this audiobook. It gives the story a great amount of continuity. I love this book just like the first.

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  • Brave Sir Gnoblar
  • 2020/03/09

A sequel that delivers

A great audio tale, consisted with its first part and utterly worthy of its place. A well handled balance of perspectives from the imperiums spectrum of warriors.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021/03/29

Wow!

Stunning book! Excellent performances! The story really kept me listening intently!
Highly recommended for the twists and turns it does but also the intriguing lore it presents.

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  • Robert Brown
  • 2021/03/11

what an intriguing story

so not what I was expecting and so much better for it.
Great story of behind the scenes of Terra.

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  • Troels Møller Hansen
  • 2020/12/14

loved the politics and insights

One of the best 40k describing the politics on Terra. Really enjoyed the book !

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  • Xodus
  • 2020/12/04

cloak and daggers

intrigue and subterfuge on the throneworld masterfully done with an excellent performance.
hopefully there is a 3rd book in the series.

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  • 匿名
  • 2021/08/11

A character driven political novel.

Chris Wraight showing off his literary chops again with a story that feels well fleshed out and a cast of characters well believable to be living in this setting he has created for humanity's homeworld.

I hope John Banks is ok because he certainly hurt his back carrying his other voice actors as hard as what he did.
Hes got a great vocal range and very competent in bring the emotion of the scene into his parts, phenomenal.
This is contrasted heavily by Rawlins and Gregory who, while decent in their POV characters just drop the ball when having to deliver lines as Roboute, Valoris or any character they can't use their main accent. In addition their attempts to voice pre-established comes across as if they haven't heard the OG voice actors attempt or even voices used in this very audiobook.

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  • 匿名
  • 2020/10/13

Watchers of the throne

Good continuation of the first book.. My only complaint is voice cover of Jeck (its ok if it comes to main character Jeck but a moment it switches to voice of primarch or any male voice its terrible!)

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  • Russell
  • 2020/06/30

Political Swamp

Best book about the 41st millennium I've listened too so far. Brilliantly narrated and a story that twists and turns in unexpected directions.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • 匿名
  • 2020/05/14

a power vacuum and regime change, shown in detail

Great and conveying the power vacuum left on terra, some bits are slow though

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  • Alex
  • 2020/03/17

Fantastic!

Intrigue and plot twists to keep tourheadspinning right the way through with a great climax!

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  • Kyal
  • 2020/03/12

another great entry

excellent story telling by the voice cast as well as being well written by the author. I enjoyed the glimpse into the silent sisters and custodes motivations and what makes them human or so far from it.

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  • Marten
  • 2020/03/09

Not as strong or epic as the original, but still a powerful entry from Wraight.

While this was a great standalone novel by Wraight, I can’t help but feel a little let down by the sequel to one of my favourite 40k novels.

While the first book deals in a super epic narrative, this entry is a far more subdued, cloak and dagger like story that feels more in line with Wraight’s other amazing series ‘Vaults of Terra’.

I loved the political insights into the High Council of Terra and restructure of power after Gulliman leaves for Indomintus, but I really felt like I spent the second half of the book waiting for an epic climax that never fully materialised.

Still an amazing read with my favourite characters in the modern 40k timeline, will be getting the third installation for sure!

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  • Darryl Miller
  • 2020/03/08

When is the next one ;)

Then ending was very well done (no spoilers, find out yourself) Narration overall was great, still wish they had adopted on top of the chapter Narrators, a character specific one, as it threw you out at times with the same character done by different voices.