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The Lost and the Damned

Siege of Terra: The Horus Heresy, Book 2
Written by: Guy Haley
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
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Siege of Terra, Book 2

The Solar War is over. The Siege of Terra has begun. As the Traitors unleash their deadliest weapons, the defenders of the Throneworld face nightmare and plague - but Terra must stand.   

Read it because: discover the lengths to which Horus will go to claim Terra as his own - and the horrors he is willing to set upon its defenders.  

The story: on the 13th day of Secundus, the bombardment of Terra began. With the solar defences overcome through the devastating strength of the Traitor armada and the power of the warp, Horus launches his assault on the Throneworld in earnest. After withstanding a ferocious barrage of ordnance, an immense ground war commences outside the Palace, with every inch gained paid for in the lives of billions. The front lines are beyond horrific, and the very air is reduced to poison and blood. Bodies are thrown into the meat grinder, but the outer redoubts cannot possibly hold for long, even with the loyal primarchs to reinforce them. 

For Horus has his own generals to call upon. Between the plague weapons of Mortarion and the fury of Angron, the defenders face a losing battle.  

Written by Guy Haley. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

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

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  • Calghar
  • 18-10-19

Missing chapter 16

Chapter 17 is repeated? It’s missing chapter 16, story is great but I say fire the guy in charge of proof listening this audio book.

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  • David
  • 27-10-19

One star for a missing chapter

Seriously, is it that hard to check and make sure it’s done right? I’ll change the rating when it’s fixed.

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  • Ivan
  • 23-10-19

Missing chapter 16

The story and performance are great, but it's missing chapter 16. In its place, it just plays chapter 17 twice. I've submitted a support ticket, but you should probably skip it until it's fixed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-19

Ongoing war

The second book of the siege of Terra was better than the last in my opinion. Action with no flashbacks to possibly confuse readers, I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions of Horus and his brothers as well as the POV of primarchs, space marines, normal humans, etc. Once I heard Angron talking, I was reminded of the Decepticons and I couldn't un-hear it. It brought a touch of humor to his parts which were macabre (understandable because you know...Angron.) I'd recommend this book for sure.

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  • LegitMelonhead
  • 22-02-20

Why three stories?

Not sure why BL is trying to turn every novel into the last 15 minutes of Phantom Menace with 3+ stories going and none of them done well, but it's a trend and it's time to stop.

There are interesting parts, but besides the Primarchs no one gets developed properly. It's not that they're not distinct or they're not developed enough, it's just that every scene is separated with the next scene from a different story and it's almost entirely unnecessary to do it.

Just present a book with three shorter stories. If the timelines need to coincide, use a chronological landmark.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 19-10-19

awesomesauce

chapter 16 is repeated in 17? dunno what's up with that. FREAKEN AMAZING BOOK 2 IN THE SOLAR WAR!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-19

Typical Black Library

You’d never know that space marines were superhuman amazing warriors with how badly written they are.
Black library writers need some understanding of war, small unit tactics and both armed and unarmed combat before they try and write about it

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  • amazon customer
  • 08-07-20

Great Book, Great Read

awesome book really enjoyed reading it. you get a really good idea of everything that's going on in the siege of terra near the palace. Jonathan Keeble does another excellent job narrating the story from beginning to end, a real superb job.

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  • Bryan W. Eslava
  • 02-07-20

So awesome!

Probably the best 30k book so far.
You can not go wrong with this one.

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  • Guerrero’s
  • 08-06-20

primarchs for the win

primarch action is always appreciated. Here you see Sanguinus and Jahatai clash vs the forces of chaos, and you get the first taste of how epic and rough things will be in the future books. Also, the Angron mini arc is hilarious.

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  • Alex
  • 18-10-19

Great second chapter to the siege!

For people who thought Solar war didn't have enough bolter porn action have no worries here with Lost and the Damned, it goes through great lengths to give you a picture of just how monumental the scale of the fight is and at the same time it's still very clearly just the start with many characters and threads being left for the future books.

I knocked off a star because fo some reason there's a technical glitch with chapter 17 being repeated and thus the book not being as long as my app says it is. Should probably get that looked at.

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  • Anthony Scott
  • 15-10-19

Brilliant.

As ever J.Keeble delivers an amazing story with incredible talent.
One issue, it misses chapter 16 and gives us 17 twice! WTH?

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  • Juraj M.
  • 25-10-19

they stretched it again

i guess there will be a couple of more books till Sanquinius makes a dent in Horusis armor... a total skipp. You dont learn anything new and revealing. The most intrresting story is the one of Skraivok... its starting to turn into a disney star wars. i dont get how anyone can give it 5 stars.

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  • james johnson
  • 17-11-19

Lost and the damned

Fantastic naration as usual from Keeble but what the help happened to chapter 16?we get 17 repeated twice!!!!stars dropped because Audible can't get their act together

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  • Mr. C. Skeggs (XBL: KEGG)
  • 05-08-20

Second book in the Siege of Terra

Amazing. Excellent continuation from the first. Moving straight onto the third book now! I can genuinely recommend to any Sci-fi fan and it’s an absolute must for any Warhammer 40l enthusiast.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-20

very good read

very nice, solid piece of warhammer literature. Jonathan Keeble is amazing! I strongly recommend this book.

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  • Anthony
  • 14-07-20

the lost and the damned

this book is brilliant , I recommend it to any Warhammer fan ... can't wait for the next omg

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  • Shades of Blue Q
  • 01-07-20

Not lost. Not damned.

And so it continues, the crescendo continues to grow, characters come more into focus and you can't help but wonder about 'THE WALL'

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  • Jake Dootson-whelan
  • 17-06-20

love this series

angry Ron is an angry guy, such a liability.. really great series so far.. got the next one lined up ready

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  • paul sparks
  • 10-06-20

More Primarchs interaction

More than any books I have read the siege on terra is very Primarch driven and it is interesting to see their personalities being revealed, I enjoyed this even the side stories with Alpha legion operatives

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  • Dale Leech
  • 27-11-19

Not quite enough.

While this story follows interesting characters that hook me in well enough, it seems to meander around mysteriously without actually doing anything. I'm intrigued, but through the whole novel I feel like I'm waiting for something that happen that never does. It feels like Guy Haley was writing one big book and an editor cut it in half and gave us this little one.

The ending is unsatisfying in that it is clearly setting up a sequel that we all knew was coming but I feel that that's no reason to leave every question unresolved in -this- book.

That said, it's got good characters to follow and does a decent job of describing the boring parts of a siege in an interesting way that includes the science fiction elements without breaking immersion. As an audio medium, Jonathan Keeble does an admirable job putting a different nuance on each character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-19

Primarchs ,primarchs, primarchs!!!!!

Went threw a range of emotions with this story and a truly great (as always) narration by Johnathan Keeble.

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  • Matthew Nagle
  • 03-11-19

No cracks in this wall

written well and another grand performance. Guy Haley defiantly captured to essence of the legions and Primarchs with his writing style. Jonathan Keeble continues to bring his artistry to bringing the characters and setting to life. a true one man show of voices.
a great audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-20

Brilliant book, did not dissapoint

The narrator and writing deserving of applause from the Emperor himself! After reading through the Horus Heresey, the Siege on Terra series has not disappointing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-20

Fantastic

Great Voice work and the story itself was fast paced and kept me very invested

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-19

best HH novel yet

loved it, easily one of the best HH
Keeble is an amazing narrator, really entertaining

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-10-19

amazing best one yet

one of my favourite ones so far. can't wait for the next one. great listen