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Vulkan: Lord of Drakes

Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 9
Written by: David Annandale
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins

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Publisher's Summary

As the Emperor marshals his armies to reclaim the galaxy for the glory of mankind, one by one his Space Marine Legions are reunited with their missing primarchs. The XVIII Legion are still waiting to find their true identity, unaware their own lord has been found. In the Taras Division, legionaries face annihilation as they take a last, desperate stand against a monstrous ork invasion. 

Meanwhile, on Nocturne, Vulkan has raised and trained a new force of warriors. Now it is the time for him to lead his sons into battle. Now it is the time for him to truly don the mantle of primarch, not only to save one half of his Legion but to forge a new, indivisible whole.

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  • Val
  • 28-05-19

Not a primarch book,

The book is supposed to be about Vulcan, buts hes not in about half of it. Good salamdanders book; not a good Vulcan book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-20

Love the Salamanders

I love the Salamanders, I love how GW has made such a lovable contradiction like the XVIII legion, horrifying to the average citizen until you see them laying their lives on the line to keep you safe. This... origin story, for want of a better term, was everything I expected it to be.

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  • Amazon-O
  • 20-01-20

Poor Background

Maybe I’m spoiled by the Primarchs book on Angron, but this offers no insight into Vulkan, and only minimal ones into his Legion. Very disappointed - I knew nothing about Vulkan going on, and know next-to-nothing finishing up.

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  • Lillibet
  • 19-12-19

The Salamanders at their finest

if you love the 18th Legion you can't go wrong with this book

the history for the salamanders

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-19

Vulkan!!

What a great story. I enjoyed how the Primarch finally got to meet all of his sons.

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  • AJDavis
  • 29-09-19

Into the fires of battle...

Great performance with a solid story. Any 40k fan will now turn into a Salamander fan as well.

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  • Smile!
  • 01-07-19

Good book with great narration!

Jonathan Keeble does this book a wonder by narrating voices with different accents, he presents each character with depth and feeling as if we were in the story ourselves.

The story itself seems a tad bit lacking in background and depth, but for its length is a great feature packed with action to add more flavor to the deserving salamanders legion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-01-19

Great, but overly direct.

I loved the book as I love Vulkan and the 18th, it just reiterates the same points a lot.

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  • Marcel
  • 21-01-19

awesome

one of the best books in the Primarch series, great listen and I recommend them all!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-18

Lacklustre battles set before the HH

I couldn’t wait to read this story about Vulkan. A chance to delve into one of the most noble primarches of the hours Hersey.

The primarch series has so far been a mixed bag of insight into the origins of these heroes of the imperium. And a number of stories that have been nothing more than bolter and battles.

This story was the latter. A disappointing listen that lacked any further insight Into the 18th chapter or into its leader.

Although narrated well, for those of you looking for a more in-depth story. I would advise to look elsewhere.

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  • Jamie McMaster
  • 21-01-19

More an SM Battles novel than a Primarch novel

Very little to do with Vulkan other than the fact that he is present during these events.

More like an SM Battles novel (and an extremely mediocre one at that).

GW really need to decide what they want from the Primarchs novels as they are horribly inconsistent. Some give a great insight in to backgrounds and others like this one, merely feature a Primarch and no more.

Very disappointing.

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  • Mr. D. B. Smethurst
  • 02-08-19

Great story and performance..

A chapter I have always followed and wanted to learn more about.

This was a story which supported the Salamander Lore and it was certainly top notch....only issue...it was too short!!!

I read it in one go...!!

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  • Stuart Gray
  • 12-02-19

The rise of the Salamanders

love the story of the rise of the salamanders, couldn't stop listening to it. Even found myself driving around the block when I have got home, just to listen a bit more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-19

Primarchs?

Well aside from lorgar or perturabo the primarchs series doesnt really contain much on primarchs. A good story expertly read though