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get into this series. now. the Emporer demands it. he demands that you listen with all intent
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What did you love best about The Flight of The Eisenstein?
The rich language and detailed descriptions Swallow used in this book impressed me and Keebles performance kept me engaged.
What other book might you compare The Flight of The Eisenstein to and why?
Galaxy in Flames : The Horus Heresy. This book provides a deeper look into plot from other character's perspectives.
What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?
Overall Voice and characters.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, but I often found myself listening to 1 more chapter than intended.
For newcomers to the 40k universe, the Heresy novels are set - much like the Clone Wars - in the build-up to the most pivotal moment of the saga. The known universe is controlled by the Emperor and his sons control legions of super-soldiers that fight for survival against alien races and ultimately, each other. This last is where the Heresy novels focus.
The Flight of the Eisenstein tells of a moment where one of the soldiers is faced with a moment of choice and a matter of conscience. Ordinarily the hero would be a cypher, ultimately doomed to die and serving little purpose except to drive the arc forward. Here instead, we're given a book of fully-fleshed characters with dreams, desires and motivations, set against a backdrop of war, intrigue and a literal fight for one's soul.
The Heresy series is not easy to get into without a little understanding of background of the 40K universe but as with False Gods (Book 2) this is a fine place to start. It works almost as well as a standalone as it does in the series and I would rate it as high as Fulgrim or Legion as the best of the series. Garro is a fascinating character, bound to serve but with his own scale of morality that sets him apart from the dour, unimaginative heroes of most space operas.
As the book goes on, we're treated to glimpses inside a fascinating society, great battles and a tense chase before things really start to get nasty. Flight of the Eisenstein is one I often come back to. Jonathan Keeble does an outstanding job given the sheer number of imposing voices he has to conjure and never lets interest falter for a moment. Buy and savour with confidence
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This is an awesome book, the heresy really starts to take off. The performance is spot on ad always
3 of 4 people found this review helpful