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Audio Drama - Chris Wraight

The Soul Severed

Audio Drama : 25 min
As Lord Commander Primus, Eidolon leads the Emperor’s Children in the absence of his primarch — who even knows where the daemon prince Fulgrim resides, now? But a challenge from within the Legion forces Eidolon to confront one of his rivals, the ambitious Archorian, a capable officer and tactician who would see the Legion returned to glory. Dissent is unacceptable. It is time for the Kakophoni to be set against their erstwhile brethren.

Grey Talon

Audio Drama : 60 min
After the horrors of Isstvan, the XVIth Legion destroyer-class Grey Talon now flies under a loyalist crew on a campaign of retribution and vengeance, using her original colours to strike covertly at isolated traitor forces. Commanded by Bion Henricos of the Iron Hands, the ship is also home to many disgraced White Scars who have taken death-oaths to seek atonement – among them the peerless warrior Hibou Khan. But tensions run higher with each new engagement and, without a wider strategy to guide them, the crew of the Grey Talon will surely come to a grim and sudden end.

Il m'a fallu du temps pour apprécier Grey Talon à sa juste valeur, son narrateur m'empêchant de bien apprécier l'envergure de l’œuvre. Néanmoins après plusieurs écoutes, cet audio a beaucoup de qualités.

Parting of the Ways

On a distant world, Bjorn, Great Wolf and successor of the primarch Leman Russ himself, falls in battle, his body irreparably broken after a great victory over a daemonic foe. As his life ebbs away and the priests try to save him by any means necessary, the Great Wolf remembers the primarch’s departure and his ascension to his role.

Époustouflant est le mot qui me vient à l'esprit pour parler de cet audio drama. De la technique au fluff, tout semble se marier à merveille pour nous conter la vie de Bjorn à différents moments alors qu'il se voit confronté à des choix ainsi que des difficultés affectant la légion enti...

Wolf's Claw

Audio Drama : 10min
Caught by the renegade forces of the Alpha Legion and forced to take refuge in the Alaxxes Nebula, the Space Wolves are bloodied but unbowed. The young pack leader Bjorn – now known to his warriors as ‘the One-Handed’ – is desperate to recover his honour in battle, but replacing lost limbs for proud legionaries is not a task worthy of the Iron Priests. If Bjorn is to fight again, then he must seek out new claws for himself and christen them in the blood of the traitors.

Court mais intense, vous vous devez d'écouter cet audio si vous êtes fan de Bjorn. Pour le reste, aucune surprise n'est à se mettre sous la dent concernant l'Hérésie d'Horus malheureusement mais Chris Wraight a définitivement le talent de faire vivre les Space Wolves.

The Sigillite

Audio Drama : 70 min
The galaxy is divided, but while his armies prepare for battle the Emperor himself remains curiously absent. In his place stands Malcador – legendary Sigillite, First Lord of Terra and regent to the throne – now arguably the single most powerful man in the Imperium. Army officer Khalid Hassan reports back to the Palace after a disastrous secret mission into the wastelands of Gyptus, but soon learns an awful truth about the destiny of mankind. Where do Malcador’s true loyalties lie?

La forme de l’Audio est génial : l’ambiance, les sons, les voix sont impeccables, mais le fond… d’une déception à la hauteur de nos attentes. Les Portes n’arriveront pas à rattraper la désillusion de cette couverture qui n’a eu que pour rôle de nous vendre The Sigillite.