Wednesday, 2 November 2011

SCIENCE FICTION AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Warhammer 40k: Sisters of Battle: Red and Black - James Swallow

Release Date: 13/10/11


The Ecclesiarchy is the great church of the Imperium. Founded on the worship of the God-Emperor of Mankind, it guards the sanctity of the Imperial Creed and protects the celestial truth of the Emperor’s divinity. Its ideals are enforced by the bolters and flamers of the Orders Militant of the Adepta Sororitas – the Sisters of Battle. After two millennia, the warp storms raging around the Hollos star system have abated, allowing the isolated planet of Hollos to reconnect with the Imperium. When a mysterious messenger contacts the Orders Militant, Celestian Miriya must travel to Hollos and pass judgement on the world. Will she find a world embracing the Emperor’s truth or one in need of cleansing? Her decision will liberate or condemn an entire planet.


I love a good audio book and when you bring the vocal talent to the cracking writing style of James Swallow, the listener gets a cracking tale with daring, heroics and combat to the max in this full throttle adventure. Add to this that the format is a wonderful way to deal with travel stress as well as giving young listeners a great story to occupy them during car journeys and it was a cracking release for me to enjoy.

Finally add to this James’ own unique flavour and the heroic women of the Emperors service take the world in their own fist and strike harder than many of their male brethren. Cracking skulls and taking names.

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