Malcador Black Library Advent Calendar 2017 #14

Malcador Black Library Advent Calendar 2017 #14[Download] ➻ Malcador Black Library Advent Calendar 2017 #14 ➼ L.J. Goulding – Malcador the Sigillite sits vigil by the bed of a dying friend and the two discuss the past present and future – and revelations are madeAs the Horus Heresy rages and the death toll rises one will b Malcador the Sigillite sits vigil by the Library Advent PDF/EPUB ¶ bed of a dying friend and the two discuss the past present and future – and revelations are madeAs the Horus Heresy rages and the death toll rises one will be added to the numberless dead Sibel Niasta personal astropath to the First Lord of the Imperium. The drama is incredibly well produced and Toby Longworth once again hit it out of the park with his MalcadorIt takes almost halfway to really get going with the juicy bits but builds up to it in a very melancholic atmospheric way It is far emotional than I expected not just over the way it ends but the entire build up of Malcador's relationship with his personal astropath This offers a side of the Sigillite that we haven't seen beforeI don't think this should have been a Primarchs story ever It fits perfectly into a pre Siege anthology alongside the other HH shorts this advent though The following review was published in the online newspaper The Orkney News in April 2020 Link here First Lord Of The Imperium by LJ Goulding – A Warhammer The Horus Heresy Primarchs Audio DramaNephrite’s Month Of HeresiesSohere we are Inside the mighty defences of Holy Terra as some call it The Horus Heresy itself is close to an end The Siege Of Terra is soon to begin But before the forces of Chaos arrive and encounter the Imperial defences there is still some normalcy is there not my friend? Life goes on even during great heresies And some who have served the Imperium since they were born are now due to leave this world And they will have company at the end But I feel we should explain the importance of Malcador In simple terms Malcador is the Sigillite A member of an ancient order of incredibly psychically gifted humans with great knowledge of the past who searched for culturally important artefacts But that wasn’t all he did Shall you discuss his importance to The Emperor himself? Ah yes Malcador thewhat was the word you things use? ‘Hero’ yes that was it Founder of both the Adeptus Administratum and the Officio Assassinorum as well as a hand in the founding of the Inuisition and the Grey Knights Funny how The Emperor’s most trusted would put in place such groups who now are so fixated on ideas of heresya very religious concept Indeed Malcador certainly was an interesting figure One with many shadows indeed But I should get to the story at handFirst Lord as I shall refer to it henceforth has a plot as follows Malcador The Sigillite has been summoned One of his oldest friends approaches her end His personal astropath – in extremely simplified terms a powerful telepath who uses their powers for communications – shall have company as she passes on However she has many uestions for her master And many things which trouble her greatly But will she appreciate the answers she is given?First Lord by LJ Goulding in my opinion is a very interesting if potentially divisive audio drama The basics of the plot are very simple but they are executed wonderfully There is a very strong sense of melancholy throughout as well as a few small moments of gallows humour There are many uestions put throughout How old truly is The Sigillite? What is the true nature of his connection to The Emperor of Mankind? And What is the true meaning of the Imperial symbol? The Imperial Auila? Andcertain other worrying uestions for followers of The Imperium The possible answers one can receive to those uestions must befascinating for Chaos to hear? Especially regarding the Primarchs What do you say to it myshadow of the Ruinous Powers?Do you now see to them the Space Marines his sons the Primarchs were nothing than tools He planned to do away with them sowed the seeds for all the pain that was to come We we were not their damnation We were their saviours welcoming them accepting them for who they were and lifting them above what their horrid creator had planned to greater things No wonder Guillimanwell that would be telling Orperhaps he told a lie to comfort a dying friend in times that even he felt were the end It is a very easy thing to doYou raise some interesting possibilities Was he telling the truth? In which casewhy would they have planned so far in advance? And whatthingswould be the next evolution beyond even the Primarchs or the Custodes which share part of the Emperor’s own blood? But if he lies then why would the lie be so detailed? So vivid? Simply to aid the grieving and dying? Orwas he possibly lying even to himself So that he could fight on in the forthcoming Siege? So many uestionsUnlike The Last Church this is not a two hander as we have multiple characters and voices Although Toby Longworth – narrator for Horus Rising through to Galaxy In Flames in terms of stories I’ve reviewed as well as several others besides such as Double Eagle – as Malcador and Jenny Funnell as Sybil Aster are the main performers we have appearances by John Banks and Beth Chalmers in minor roles while Jonathan Keeble fulfils the duty of narrator All involved play their parts expertly with particular mention to Jenny Funnell who beautifully draws you into the story with her emotions Longworth’s Malcador on the other hand also deserves praise for having his voice practically creek with the weight of all of Malcador’s age experience and genuine wearinessLJ Goulding’s writing definitely attracts the attention of the listener As well as managing rather well to pull you into the mindset that you are overhearing a private conversation you shouldn’t be aware of they make you think – as we both discussed earlier – about the possible implications of the answers given within the story That is why earlier I referred to First Lord being a potentially divisive audio depending on opinions for fans of Warhammer I still however praise it as a very thought provoking audio drama and one I will likely be listening to again soon Just as I shall be looking out for the name LJ Goulding in futureIt was first released in 2017 as part of the yearly Black Library Advent Calendar where a new piece of Warhammer media of some description is released during the December period The same occurred with The Revelation Of The Word in 2019 I hope that myself and this Warpspawn here can persuade my readers to give this short audio drama a listen or perhaps a relisten if it is one you have already experienced There is much we could say on this one I’m sure? Although I feel we are approaching the end of your time here It won’t be long before you bore of me or perhaps find a different scheme to keep yourself entertained? I wonder where you will take me next? Just what do you have in mind?Indeed we have one tale of the Emperor’s lies and hypocrisies One of the greatest of all tragedies that was his doing A tale of what were to have been The Imperium’s greatest achievements with futures undreamed of Suandered by his own arrogance and brought down by the greatest traitors of allwho in their heresy doomed allSayonaraNephrite and Sgathiach When is a Primarchs story not a primarchs story? When it focuses on Malcador the Sigillite It might not directly feature any primarchs but if anyone knows their secrets it’s Malcador and when he’s called to the bedside of an old friend to witness her final moments he comforts her with talk of the primarchs’ purpose and the grand plan he and the Emperor hold for mankind If you’re a Heresy fan you’re really going to want to listen to this but be prepared to leave with as many uestions as answers Do also look past the revelations and uestions and take the time to enjoy a beautifully crafted story which makes magnificent use of the audio formatRead the full review at A simple conversation between two people a conversation of weight life history and mortalityExceptionally well done filled with significant twist and turns for the Horus Heresy series as a whole Or is it? While much was revealed there is a line at the end of the drama that suggests that maybe not all that was said was true #IamAlpharius But there in lies one of this story's great strengths your personal interpretation of what was saidA great; powerful drama and a pleasure to listen toa 45 out of 5 So I'll try to give you no spoilers This was nuts absolutely freakin' nuts holy shit dude Holy shit Let me just say it took a turn and then it took a turn again This is a must read or well listen Good stuff Am amazing tale I was gripped from start to end not only because of a personal fascination with the Sigilite but over in the style and revelations of this piece Like others here I don’t want to give spoilers but this piece makes one re evaluate how one looks at the entire Horus Heresy Holy mother of feth Awesome All I can say is awesome I KNEW IT Oooh that was good Great insight into a very enigmatic character