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The Ultramarines are the epitome of a Space Marine Chapter. They tirelessly defend the Imperium from all threats, and uphold the legacy of their primarch. This collection of stories shows the heroes of the Chapter at war.

No Space Marine Chapter can claim so long and glorious a history as the Ultramarines. As one of the original twenty Legiones Astartes they fou
Published November 14th 2015 by Black Library
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Jul 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a collection of short stories. Two are quite good and the rest are ok. An assorted collection of Ultramarines stories. You also run the gamut of foes from chaos to the Orks. If this were a full story I'd take more time to speak of the various ins and outs. This being short stories, I'm not going to waste my time since this wasn't a really great collection nor terribly exciting. The story with the Kreig Death Korps operating with the Ultramarines was rather nice (and my favorite story) s ...more
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Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Collecting together stories about the boys in blue from five different authors, Legends of the Dark Millennium: Ultramarines features two novellas, prose versions of two audio dramas, and five further short stories. The emphasis is on named characters, with such Ultramarines luminaries as Marneus Calgar, Chaplain Cassius, Cato Sicarius, Torias Telion and Varro Tigurius shared out across four stories by Graham McNeill, two by Nick Kyme, and one each from Steve Lyons, Josh Reynolds and Gav Thorpe. ...more
Oct 13, 2019 marked it as couldnt-finish
Had to stop midway through.

Was trying to use this as a springboard into the W40k universe as I was always interested in it but it wasn't quite...gelling.

I went in with the understanding that these would be short stories but honestly? I didn't find them to read that way. They actually read more like...excerpts of short stories, if that makes sense.

A lot of them just sort of started in the middle of nowhere, then stopped at weird and random points where it felt like any sort of climax was left
Alasdair Martin
A good read, some nice short shorts painting little vignettes and a couple of decent longer shorts of blood and mayhem ... what's not to like!
Alexander Blakeley
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clear, concise and written with just the right amount of flair. These short stories and novellas provide truly enjoyable snap-fire reading.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent collection of Ultramarine short stories.
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Decent War stories glorifying the Ultramarine chapter.
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Hailing from Scotland, Graham McNeill narrowly escaped a career in surveying to work for Games Workshop as a games designer. He has a strong following with his novels Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar, Dead Sky, Black Sun and Storm of Iron.

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