Audio Review 129 // The Rage of Asmodai by C Z Dunn

Okay, take two with the Dark Angels Audio dramas. The last C Z Dunn tale was a bit of a bust, so I hope this will have some decent Dark Angel action. It's a short tale 25 minutes long, so here we go.

Title: The Rage of Asmodai

Author: Christian Z. Dunn

Narrators: John Banks, Steve Conlin, Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth and Saul Reichlin.

Blurb: A Warhammer 40,000 audio drama

Captain Vidarna of the Relictors finds a mission to capture a Chaos artefact complicated by Dark Angels Chaplain Asmodai, who has his own sinister mission.

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Captain Vidarna of the Relictors leads a squad of his brothers in pursuit of a dark artefact on a world riven by heresy. But the appearance of Chaplain Asmodai of the Dark Angels changes his mission. The Dark Angel claims to have the relic they seek – but to claim it, the Relictors need to aid him in capturing the leader of the rebellion, a mysterious black-armoured Space Marine whose armour bears symbols similar to that of the Dark Angels themselves…

Written by C Z Dunn

Running time: 25 minutes. Performed by John Banks, Steve Conlin, Jonathan Keeble, Toby Longworth and Saul Reichlin.


Am I missing the point of these stories? They don't seem to be that focused on the Dark Angels. Instead, it's more a case of here is a single Dark Angel, and let us highlight another branch of the Imperium.

An example is this story. Here we have a Dark Angels Interrogator Chaplain working alone, who stumbles upon a squad of Relictor Marines. From here on it becomes a Relictors tale, and I'm left wanting more Dark Angels. I get the heavy-handed hints of the Fallen etc... but why wasn't it a squad of Dark Angels and no Relictors. The joining forces seem forced and rather too convenient. Of course the acting and sound are amazing, but I feel let yet down once again. This is not a Dark Angel tale, I want a real Dark Angel story please Black Library!

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