- Mass Market Paperback: 31 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1560768525
- ISBN-13: 978-1560768524
- Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 2.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,031,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
New additions to the legend include werewolves, gypsies, flesh golems, and Jack London-type treks across dangerous plains of ice.
A great book is one you don't want to put down, long after you should have been asleep. This is such a book!
Perhaps the best thing about the book, though, was the fact that it takes place far after the inception of Lamordia, but doesn't leave you guessing. At no less than three points in the book do you receive an account of past times that dictated the final outcome, two of them being the same story, only from two greatly different vantage points. The best part about it, though, is that all three are told in first person, without any quotes, chapter by chapter, but as part of the storyline- which is, other than these instances, in complete third person.
The characters were fantastic, and though it took more than half the book for him to arrive, the true masterwork in this novel was Ivan Dragonov, the loup-garou ranger. Williamson did a fine job, too, with the use of firearms (which do exist in Lamordia) and the Vistani, especially their wrath upon an unwitting, unwilling servant.
So, to finish my rambling, Mordenheim is an excellent read and a fine novel. I say cheers to it, and cannot wait for another book by the author.
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