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The War Of The Dwarves [Paperback]

Markus Heitz
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Book Description

4 Mar 2010 Dwarves

The dwarves have gone to battle and they have been victorious. But outside the realm, dark forces are working . . .

A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realise, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde.

The Orcs are not the only threat. An unspeakable new power is growing and threatens the very existence of the dwarves. But both enemies have forgotten one very important truth: a dwarf is never more dangerous than when total obliteration seems inevitable . . .

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  • Paperback: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841495735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841495736
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The international bestselling fantasy epic continues . . .

About the Author

Markus Heitz was born in 1971 in Germany. He studied history, German language and literature, and won the German Fantasy Award in 2003 for his debut novel SHADOWS OVER ULLDART. His Dwarves series is a bestseller across the Continent. Markus Heitz lives in Zweibrucken.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 16 Aug 2010
I have read these two books in quick succession -one after the other -- they are very well written and once you get over the initial weirdness of Dwarves being the main characters, it is most enjoyable - a jolly good yarn.

The characters are well rounded and likeable and I certainly hope there is another one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You start reading and can't put it down 29 Nov 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I started reading the first part about a week ago, I'm now halfway through the second book. I put five stars because that is the type of book you can't put down. I like the transition of the second book, it starts where they left you in the first book.
I would put it as my top 5 Fantasy read, it's also interesting to read fantasy from a dwarf point of view compared to the more common human one.
Characters are interesting, in depth and lots of original people/monsters (Djerun...).
The only downside, what to read after?
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rollicking old school fantasy 3 Mar 2010
This book has been available in a well known British book chain for the past week. I thoroughly enjoyed book 1 and thought I'd give this a go as well, especially as it was in a 3 for 2 offer. And I have to say, like book 1, it is really, really good.
Why am I surprised?
Well on the face of it the premise has been done before, admittedly not from the dwarves' point of view, but you know the score, lost child becomes great warrior/king and big stuff happens taking on the forces of evil. So far so ho hum. But somehow this works. There is a thread of humour sewn through the narrative and the characters are engaging - both the goodies and the baddies - and the plot rattles along. In fairness, the book doesn't claim to be anything it isn't. You could start a football chant along the lines of "You're fantasy genre and you know you are!" and the author couldn't complain. In fact with the recent trend towards more psychological and gorily realistic books in the fantasy world, it is nice to go back to the old school.

Just one more thing; the translation - unlike other books I have read recently - is spot on, so I don't know how much of the praise for this work is due to the original author or the translator but between them they do a darn fine job.

So to sum up, this is a proper fantasy page turner, an easy read from the old school and shouldn't be criticized for that as it is rather good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome writing 1 Jun 2011
I very rarely buy myself books by unknown authors. I was given the first book as an easter present. Before i was a quarter of the way through it, I had ordered this and the third book, due out in September.

Having played dwarven characters in RPG's for many years, I feel that Markus has captured the true spirit of dwarven culture that can span across all the games systems and genres.

I look forward to his other works being translated into english.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars War of the dwarves... brilliant! 3 Nov 2010
By DeeDee
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This is the final part of the story and it has so many twists and turns that you really can not guess the end... it was moving in many places and a really good read. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dwarves 4 Sep 2010
By mpm
I have enjoyed reading the book having read Dwarves book 1. I think he tells a good story which places you as the reader right inside. One thing I would say is many writers are not very good at writing humourous banter between characters Markus Heitz is one who can !!! often very funny...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 Jun 2014
By Nick B
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 19 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read the Fist installment of this series and enjoyed it. If you are into high Fantasy I would recommend it. This book is better written than the first and the characters follow through. It can be read independently but should be read after the first for continuity.
I look forward to reading the third in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Avid reader
This is another great book plenty of action and a good story line which continues from the previous book great reading
Published 1 month ago by Avidreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Great story telling with the focus of the story on Tungdil , would recommend for anyone who likes relatively 'realistic fantasy'.
Published 5 months ago by Jon Joiner
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Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about Dwares
Arrived very quickly and in great condition. Is the second in the series of 3 and I have to order the next one too!
Published 6 months ago by Roma
5.0 out of 5 stars love these books
Picked up the fist book at a discount book store and wasnt able to put it down. I am reallyenjoying this series
Published 13 months ago by Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Having read the first in the series I was expecting nothing less from this book. But this book has taken it to a hole New level, it's amazing. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Aaron
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying
Great book, great series of books, enjoying the lot of them, well written a good concept and suffers nothing from translation.
Published 16 months ago by Tim James
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read
Has everything one would look for in a fantasy book. Compelling story, interesting characters and good descriptive writing. If you are a fan of the genre you will enjoy this book.
Published 16 months ago by Mark Finucane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Having read The Dwarves(book 1) it was a no brainer not to read the next book,which i have and am now looking forward to the 3rd,well written and easy to associate with the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Kevin Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars The War of the Dwarves by Markus Heitz
One of four books on the saga of the Dwarves.
If you haven't come across these books I suggest you go out now and buy them. They are excellent. Read more
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