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Road of Skulls (Gotrek & Felix) Paperback – 17 Jan 2013

3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: The Black Library (17 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849702918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849702911
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Author of the novels Knight of the Blazing Sun, Time of Legends: Neferata and the forthcoming Gotrek and Felix: Road of Skulls, Josh Reynolds used to be a roadie for the Hong Kong Cavaliers, but now writes full time. His work has appeared in various anthologies, including Age of Legend and several issues of the electronic magazine Hammer and Bolter.


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The characters seem to exhibit none of their usual characteristics and it took me quite a while to be bothered to finish the book.

For some reason, the writing doesn't seem to flow as well as William King or Nathan Long's novels and so I've not been as enthusiastic to turn the next page as I was with the '[insert name here]Slayer' novels.

Still, it's a new story for Gotrek and Felix but not sure that it's worth a read.

Just hope Nathan (or William) pick up the next book in the actual timeline stories for our 2 favourite heroes.
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Road of skulls is a very average book. Josh Reynolds fails to get to grips with both Gotrek and Felix. Gotrek isn't grumpy or surly, or for that matter similar at all to his true character at all. Felix has no wit, he back chats Gotrek too much and is constantly prying about Gotreks past. I only persevered reading this book because it is a Gotrek and Felix novel.

To all other potential readers, do not bother reading this book as it does not follow on from Zombie slayer, the plot is poor, the sub genres are weak, various characters storylines are left without ending. The main villain is very poorly described; I found it difficult to understand what the author was referring to when talking about the gorewolf.

Please don't waste your time with this book and for that matter please don't let Josh Reynolds near a Gotrek and Felix title again.
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Karak Kadrin is in the Worlds Edge Mountains and is ruled by Slayer King Ungrim Ironfist. The Slayer King and the dwarfs of Karak Kadrin protect the gate, fighting off any dark forces that attempt to pass through it. Now the largest Chaos horde to spill out of the north since the time of Magnus the Pious is at their door. Slayer Gotrek Gurnisson and his human companion, Felix Jaeger, arrive to find Karak Kadrin under siege. This is led by the warlord named Garmr Hrodvitnir, who intends to unleash Chaos unlike any known before.

As an army of Slayers head out to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Gotrek and Felix are forced to remain at Slayer Keep. According to the aged priest, should Gurnisson march toward and meet the Chaos army in battle, he will find the death he seeks, but the world will die with him. This, of course, does not sit well with Gotrek.

** TWO STARS! I am a big fan of the Gotrek and Felix series. I look forward to each release, eager to read the next adventure. I have come to enjoy Gotrek's surliness, his jumping into the middle of any battle, and his scowls - to name only a few traits I adore. As for Felix, I am very familiar with his brave and skillful fighting. I now rely on seeing Felix by the Slayer's side no matter what comes. The human is a bad a...Well, he is deadly, especially with a sword. Occasionally the pair will have company in their travels. One such companion is Snorri Thungrimsson, a Slayer who is usually crazed and refers to himself in the Third Person. There is no one else quite like Snorri.

This story has all three of these characters that I enjoy so much; however, none of them are portrayed correctly. Gotrek is not as moody and he does not put away the ale like water. Felix spends most of his time in battle on his tail.
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Having read all the Gotrek and Felix books and loving them - both the William King, Nathan Long and the spin off novels - I was looking forward to this new entry. Road of Skulls is turgid, uninteresting and quite frankly boring. It took me three and a half weeks to plough through the text and I was glad when it ended. Such a shame. I hope Black Library can salvage this series for the next book. The only glimmer was some moderately interesting insights into Gotrek's mysterious past.
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I choose this book as I'm a fan of Gotrex & Felix Novels.

Overall it was a good book,
The author understood the characters and how they would react to the circumstances that play out.

The only negative is that it is hard to judge in the timeline where this novel sits in the slayer series. But it was a good stand-alone novel
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A new Gotrek & Felix novel was just what I needed, re-read the whole series to get ready for it. Only to find out that it is takes us back in time. There is a bit of retcon and some part just didn't sit well with the existing fluff.

Nevertheless I have enjoyed the book but it wasn't the book I was looking for.

Think that the author should pick up on some of the chaos warriors and give them a novel as they are more interesting than the dwarf heroes.
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