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Best in the series
on 2 February 2009
I will go on record and say that this book is the best out of all the gotrek and felix books so far, something i wouldnt think i would be saying about one of nathan long's versions but it really is that good.
This book has 2 totally different tones to it. The first is showing a gritty side to life in the empire, alongside some psychological profiling of gotrek by felix. Although nothing new to any warhammer book this helps set the foundation of the story very well.
The interesting part happens later on when the dark elves appear. The dark elves are probably the major player in the warhammer world right now, with malekith's fingers in just about every evil pie on the planet. They make a good enemy here, and ou get to find out of lot of stuff about dark elf culture you never read about anywhere else. Be warned those of prudish nature, as the druchii themselves are very nasty and also sexual perverted creatures. Probably not a good book for younger readers, although the sexual references arent too strong.
Overall the writing quality is strong, with the action fast paced, and felix being in more types of impending peril than ever before. Max Schreiber also makes a welcome reappearance which helps flesh out the characters. With Malakai and Ulrika appearing in the last book, and max in this one, im willing to guess Snorri or another character will be turning up in the next one.
If you like the gotrek and felix saga so far you will not be disappointed by this.