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So-so. I felt let down
on 9 March 2012
As a great fan of Thanquol and his ambitious cowardice, I was eager to read this. Bought a new copy, even. It was sort of OK, but a distinct fall on the others.
As usual the skaveny bits were fine. The weakness is especially in the [spoiler alert, read on with care]
dwarf characters who behaved frankly illogically, and the main plot, which makes not much sense even by the flexible standards of the Warhammer world. Why does this matter? Because you buy into the story, ideally, so when daft things happen it jolts you out of your buy-in.
And the ongoing technological leaps are getting ridiculous, if Clan Skyre are supposed to be able to make [deleted to not spoil]and plenty of them, and dwarfs the copper-link [deleted to not spoil]the semi-medieval war of Warhammer would be over in an instant. No more axes and wizards.
Maybe time for a new new author?
I felt like giving it two stars but added one for old times sake