Kormak's adventures have taken him the woods of the Elves, the haunted tombs of necromancers, and a warring human city where Chaos pulled the strings.
Now he's going underground - deep, deep underground.
Taker of Skulls gives us Bill King's take on Dwarf-kind, a darker take even than the Mines of Moria or Warhammer's Troll Slayers. His dwarves are a dying remnant of a once-proud people, locked in a death struggle with their ancient, orcish enemies and their immortal leader, the Taker of Skulls.
I do have a weakness for this sort of hidden war taking place away from the light, and it does seem to suit Bill's dark fantasy. Kormak is taken out of the light he serves, and put into the shadows where his own strength is limited and his only help comes from an old, dangerous magic.
I loved this, and inhaled it in a single draught - can't wait for more.