Monday, 1 November 2010

FANTASY REVIEW: Warhammer Fantasy: Empire Army: Warrior Priest - Darius Hinks

Release Date: 01/10/10


Warrior Priests are the holy crusaders of the Empire, crushing daemons, witches and heretics alike with righteous fury. These bold men wield death and damnation, with warhammers held high and the word of Sigmar on their lips. They provide the final bastion against the forces of darkness that would run rampant and forever turn the hearts of men. Jakob Wolff is one such warrior, and sets out to track down his brother, whose soul has been tainted by the Ruinous Powers. Family must be put to one side as he battles to prevent the Empire from sinking into Chaos, with only his strength of arms and the purity of his beliefs to call upon.


Having written a number of short stories for the Black Library’s worlds alongside working on titles like The Witch Hunters Handbook as well as Liber Chaotica, this, his first full length Warhammer novel takes the reader into a tale of vengeance, discovery and above all else honourable redemption.

It’s beautifully written with a cast of dark eyed, hard as nails veterans backed by some softer initiates who help the reader acclimatise to the dark war torn world around them.

Back this up with a kickass plot, stunning combat alongside a warrior priest of almost legendary proportions and I suspect that readers will soon demand their own Wolfe to lead their forces on the Battlefield. Harsh, dark and with combat moments almost Gemmellesque, it’s a tale that will fulfil man a readers demands.

1 comment:

Kodanshi said...

Sounds utterly fabulous. Gonna buy me a copy today!