Monday, 3 January 2011

FANTASY REVIEW: Warhammer Fantasy: Time of Legend's: Sigmar Trilogy 3: God King - Graham McNeill

Release Date: 06/01/10


Sigmar, the first Emperor, is a god amongst men, a peerless leader and an unbreakable warrior. Having defeated the Chaos invasion of Middenheim, the Empire knows a measure of peace. But in the vast deserts of Nehekhara, another empire is rising. Nagash, the most feared of necromancers, is determined to claim dominance over the Old World, crushing all before him with an unstoppable and nightmarish army. Legions of unnatural creatures swarm the Empire. Sigmar must defend the lands of the living from the hordes of the dead and prevent Nagash's terrible vision of power coming true.


Fans of the Time of Legends series will have been biting at the bit to get their hands on this title by David Gemmell Legend Award Winner Graham McNeill’s third part of the Sigmar Trilogy. Within is a tale deeply woven within the mythos of the Warhammer world and one where two of the world’s heavyweights prepare to meet each other in a battle to the Death (or Undeath in one of the combatant’s cases.)

Woven to the level that this title not only demands but deserves, Graham’s prose alongside his almost eldritch ability to interweave a tale with known facts makes this one of his best books to date. Add a huge dollop of serious combat alongside massive bloodshed and you know that it’s a battle that will have fans talking about it for ages.

Finally add to this some great dialogue as well as some seriously good battlefield humour and the reader will not leave this series disheartened, a serious reread may just be around the corner and to be honest with you, I started the whole series from scratch just so that I could relive the epic life of the Empires greatest hero.

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