Monday, 2 April 2012

FANTASY REVIEW: Gotrek and Felix: The Anthology - Ed. Christian Dunn

Release Date: 02/04/12


Gotrek and Felix: unsung heroes of the Empire, or nothing more than common thieves and murderers? The truth perhaps lies somewhere in between, and depends entirely upon whom you ask... Within these pages you will find the untold tales of the adventuring duo, some of which undoubtedly even they would rather remain a secret. From the wastelands of the north to the mystical cities of Araby, and from the orcs of Karak Azgal to the ogres of Skabrand – their exploits are recalled and their legend grows.

Featuring the brand new novella-length tale Slayer’s Honour by Nathan Long, this anthology also contains a swashbuckling selection of great stories including a previously unpublished tale by renowned SF writer John Brunner.

Slayer’s Honour Nathan Long
A Cask of Wynters Josh Reynolds
A Place of Quiet Assembly John Brunner
Kineater Jordan Ellinger
Prophecy Ben McCallum
The Tilean’s Talisman David Guymer
Last Orders Andy Smillie
Mind-stealer C.L. Werner
The Two Crowns of Ras Karim Nathan Long
The Funeral of Gotrek Gurnisson Richard Salter


OK, it is not secret that I love Felix and Gotrek’s adventures, the epic battles, the character interaction and when mixed with classic action sequences alongside cracking pace, it’s a treat all round as far as I’m concerned. Add to this now the chance for other Black Library Authors to play with the duo’s fates and overall it’s a series of stories that really does deliver for the majority (although the odd one sadly missed for me as a reader.)

All in, this is fun and of course a great way to grab a few minutes away from the real world to enjoy the duo’s escapades as visited by other writers, its wonderfully edited, the readers in for a treat and as far as I’m concerned it was a set of tales that helped get deeper into the Warhammer world, more in keeping with Bill King’s humble origins for these two characters as portrayed in the book Trollslayer.

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