Sunday, 17 February 2013

FANTASY REVIEW: Warhammer Fantasy: Gotrek and Felix: Road of Skulls - Josh Reynolds

Release Date: 17/01/13

Gotrek and Felix race to the dwarf hold at Karak Kadrin, finding it besieged by one of the grand armies of Chaos under the command of Warlord Garmr. When King Ungrim Ironfist speaks of the legendary 'Road of Skulls' and of the hated foe's attempts to open a portal into the Realm of Chaos, Gotrek senses that a great doom awaits him - though it may not be the one he would choose for himself. As the king's own son leads his army of Slayers to fulfil an ancient prophecy, it seems that Garmr's hour of victory may be at hand...


The Slayer Fortress faces a battle for their races very survival with Gotrek and Felix at the heart of it all. It’s got high octane action, some solid twists and to be honest a lot of this for me was very reminiscent of David Gemmell’s Legend. The prose works extremely well and when you add to the mix characters that really shape the world that they inhabit you know damn well that it’s going to be anything but a walk in the park.

Whilst this is Josh’ s first full book featuring perhaps Warhammer’s most famous duo he brings the character to the fore in a larger than life style. It works wonderfully well and when you add to the mix a story that really is going to shape the fates you know all round that its going to be a long wait for the next outing.

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