Tuesday, 20 October 2009

FANTASY REVIEW: Triumff - Dan Abnett


Sir Rupert Triumff. Adventurer. Fighter. Drinker. Saviour? Pratchett goes swashbuckling in the hotly anticipated original fiction debut of the multi-million selling Warhammer star. Triumff is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day ! a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. Throughout its rollicking pages, Sir Rupert Triumff drinks, dines and duels his way into a new Brass Age of Exploration and Adventure.


If you’re seeking something that’s far from the normal fantasy fodder that is out there, then you really have to pay attention to this offering from Dan Abnett. It’s the Elizabethan Culture brought up to date into the modern age as Dan weaves not only a rip roaring, all cannons blazing, swashbuckling Adventure but also manages to add the intrigue and double dealing that the time period seamlessly into this cracker of a novel. Blend in a touch of humour (the Swiss Army Sword) along with his satirical outlook on life and you’ve got something for everyone. An absolute corker and one that will appeal to many readers which demonstrates that his imagination is as untamable as the universe’s he explores.

1 comment:

Adele said...

loved this book and Dan was kind enough to let us subject him to an interview recently too.