Sunday, 6 May 2012

FANTASY REVIEW: Warhammer Fantasy: Dead Winter - CL Werner

Release Date: 07/05/12


More than a thousand years after the Age of Sigmar, the Empire he struggled to create rests on the edge of destruction – the reign of the greedy and incompetent Emperor Boris Goldgather has shaken down the great and prosperous edifice of his erstwhile realm. Without warning, a terrible and deadly plague strikes, wiping out entire villages and leaving towns eerily silent through the long frozen months. As the survivors struggle to maintain order and a worthy military presence, vermin pour up from the sewers and caverns beneath the cities, heralding a new and unspeakable threat – the insidious skaven!


Clint Werner’s writing is a tale of savage combat, hard characters and when backed with a harsh setting, leaves the reader in no doubt about how he plays for keeps. In this tale set during a different time period of the Empire to the norm, the reader is treated to a book that sets the plague against mankind as the Ratkin seek to utilise their own brand of chemical warfare.

It’s different, its harsh and all in a satisfying read as the lead characters allow the tale to flow from start to finish during this difficult period in its history. Add to this a clear overall view of where he wants to go and the reader in in for a treat. All in this is Clint’s writing at its best which when backed with heroics and dastardly deed leave the reader in no doubt what to expect.

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