Saturday, 6 April 2013

FANTASY REVIEW: Warhammer Fantasy: Gotrek and Felix Short Story: The Reckoning - Jordan Ellinger

Release Date: 30/03/13
Publisher:  Black Library


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... Summoned back to Barak Varr by the outraged King Grundadrakk, the pair discover that a terrible crime has been committed – the dwarfen hold’s Book of Grudges has been stolen, right out of its sealed vault. Given that his own name appears upon its fading pages, Gotrek is honour-bound to join an expedition to recover the ancient tome. How far will the trail lead, and just what manner of individual would seek to rob the dwarfs of their vengeful legacy?


A cracking short story that takes the Warhammer Worlds strangest companions on a journey to clear Gotrek’s name for a perceived slight from his mysterious past. It has top notch action, cracking pace and when added to solid story telling that gives the reader what they want (a high body count, dwarven ingenuity and some subtle twists) all round will give the reader a tale to enjoy whilst not only travelling but will raise the odd chuckle as it evolves within the readers imagination.

Back this up with an author who clearly loves the pair, has put a lot of time into making sure that the story works well into their already huge mythos all round gives you something that works wonders for the Warhammer World. A great tale all round and one that I’ll recommend to any fan of the duo.

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