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Road of Skulls We take a pause in our regular storyline to squeeze in some good old flashback episodes I found this story to be a bit of a slog, partially because it s shoehorned in so uncomfortably into the existing timeline, with it being sometime before the events of Skavenslayer book 2 , but utilizing characters, settings, and devices Felix would later wonder at upon first meeting later on starting with Dragonslayer book 4 , so the timing is hamfisted at best Further a great deal of the book is dev We take a pause in our regular storyline to squeeze in some good old flashback episodes I found this story to be a bit of a slog, partially because it s shoehorned in so uncomfortably into the existing timeline, with it being sometime before the events of Skavenslayer book 2 , but utilizing characters, settings, and devices Felix would later wonder at upon first meeting later on starting with Dragonslayer book 4 , so the timing is hamfisted at best Further a great deal of the book is devoted to the Chaos horde ranging southward, and a bunch of mooks that just want to kill things and be unpleasant doesn t make for very interesting plot development That said, I did find Gotrek and Felix to be very well written in this, as if Reynolds realized that Gotrek can be allowed to haveemotions than dour, and can even speak withthan three words at a time Additionally, it was nice to get a bitof the sparse backstory for Gotrek filled in, with his relation to the the slayer hold of Karak Kadrin spelled out a bit plainer Despite these positives, I still feel that the negatives drug the book down too much for it stand very high in relation to the rest of the series I m really hoping this is the beginning book of the series that will see Gotrek meet his fate He and Felix are awesome characters, but I m starting to get tired of this whole he has a grand fate in front of him thing They need to resolve the character s fate.This book unto itself, was awesome Joshua does a really good job at characterization, which is a hard thing to accomplish in a high fantasy world I also enjoyed how the story was built upon established mythology of the universe, and in I m really hoping this is the beginning book of the series that will see Gotrek meet his fate He and Felix are awesome characters, but I m starting to get tired of this whole he has a grand fate in front of him thing They need to resolve the character s fate.This book unto itself, was awesome Joshua does a really good job at characterization, which is a hard thing to accomplish in a high fantasy world I also enjoyed how the story was built upon established mythology of the universe, and in general he brought about sides of both main characters that hadn t always surfaced very well in the past, including Felix s constant teasing of Gotrek, which Gotrek seems not to hear 3,5Liked the story, the Chaos champions infights Canto was the best one, a real different Khorne worshipper , the hints about Gotrek s past background and the fights, real page turners.But the idea of the Khorne Chosen keeping alive his cousin, a Chaos Champion of Tzeentch to make him read his fortune was just heresy for me And the Gotrek Felix relationship, far well developed by other BL authors, seemed just this here 3,5Liked the story, the Chaos champions infights Canto was the best one, a real different Khorne worshipper , the hints about Gotrek s past background and the fights, real page turners.But the idea of the Khorne Chosen keeping alive his cousin, a Chaos Champion of Tzeentch to make him read his fortune was just heresy for me And the Gotrek Felix relationship, far well developed by other BL authors, seemed just this here You can find the full review over at my blog reviews the latest Gotrek Felix novel Quite possibly one of the best Gotrek Felix novels to date, this also cements Josh Reynolds place as a solid writer for both the Gotrek Felix franchise and the Warhammer Fantasy setting Shadowhawk, The Founding FieldsI ve been a fan of the Gotrek Felix series ever since I read Bill King s Trollslayer in the series first omnibus A collection of short You can find the full review over at my blog reviews the latest Gotrek Felix novel Quite possibly one of the best Gotrek Felix novels to date, this also cements Josh Reynolds place as a solid writer for both the Gotrek Felix franchise and the Warhammer Fantasy setting Shadowhawk, The Founding FieldsI ve been a fan of the Gotrek Felix series ever since I read Bill King s Trollslayer in the series first omnibus A collection of short stories, the novel really immersed me in an incredibly rich fantasy world from the point of view of two of the most unlikely heroes ever Since those early days, around 2007, I ve always had a great fascination with the series because of how the books approached the source material Each book focuses on a particular monster or villain, and is themed to show how the unlikely duo of the Dwarf Slayer Gotrek and the warrior poet Felix win the day, whether it be dragons or daemons or skaven or vampires or any other creatures of darkness.The series is also notable for the fact that it is the only Black Library series that I can recall which has spun off into two separate book series, the Thanquol Boneripper novels by C L Werner, and the Ulrika the Vampire trilogy by Nathan Long, who took over Gotrek Felix after the departure of King from the publisher In my estimation, barring Herr Werner, the series could not have been in better hands than it was in Nathan Long s He s delivered some fantastic stories and reading his work has been a great joy.But then news filtered down last year, when Gotrek Felix An Anthology was released, that Nathan too would be stepping down and that the third Ulrika novel, Bloodsworn, would be his last for Black Library for a while This created quite a void in the ranks of WHF authors since other than Herr Werner and Chris Wraight, who were both already busy with several projects, there didn t appear to be any other author who could step up to take the reins, given that Dan Abnett was already heavily invested in Warhammer 40,000 along with Gav Thorpe, and Nick Kyme was similarly busy with other projects in addition to his editorial duties And that s where Josh Reynolds, a newcomer to the publisher, stepped in with his novella Charnel Congress last year and the first Gotrek Felix novel in several years Road of Skulls.The question was always going to be whether Josh could have written a novel to match what Bill King created and what Nathan Long helped keep alive As far as I am concerned, based on Josh s story in the anthology and this novel, the series is in very capable hands and the future looks rather bright Josh s first book for Black Library was Knight of the Blazing Sun, and while a good book, it wasn t all that interesting, overall, and had a fair few flaws Since then however, and a little bit before then, he s written several pieces of short fiction for WHF and what little I ve read, I ve been impressed with I went into Road of Skulls with high expectations, tempered with my experience from Knight of the Blazing Sun, and I m quite happy to say that Josh has surpassed my expectations Not only did he deliver a story that feels very true to the original vision from Bill King, but he also explores the setting itself in depth, and leaves his own stamp on the series In itself it is a good book but it lacks the fun factor that I come to expect from a gotrek and Felix novel In hindsight it would seem as if this book and the Gotrek and Felix we get in it are preludes to the Gotrek and Felix we get in the final two books of the series Gotrek having lost his occasional sarcastic humor and Felix reduced to a melancholic Sancho Panza type desperate to get through the ever tickening clouds around his friend and boss s mind So yeah, a decent book but not a very m In itself it is a good book but it lacks the fun factor that I come to expect from a gotrek and Felix novel In hindsight it would seem as if this book and the Gotrek and Felix we get in it are preludes to the Gotrek and Felix we get in the final two books of the series Gotrek having lost his occasional sarcastic humor and Felix reduced to a melancholic Sancho Panza type desperate to get through the ever tickening clouds around his friend and boss s mind So yeah, a decent book but not a very memorable one Hell Canto the unsworn was by far the most interesting character and if I had had my way this would have been his book and Gotrek and Felix could have swooped in near the end to give it a surprise ending that would have made a muchinteresting read This is book 13 is the Gotrek and Felix series, which tells the story of a dwarf who is looking to find his doom and his chronicler sidekick.I ve only read book one in the series and then this one and I felt that I got a complete story that didn t require any further background knowledge.The story essentially takes place in a specific place over a short period of time It feels tight and, quite rightly, one of many epic adventures.As with many series that follow the same protagonist througho This is book 13 is the Gotrek and Felix series, which tells the story of a dwarf who is looking to find his doom and his chronicler sidekick.I ve only read book one in the series and then this one and I felt that I got a complete story that didn t require any further background knowledge.The story essentially takes place in a specific place over a short period of time It feels tight and, quite rightly, one of many epic adventures.As with many series that follow the same protagonist throughout, I felt that the story added small but interesting insights into the main characters However, the main interest in these sort of novels comes from the personalities and background of the antagonists and other characters On this occasion I really enjoyed the dip into the dwarf lore and the variety and depth of the antagonists There were many named side characters and I felt that the majority added something special to the story.I felt that the action was really well written A problem I have with Black Library s 40k line is that bolter porn long descriptive battle over plot and character is boring However, I never felt that was the way here There are a few battles and skirmishes in the book, but they are very well written and they are they culmination of events rather than just a way to move the story on.The overall story was enjoyable I felt that it fit well into the background and it perfectly foretells the End Times.There were a few negatives The flow of the novel in the middle felt a bit repetitive, particularly the battles I felt that the conclusion final climactic scene was a little but to full of events and the conclusion was a touch anti climactic I also felt that the tone of the story feltadventure and cartoon y in places rather than dark, and I would have preferred it darker I would also have liked a littletime on the resolution.Overall, I really enjoyed this one P jemn ch 3,5 Tak n jak mi nedo lo jak moc se mi po t hle dvojce st skalo Ne ekejte nikdo dn z zrak, jen klasick n ez jako v p edchoz ch knih ch po d se n kdo hon za bestiemi, jen se to kos jakoby se klikalo Diablo I, vzpom n se na minulost P ED KNIHAMI tak mi n jak p ipad , e odkazovat se k d ji v knih ch samotn ch krom t upln p edch zej c se prost viditeln ned l , nasypte tam podivn bestie, a hlavn , polootev en konec, aby m la s ga kam pokra ovat P esn co jsem od knih P jemn ch 3,5 Tak n jak mi nedo lo jak moc se mi po t hle dvojce st skalo Ne ekejte nikdo dn z zrak, jen klasick n ez jako v p edchoz ch knih ch po d se n kdo hon za bestiemi, jen se to kos jakoby se klikalo Diablo I, vzpom n se na minulost P ED KNIHAMI tak mi n jak p ipad , e odkazovat se k d ji v knih ch samotn ch krom t upln p edch zej c se prost viditeln ned l , nasypte tam podivn bestie, a hlavn , polootev en konec, aby m la s ga kam pokra ovat P esn co jsem od knihy ekala p jemn str ven odpoledne I ve read most of the Gotrek Felix novels by now, but this is one of the best Even as I grew bored of the standard formula in previous entries, this book immediately grabbed me and became a real page turner.What I liked was the menacing threat and the scenes from the perspective of the bad guys, as well as the details of Dwarf culture and social interaction, shedding some new light on Gotreks past as well I ve read most of the GotrekFelix novels by now, but this is one of the best Even as I grew bored of the standard formula in previous entries, this book immediately grabbed me and became a real page turner.What I liked was the menacing threat and the scenes from the perspective of the bad guys, as well as the details of Dwarf culture and social interaction, shedding some new light on Gotreks past as well Gotrek And Felix Unsung Heroes Of The Empire, Or Nothing Than Common Thieves And Murderers The Truth Perhaps Lies Somewhere In Between, And Depends Entirely Upon Whom You Ask Gotrek And Felix Race To The Dwarf Hold At Karak Kadrin, Finding It Besieged By One Of The Grand Armies Of Chaos 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 Boooriiiing

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