Gotrek and Felix join a dwarven expedition to the middle of the Chaos Wastes in the hopes of discovering the lost fortress of Karag Dum. They travel, along with some other interesting characters such as Snorri Nosebitter, in some kind of huge blimp. Somewhat unfortunately (in my opinion) Grey Seer Thanquol and his cowardly lackey Lurk Snitchtongue find their way back into the story.
Full of chaos warriors and beastmen, this book offers the usual dose of dangerous situations for our heroes. Felix has another tantalizing brush with love and Gotrek comes closer than ever to finally achieving his doom. While most of the story focuses in on Felix and his blossoming into a hardened hero himself, Gotrek plays an important role as the focus of ancient prophesies that he knows nothing about. The climax of this one is pretty intense, with some of the heaviest carnage to be found in the series. Interestingly, King doesn't really wrap up the story in this novel, but instead leaves it wide open, demanding a closely linked sequel.
Overall, this book is enjoyable and light. Much like the other slayer novels I've read.
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Black Library (31 December 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841541044
- ISBN-13: 978-1841541044
- Package Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.9 x 2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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