Dwarf Trollslayer Gotrek Gurnisson and his human companion Felix Jaeger are en route to Middenheim, hopefully in time for the siege. They stop off in the Imperial city of Nuln where they run into Gotrek's old friend the Slayer Malakai Makaisson. Malakai is with the College of Engineering and helping the Imperial war effort by transporting cannons to Middenheim in his airship the Spirit of Grungni. Our heroic duo would reach Middenheim a couple of weeks faster if they travel via the airship and even have a couple of extra nights for drinking before lift off.
Unfortunately the Ruinous Powers have plans of their own. Cultists calling themselves the Brothers of the Cleansing Flame steal the black powder meant for the new cannons. Gotrek and Felix must help locate the thieves if they are to have any hope of reaching Middenheim in time.
**** Readers get to meet up with Ulrika and see how she has been doing since her undead status began. Otto, Felix's brother, unknowingly and unwillingly shares a bit of the adventure too. I am sure we will hear more of Otto's family in the future.
Author Nathan Long has done a terrific job keeping our heroes true to William King's vision; however, Felix is a bit too nice. From beginning to the end, this story is one long string of battles, guaranteed to please! ****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: The Black Library (1 October 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844165094
- ISBN-13: 978-1844165094
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
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