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Book #827 - 333,242 Pages Read

Daemonslayer - William King

Easily the best of the three Gotrek & Felix novels I've read thus far, this tale is written slightly different in that it is a single, moving story that flows from chapter to chapter. The previous G&F novels are more of a bunch of loosely linked short stories that still read really well, but this one had outstanding pace and clarity.

King does an outstanding job of not making this story more than it is, pure entertainment. For the first time in the G&F series, Gotrek really seems to be on his way to getting his wish of dying a glorious death fighting pure evil (Chaos). Felix fulfills his duty, albeit somewhat reluctantly, of following Gotrek due to a life debt (drunkenly assumed in the past), and recording the annals of the powerful dwarf's demise. The two protagonists meet allies in the Lonely Tower, one of which is a phenomenal dwarf engineer who has created a flying vehicle, and find themselves on board on a journey in search of the lost city of Karag Dum. The catch is that the forces of Chaos overwhelmed the city some 200 years ago.

This plot vehicle sets several things in motion: Gotrek gets his previously mentioned wish of confronting forces of Chaos; Felix continues to follow Gotrek while being more frightened and reluctant than ever; the reader is introduced to new wonderful characters that join Gotrek in his mission (Snorri, Valek, and Malakai the engineer to name a few).

No spoilers here....the events that take place at Karag Dum in the Chaos Wastes are the best so far in this series. Powerful images, characters that really shine, and direct in your face dialogue take the reader right to the end.

I recommend this and the previous G&F books for any avid fantasy reader. I am also looking forward to future G&F novels...