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Summary

In the wilds of Aqshy, Owain Volker, Gunmaster of the Ironweld, and Zana Mathos, sellsword and adventurer, seek one of the fabled Eight Lamentations on behalf of the duardin smith-god, Grungni. But they are not the only ones searching for the legendary artefact, and the duo soon find themselves trapped in an isolated mountain outpost, caught between a herd of savage beastmen and a pack of monstrous foes.

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Needs work.

A good audio drama but Black Library have stopped using a overall narration to help tell the story and relies on the characters to say what they are doing which leads to some very unnatural dialogue with characters talking to them selves spelling out what they are doing. I think the Black Library team should take a listen and take note to the Scarifyers series (so should you if you haven't yet) which also doesn't use a narrator but does it so much better. The Story is good with our hero's held up in a abandoned settlement besieged by a pack of werewolves. The running time isn't taken up by story itself and has a interview with the writer and cast at the end.

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Exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat.

This is a reasonably fast-paced drama. There is excitement, tension, suspicion, horror, and cleverness. I was able to take a great deal of enjoyment from this despite not yet reading Spear of Shadows, the first instalment for the Eight Lamentations. I understand that J. Reynolds is no longer working for Black Library and it is unlikely that this series will be further expanded upon, but seeing the characters and story quality from this drama has encouraged me to go over and enjoy these stories nonetheless.

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really enjoyable, once I got used to the style

I must confess, I am both a big fan of the age of Sigmar game and literature, and Josh's work especially. I enjoyed reading the first of the Eight Lamentations novels, so I was looking forward to listening to this. And overall, I really enjoyed it.

However, I have to say the lack of narrator with the choice to have the characters describing what was happening was a little jarring and felt a little juvenile at first. A nice attempt at something new, but it didn't work for me. but that is the only critique to get out of the way.

the story itself was awesome. I legitimately felt a little anxious for the characters at times and the ending also pulled on the heart strings for me. after listening to the interviews at the end, I decided to listen again and found it very satisfying. a fun listen, very well performed too.

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great story reminds me of the movie Dog Soldiers

the story is simple but yet brilliant at the same time, the voice actors are on point for this production and it's great to see some of my now favourite voice actors doing more Black Library stuff.

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Overall well acted and written story!
Minor spoilers below.
As the story does not have a narrator the characters needs to constantly describe what is happening to them. I found this to sound a bit stilted and unnatural at times, but other than that the actors did a superb job bringing the text to life.
The chemistry between Volker and Zanna grants the story some much appreciated flavour. As the grudging camaraderie between the two is explored, it brings something that has previous installations in the AOS universe has failed to deliver. I sincerely hope that Black Library will continue to bring us stories with these kind of elements in the future.
The end twist was a bit obvious and heavily hinted towards from the start of the story, but it was not played up too much, so it didn't bother me when it finally was revealed.
If you're interesed and have come this far (especially if you are a fan of AOS), I would recommend you give this audio drama a listen!

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  • 30-12-18

wolf are out to play.

I love it. liked that it had wolf Vs beastmen. didn't like the actor talking about them self at the end. wish I would have more story instead.

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  • 14-06-20

Superb!

Extremely well-written and well-produced. Great story with some suspense and mystery. Really liked the setting - hope they do more of this authors work!