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Gotrek and Felix: unsung heroes of the Empire, or nothing more than common thieves and murderers? The truth perhaps lies somewhere in between and depends entirely upon whom you ask.... 

Once companions on the greatest of adventures, Gotrek and Felix have long since gone their separate ways. Felix, married and settled, secretly craves the excitement of his youth. And when the opportunity arises, Felix embarks upon what might be his final journey. As the chaos of the End Times engulfs Kislev, Gotrek and Felix are reunited, battling the hordes of the Troll King alongside Ulrika, Snorri and Max. But when long-hidden secrets are revealed, these old friends will be torn apart, and not all of them will leave Kislev alive.... 

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Confused writing

Jonathan Keeble provides an excellent performance as always, and tries hard to carry this story but sadly its not enough.

At one point, Felix is introspective and thinks to himself that he missed the camaraderie, I laughed then, as I still miss it. It doesn't exist in this book. Guymer has done a lot of prep work and research, he tries to tie in every facet of every character from the past series but missing the the trees for the forest he utterly failed to understand the mood and atmosphere of the Gotrek & Felix series. The humour is gone, the reluctant heroism is gone, the sense of adventure is gone. Characters are warped, instead of being gruff but amenable Gotrek here is just an asshole, instead of being reluctant but noble Felix is a self absorbed wretch. Kat is reduced to a plot device. Ulrika's true mission was to risk doom and damnation to tell someone to hurry up. Its absurd.

The only character that was done well was Snorri, but even then his storyline was confused with flashbacks coming out of nowhere, to show his state of mind, I know, but still confusing especially because there is no time to breath in this story. It rushes ahead from one battle to the next, constantly. Its exhausting.

The main thing that David Guymer failed to understand and subsequently confused himself into believing is that because the setting is grim dark then the story had to be as well. Again, no. I honestly don't understand how he could have clearly done so much research on these characters and completely missed the tone.

I don't recommend this book. Skavenslayer and Daemonslayer have just been released as audiobooks on Audible. They're far, far better. I recommend those instead.

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The beginning of the end

long term fan, this is a great return to form, even if it's almost over

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Great but dark!

Yet another great story, having followed Gotrek and Felix for a long time this one takes a dark turn which kept me wanting more!

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new favorite writer

this had me in tears by the end. never happened before. kudos to david guymers writing chops and keebles impeccable performance

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kin slayers

was brilliant. can't for you guys to the rest of the saga ..
the reader is amazing at doing all the characters

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love it

good stuff to listen to while painting figures :). the Narration is very good together with action packed goodness that is G&F

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awesome

great read,dark in places more atone to the 40k universe and a welcome surprise to some one that dips their toe in and out of warhamner fantasy. however not my fav gotrex and felix novel.

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Love it

If your into old warhammer fantasy then this is a must. Gotrek and Felix bring you life the beginning of the end times.

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loved every minute!

loved everything about this! beautifully written and narrated. More from the Gotrek and Felix slayer series please!

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Disappointing

I loved the Gotrek and Felix novels as a teenager, and was excited to see some new ones appearing as audio books, but very disappointed with this one.
Firstly - the voice given to Snorri about made me turn off at the start! Not at all how I imagined it should be, a big, dumb dwarf and he sounds like a nasal snivelling cliche seedy guy from a sitcom. The story flicks about so much as well it's difficult to keep up, am I in the present, or is this now a flashback, or a dream? There's also one section that literally copy/pastes half a chapter from earlier and brazenly repeats it word for word! Suppose that's one way to hit your word count! But if you're going to reference something from earlier like that at least change the wording a bit, otherwise that's just down right lazy writing.
Also not a fan of Gotreks change in personality, yes he's always been gruff and that was his charm, he's actually been made into a bit of an a**hole here which was disappointing, I wasn't rooting for him like I used to do.
Will still try the sequel and hope it redeems itself a bit...

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  • charles craft
  • 25-11-18

Solid prequel for the new Gotrek series

While not the original, better series Kinslayer and the soon to be rereleased Slayer are fine companions to begin making more sense of the Realmslayer arc beginning in Age of Sigmar. This is the first part in the story of both how the Old World was consumed and how Gotrek is even alive many millenia later. Much more high fantasy than the usual Gotrek and Felix sword and sorcery these are pretty quickly paced and larger in scope than most of the series so much of the charm just isnt there. As an ending to the series they were a mixed bag, as a prequel to current times in Age of Sigmar theyre just about perfect because they may be rediculous but not as confusing as AoS can get.

Very much hoping there is the original series coming to audio as theyre some of the best examples of fantasy writing under the entire Warhammer brand and if theyre gonna give Gotreks background we at least need the Grey Seers as well seeing as hes somehow still around in "current" times.

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  • Acerock
  • 30-12-18

I had no idea what was going on but I loved it.

i am a 40k and HH fan. Never really got into Warhammer Fantasy or Age of Sigmar. But I know these two guys from seeing their art and stories. So when I saw the Kinslayer and Slayer books I thoguht they were a kind of rebooting the characters for AOS. Turns out I was totally wrong and most of the characters are from previous stories and tons of references to older stories so I barely had any idea of what was going on the whole time...but it was still a fun listen. It is a great story and i am sure if you're a fan you'll love it. Jonathan Keeble is awesome. That guy could read the phonebook and I'd find it enthralling.

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  • Nick
  • 28-02-19

This book was amazing

We need more war hammer chronicle books I really wish they had all the gotrick and Felix books

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  • James
  • 15-02-21

perfect performance but issues in the recording.

loved the story but, there seems to be electric static in the second chapter somewhere like something was edited out improperly.

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  • Billy SR01
  • 24-01-21

So good

looking for adventure? well here it is, one of the best warhammer story told and preformed

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  • Joseph Farrow
  • 15-05-20

may his Doom always be remembered.

start is a bit rough but by part 2 you will be hooked and drawn in to the epic conclusion of the old worlds greatest duo.

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  • Zen Wolf
  • 07-12-19

Amazing and surprisingly emotional

loved this book, love this series. It breathes a breath of fresh air into the hobby. Well preformed and an amazing and surprisingly emotional tale top listen to. I only hope that the rest of the Gotrek and Felix stories are released soon

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  • Stefankiss
  • 07-10-19

Loved It

I really loved it and hope they do more books. I will keep going with the series

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  • Kimberly Lantz
  • 10-09-19

Loved it!

This story so richly introduced me to the characters surrounding Gotrek and Felix. I enjoyed every detail.

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  • David Zerr
  • 21-08-19

The beginning of an end.

For Characters that I've followed for years this is the beginning of an end. This definitely requires some knowledge of the characters otherwise you will not get some of the references.