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Summary

A Warhammer Age of Sigmar novel.

In Shyish, twin towns face horror - the spectral hordes of Lady Olynder will soon rise and devour their souls. One hero must stand against them - but can he face the Lady of Sorrows? 

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Get an insight into life in the Realm of Death, and discover how its inhabitants deal with the constant threat of spectral horror.

The Story

In the deathly realm of Shyish, the Twinned Towns of Westreach and Eastdale exist on the edge of annihilation. Once in each generation, the hosts of Lady Olynder rise from their tombs to slaughter the towns’ inhabitants, and for centuries the nighthaunts have been turned back, but only after the fiercest of battles. Now, the wizards in the ancient Belvegrod lighthouse have deciphered a prophetic vision that offers a chance to break the curse placed upon the city. The hero Jahangir is fated to lead a desperate mission against the Mortarch of Grief and free his people from this menace once and for all. But is Jahangir equal to the ordeal before him? Can the courage of mortals stand against the undying malice of the Lady of Sorrows?

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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A difficult journey of dread and desperation

Throughout this book, there are both clear and hidden dangers that reach out and sometimes grasp a character or two to their doom. There is no plot armour. The characters do what they can to overcome prejudices against one another as they quest together to break a curse, but some do not overcome them, and that leads to tension, despite the victories they win together on their journey.

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very good

very nice voice acting and a compelling story with a twist to go along. set in Shyish it gives another glimpse about this realm and also a good look at Lady Olynder

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Wow! What a story!

We’ll that was not the ending I expected at all! I can’t say why as that will spoil it for you! I loved the atmosphere of the book at that was down to the skill of the narrator (Richard Reed). It flowed at a nice pace and I got really invested in the characters. This has become my new favourite!

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The pale lady haunts a town

A well paced story with, plenty of twists and turns, that reach a dramatic conclusion.

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Slow start but keep with it!

Like many GW novels, there was a bit of a slow start and many focal characters to try and remember. As it progressed, the cast became smaller and their adventure development into a typical 'will they', 'won't they' survive scenario with plentyof unexpected twists....it does keep you guessing to the end. I enjoyed the twist and preferred this type of outcome... makes a bit of a refreshing change.

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Quality Age of Sigmar Tale

Excellently read, compelling characters, some interesting twists and turns but ultimately a fairly predictable ending.

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great performance and a decent story.

Classically CL Werner, the story is episodic as heroes face trial after trial. Ultimately the ending creeps up faster than expected and is only rounded by epilogue.
This is my favourite of his works I have read so far however and the performance of Richard Reed leads to an entertaining and enjoyable audio book.

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  • 11-11-20

DO NOT expect the Nagash or Neferata books, it’s about Sigmar Worshipping humans.

I read this expecting a backstory and POV of The Mortarch, but the ENTIRE book is some Sigmar Worshipping humans on a quest to stop her. Minor spoiler, Olynder only shows up in about 2 chapters.

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  • Ian Skelton
  • 20-11-20

A deadly quest to lift a curse

I was not prepared for the quality of this book. It is fantastic from start to finish with so many twists to change up the flow. Not a single moment felt lacking. This was not marketed to me as a horror novel but this is the first book to inspire dread and disgust within me. I can not recommend this book enough!

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  • Singap
  • 10-08-20

A tragic journey.

Tragic story set in Shyish lands.
If you've ever read any C L Werner books, you may feel at home here.
It's difficult to say much about this title, without spoilering it, but if you have any interest in Shyish and particularly in Lady Olynder you might find this book very attractive. It's also for those, who enjoy adventure stories.

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  • Kati Sammons
  • 02-08-21

just a great story

you don't need to be an AOS fan to enjoy this read, if you just like a gritty story and a great performance pick this one up

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-21

Formulatic story, but good enough

loved the characters, bur some parts of the story feel contrived while others feel unnecessary. The grim dark ending was fantastic.

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  • Joshua Lynch
  • 31-05-21

It gets better

For me, this story started a little slow, but from a little before half way to the end, it becomes something pretty amazing. Some great twists in the plot, and I found myself invested in most of the characters. I just think the beginning was a little bogged down by action sequences that were a bit overlong. Definitely worth it though. But be warned, it is a tragedy.

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  • Dylan
  • 12-05-21

Loved it

Narrator was awesome, story was good, interesting all the way the way through. I really recommend it.

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  • Helkstadt
  • 28-02-21

A Great Tragedy

I am not a fan of tragedies, but the story was good enough to keep me listening and enjoying it.

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  • Tyler Bradseth
  • 06-12-20

Better than expected.

I very much enjoyed the book. Yes it’s not from the perspective of the night haunts but it has an exciting adventure with many twists and turns. And also paints a picture of the realm of death.

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  • Dale Eric Reeves
  • 21-10-20

Amazing

I don't rate many things but this deserves it! Unexpectedly amazing, fun story, great ending!