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The Broken Lance (Blackhearts #2)

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In the second book of the Black Hearts series, Reiner and his band of reprobates are given a new mission. All communications with a vital Imperial border fort has been lost, and they are sent to find out what's going on - has the commander gone rogue, or are more sinister forces at work?
Paperback, 251 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Black Library
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Dirk Grobbelaar
Oct 11, 2010 Dirk Grobbelaar rated it really liked it
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This is some of the better Warhammer fare. I'm actually surprised that The Blackhearts sequence isn't as popular as, for example, the Gotrek & Felix books, or Dan Abnett's Malus Darkblade series. It is no surprise that Nathan Long has inherited the Gotrek & Felix mantle. He is certainly a competent writer.

So, to the book then. This is the second Blackhearts novel. This time round Reiner Hetzau and the Blackhearts must investigate a general who is suspected of treason. 'Investigate' in t
Teo Kos
May 08, 2011 Teo Kos rated it liked it
“The Broken Lance” is the second novel in the Blackhearts trilogy, following the events in “Valnir’s Bane”. It is preceded by the short story titled “Rotten Fruit” which takes place immediately after the first novel and before the second, more specifically on the road to Altdorf where “The Broken Lance” begins. Once again, this short story is far from spectacular. It is simple and straightforward and ultimately unremarkable. Its value, however, lies in the fact it fleshes out the character of ...more
Mar 02, 2015 Brannigan rated it really liked it
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In my review of Valnir's Bane, I mentioned I came across this series by mistake as I was looking for a different series with the word 'black' in the title. Since then, I've read the first book in each series and The Black Hearts series is by far the more enjoyable one, so I had to dive into its second book.

The Broken Lance is a superb second book. It gets right into the action and has an even quicker pace than the first book. Our favorite group of dishonora
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
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Sep 16, 2014 Maetco rated it liked it
Not as good as the first one. I felt that some of events were kind of forced, the new members felt mainly distant or very hollow. The plot has a nice twist, the original members keep their well working dynamics and the writer is one of the best Warhammer writers. These things save the book. Really hoping the third and last book is better because in the end I like the Blackhearts books.
Connor Zumwalt
Jul 17, 2008 Connor Zumwalt rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Amazing book. I have read multiple times and it never gets old. If you want to talk about the book or the series, let me know.
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Nathan Long is a screen and prose writer, with two movies, one Saturday-morning adventure series, and a handful of live-action and animated TV episodes to his name, as well as eleven fantasy novels and several award-winning short stories.

He hails from Pennsylvania, where he grew up, went to school, and played in various punk and rock-a-billy bands, before following his writing dreams to Hollywood
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