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Der Krieg der Zwerge (The Dwarves #2)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  3,512 Ratings  ·  108 Reviews
Im Geborgenen Land herrscht Festtagsstimmung. Während Zwerg Tungdil mit seinen Freunden den Sieg über den verräterischen Magus Nôd'onn feiert, wälzt sich ein Heer hinterhältiger Orks heran, um das Zwergenreich zu zermalmen. Das Schwarze Wasser, ein düsteres Geheimnis, hat sie unsterblich gemacht, und schon bald müssen Tungdil und seine Gefährten ihre ganze Tapferkeit aufbi ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published October 31st 2004 by Piper
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Bart Van Loon
My experience with the sequel to the Dwarves is similar as with its predecessor: nice story in a nice world, but too straightforward and just too simple. Characters are still the caricatures of themselves (especially Ireheart and Rodario) which is quite funny, but doesn't do the story justice. Also, Girdlegard and its history deserve much more attention in my opinion. Finally, the (few) moral dilemma's of the characters in the book are not investigated in depth.

So, in general I like the world, t
Apr 08, 2010 Kaohlir rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-fantasy
In an unorthodox move by myself, I will give The War of the Dwarves a short-review in comparisson to other fiction I have rated, which frankly is all it is worthy of.

Synopsis and generic summary
Your traditional Tolkien-esque yarn, with characters not cliched, but certainly typical of the more traditional-beginning`s of the Fantasy genre. The framework of the Characters seem stripped from those of The Lord of the Rings, without the piercing seriousness of the Silmarilion, or the contemptous, c
Mitchel Smith
Feb 04, 2017 Mitchel Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Completely enjoyed it. Recommend it to anyone that enjoys colorful characters.
May 10, 2011 Jimmy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, crap
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Buon seguito di un discreto libro avente, come grande pregio, quello di rimettere al centro dell'attenzione il popolo dei nani.
"La guerra dei nani" si focalizza molto meno sugli aspetti culturali della razza, prediligendo un approccio più rutilante e guerresco.
A farne le spese di questa scelta è sicuramente Tungdil manodoro, sin troppo piatto e apatico rispetto al primo volume.
Heitz offre una caratterizzazione molto sempliciotta (per esser gentili); inoltre si riscontrano alcuni passaggi narrati
Jun 12, 2015 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
Nice thing is - it is a long book so value for money. Overall, it's entertaining but not a page-turner. Unlike some books, I didn't find myself compelled to read late into the night. The characters are good generally but there are times when they are a little too comical. You do want the central hero, Tungdil, to do well and he does. There are some nice twists to keep the story from being too straightforward, but they are fairly predictable. Telling the tale from the dwarves viewpoint is nice an ...more
Nov 09, 2013 Brian rated it liked it
The story is great. The writing is "eh" probably because it's a translation.

I love the characters of this book and the ideas behind the world that Heitz creates. However, things do have a tendency to just... happen. It's like most stories in that you know X, Y, and Z are events that have to take place, but usually the author fleshes out the struggle to accomplish it. In War of the Dwarves (and in the Dwarves, really) the actual struggles and climax points are brief and overly simple. I don't kno
Sep 03, 2011 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another home run Mr. Heitz you continue to sate my appetite for destruction and story. Tungdil and friends return in this epic. I like how there is more conflict added within the main character to keep the story interesting. And an in depth view on the thirdlings and how tungdil truly is unique. Tungdil continues to be the leader we know he can be. I am overly excited to read the third book and will be buying the 3rd on release day.
May 14, 2015 Dokusha rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Wie schon der erste Band ist auch dieser gut geschrieben. Alles, was man von einem Fantasy-"Epos" erwartet, ist da: große Schlachten, gute Freundschaft, schwierige Krisen, und auch das Quentchen Humor und etwas Liebe und Gefühl sind vorhanden, aber nicht zu aufdringlich. Ich werde die Serie auf jeden Fall weiterlesen.
Oct 15, 2012 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good, nearly as good as the first one! Loved following along with Tungdil and his friends in the fight to save thier world. Many surprises happened along the way I was NOT expecting! Great book!
Nareg Megerdichian
One of the biggest "FUCK YEAH" moments in my life came from this book. Filled with humor, drama and of course action the "war of the Dwarves" was very satisfying.
Long live the children of the smith.
Mel Curtis
Aug 07, 2012 Mel Curtis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the first!!! Love these sort of books that make your imagination go wild. Love it Love it Love it.
Oct 23, 2011 Tony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, i-own-it, dwarves
This book is fooking amazing.

Buy it.
Stefanie Hasse
„Um sie herum tropfte und plätscherte es. Eiszapfen schmolzen, der erstarrte Wasserfall neben dem Eingang hatte seinen durchsichtigen Panzer aus gefrorenem Wasser gesprengt und toste befreit. Gischtnebel stiegen in die Höhe und brachten die Luft zum Schillern.“

Das Tote Land und seine Horden wurden besiegt. Die flüchtenden Orks, Oger und andere Bestien werden von den Verbündeten verfolgt.

Tungdil plant, die Zwergenfestung am Steinernen Torweg wieder zu bevölkern und das Geborg
Josephine Helterhoff
Mar 20, 2017 Josephine Helterhoff rated it did not like it
In my opinion, this is nothing more than an unimaginative wannabe fantasy book. It has nothing new or entertaining to offer. It seems as if the author tried very hard but failed. And what the heck was that weird dwarf love thing?
Hannah Spitzer
Feb 18, 2017 Hannah Spitzer rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, deutsch
Die Geschichte der Zwerge geht weiter. Gefiel mir gut, aber es war kein Buch was ich nicht mehr aus der Hand legen konnte.
Mar 20, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tungdil Goldhand, the hero of The Dwarves, doesn't get long to bask in the glory of forging an axe of power, slaying a dark wizard, and being called to re-found an extinct dwarvish kingdom, one of five in the mountain-encircled realm of Girdlegard. His true love's clan refuses to give him her hand in marriage because, in spite of his heroics, they don't trust him - a foundling, an orphan, and a member of the Thirdling kingdom, known as the dwarf killers because of their murderous hatred of all o ...more
Lee Broderick
Between other things in my life and the displacement that the new GoodReads homepage has induced in me, I find myself visiting GoodReads much less. So much that this review comes two weeks after I finished the book, so my review is impressionistic.

As the story began, I was left with the impression that Markus Heitz never banked on getting his sequel published. I remember as I finished The Dwarves that I was surprised by its completeness. The worst legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien is born of his publis
May 09, 2016 Jonathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having thoroughly enjoyed the first volume of Markus Heitz’s high fantasy trilogy I was pleased to discover that the quality doesn’t drop with “The War of the Dwarves” the second instalment. The story follows straight on from “The Dwarves” dealing with the aftermath of the cataclysmic events that led to the destruction of the evil wizard Nudin. Once again we follow the foundling dwarf Tungdil, as he struggles with his saviour status and the intricacies of Dwarven culture. Although much of the s ...more
Štěpán Tichý
Sep 26, 2016 Štěpán Tichý rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Druhý díl jak bývá zvykem je grandióznější. Válka Trpaslíků rozhodně není vyjímkou. Třetí, Avatáři a Aslfové, vypadá to strašně grandiózně a velkolepě a ono je, ikdyž v půlce je to prostě nuda. Začátek nám slibuje spoustu tajemství, příběhů a hlavně navazuje tam kde skončil první díl.
Všechno je super, potom jsme představeni Svobodným a ne, že by knížka ztratila dech, ale následující Avatáři nedokážou rozdmýchat zájem stejně jako Třetí.
Pokračování se rozhodně vydařilo, přineslo spoustu další myt
Sep 23, 2016 SRue rated it really liked it
Nachdem mir der erste Band sehr gut gefallen hatte, begann ich sofort mit dem zweiten Buch der Reihe. Gleich zu Beginn trifft der Leser wieder auf die charmanten und vielschichtigen (Haupt-)Charaktere.

Die Story hat ein sehr hohes Tempo, was der Spannung sehr zu Gute kommt. Dennoch hätte ich mir manchmal etwas ausführlichere Passagen erwünscht, da mir das Ganze teilweise etwas „gehetzt“ vorkam. Ein weiterer Kritikpunkt sind für mich die mehr gewordenen Handlungsstränge, da mich gewisse Perspektiv
Vote: 3

Mi è piaciuto di più del primo libro della serie: sviluppa meglio i personaggi e aggiunge un po' di carattere al mondo.
(NB: entrambi i libri possono essere letti in modo indipendente)

- Mondo (2,75):
Un po' studiato a tavolino ma sufficiente; la mitologia
(creazione dei popoli, dei, semidei, ecc.) risulta un po' troppo "storica" e poco mitica (nel libro le leggende non solo hanno un fondo di verità sono spesso vere, storiche).

- Personaggi (3,25): convincono abbastanza e, rispetto al primo l
Poor Tungdil, just when he thought he could settle down and get on with learning how to be a dwarf he gets thrown into another conflict. The Avatars are coming to wipe out all the evil in the world of Girdlegard, we should celebrate right? Wrong! The Avatars don't care who they kill and what happens to the earth that they travel through on their mission and therefore the dwarves, as protectors of Girdlegard, have to stop them!

All the characters that I loved from the first book are still here and
Shane Kiely
Sep 21, 2014 Shane Kiely rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Similar tone wise in broad strokes to the first Dwarves book, but definitely different enough to more than justify it's existence. Expands nicely on some of the concepts hinted at previously & offers a nice series of twists that never seem to materialise out of thin air. The writing itself continues the tradition of marrying sophistication with ease of readability. Markus Heitz comes from the George RR Martin school when it comes to character deaths which adds a nice layer of tension to proc ...more
Jan 03, 2010 Cygny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, the-book-jar
The main downside to this book was that I had read the first one over five years ago and I didn't remember all that much from it. In this book, they refer a lot to those happenings to explain certain things though and I kept on feeling the urge to pick up that first book again. But all in all, I thought that this was the better of the two, probably because the main characters didn't have to be introduced anymore and the action seemed to start earlier in the book. Found a few translation mistakes ...more
A.J. Culpepper
Mar 08, 2016 A.J. Culpepper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EXCELLENT READ! Just as good as "Dwarves", if not better! The action is fantastic and the twists and turns keep you turning the page. Honestly, I found this book extremely hard to put down. You just want to keep going to find out what happens next. There's humor that's genuinely funny and the world-development is beyond brilliant. You don't even have to read "Dwarves" to follow what's going on as the author does a great job of bringing you up-to-date without going into a long-winded explanation ...more
BJ Horne
Dec 17, 2015 BJ Horne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-books, owned
I enjoyed the journey, an I enjoyed the battles. Like the first book "the Dwarves", the plot was a little simple in the beginning. But this book had a bit deeper plot that kept building as the book went on. I was torn between 4 stars or 5 and finally decided on 4 stars because I felt the book was a little long winded in spots and a little predictable. I can't wait to read "Revenge of the dwarves". Great story, great hero and if you liked "The dwarves" you will like the sequel.

Out of 5:
Dit is weer een serie die zich begint te ontwikkelen als een epic serie. Waar ik na het lezen van het eerste boek nog een beetje twijfel had hoe het verhaal zich verder uit moest gaan bouwen na het 'einde' van dat boek, loopt het nieuwe 'hoofdstuk' zo soepel dat je het niet eens meer merkt. Nieuwe duistere machten staan op en bondschappen worden gesmeed en gebroken.
Qua ontwikkeling van het verhaal en de hoofdpersonen zit het uitstekend in elkaar. Ook leuk is de nieuwe dwergen die je leert kenne
Feb 07, 2013 Al rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The dwarves have gone to battle and they have been victorious. But outside the realm, dark forces are at work.. .

A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realize, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde.

The Orcs are not the only threat. An unspeakable new power is growing and threatens the very exist

Jan 24, 2015 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sequel was just as great as the first! Heitz is a talented writer- it was extremely difficult to put the novel down. He brings all his characters to life in his stories, and his plots are dark and complicated. Heitz is also very detailed in his descriptions of characters, setting, and the actions within his stories, adding to the emotion, adventure, and action the reader feels while engaged in the novel. I highly recommend this series to any fantasy-lover who enjoys the middle Earth setting ...more
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Markus Heitz is a German fantasy, horror and science fiction author, most famous for his five-book Dwarves saga.

Markus Heitz was born in Homburg in 1971. He studied history, literature, and the German language. He now lives in the town of Zweibrücken.
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The Dwarves (5 books)
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