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Matthias Thulmann: Witch Hunter (Warhammer)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  277 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Omnibus edition of CL Werner's three classic witch hunter novels: Witch Hunter, Witch Finder and Witch Killer.
Paperback, Omnibus, 761 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by Not Avail (first published March 1st 2004)
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Aug 04, 2013 Joseph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK, let's deal with the elephant in the room first of all. His name is MATHIAS, not Matthias. One T, not two. (I know, I know -- the cover photo. But that's how his name appears on every page of my copy of the book. And, in fact, on my copy's cover.)

With that behind us ...

This is an omnibus edition of three short stories and three novels about (surprise!) Mathias Thulmann, a Witch Hunter in the world of Warhammer, a setting (very) loosely based on medieval/Renaissance-era Europe. The action of t
Oct 15, 2010 Batsap rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, warhammer
This is definitely one of the better Warhammer novels and I'd put Werner on a par with William King. Werner's style is suited perfectly to the Warhammer style of writing - there was lots of fighting/brawling, a range of viewpoints, multiple storylines happening at once and a plot that was always interesting. And Matthias and Streng are as great a double-act as Gotrek and Felix. Streng in particular was wonderfully obnoxious and vulgar.

Werner mentions in his introduction that the character of Mat
Dec 01, 2013 Hyann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like many Warhammer books, it borrows ideas from other books and adapts it (just check others review.

I rated it a generous four (edited to three) stars because I enjoyed reading it even if it wasn't a great book.

The omnibus starts with two really good short stories with the Witch Hunter on small case. The three novel after that have many up and down. A good parallel could be a TV shows like Supernatural. You got many plots that lead you to a big final but you always have a few episodes that ar
Apr 03, 2012 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an omnibus of three books Witch Hunter, Witch Finder, and Witch Killer. It deals with Matthias Thulmann a member of the Order of the Templars of Sigmar also known as the Witch Hunters. The Witch Hunters are feared by all, for everyone has something or someone to hide. They seek out and destroy heretics by fire be they; warlocks, witches, sorcerers, fortune-tellers, necromancers, worshippers of dark gods, deviants, mutants, blasphemers, sinners, mutterers of profanities, servants of Demon ...more
Mar 23, 2013 Stuart rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Matthias Thulmann could be taken out of the Witch Finder General movie with Vincent Price. His description certainly matches that of Price's Matthew Hopkins, and his often cruel mercenary sidekick Streng is a Warhammer version of Hopkin's sidekick Stearne. Werner, the author, is a big Robert E. Howard fan and in many ways he is also emulating Solomon Kane, a zealous Christian puritan swordsman hero, with his Thulmann stories. He has another character, Brunner, who sounds an awful lot like Robert ...more
Dec 04, 2011 Sebastien rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ok, premièrement je dois admettre un point. J'ai été infidèle avec la série dresden, j'ai commencer ce livre pendant le mois d'août avec idée de me changer les idées et surtout changer le mal de place. J'ai cru qu'une histoire de witch-hunter m'aiderais à avoir un peu de changement et je me suis dit, qu'un omnibus de witch-hunter sa s'échoue pas.

J'avais presque raison. Matthias Thulmann est un personnage que j'avais déjà côtoyé par le passer dans des mini-histoires de warhammer. Je n'avais pas d
Sep 18, 2011 Mate77 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first warhammer book that I read and didn't really like that much. It had its entertaining moments but they were few and far between. The first three short storys were rather good but the novels were a bit of a let down. I think the reason I didn't really enjoy this one was because I didn't really like Werner's writing style, especially in the second book where he was juggling more than a few plot lines, half of which were overlong and uneccesary. Despite all that I'd still read the sequel i ...more
Dec 05, 2015 Jonas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. It starts with a couple of short stories to introduce you to the characters. Then there are three big stories that are all connected with each other, where the great characters of Thulmann and his sidekick Streng fight their way through Vampires, Nurgle demons, Skaven and other horrible fellows.
I could have done without the multiple recurrence of some characters through the novels and I would have personally preferred the three books to b
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Nov 19, 2014 Krystal Hickam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked these books. Considering I had not read anything else prior it was a very engaging story. The action scenes were very detailed and compelling. I really enjoyed how fleshed out the characters were, making you feel empathy, hatred, compassion and all those good things that a well written story makes you feel. Since I have read this book I have probably read at least 11 of his other books and found them all to be very good. I would recommend this author to anyone who is interested in ...more
I generally like Werner's writing but did he have to wait till the last book in this omnibus to get to characterization? lol. The book starts off with some solid short stories and then the three novels. I was kind of hoping for more than an ABC plot but oh, well, it passed the time. I think Werner is better at straight forward action writing than trying to do intrigue. It's a fun read that demands a sequel.
Feb 24, 2015 Maetco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aug 15, 2011 Marc rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok; a bit like he took the Brunner character and split him into two (Thulann and his henchman Steng). Before I even read this though, I had an idea for a Witch Hunter short story involving a knight of Morr and a lot of it was here! Bummer...
Jan 29, 2011 Phil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this series. It's a little corny at times but good fun to read. It helps if the reader is familiar with the Warhammer world.

Very over the top, high fantasy with Vampires, Skaven (rat people) Zombies, Mutants, Orcs and a host of other strange creatures.
Pretty good book from the world of warhammer. Gruesome and brutal. This book lacked some of the plot twists and suprises that I really like in a book. After reading Gotrek and Felix, this book didn't really stand out as great warhammer fiction.
Feb 20, 2011 Cody marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Dead tree version. Read the intro short stories.
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Apr 19, 2014 Cory Welch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed it - Mathais Thulman is an excellent inquisitor badass and true to the political consequences entwined with the position. Great character and entertaining adventures.
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