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Nagash Immortal by Mike Lee
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Oct 09, 11

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Read from October 08 to 09, 2011

The third installment in the story of Nagash, one of the legendary figures of the Warhammer Fantasy world. Unlike the first installment, Lee tells a single unified story rather than two related but definitely separate ones. However as was the case in Nagash the Sorcerer the story-lines are treated separately, with each chapter being devoted to advancing one of the story threads. Like most, if not all, works from the Black Library, this is hardly ground-breaking literature, nor is it especially thought provoking since by this point in the story Nagash is pretty irredeemably evil, and the other characters are, by and large, defined primarily by their relationships to the protagonist with minimal development. The setting is also well-established, and Lee wastes little time going back over it, so overall there is little scope for anything truly inspired or awe-inducing.

Nevertheless the story remains entertaining, Lee's style is engaging, there is action aplenty, as one would expect from the Warhammer world, and the pace is such that you are unlikely to find yourself bored (although if you are widely read then the story will seem formulaic and predictable, but not boring, if that makes sense). This is the kind of book you read to kill a few hours, not the kind you read to provoke deep thoughts or to analyse in any meaningful kind of way.

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