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The Legend of Sigmar by Graham McNeill
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In the world of Warhammer the name Sigmar and the legends of his exploits are pretty well known, so, being more a fan of a good adventure than of hack and slash this trilogy (Heldenhammer, Empire and Godking) 'Heldenhammer' sets out bringing together the rise of Sigmar from his first battle to the battle of the Black Fire Pass (very significant in the timeline of the warhammer setting) throughout Sigmar is obviously the main focus, the dialogue stays realistic and to my surprise Sigmar is portrayed as very human in every way and in a massive inner conflict with his emotions and conscience right through. On from here 'Empire' is where the setting gets really interesting with Sigmar pulling together a once very distant empire and now being seen by many as a god among men. The characters at this point have not yet really developed on from where they left off in the first section of this trilogy but the battle scenes in this one really come into their own from Sigmar clearing out of the forest down to his inner battles with himself. In context 'Heldenhammer' was always going to be too much to follow on from but 'Empire' does as much as any novel could ever do at this point without completely veering off the rails. Luckily 'Godking' ends it all with a bang like no other, every piece of action threatened in the build up to the closing novel is delivered emphatically. Every character comes into their own, demons, both standing in front of him and within himself are battled in glorious fashion and every single page is a pleasure to read. Sigmar, King of the Empire and a true God in every sense of the word. Without a doubt the best trilogy that Black Library have put out and proof that the Author is a rare talent.
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