The Rise of Nagash
Nagash was the first necromancer and the supreme lord of undeath. He wrested the secrets of dark magic from the elves and perverted them to suit his ends. When the priest-kings of Nehekhara stood united against him, he broke their armies and sacked their cities. He raised the largest army of the dead the world has ever known and became an immortal dark god. His deeds are l...more
Nagash the Sorcerer is the first book. It co ...more
Nagash once a simple hierophant, smitten or in this case lusting for his sister in law, found a way to become something else: a lich , gaining more power from becoming an undead, he was able to even challenge his gods and prevail but alas as in every realm/world/universe, his undoing was a mere mortal, a human with the same greed as h ...more
The big problem that I found starting o ...more
Let me save you some time. After 1000 pages it comes down to this, Nagash is a prick. He was born a prick, he grew up ...more
That said, after several more books I've read from this universe, the Rise of Nagash trilogy is definitely far from being that g ...more
Any book that deals with the undead attempting to return their own progenitor is going to be nihiilistic in tone and depressing in outlook That is certainly a fair description of this book, which deals with the matter in a rreadable and enjoyable way.
Mike Lee does a good job of making the protagonists entertaining. Mannfred is particularly enjouyable as h ...more
The first book details his earliest, most difficult beginnings, where he faces the entire empire that he was supposed to serve, the ancient Nehekhara. Through cruel cunning and calculation, Nagash, ...more
Entertaining enough. Imagine Brian Lumley's 'Vampyre World' with less gratuitous teeth & ass. ...more
Each story was a solid and fun adventure through the ancient world of warhammer, and having Mr. Mike Lee take us on this adventure of war and bloodshed, death and undeath, love and hate, was an absolute joy!
The actual Omnibus is a Monstrous beauty with fantastic artwork and page count to scare off most readers.
I wish it had the Picking the Bones short story in it as an added bonus, but I did love the Dramatis Personae and the bits on Ne ...more
Part of this has to do with the timespan of the three books in question. Six hundred years is a long time to tell a story but it also means that ...more
Also, priest turned evil necromancer out to lay waste to good and bad guys alike? Yes please!