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The Sundering

(Warhammer Chronicles)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  15 reviews

Malekith, betrayer and usurper, architect of the great war that will forever divide the race of elves. Alith Anar, wrathful avenger whose spirit will forever haunt the traitorous druchii. Caledor, reluctant leader, the one elf who can hold back the darkness and restore peace to Ulthuan. Witch King, Shadow King and Phoenix King. Their deeds are legend. This is their story.

Kindle Edition, 1190 pages
Published February 10th 2018 by Black Library (first published September 1st 2012)
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Nick Borrelli
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Been reading a bunch of Black Library and Ravenloft stuff recently. This one was pretty badass and Gav Thorpe's writing was very vivid as always.
Gavin Gates
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thorpe has undertaken a monumental task in putting pen to paper to create 'The Sundering' which is essentially the Elven races history in the Warhammer setting, the detail set in throughout is exceptional. The Elven history is expertly plotted out with a very well thought out cast of characters and the interplay between them all is full of intrigue, the plotting started off in the first book here (this is a trilogy) is put down with perfection, the politics and hierarchy are explained in a massi ...more
Nathan Drake
Hail reader, art thou looking for a good book to read. If steel and sorcery be thy interest by all means read The Sundering. The Sundering is a great fantasy novel written by Gav Thrope.

The story’s setting is in the fantasy world of War-Hammer, to be more specific the elven continent of Ulithan. The premis of the story is that war erupted amongst the elves. For the first time in their long history, elves are killing other elves. The two major fractions in this war are the Drucchi (or fallen on
Dylan Murphy

The Bloody Handed:

Shadow King:

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An interesting little short story that takes place during the civil war in Saphery between the High Elf Mages and the Dark Elf Sorcerers/Sorceresses(?). It's a fun little read, and helps give Thyriol some more depth, which I was really interested in, as he was a kick ass character throughout the series! Some really d
Alexander Draganov
The most brilliant gift I have received ever ^_^
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
By far my favourite Warhammer fantasy trilogy, and a very good entry point to this world for those who are looking for one. Gav Thorpe manages to portray the high-fantasy isolated world of the elves of Warhammer and drag it down to dirt and blood low-fantasy through the eyes of 3 different protagonists in 3 different books, in a writing style that by itself (without story spoilers) took a shocking turn by using a tool I have not had the fortune to meet before in other books.

Malekith follows the
Velibor Pekeč
This series for me feels like a mixed bag, most of the books start on great note but end with more dissatisfying moments and missed opportunities for greatness.

Warning!: Part below contains many spoilers for entire Omnibus.

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Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Sigmar, what a wild ride! Or, wild READ.

This is probably one of the best fantasy novel (or novelS since this is the omnibus version) I've ever read.

I am a lifelong J.R.R Tolkien fan, and forever will be, and am deeply in love with his mythology, especially the one about the Eldar. The elves.

But. After reading The Sundering, Tolkien sure has got some company at the very top.

The Sundering was all I wish Tolkien's Silmarillion should have been; filled with great characters, amazing action
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What an epic tale! I love how real the Warhammer world and characters became, Thorpe is skilled at incorporating detail, history, and deep emotion of the elves into his writing. Malekith is my favorite character, and it was so hard to put the book down when reading the first book that took place from his perspective. I would say though, that Alith's story (The Shadow King) was actually my favorite to read. So emotional, and his story brought the other two together.
If you love Warhammer, and want
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
No Elf on the shelf

This read right here was a little more drawn out than the last two Warhammer legacy books I’ve read. However, it covers so much history and shows how Malekith basically turned Ulthuan from the power house it was into a fragmented society. Soo much Elf death.
David Brady
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful storytelling in the Warhammer world.
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Norm book
Two years later and I finally got round too round the 3rd part of the trilogy. Loved all the books but felt like the end of the last one was a bit rushed. Good fun anyway.
Traci Lee
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Let me start this by saying I am not a fan of Gav Thorpe. I dread when his books come up in series that I am reading. I've written a whole blog post on how much I dislike his writing style, so I won't go into too much detail here. The Sundering includes all 3 books on the split between the High Elves and the Dark Elves in the Warhammer universe. There are page after page where Thorpe actually just cut and paste from the first book. Word for word. I felt like he was told the books had to be a cer ...more
kim hannah
What? It ends like that?! That was epic though! :D :D so good. Is there a book after this?! I wanna know what happens!
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Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop, and started writing novels and short stories in the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 when the Black Library imprint was launched in 1997.

He continues to write for Black Library, and his first 'homegrown' novel series The Crown of the Blood has been released via Angry Robot.

Currently living in Nottingham, Gav shares his home with his lo

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