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The Bone Desert

(The Black Library Novella Series 1 #9)

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A Gotrek Gurnisson novella

When a series of assassination attempts strike, Gotrek and his companion soon learn that it is not only ravenous beasts and sinking sands that hunger for their flesh…

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Gotrek's back in prose, in the first follow-up to the audio drama Realmslayer. New adventures with a new companion – but perhaps an old enemy – await the Slayer!

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Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published November 10th 2018 by Black Library
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Jesse Slater
Sep 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Took me a while to finish. A decent enough romp, but it didn't grab me that strongly. At its best with reflective dialogue and allusions to Gotrek's life in the Old World and the strangeness of this new one. In other words, when Gotrek talks, it shines. Maleneth is a good character as well, but I don't think she got the development they intended for her. An element of her backstory is alluded to multiple times, but when it becomes immediately relevant, we don't have quite enough context for it t ...more
Arthur
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Long Live Gotrek

Awesome. I want me some more Gotrek. One of the few series I have truly enjoyed. With Gotrek you can always bet on heads flying & some serious ass kicking.
Declan Waters
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gotrek emerges from the World that Was into the world of the Age of Sigmar... and with his confusion also comes a quest - to find his axe.

Gotrek is without his Old World companion, Felix Jaeger, who I hope will reappear in Age of Sigmar novels in the future, but MacNiven gets the character right with grumblings, harse words, tenacity and loyalty all at the forefront... as well as a wish to meet his doom.

The real joy of this novella is that Gotrek remembers the World that Was and so mentions in d
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Joanna
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dieses Buch ist Teil einer Reihe, die ich bisher nicht gelesen habe. Es werden Sachen abgesprochen, die in der Vergangenheit der Charaktere passiert sind, aber ich konnte die Handlung dennoch problemlos geniessen.

Gotrek ist zwar ein eher typischer Fantasy-Zwerg, aber er ist dennoch richtig cool. Und ein krasses Tram mit Maleneth - ihre Hass-Freundschaft macht sehr viel dieser Geschichte aus.

Zur Ruhe kommt bis zum Schluss keiner, weder die Figuren, noch der Leser. Davon also gerne mehr. Aber dies
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Christian
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Yay, Gotrek is back! I’ll make sure to read the work before this one. This story details his quest through the desert, with his new Aelf companion, to find his special axe. Hilarity ensues. The only sore point for me is one combat Gotrek is not as formidable as I thought he would be. Meh, the plot needed to be moved along. It was a diverting commute read.
Andrew Tinney
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonderful novella on a classic WHFB character in the world of AoS. Only think I wasn't keen on was how easily his foes were defeated. I do like a bit of a challenge now and again. But a great story nonetheless. 8/10 ...more
Steve
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fine story that moves along nicely, and has a few surprises. Was nice to see an old Warhammer character in the new Age of Sigmar setting- I wish there were more! Overall, a good read.
Thomas
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
The return of Gotrek.

It's good to have Gotrek back in all his surly glory. Solid new side kick, and unlimited enemies. I look forward to more.Check it out.
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Matthew
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gotrek is back!

Gotrek is back and badder +and crankier+ than ever! A fun read with great Gillian's. Highly recommended for fans of Earhammer!
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