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The Shield of Daqan: A Descent: Journeys in the Dark Novel

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Mighty warriors fight to save the realm from blood magic and evil, in this battle-soaked epic fantasy novel, from the hugely popular Descent games

The once-glorious Barony of Kell is a ruin of its former self, assailed by banditry and famine; its noble Baron Frederic is caught between saving his people and defending his borders. Yet worse is to come… for a new Darkness is r
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 2nd 2021 by Aconyte
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Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'm rarely this official with any book reviews I cobble together, but for the sake of transparency, I'll let you know that Aconyte Books sent me a review copy of The Shield of Daqan by David Guymer for an unbiased review, and so thanks to them and David.


I feel like I've read a fair number of David Guymer books at this point. As a pretty avid Black Library reader I think that's to be expected, it was bound to happen, he's got a few of them by now. And I bring this up in the discussion of a non
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given an Advanced Reader Copy of The Shield of Daqan by Aconyte Books in return for an unbiased review. My thanks go to both Aconyte Books for sending me a copy and to author David Guymer for reaching out. As such, my review doesn’t take into account any spelling or grammatical errors – not that I tend to pick up on these in other reviews, but I thought it worth mentioning.


The Shield of Daqan is quite honestly, one of the best books I’ve had the pleasure to read this year – which is som
Michael Botterill
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been provided with an advance copy of the new Descent: Journeys in the Dark book The Shield of Daqan written by David Guymer and published by Aconyte Books, so here is the honest review I promised in exchange for the book.

So here is an important disclaimer which is always important to put out there first. I have a casual work contact with Asmodee to demonstrate board games for them in stores and at conventions. Asmodee being the parent company of Aconyte the publisher.

Secondly I am a frie
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Wow! While I have never had the fortune of playing the game upon which this story is based, I was eager to give this one a try regardless. And boy am I glad I did.

The Shield of Daqan is a suprisingly quick read. I say surprising because with the sheer amount of character development packed into one book alone you wouldn't think it wou
Paul Sparks
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am big fan of David Guymer having read most of his Black Library books and enjoying most of not all of them, this was a nice change not being in either in the grim dark future or the Age of Sigmar, I am not familiar with the background that this book takes places in but to be honest it made no difference, the book was exciting and intriguing with action, suspense and drama in the right places, a jolly good read
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David Guymer is a freelance author, PhD in molecular microbiology (which still comes in more handy than you might think), and tabletop warlord based in the Yorkshire East Riding. He is the author of the Gotrek & Felix novels: City of the Damned, Kinslayer, and the series conclusion, Slayer, which is currently long listed for the David Gemmell Legend Award and can be voted on here http://www.gemmel ...more

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