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Shamanslayer (Gotrek & Felix #11)

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Dwarf Trollslayer Gotrek and his human companion Felix Jaeger, Warhammer's most famous pair of heroes, head off to a new adventure in the latest novel of this best-selling fantasy series against a horde of beastmen who threaten the safety of the Empire.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Games Workshop (first published 2009)
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Bradley
May 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Nathan Long is getting a little better writing for Gotrek. You can tell he likes writing better for Felix though. No worries because I like Felix too. =) This story is a good one filled with lots of battle and blood. A very worthy fantasy tale. =)
Amy
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
HOLY WOW. Such a great ending... such a great ride all the way through. I cried twice. You've got to read this series in order if you're going to pick it up, but it's totally worth the journey to get here (and it was always a good journey). Nathan Long does an amazing job writing a strong female character and reminds us why we still love Felix and Gotrek.
Dave
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Always a guilty pleasure, with a few surprising twists this time around as well as old friends.
Emeyin
Jun 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
One of my favorite characters is back, but kind of sad too. :(
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
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Christopher
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well that was a ripper! Always love getting back to Gotrek & Felix, and the 11th book didn't fail to live up to everything before. This time the duo are up against the beastmen while being caught up with the past (all the way back from the first novel!), it was full of laughs, tension, and ended with a very big cliffhanger.
Richard Thomason
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is one of the best Gotrek and Felix novels for a number of reasons. Long's characterisation of the various groups within the book bring the varied sets of the Empire's inhabitants too life - any number of spin-off stories could be told of, for example the pistoleers in Bauholz, or the scouts accompanying the protagonists to the final encounter. The speech has an authenticity to it which goes beyond previous novels, although there are some more awkward parts with Felix's emotional attachment ...more
Sebastien
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: warhammer
Après mon brake de Warhammer et dans ma nouvelle gestation de digérer un livre de Steven Erikson, j'ai décider de continuer une série que je suis depuis plus de 10 ans. La série des Slayer de Warhammer, communément appeler Felix et Gotrek.

Jusqu'à maintenant, Nathan Long a toujours sur porter fièrement le flambeau de la série Slayer. Tous ses derniers livres ont été plus que satisfaisant et j'espérais beaucoup ne pas être déçu par la suite de Elf Slayer.

Encore une fois, la quest est corsé, pleine
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Paul
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gotrek is a slayer dwarf, one who has committed a sin so great the only atonement is seeking out an death in battle worthy of an epic. Felix is a poet and swordsman who is wanted by the Empire for his participation in the window tax riots. Gotrek saved Felix's life from being trampled by the Empire's troops. While hiding in a tavern, very inebriated Felix swears an oath to follow the slayer dwarf and write the epic of his death. In this series of books the duo fight; chaos worshipers, goblin wol ...more
Le Petit Chat
Dec 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This Review Contains Spoilers:

I still like this series but I hated the romance-novel feel of parts of it, in this instalment Kat (all grown up now) and Snorri (who has lost his memory) make a guest apperance as Felix and Gortek go to fight a Beastman group of over 10'000 and thier Shaman who uses a very dangerous stone, one whose light turns people into Beasts.

This is the first book in the series that doesn't have a full conclusion, instead the Shaman adventure ends and the start of the next boo
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Joe Moley
Dec 27, 2009 rated it liked it
Mr. Long definitely took a step back with this one.

After thoroughly enjoying Elfslayer, I was really looking forward to this release. The long awaited return of one of the better side characters was ruined with an unexplained case of senility and took total second fiddle to a new/old love interest for Felix. I got the sense that the author tried to build on Felix' inner self doubt (which has always been there from the original stories onset) however in my opinion, it turned Felix into a scared,
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TwentySomethingReads
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Action Adventure Fantasy, 11/12 of the series

Join Gotrek on his fantastical aim of a heroic death with Felix's oath of chronicling Gotrek's death.

Within this novel the pair fight a few thugs, and beastmen.

Snorri the Slayer makes a return and he was important to the plot.

Discussion/Spoilers

The story started super strong, but then it ended anticlimactically. This novel should have been a short story and not included in the episodic saga. Why not just wrap up the episode here? Why would you create
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Matthew
Dec 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: gw-fantasy-read
Not classic Gotrek and Felix, but back on par at least

Since Nathan Long has taken over from William King he hasn’t had any bad books, he hasn’t had any great one's either but they beat William King's last couple, he still hasn’t nearly hit the heights of the first trilogy though either, in this book the double act are fighting the beastmen of the drakwald and there is a couple of re-admissions of old characters as in the last book (I think this is generally a good thing), the enemy though they a
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Jay Little
May 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of the Troll Slayer series, and Nathan Long has done an excellent job carrying the torch after William King ended his run. The adventures of Gotrek & Felix continue to be exciting, action-packed romps through the rich, dark, gothic Warhammer Fantasy setting by Games Workshop.

I really liked this adventure, as the brooding, seething presence of Chaos is one of the underlying themes of the setting. And beastmen are a race usually only used as creatures occassionally encountered
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Maetco
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Edit. I have now read all Gotrek & Felix books. Here is my order of preference:

Rank Book # Writer
1 Skavenslayer 2 William King
2 Daemonslayer 3 William King
3 Shamanslayer 11 Nathan Long
4 Manslayer 9 Nathan Long
5 Beastslayer 5 William King
5 Elfslayer 10 Nathan Long
7 Orcslayer 8 Nathan Long
8 Slayer 14 David Guymer
9 Kinslayer 13 David Guymer
10 Zombieslayer 12 Nathan Long
11 Giantslayer 7 William King
12 Dragonslayer 4 William King
13 Vampireslayer 6 William King
14 Trollslayer 1 William King
Rob
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: black-library
One of the best Gotrek books that I have read. As ever it reintroduces you to old characters, some with a twist, and gives you even more to add to the Gazetteer at the back. Nathan Long has perfected the writing of this series, in to the next one now...
Adolfo Ito
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
it was actually good, but at the same time, the storyline was a little slow, and i hated the final. That is because the next book "zombieslayer" won't be traduced to spanish, so i'll have to read it in a long time
Jeremy Preacher
Aug 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Dark, gloomy, gothic fantasy - predictable as hell, but competently-written and action-packed. I am a little afraid the series will never actually end, because I'm only in it for the ending at this point.
Thommy Doombringer
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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Gianfranco Mancini
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Il cliffhanger finale è a dir poco stupendo! Avevo altri piani ma mi toccherà iniziare subito il prossimo volume della saga :)
Andre
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Same recipe but leaves it on a cliffhanger.
Christian
Aug 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Some people compared this to David Gemmell's LEGEND. God, no. Not even close. Another case of Star Trek red shirts. I simply do not care about other people in these novels except Snorri and Kat.
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Nathan Long is a screen and prose writer, with two movies, one Saturday-morning adventure series, and a handful of live-action and animated TV episodes to his name, as well as eleven fantasy novels and several award-winning short stories.

He hails from Pennsylvania, where he grew up, went to school, and played in various punk and rock-a-billy bands, before following his writing dreams to Hollywood
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Other Books in the Series

Gotrek & Felix (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Trollslayer (Gotrek & Felix, #1)
  • Skavenslayer (Gotrek & Felix, #2)
  • Daemonslayer (Gotrek & Felix, #3)
  • Dragonslayer  (Gotrek & Felix #4)
  • Beastslayer  (Gotrek & Felix #5)
  • Vampireslayer  (Gotrek & Felix #6)
  • Giantslayer  (Gotrek & Felix #7)
  • Orcslayer  (Gotrek & Felix #8)
  • Manslayer  (Gotrek & Felix #9)
  • Elfslayer  (Gotrek & Felix #10)

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