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(Empire Army #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Reiksguard knights are entrusted with the sacred duty of the Emperor's protection from foes within and without. Under the command of Marshal Kurt Helborg, the Reiksguard live and breathe their code of loyalty, courage, strength and honour.

But in the midst of a ruinous war, the young knight Delmar von Reinhardt discovers that this most venerated order hides deadly secre
Paperback, 410 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Games Workshop(uk)
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Luke Nyland
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From stumbling, bickering novices to elite warriors of the Empire fuelled by the righteous might of Sigmar; this book follows the lives of a handful of soldiers as they become honourable Reiksguard knights, personal guard of the Emperor. Not to mention some mayhap, intrigue and bloodshed!

From start to finish, this book had me enthralled. Having met the author (who's a really nice bloke, by the way), I had a feeling that I was going to enjoy the story, and I was delighted to find out that my feel
George Alfaro
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Siempre he sido fanático de los caballeros, sobre todo, los del universo de Warhammer, ver de cerca la organización de Knights imperiales más famosa del lore, desde adentro, ha sido una experiencia muy enriquecedora, sobre todo, porque no teníamos una idea clara de cómo era la vida de los caballeros lejos de la batalla. Anteriormente, solo veíamos a los grandes héroes luchar, tipos como Karl Franz o Kurt, personajes queridos por el fandom, pero el joven Delmar y sus amigos, son algo nuevo, cuya ...more
Michael T Bradley
Nov 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Overall I dug this book. Essentially it's a tale of a group of new recruits who are training to be in the Reiksguard. It's kind of a ... '80s sex romp sports comedy except without the sex or sports. But it still mostly hits all the same beats. Like many Warhammer Fantasy books, it suffers from a shoved-in battle that takes up the second half of the book. Like, I get that it has to have a battle, and I'm fine with that (I've read dozens of these so far ...), but there's a difference between havin ...more
Feb 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Good insite to the Empire in the Warhammer world. It was ok.
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Richard Williams has written fiction for a range of publications on such diverse topics as gang initiation, medieval highwaymen, and arcane religions. In his spare time he is a theatre director and actor.

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