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Death Nikorps
31-10-2014, 18:01
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The End Times are coming. With the hordes of Chaos marshalling in the north, Emperor Karl Franz leads his armies in defence of his realm. But when the worst happens and the Emperor is lost, it falls to Reiksmarshal Kurt Helborg to return to Altdorf, capital of the Empire, and prepare to meet the forces of the Ruinous Powers in a final battle for that ancient city. As plague spreads and the defences weaken, all seems lost, until help arrives from a most unexpected source... if Helborg can bring himself to accept it.

Here my review of The Fall of Altdorf:


(you can click on the US/UK flag to translate into english)

This The End Times series is really great ! Can't wait the third by Gav Thorpe about Elves... and the fourth with Skavens !


01-11-2014, 18:17
I haven't read the return of nagash novel or this, but have been reading the Warhammer: Nagash book. What are people's opinions of reading them in addition, do they add substantially more detail to the events in the big fluff books? The Nagash book seems quite detailed, I'm wondering how much the novels add.

Scribe of Khorne
01-11-2014, 19:47
I'm going to have to pick this up, as Wraight is easily one of my favorite authors.

Brother Dimetrius
02-11-2014, 19:05
You should, it's well worth the read!

Grey Seer Diatribe
02-11-2014, 20:13
With Gav, Chris, Clint and Josh writing these End Times novels, we are in such great hands!

11-11-2014, 12:53
I finished this book a couple of days ago and didn't like the ending. In my opinion the ending was flat and it seemed the writer just gave up.

|I also have some other issues with the book, why is Martak so useless? that might be a tad harsh, yes he was voted as a safe bet by the college but he came across as weak. Don't get me wrong I actually liked the character and had hoped at the end he would have had his time to shine, you know cast Transformation of Kadon on himself or have thrown half a dozen amber spears, but we get nothing and his grand plan was a crutch by the writer for him not witnessing Karl Franz's rebirth (for the lack of a better word)
That brings me to how the Glottkin were killed, why couldn't the reborn Karl Franz go toe to toe with the triplets and then do his uber cleansing big bang attack after?
Also Vlad being such a badass for the majority of the book, then fluff it up at the end. For a guy who's been around for an age and is well versed with most things magic/occult/chaos you'd thought he'd think twice before drinking the blood of a Nurgle warlord

Also what has happened to Gelt, after his charm around Sylvania failed? I'm hoping he'll pop up in the next EoT book