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Gotrek & Felix: The First Omnibus (Gotrek & Felix Novels) Paperback – August 8, 2006
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I am not a player of the Warhammer games, so I did not quite know what to expect going into this book. I had originally picked it up to gain some background on the Warhammer universe for a job interview with the Warhammer Online development team. And even though I didn't get the game programming job, I was happy to have found this treasure.
The first two books are in a short story format which made me eager to read several in a single sitting. Looking at the table of contents I was leery that the final book, Daemonslayer, was not in the short story format as I had come to enjoy it so much. But the chapters flow so well in Daemonslayer that I didn't want the excitement to end. I'm eagerly looking forward to the second and third omnibi (omnibuses?) of Gotrek and Felix.
This omnibus contains 13 short stories ranging from 20-60 pages and a full length novel at the end. This Omnibus chronicles the adventures of a pair of warriors as they battle their way through the Warhammer Universe. The stories are in chronological order and the characters gain new gear, experiences, and scars as they battle their way across the World of Warhammer. Gotrek has committed a crime against his people and has been sentenced to die in glorious battle against overwhelming odds. Felix is a fencer and a scholar who accompanies Gotrek and wants to write an epic saga of his death. Together, they rush headlong into danger as they make enemies and allies in a world at war.
All of the stories take place in the Warhammer Universe. The world is a blend between Lord of the Rings and Germany when it was under the rule of the Holy Roman Empire. It's Gritty High Fantasy in a state of perpetual war and turmoil. This book focuses on the Hearty Dwarves, Bloodlusted Orcs, Chaos Spawned Beastmen, and Treacherous Skaven.
Despite the fact that Gotrek has committed a serious crime, he is noble and lusts for the battle that will give him a glorious death. Felix owes Gotrek his life and accompanies him on his quest to die. Because Felix has spent so much of his life behind books, the travels across the world are new and exciting to him. The reader experiences Nuln, Kislev, and the Chaos Wastes through the eyes of Felix. In addition to the deadly duo, this omnibus features an array of other heroes and villains. The characters are interesting, funny, entertaining, and you find yourself cheering for them.Read more ›
This omnibus includes 3 books in this order.
Trollslayer - Trollslayer is probably the weakest of the 3 books. It's a collection of short stories that introduces the character Felix Jaeger, a human noble by birth, and Gotrek Gurnisson, a disgraced dwarf who seeks redemption through a heroic death. The book doesn't really introduce the characters but just throws them in the wildest of situations and through their responses and actions, you start to understand and learn about them.
SkavenSlayer - Skavenslayer continues the adventures of our duo and switches from short stories and focuses on adventures within one city, the city of Nuln. This was the second best in this collection. Overall, good story with good action and some good humor. At this point, I felt I could relate to the characters.
DaemonSlayer - The best book of this collection. This book details a Dwarven journey and I've always been a fan of their lore. It had less fighting but I still found it to be the best of the 3.
I won't ruin much of the books, but it's a good fantasy read. I should note that I initially thought it would be related to Warhammer 40k, but this series predates it. In the series, the universe is still in swords and axes, while in 40k, they are in tanks and guns (and space for that matter)
I've Sci-Fi/Fantasy for a while and this is a welcome collection. I would easily recommend this collection.
Price - I paid $10.20 cents on April 1st, 2012. I have a rule that I try to follow which is $1 per 1 hour of entertainment and would conclude that this was a good investment.
that comes along to chronicle the adventures. That about sums it up - you
get exactly what you expect here. Bodies pile up at great speed. A few
minor boss encounters culminate in a great showdown. It's an undemanding,
quick read that will be fun for most that will not be turned off by the cover.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
instantly fell in love with these stories by king, these stories feel very tolkien esque, but germanic and gothic and set in the later eras of the medieval world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by zach westbrook
Entertaining Adventure Action read with little to complain about. Each short story is complete to itself and supports the main characters ramble through a life dedicated to the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Harry A Pierce
Gotrek and Felix is one of the best fantasy series out there. The way they play off each other is very funny. Gotrek is the one guy you'd want on your side in a fight!Published 9 months ago by Michael C Munson
Great book, I love the Gotrek and Felix series, and will buy the other ones as well.Published 13 months ago by Øystein Garmo
An epic fantasy adventure for a mature audience. No coincidental" oh this'll help" moments. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A fan of true gaming
Great book for serious D&D fans! William King is an awesome writer and in my humble opinion, this is on the level of Terry Brooks or Piers Anthony. Check it out!Published 23 months ago by R Shimoda
Even though the first two books in this omnibus are essentially a collection of short stories and a collection of novellas, they are a wonderful introduction to the Gotrek and... Read morePublished on May 1, 2014 by JHFC