"Prior weaves a fully realized world in this rich fantasy, from history, political structure, and family life to work, food, drinking (lots of drinking), and romance." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Carnifex is a masterpiece of sword and sorcery storytelling. A visceral yet thoughtful epic." -- Bookwraiths Reviews
"Gritty, tense, and brutally tragic. High quality storytelling with great characters and a relentless plot." -- Mitchell Hogan, author of A Crucible of Souls and Aurealis Award winner.
"...by the end I did care about those people--all of them, including Carnifex, were flawed but fundamentally decent people. But I had read The Nameless Dwarf, and I knew what was coming, and how it all ends. That knowledge made the book both hard to continue reading and hard to put down." -- Black Gate Magazine
"And holy shit... the battle scenes. THE BATTLE SCENES!!! People don't actually realise how hard it is to write a good battle scene, but Prior makes it look easy. They are gripping, violent, and brilliantly choreographed." -- Smash Dragons
"A Fantasy Adventure of remarkable scope, populated by many memorable characters. Maybe D. P. Prior's finest work to date." -- Ray Nicholson (Amazon Top 1000 reviewer)
"Whenever I have high praise for a book, I usually like to find at least one aspect of the writing to challenge, but this one's got me stumped. I guess I could complain that it ended all too soon, but then there are three other volumes to enjoy..." -- Laurence Scotford
"It's not often I'm left speechless but this was one of those times. WOW!!" -- Ebookwyrm
"5 Stars is easily earned here and I'm sure it will not be long before we see this, the most unique of dwarves on the big screen! This year is indeed the year of the dwarf!!" -- Scott Morrison
2. GEAS OF THE BLACK AXE
"This second book in the Legends of the Nameless Dwarf was a book I found hard to put down... there were many great moments in this novel that I can reflect upon." -- Ray Nicholson (Amazon Top 1000 reviewer)
"D.P. Prior continues to exceed my expectations." -- Frederick H.
"Again Prior brings his characters to life, and gives the reader a full pallet of deep, epic fantasy to savor." -- @DahgMahn
3. REVENGE OF THE LICH
"I've called the Shader series the best indie fantasy series that I personally have ever read, and while I really adore the hero of the series, Deacon Shader, Nameless (as his friends call him) is the best sword and sorcery companion that I've run into lately." -- Bookwraiths Reviews
"One thing that impressed me right from the beginning were the fight scenes. Nameless is implacable, but not invulnerable, and the scenes give a good sense of how tough and strong he is, while never descending into cartoonish invincibility. The fights are well-written, clear and concise without skimping on detail or ending anticlimactically." -- Black Gate Magazine
"This book whisked me away at the start, and pulled me back in again and again. Prior's focus on rich characters and progressive plot kept me enticed. Healthy amounts of humor. Plenty of spells. And loads of arse kicking! I recommend The Nameless Dwarf to any fan of fantasy, particularly to those that can't get enough of dwarves." -- Travis Shore
"The Nameless stories grabbed me from the first page and pulled me along relentlessly. You won't want to put this down once you start. Fully-realised worlds? I found Prior's world of Aethir to have been meticulously crafted - this is an author who has done his homework before developing his plot." -- Laurence Scotford
"The plot itself is really quite masterful and aside from the questing/looking for something aspect of the fantasy this story felt fresh!" -- Momma Says Read
"This book is a shogging good time!!! The characters really come alive." -- Doug Ward
4. RETURN OF THE DWARF LORDS
"I am leaning towards this being my favorite book in the series." -- Frederick H.
"As usual with this author his characterisation is excellent and he can really bring a landscape to life." -- PhotonQyv