Shamanslayer (Gotrek & Felix Novels)
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Latest instalment in the Gotrek & Felix series.
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.
himself back to avoid the strike and it clashed off his breastplate, raising sparks and knocking him flat on his back. Gotrek did not follow up. Instead, he turned to the herdstone again and swung his axe at it with all his might. For a brief second Felix thought the world had ended. The thundercrack flash of the strike blinded and deafened him, and he lost all sense of up or down. He opened his eyes to find himself sprawled on the ground, along with all his friends and foes. The beasts lay
meagre blaze was a broad desk, almost buried in ledgers, stacks of papers, scrolls and leather folios, and surrounded by chests and strongboxes, all spilling even more papers and books. At the desk, almost entirely obscured by this mountain of paper, sat Otto, quill in one pudgy hand, bald head down, peering myopically at an open ledger by the light of a candle perched on top of the mess and muttering under his breath. Felix stepped in and the butler closed the door behind him. Otto didn’t look
its course that his inexpert ministrations would kill the two mages, but they proved more resilient than he could have hoped, and by the time the ragged black ship had been accosted by the Marienburg Harbour Patrol they were able to come to the deck and make their way across the gangplank on their own power. Neither, however, had fully recovered. Though Max’s keen wit and his humour had returned to him, he remained terribly gaunt, even after a week of Marienburg chowders and black beer, and his
moustaches. ‘That was much better.’ He handed the keg back to Argrin and looked around at everybody, ending on Gotrek. He blinked, a look of confusion on his face. Gotrek grinned. ‘Well met, Snorri Nosebiter.’ Snorri frowned. ‘Snorri knows you,’ he said slowly. ‘Snorri knows he knows you.’ He turned curious eyes to Felix. ‘And you too.’ Gotrek’s grin collapsed. ‘Gotrek, son of Gurni,’ he said quietly. ‘And Felix Jaeger,’ said Felix. ‘It’s only been twenty years,’ said Gotrek. ‘You don’t
voices raised in unison. Everyone looked up at once, then turned towards the north end of the valley. There was nothing to see yet, but the noise grew steadily louder, and was soon joined by a steady rumble that they could feel through the ground. The vibration was slow and rhythmic, like that of marching feet, but Felix knew the beasts didn’t march – they shambled along in a disorganised mob – so what was it? The chanting kept time with the thudding rhythm – a single phrase, repeated over and