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#1 Dec 03 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
While on vacation last week, I was at a Borders and decided to utilize my birthday gift card and bought some books. As I'm quite partial to Dwarves in any series, I discovered Warhammer's Gotrek & Felix series by William King. On a whim, I bought every G & F book in the series.

The first book in the series and the first I read (as I usually try to do in book series) was Trollslayer (other titles include Skavenslayer (just started reading), Daemonslayer, Dragonslayer, Beastslayer, Vampireslayer, and Giantslayer).

I liked the grim and dangerous world setting and the Teutonic/Germanic tone was an interesting change of pace from your typical fantasy setting. I think King is a good writer and while I enjoy seeing Felix's character development, I would like to see more about Gotrek and the reason for his becoming a Slayer. Maybe I will see, since I've only read the first book and am barely into the second one, Skavenslayer.

Anyone else read this series? If so, what did you think? If not, I'd recommend them - much grimmer than Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms books (both series I've enjoyed for the most part - I only enjoy Dragonlance novels that deal with Dwarves, Gully Dwarves and Gnomes).
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#2 Dec 11 2004 at 12:44 AM Rating: Good
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I have not read those books, but I do know a bit about the setting, so is they are not really my style.

Seeing that you like books about Dwarves, I would recomend Dragondoom by Dennis L. Mckiernan. Set in his Mithgar world and one of the books that finally sets the series apart from Tolkiens world and gives it its own feel.

If you have not read the Terry Brooks Sword of Shannara book, I would also recommend that one, since it to deals heavily with Dwarves.

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#3 Dec 15 2004 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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Seeing that you like books about Dwarves, I would recomend Dragondoom by Dennis L. Mckiernan. Set in his Mithgar world and one of the books that finally sets the series apart from Tolkiens world and gives it its own feel.

If you have not read the Terry Brooks Sword of Shannara book, I would also recommend that one, since it to deals heavily with Dwarves.


Thanks, I'll try to find Dragondoom. Sounds interesting!

I've read a lot of Brooks' novels, beginning with Sword of Shannara. I think I preferred his Druid of Shannara novel over his other books.
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