Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Warhammer Wednesday: Necromancer

I can't quite believe that Necromancer, my third Warhammer novel, came out over eight years ago! It's not been re-issued yet as a Print on Demand title, nor as an eBook, but there are still people who are coming across this tome for the first time, and loving it.

This novel is very different from the typical Warhammer novel. Instead of the more typical action-driven story, this novel is a character study and provides a fascinating look at how an ordinary young man raised in the Empire becomes corrupted by darkness.

The entire novel is told from the point of view of the main character, Dieter Heydrich and covers only a brief period of his life (how he became a Necromancer, but really nothing about him after that point).

Every step on his path of damnation is made with logical and seemingly good (or at least understandable) reasons. The reasons and rationalisations he makes along the way make him a tragic and flawed, but entirely human character.

If you are looking for an action-packed Warhammer novel, this book is not for you. If you want a chance to get some insight into the bad guys of the Warhammer world, this book is an excellent choice.

5 stars!

You might be able to pick up a copy of Necromancer for yourself here.

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