Book Review 46 // Warpsword by Dan Abnett and Mike Lee
Author: Dan Abnett & Mike Lee
Publisher: Black Library
Page Count: 407
Commercial Fluff: In the world of Warhammer, no race is as cruel and treacherous as the dark elves, and no member of this race is more infamous than Malus Darkblade. His soul taken forfeit by a daemon, Darkblade must now seek the legendary Warpsword of Khaine or be forever damned.
Here we are, the fourth tale in the Malus Darkblade series. It also means we are at the second to last adventure. First up I have to say there was a real twist in the story telling, it felt darker, meaner and scarier. Malus is slowly succumbing to the Daemon and you can feel that time is running out. To make things hard the next artifact the Warpsword of Khaine is located in designed for murder and bloodshed, that also happens to be suffering a Holy Civil War!
This was an exciting tale as we got to visit the City of Executioners, the capital city of Khaine's Worship! Add to this the fact that we finally get the Malus and Urial showdown we have been waiting for and you can't help but feel giddy.
This was a bloody tale. I'm pretty sure not a single chapter passed without bloodshed. Like the other tales in series, we are treated to twists and turns through out, we discover the cult of Khaine is built on lies, we have political intrigue, sibling rivalry and a daemon that I just find comical with his perfectly timed wit. I found the Chaos Waste section slightly rushed and I do wish some more time was spent on the temple and it's inhabitants. But overall another great read.
Now onto the final novel - Lord of Ruin. As always I love to get feedback so drop me comment.