Gotrek the dwarf trollslayer and his companion Felix are Black Library’s most popular fantasy duo. This omnibus edition gives readers a unique opportunity to . Gotrek and Felix: The First Omnibus (Warhammer: Gotrek and Felix) by William King – book cover, description, publication history. Gotrek and Felix are a pair of characters in the Warhammer Fantasy setting who appear in a . Gotrek and Felix first encountered her in Trollslayer when she was a little girl, the only .. (The first twelve books of the series, from Trollslayer to Zombieslayer, have been reprinted in four Gotrek and Felix Omnibus collections.) .
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It’s not bad but it’s not great either. My brother loved it.
Gotrek & Felix: The First Omnibus by William King
Oct 22, Nonethousand Oberrhein rated it liked it Shelves: Felix, however, has long since come to adopt the opinion that “anything capable of killing the Slayer would finish me off shortly afterwards”. Gotrek has committed a crime against his people and ojnibus been sentenced to die in glorious battle against overwhelming odds.
As you may have guessed, this book is loaded with cover to cover action. This is unfortunate for his companion, who swore a drunken promise to follow the Slayer and write down his exploits in an epic saga until the Dwarf finally fell.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. I highly recommend this book to fantasy and action book lovers.
The First Omnibus
It really isn’t necessary to know anything about the Warhammer universe to get into the stories. Well written and funny. The concept of being true to one’s word and proving oneself through their actions are lessons I took to heart after reading about Gimli’s stoic honor in LOTR so many goteek ago.
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Why don’t dwarves like rirst Most Gotrek and Felix stories are pretty simple. I also give King a huge hand for introducing Malakkai Makaisson. Little does he realize how hard it is for Gotrek to die and the fearful events he will lead him through endangering not only Gotrek’s life but his as well. First shrugged off as niceties, this soon becomes fact when, in ElfslayerMax Schreiber verifies that Felix has indeed become immortal, or as close as to make no difference.
This book really captured my attention because of the setting and the characters. Lots of monsters, lots of fighting, lots of characters.
The Black Library is one of the best things to come out of Games workshop in years and this the first collection of one of their first series is one of the reasons why. She returned in Manslayerseemingly wanting to patch things up with Felix, but once again their differences now predator and prey prevented a complete reconciliation and she abandoned Felix and Gotrek to fight fellow vampires, forced to abide her “mother’s” command to kill them.
A major theme in the novels is the tension within Felix between his desire to settle down in peace and comfort, away from the danger of being Gotrek’s companion, and his longing to escape the banalities of civilized Imperial society for a life of heroism and adventure, and it is this conflict that shaped much flrst his relationship with Gotrek and his family.
Felix, in a grateful and drunken state, agrees to accompany him on his quest and to publish his exploits and “death” in a heroic and epic narrative. Together, they rush headlong into danger as they make enemies and allies in a world at war. Namely the one focusing on the POV fellx Thanquol. This article needs additional citations for verification. Gotrek is tough and mean and obsessed with his doomed Slayer quest.
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Even if you know nothing about the Warhammer World, I think King paints a great picture of it for you, and you tend goteek learn as you go along, sometimes with the characters themselves.
I telix through the whole thing before going back to the person who gave it to me and demanding an explanation to which I was told, “I never said it was good, I just said you should read it. Felix is an educated human also fotrek fr I loved this book. It shamelessly goes into stereotype territory, and is better for it. The story is mostly told through the eyes of Felix, never Gotrek for the mind of a dwarf is a most alien thingand the enemies they face and allies they gain.
May 23, Corey rated it did not like it.
Even if you have never read a Warhammer book and never plan to again, check these out. The crucial difference is that he uses archetypes to highlight the differences and similarities between his two protagonists in particular. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Felix I only read the first book of the series, “Trollslayer” and liked it although I didn’t want to.
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Gotrek & Felix: The First Omnibus
Set in the darkly gothic world of Felux, Trollslayer is an episodic novel featuring some of the most extraordinary adventures of this deadly pair of heroes. This is my first aquaintance with warhammer FB series.
October Learn how and when to remove this template message. As a Slayer, Gotrek seeks a glorious death in battle to atone for his unknown sins.
Felix, on the other ombibus, is a well developed character that continually examines his place in the world. The book Gotrek and Felix: Its set in the Empire of the Warhammer fantasy universe and concerns the travels of The titular characters – Gotrek – a dwarven Slayer – who is seeking a glorious Doom to atone for an unspecified shame. Their final adventure takes place in the far north, in a land called the Chaos wastes, where time itself is said to not exist.
William King himself is from Scotland and decided to play with this trope by having that Dwarf speak in such a thick brogue even other Dwarfs cannot understand him. This article has multiple issues. Expect Gotrek really hates elves and trees. The second book in this omnibus is a collection of short stories, much like the first. Setting forth for the hideous Realms of Chaos in an experimental dwarf airship, Gotrek and Felix are sworn to succeed or die in the attempt.
The story takes place in a world not unlike middle earth from Lord of the Rings, the Empire of Man reigns all powerful, while the dwarfs, while lacking in numbers, still hold some of their former glory. But the chapters flow so well in Daemonslayer fellix I didn’t want the excitement to end.