Trollslayer: Introducing Gotrek Gurnisson, a dwarven Slayer sworn to die a heroic death and Felix Jaeger, the poet who’s sworn an oath to chronicle it. I. 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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Felix is a wealthy somewhat spoiled youth and whose life is saved by Gotrek, a mighty dwarf “slayer” who is determined to die a heroic death in battle with the evil forces of chaos. Although not highbrow in anyway the book was fun figst read and a nice rendition of the Warhammer world.
Gotrek and Felix, the First Omnibus
We don’t see too many non-Slayers in King’s work, but the ones we do get a glimpse of are fascinating creatures, running the gamut from the wise and lore-seeking scholarly type to the greedy and cowardly who still prove they are Dwarves at the end of it all and make up for their lost honor.
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Those books are easy to read, each of them entertains you nicely. I have always found that aspect of Warhammer more appealing than many of its brethren, omnivus black dirst grey morality resonating with me more strongly than the towering and unrealistic black and white.
Love the whole series, the down and dirty of the fantasy genre. Feix was also interesting and we really get to see him grow as the book progesses. Are they as good as Leiber’s stuff? 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.
The skaven evil rat men were funny and I enjoyed them gotrk against each other and always blaming each other or incompetent underlings for anything that goes wrong. His inability to find the heroic end he seeks begins to take its toll after a time, and by the events of OrcslayerGotrek is becoming worried that all that remains for him is goterk pathetic doom against unworthy opponents like Goblins, or even worse, death as a result of old age.
Their first adventures include fighting viscous undead, mutant trolls, and sinister cultists and mutant beast men. Over years of following Gotrek, Felix has become an accomplished swordsman and duelist.
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It is simply a shame that Bill King left the saga after only seven books, as I had hoped he’d see Gotrek through to the doom he’s been seeking and end it in the manner it had relix. In the stories in the first book contained within this omnibus, Gotrek and Felix encounter cultists, wolf-riding goblins, a ruined dwarven stronghold, a mutant-creating sorceror, and werewolves, among other things.
Though Thanquol thinks himself a tactical genius, a mighty sorcerer and a brave leader, Thanquol is, like all Skaven, a maniacal egotist and a complete coward onmibus flees at the first sign of trouble.
Daemonslayer has the gotreek feel the other two books were lacking and is full of dwarfish goodness. I’m so behind the times. And Felix of course, goes with him. Upon completing the First Omnibus, I will say that I liked it a lot. October 5, — Shelved as: I am not a gamer but for those who are and even those who aren’t this is an enjoyable read for fantasy lovers.
William King’s Gotrek and Felix is a fantasy tale that follows the poet Felix Jaeger and his experiences in following a dwarf slayer Gotrek Gurnisson.
Daemonslayer has the epic feel omnibhs other two books were lacking and is full of dwarfish goodness.
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I am glad I was wrong. A kind, gentle man he acts like Gotrek’s conscious and gently pushes him in the right path. Even when Gotrek and Felix are drinking beers in a pub, you can’t wait to see what happens next. Oct 22, Nonethousand Oberrhein rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Gotrek and Felix: The First Omnibus
This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Please help rewrite it to explain the fiction more clearly and provide non-fictional perspective. Gotrek is a mighty-thewed Dwarvish or Dwarven as Tolkien preferred warrior who swore a death oath, that of the Slayer. However, they encountered Omnivus again in Shamanslayer many years later, now a woman in her late twenties omibus a deadly warrior, driven to kill all beastmen to avenge the murder of her adopted family.
Aug 29, Skut L rated it it was amazing Shelves: Book ratings by Goodreads. After half a decade of putting it off, I finally picked it up. The Human poet and the suicidal Dwarf The international RPG world of Warhammer comes to life with two of the most lovable and unique fantasy characters: While felic human, she was a notable swordswoman and beauty, attracting the attentions of both Felix Jaeger and Max Schreiber during the expedition to Karag Dum.
Surely this must be some demon in the yotrek scenario where the previous owners were forced to sell it off cheaper than what they had purchased it for and I, as the most unlucky of souls, ended up the final owner of this cursed monstrosity.
He firwt finds himself serving in a more diplomatic role, helping to soothe bruised egos after Gotrek’s anti-authoritarian nature provokes allies or civilized society.