After fleeing the authorities in the Imperial city of Altdorf, Felix Jaeger swears a drunken oath to dour dwarf Gotrek Gurnisson to record his death saga. In the cold light of day, Felix's worst fears are confirmed as he learns that Gotrek is a Trollslayer - a dwarf doomed to seek out a heroic death in battle to atone for an unknown personal disgrace. Their travels throw them into a string of extraordinary adventures as Felix tries to survive his companion's destiny. Set in the mighty city of Nuln, Gotrek and Felix are back in Skavenslayer, the second novel in this epic saga. Seeking to undermine the very fabric of the Empire with their arcane warp-sorcery, the skaven, twisted Chaos rat-men, are at large in the reeking sewers beneath the city. Led by Grey Seer Thanquol, the servants of the Horned Rat are determined to overthrow this bastion of humanity.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Manslayer by Nathan Long. Now back in the Empire following their sojourn overseas, Gotrek and Felix head north, to aid the men of the Empire in their fight against the invading Chaos hordes. Stopping off in Nuln, they meet up with dwarf engineer Malakai Makaisson, who is helping the Imperial war effort by transporting cannons to the frontline on his airship, The Spirit of Grungni.
After a series of Now back in the Empire following their sojourn overseas, Gotrek and Felix head north, to aid the men of the Empire in their fight against the invading Chaos hordes.
After a series of nasty accidents, it becomes clear that saboteurs are at work - can our heroes find the villains in time to save the day? Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published October 30th by Games Workshop first published More Details Original Title.
Gotrek Gurnisson , Felix Jaeger. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Manslayer , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. As funny as usual and of course a bit trashy.
The last fight chapter, though, is far too long and could have been easily reduced to the half number of pages. Some annoying grammar, spelling and vocabulary mistakes. Apr 08, Jason Ray Carney rated it really liked it. This is my second Nathan Long Gotrek and Felix novels. I read all the ones by William King. I think Nathan Long is doing a great job. This one was great.
The only issue I have is the epic battle at the conclusion that ran almost 80 pages in my edition. I need breathers and atmosphere between battles. Apr 05, Le Petit rated it liked it.
Adding this on the 5th of April I have no idea why this isn't in my "read books" I was just thinking about writing a fanfiction to complete the Gotrek and Felix series when I decided to check if any new books have cropped up. Turns out a new author did pick the series back up and finished it.
That's when I noticed that two of the books that I've read were not accounted for, I'm thinking perhaps when I moved my shelf from Shelfari to here some of the books didn't register properly? A Adding this on the 5th of April I have no idea why this isn't in my "read books" I was just thinking about writing a fanfiction to complete the Gotrek and Felix series when I decided to check if any new books have cropped up. Anyway, I don't remember what this book was about being as I read it about 8 years ago, what I do know is this is one of my favorite "brain candy" type series.
I'm going to add it as "read" with this little note on both of the books , if I choose to re-read the book I'll add a proper review underneath all this. For now though, I'm glad the series got a proper ending, I will be re-reading the last book I read to jog my memory and then the final two books. Chose a 3star rating as that's about my average rating for these books.
Apr 02, Nick rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy. I could not help but feel to have witnessed Gotrek and Felix wander into a Necromunda setting. The underhive feel, the emphasis on foundries that supply the empire, the living conditions in the slums, the impact of radical preachers, the random mutation and persecution; all of it felt more at home in the warhammer 40k universe then Warhammer.
That is not to say I did not like it, but still. I would not want to live in warhammer fantasy world empire, but I would not picture it as bad as Nathan Lo I could not help but feel to have witnessed Gotrek and Felix wander into a Necromunda setting. I would not want to live in warhammer fantasy world empire, but I would not picture it as bad as Nathan Long does. The weird thing is, is that he never actually wrote a 40k book. How weird is that? Still if I have to have some criticism, a few hints and suggestions were made that I guess were supposed to be picked up again in later novels but they never did, a shame for it would have made a tease but I know now it will never come to fruition.
A fun book to read tough even if the cover does give away a mayor plot point. This is one of the only Gotrek and Felix books where I had a problem with something or in this case someone.
And that person is Ulrika, I liked her in the previous books. Then she became a Vampire and things took a turn, I loved the idea of it as it just worked well into the plotline, everything she believed in was turned on its head, how could sh This is one of the only Gotrek and Felix books where I had a problem with something or in this case someone.
Then she became a Vampire and things took a turn, I loved the idea of it as it just worked well into the plotline, everything she believed in was turned on its head, how could she let herself live with what she is?
Jul 01, Kevin rated it it was ok. This book is the 6th? Each book stands alone but there is some introduction of the characters and background. This book also brings in a character that was from a previous book with some background.
I might have enjoyed this more having familiarity with first books. The writing is just so-so and the story development is sub-par. I was hoping for more but it was more of a simple mystery. Otherwise, I liked the Empire theme.
Apr 05, Jake Green rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy. The writer has changed, the tone has changed but the story unfolds as expected if in a somewhat more bombastic way. Gotrek is a much more troubled character and Felix "hasn't aged a day. It's a real nostalgia tour, but then the two of them have been out of the Empire for the best part of 20 years.
Apr 16, Christopher Dodds rated it it was amazing. As ever I've enjoyed reading a Gotrek and Felix novel and this one was no exception. It had a far darker story than the previous ones but this one had more of a personal story for Felix who is re- united with his brother and his family while also dealing with cultists and their evil plan to destroy the forces of good who are gathering to stop the forces of chaos who planning to destroy Middenheim.
Mar 16, Carl Phillips rated it it was ok. Good until the end, where it loses a star for the ending. I realize that there is a mystique in them being outlaws and on the run but the way it happened was too forced and relied on portraying too many people as utter morons.
The final boss fight was a bit lame as well. Jun 14, Jason rated it really liked it. Oct 18, Kenneth rated it really liked it Shelves: warhammer. Felix finds a lost love while stopping a plot by cultists. May 07, Aidan rated it really liked it. Second read through of this book.
Just all around enjoyable. Dec 24, Iain rated it it was amazing. Recommended for fans of Skavenslayer and other urban settings. Mar 06, Michael T Bradley rated it really liked it. None of which were at play in this installment, however, I'm glad to say.
We immediately return to oh, God, is it Nuln? I get them all mixed up Felix's hometown, where they fended off the skaven 20 years ago have they really been traveling together for 20 years? Or was it a time-travel device that happened? I like the former, but suspect the latter.
Gotrek and Felix
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As a Slayer, Gotrek seeks a glorious death in battle to atone for his unknown sins. Felix, bound to him by a Dwarven blood-oath sworn after a drinking binge, is tasked with writing and recording his heroic exploits and ultimately his death. Felix, however, has long since come to adopt the opinion that "anything capable of killing the Slayer would finish me off shortly afterwards". Together they have travelled the length and breadth of the Old World and beyond, fighting against all manners of evil from orcs to undead to the forces of Chaos so that Gotrek might finally fulfill his Slayer Oath by dying in battle. As well as appearing in the novels they have also been incorporated into the Warhammer Fantasy Battle game appearing initially as special characters in the 4th edition Dwarf army book and then gaining rules as a regiment of renown in the 6th edition of the game. The first twelve books of the series, from Trollslayer to Zombieslayer, have been reprinted in four Gotrek and Felix Omnibus collections.
Gotrek & Felix Omnibus : Giant Slayer/Orc Slayer/Manslayer