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Publisher's Summary

A Warhammer Horror novel.

Many years ago, the Great Enchanter Drachenfels was defeated by brave adventurers. Now, playwright Detlef Sierck plans a production showing these events - at the site of the necromancer's death. But the dead do not rest easy.

It's the original Warhammer Horror novel. Hailing from the late 1980s, it depicts an early version of the Warhammer world and is packed with spine-chilling moments and memorable characters - there's a reason it's still a dearly loved title 30 years after its original release!  

Detlef Sierck, the self-proclaimed greatest playwright in the world, has declared that his next production will be a re-creation of the end of the Great Enchanter Drachenfels - to be staged at the very site of his death, the Fortress of Drachenfels itself. But the castle's dark walls still hide a terrible secret which may make the opening night an evening to remember!  

A classic Warhammer novel - 30 years old this year - returns in a brand-new edition under the Warhammer Horror imprint. 

It includes a new introduction by the author, the horror legend Kim Newman, whose real name is appearing on the cover for the very first time. Written by Kim Newman, writing as Jack Yeovil.

Narrated by Antonia Beamish.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-03

Decent listen.

The Story doesn't really intrigue, the narrator is female but most characters are male, creating some dissonance. Don't waste too much credit on this one.

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  • Mark E. Olendzki
  • 2020-10-04

Stands the Test of Time

I first read this book 20 years ago when I was in secondary skill and I can honestly say it was just as entertaining now as then. Great and often gruesome descriptive detail really sets it apart and drags the reader in. Further, I enjoy low fantasy Warhammer stories that don't involve magic swords and massive battles.

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  • Jedidiah Oberry
  • 2019-12-18

Drachenfels

Pleasantly surprised and well worth the time to listen.
Slightly slow in the early chapters but stay with it. All the characters are very well written.

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  • Nicholas
  • 2019-12-01

Slow but worth it.

Story was a bit hard to follow and dull in the beginning. However if you stick with it it develops into a very great tale with a few twists, i for one didn’t expect.

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  • Joan Tappe
  • 2021-01-01

Best Black Library Audiobook I've listened to.

First off, holy cow is this book gripping. The narration is so on point that I actually had to force myself to stop listening a few times. The amount of information given about Drachenfels is just enough to hook you and is just short enough to want more.

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  • Corey
  • 2020-12-29

Recommended

Good novel, interesting read. A bit overdone at points and underdone at others. Lore doesn't stand up to current standards but is still interesting nonetheless. generally recommended.

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  • Christopher W moody
  • 2020-12-29

It holds up well

I first read this book almost 20 years ago, and it holds up well. It's decent enough on it's own, with out the warhammer fantasy background. So if your a fan of fantasy horror light, but not a fan of warhammer, give it a try anyways. I think you will enjoy it.

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  • cory minch
  • 2020-12-06

It's about a Play

The writing is fine, but I was hoping for something a bit spooky. Instead of a cool vampire story - you get a story about a Play recreating a cool vampire story (that you don't experience much of) and some spooky things happen to it. Expect to hear things like "wearing the latest fashion" and "kept them together with will" a lot instead of actually getting examples and seeing how things played out.

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  • Doug Mayovsky
  • 2020-11-28

The Best Standalone Warhammer Book

Next to Gotrek and Felix, this is probably my favorite of the Old World stories I've heard thus far. The atmosphere is moody and intense, and it forgoes the usual focus on constant battles to more deeply develop its characters.

Its also nice to see the author given proper credit this time around. Having a female voice in this universe is something that grimdark storytelling could use more of.

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  • Aaron Stewart
  • 2020-07-11

All the Old Hammer

Karl Franz, the various vampires and denizens of the world, a little mystery, and just plain fun.