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Dwarfs and elves are pitched into battle in this stirring fantasy tale by Oathbreaker author, Nick Kyme.


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Dwarfs and elves are pitched into battle in this stirring fantasy tale by Oathbreaker author, Nick Kyme.

30 review for Honourkeeper

  1. 4 out of 5

    Heinz Reinhardt

    It's a shame Nick Kyme didn't write more of the dawi in the Old World. This book tells the tale of a, massive, Armada of Norscans invading across the Sea of Claws an elven stronghold near the Karaz Ankor called Tor Eofirth. In desperate need of military aid, Prince Ithalred of the elves beseeches King Bagrik of Karak Ungor for an alliance. Despite some major diplomatic and cultural snafus, dwarf and elf march to war against Chaos together. And then, we discover it's all been a conspiracy, and no It's a shame Nick Kyme didn't write more of the dawi in the Old World. This book tells the tale of a, massive, Armada of Norscans invading across the Sea of Claws an elven stronghold near the Karaz Ankor called Tor Eofirth. In desperate need of military aid, Prince Ithalred of the elves beseeches King Bagrik of Karak Ungor for an alliance. Despite some major diplomatic and cultural snafus, dwarf and elf march to war against Chaos together. And then, we discover it's all been a conspiracy, and nothing is as it appears. Kyme writes enormous battle scenes, the dawi march out with 100,000 dwarven warriors to aid the elves initially, putting to shame most dark fantasy. And he put considerable thought into the action, rarely is one battlescene the same as the other, and no fight is a foregone conclusion. Kyme does great with the culture of the Dwarves, as well as the High Elves. There's plenty of twists, unexpected turns, and although the final reveal was rushed, it was a great way to end the story. Seems to take place well before the 'current' age of the World that was pre End Times, possibly even before the War of the Beard. No mention is made of the Empire, or even men outside the Norscans, so I assume this is an 'ancient history' Warhammer novel. Regardless, it's the best of the Dwarves tales, and a shame so few Dwarf books were ever penned. Easily one of Kyme's best works.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Andrei88

    The book was typical, about what you would expect, the battle scenes were good, however a lot of the plot was predictable, you can see the plot twists coming from a mile away, if you haven;t read many books or seen many movies then they will surprise you other wise you will generally have an idea about what to expect. Seemingly strong chas lord with a super cool weapon? check A scene showing how bad ass he is? check A super large army? check Not explaining how the army arrived there, seeing how the The book was typical, about what you would expect, the battle scenes were good, however a lot of the plot was predictable, you can see the plot twists coming from a mile away, if you haven;t read many books or seen many movies then they will surprise you other wise you will generally have an idea about what to expect. Seemingly strong chas lord with a super cool weapon? check A scene showing how bad ass he is? check A super large army? check Not explaining how the army arrived there, seeing how the scene with the boats has them lose a lot of ships to the journey. check Tells us how badass the chaos lord is without showing us because the actions take place off screen, we lear about smashing the elven ships and them raising the outer outposts however we never see such a thing. Check I will give the writer credit he did write the dwarfs rather well, descriptions of their lives, their way of life, the stuborn attitude, etc. I think it's them being more mellow and less grim, before shit really hit the fan. Overall it is one of the better warhammer books at least compared to some of the other offerings, I just wish things had been a bit less preditcable, I would have given it 3 stars if not for that element. I have a rather long rant about the dwarf queen about her actions during the book and especially towards the end.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    After being underwhelmed by Oathbreaker, I was pleasantly surprised to find Honourkeeper straightaway had none of the flaws of the former. The plot was neat, the characters were clearly set out and developed appropriately and enjoyably over time, and the ending was entirely satisfying. If you enjoy Warhammer Fantasy, especially the dwarfs, this would be a must-read book and is easily within my favorite Warhammer books across both Fantasy and 40k.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Juan Mendez

    For a Warhammer book is way above average, well written, lengthy, interesting characters, and nice story telling (8/10) Comparing to non-warhammer books it is still simple, does not require critical thinking or leave a mark on you. (6/10)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris Torno

    Far better than Oathbreaker, Writing was steady and felt a better connection with the different characters.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Luke Nyland

    Nick Kyme is by far my favourite Dwarf story writer. He really gets the mentality of the dour race and manages to fit in bucketloads of Khazalid, which (at least for me) makes it a joy to read. Unlike other titles of his I've read, I found this one to be a LITTLE disjointed in places; seeming to describe the odd thing as though it had been neglected previously. It almost felt as though he was hurriedly filling in some gaps. This in no way made it any less of a brilliant story and a very fun read, Nick Kyme is by far my favourite Dwarf story writer. He really gets the mentality of the dour race and manages to fit in bucketloads of Khazalid, which (at least for me) makes it a joy to read. Unlike other titles of his I've read, I found this one to be a LITTLE disjointed in places; seeming to describe the odd thing as though it had been neglected previously. It almost felt as though he was hurriedly filling in some gaps. This in no way made it any less of a brilliant story and a very fun read, it's just the ONLY reason I didn't press that all-important 5 star button.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hazzim

    Incredible battles, drama, intrigue and no small part in the showcase of dwarven culture, the sorrow of a father losing a son, a wife losing a husband and a Karak's iron endurance in the face of overwhelming adversity. A must read for fans of dwarvish grimazul. Incredible battles, drama, intrigue and no small part in the showcase of dwarven culture, the sorrow of a father losing a son, a wife losing a husband and a Karak's iron endurance in the face of overwhelming adversity. A must read for fans of dwarvish grimazul.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Christian

    Incredible carnage! Twists and twists. Pretty solid characters and storytelling. The dwarfs kick so much ass.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rafal

  10. 5 out of 5

    Michal Lorek

  11. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Donovan

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nikol Dostálová

  13. 5 out of 5

    Frank

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jan_lt.Col

  15. 5 out of 5

    J. M.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Kirk

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ninbelungen

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lukiduki

  19. 4 out of 5

    Frank

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

  21. 4 out of 5

    Barry

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tiago Loureiro

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lexicanum

  24. 4 out of 5

    DENNIS

  25. 4 out of 5

    Martin Jakubec

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michael Merillo

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ben Edwards

  28. 4 out of 5

    Steven

  29. 5 out of 5

    Graham

  30. 5 out of 5

    Phillip Miracle

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