Friday, March 15, 2013

Review and Giveaway - The Nameless Dwarf by D.P. Prior

The dwarves have gone! Thousands have been slaughtered in the blood-drenched streets of their ravine city by a demonic axe in the hands of one of their own. The survivors have fled beyond the mountains, heading into a realm haunted by the nightmares of a twisted god. When Nils Fargin, son of an underworld boss, is hired to find them, he travels with his client to seek the advice of a lowlife mage. With what he learns, he should have asked for more money. The trail leads them to the domain of the terrifying Ant-Man, who is rumored to eat the flesh of anyone refusing to pay his toll. And as if that wasn’t enough, it turns out Nils’s client is none other than the Nameless Dwarf, better known to his kind as the Ravine Butcher. The Nameless Dwarf is an epic tale of remorse and redemption that pits a whiskerless thief, a guilt-driven assassin, a consumptive wizard, and an amnesiac dwarf against the worst imaginings of a craven mind. But the companions bring troubles of their own, not least of which is an ancient grimoire that leads them inexorably towards a forest of tar and an evil that threatens the existence of an entire race. The last hope of the dwarves comes from the unlikeliest of sources: a mythical city beneath the waves, an axe from the age of heroes, and the Nameless Dwarf, in whose veins flows the blood of legends. The Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Chronicles contains all five books of the Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf: The Ant-Man of Malfen The Axe of the Dwarf Lords The Scout and the Serpent The Ebon Staff Bane of the Liche Lord


4.5 stars

The Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Chronicles is the Omnibus collection of all five books in the series.  I was lucky enough to get reviewer copies of all of them as they came out and was very excited to see that he decided to release a single volume collection with some epic cover art.

This is especially a great series to read if you are familiar with the Shader series by D.P.  There are some shared characters and back story that really enriched the other books for me.

If you are a fan of action packed epic fantasy this is a great collection for you to pick up.



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10 comments:

  1. Favorite Dwarf? Is that a trick question? Um...Dopey?

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    1. I surely am a fan of action packed epic fantasy. My favorite dwarf is Mulch Diggums, The Kleptomaniac Dwarf from the Artemis Fowl Series! You should also check this series out. This book sounds interesting. Thank you for the giveaway! :D

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  2. If this is a serious list of replies to a question I can't find, I'd have to say my favorite dwarf is Grumpy, because that's what my kids wanted me to use instead of Grampy for my grandkids to call me! Don't know where they ever got the idea that I was Grumpy! Durn kids, anyhow.

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  3. I never expected to see so many Snow White dwarves. I was thinking DragonLance or Forgotten Realms references or LotR and The Hobbit stuff. Disney wasn't at all in my mind lol.

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  4. When I was younger and The Hobbit was my go-to book for adventure, Balin and Thorin were my favorite dwarves. Years later they still are, though I also like most of the swarf characters from the Shannara series, most notablely Tagwen and Seersha.

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    1. I've read some of the Shannara stuff, but it didn't really stick with me enough to remember too many characters. I have most of the books sitting on a shelf waiting to get read

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  5. Hey Scott, great giveaway! You're right, the cover is totally gorgeous!

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