- By Chris Wraight

The Fall of Altdorf

  • Title: The Fall of Altdorf
  • Author: Chris Wraight
  • ISBN: 9781849707855
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Fall of Altdorf The End Times are coming With the hordes of Chaos marshalling in the north Emperor Karl Franz leads his armies in defence of his realm But when the worst happens and the Emperor is lost it falls to

    The End Times are coming With the hordes of Chaos marshalling in the north, Emperor Karl Franz leads his armies in defence of his realm But when the worst happens and the Emperor is lost, it falls to Reiksmarshal Kurt Helborg to return to Altdorf, capital of the Empire, and prepare to meet the forces of the Ruinous Powers in a final battle for that ancient city As plaguThe End Times are coming With the hordes of Chaos marshalling in the north, Emperor Karl Franz leads his armies in defence of his realm But when the worst happens and the Emperor is lost, it falls to Reiksmarshal Kurt Helborg to return to Altdorf, capital of the Empire, and prepare to meet the forces of the Ruinous Powers in a final battle for that ancient city As plague spreads and the defences weaken, all seems lost, until help arrives from a most unexpected source if Helborg can bring himself to accept it.The second book in the End Times series is one no Warhammer fan can afford to miss The Fall of Altdorf depicts the final siege of the greatest city in the Old World and is absolutely packed with notable heroes and infamous villains, from the Glottkin lords of Nurgle to the Emperor Karl Franz himself.

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    1. I'll admit, it's been a couple of months since I read this & my memory is hazy, so this will be a lazy review.There are quite a few plotlines and quite a few characters. I felt like Wraight juggled them all pretty deftly. I'll admit, I ALMOST didn't make it through the first section, a giant battle with Karl Franz and the two hirsuite men that seem to command so much of the Old World's attention (I can't stand either of them). Once that's over and we move into the defense of Altdorf, things [...]

    2. Absolute fucking garbage so all the empire forts and castles would lay waste to the chaos besiegers BUT "the hordes of chaos were too many and kept coming" so everlasting chaos troops and spells that completely destroyed castle fortifications oh yea and how about this Vlad Von Carstein doing what he NEVER does and licking the blood of his enemy off his blade when that said enemy WAS A CHAMPION OF FUCKING NURGLE!!!I think Vlad is alot smarter than this and his undead horde would have mopped the f [...]

    3. For Karl Franz! For the Empire!A very enjoyable read for all fans of the franchise. The siege itself makes lotr look like a skirmish. Some absolute jaw dropping moments mid fight. Although the series' title, End Times, and the Age of Sigmar, makes it quite clear how it eventually plays out, the ending offers something quite rare in the franchisehope, even though I'm going to miss certain characters.

    4. Wraight has penned an amazingly epic novel in The Fall of Altdorf, however the end left me sorely disappointed. Overall, this is an amazing book that takes some of the largest players of the Warhammer Fantasy world and brings them to the forefront. Wraight handles each person with great care and keeps their stories interesting, be they the Emperor or Vlad, each is given a personality and personal goals the reader can relate to. When one falls, the reader feels it and genuinely gets behind each o [...]

    5. The Warhammer world is changing, as The End Times carry on apace and the shadow of Chaos falls across the map. Released to accompany the Glottkin background book, the second Black Library novel in the series is The Fall of Altdorf, by Chris Wraight. After the dark events of Josh Reynolds’ The Return of Nagash, the focus now turns to the lands of men, as Archaon sends a vast horde deep into the Empire, led by the foul Glottkin, three siblings who have long since shed their past lives as men in [...]

    6. The book was easier to read than the first book in "The End" series. That comes down to the different writing style of the various authors in the 5 book series. The characters in book 2 are developed to a greater degree than the overwhelming number of characters in book 1. The characters are well rounded but the author fails in one sense, the description of their demise (where applicable). It felt rushed and a bit of a let down especially after a hefty amount of character development. It's as if [...]

    7. the main reason i gave it three stars? it copies the main battle of minas tirith in lord of the rings. The depleted garisson, the neglected wisdom of the wizard from the wilds, the returning king from the north, the dead to aid the city, the unexpected arrival of the cavalery army; anyone who saw the lord of the rings movies will recognise this. But having said that, it does not mean this is a bad book, far from it nor is the reuse of the plot of the lord of the rings badly done. It does however [...]

    8. Der zweite Teil der End Times. Die Chaoshorden nähern sich der Hauptstadt des Reichs. In einer Serie von Schlachten tauchen auch immer wieder Untote auf, angeführt von Vampiren, Vlad von Carstein selbst, und damit unterstehen sie auch Nagash. Doch welche Agenda hat Nagash?The Fall of Altdorf geht recht actionreich dahin, ich habe dennoch etwas länger daran gelesen, vielleicht lag das an den doch nicht wenigen Handlungssträngen. Jetzt freue ich mich auf zwei Kurzgeschichten aus den "End Times [...]

    9. At first half I was like, this is not bad at all. This is good and deserve a four star. At the last half I was like, I prefer the codex details (The End Times Volume II - Glottkin) they portray the battle on Altdorf better, grander. And in the prologue, I was just like. This is worse than the codex.

    10. Wau, at the end of the book was great. Beginning was not so cool and I have a few moments when I wanted to put the book aside. For my luck I did´t do it and the end was really epic. And the cliffanger is unbearable :)!

    11. The only thing this book gave me was some insight on Kurt Helborg and for this I didn't give it 1/5. The book didn't have anything to add to what was told in Glottkin, unlike what is the case with Khaine / Curse of Khaine, and Glottkin was far more entertaining to read.

    12. A truly grim story that brings an end to many things we have learned to know in the Old World. Perfectly executed from start to finish and with a touch of that pitch black darkness that only Warhammer books can have.

    13. Quite a bland A-to-B plot and sadly ended up with a deus ex machina conclusion. Can't say i'm particuarly bothered in continuing with The End Times novels, the two i've read thus far don't really stand out.

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