Spear of Shadows (novel)

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Spear of Shadows
Spear of Shadows Cover.jpg
Author(s) Josh Reynolds
Cover Artist Johan Grenier
Released 2017
ISBN 978-1-78572-728-3
Preceded by Auction of Blood
Followed by The Tainted Axe


Spear of Shadows is a novel by Josh Reynolds. It is the first in a trilogy of books centered around the search for the Eight Lamentations. It was originally published in the UK in 2017 by Black Library.

Synopsis

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The story begins in the forge of the smith god Grungni who is attacked by a daemon sent by his former student Volundr of Hesphut, he defeats it with ease and hammers it into a new form and hence sees visions of the Eight Lamentations, powerful weapons forged by Chaos. He institutes a search for these artefacts, aware that other powers in the world are doing the same.

The search for the first weapon, Gung, the weapon named in the title of the novel, takes the varied protagonists through the Realms and to various exotic locations such as Shu'gohl, the Crawling City and the Forest of Gorch. They encounter a wide variety of allies and enemies from various greenskins, skaven and vampires through to the Great King, a gigantic megalofin that once fought Gorkamorka himself.

The climax of the story takes place as the various parties clash around and within the massive Warp-wheel of the renegade Warlock Engineer Quell as all parties attempt to take possession of the weapon within his weapon.

Characters

The books has a large cast of well drawn and interesting characters, the main players are listed below: