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Summary

A Warhammer Age of Sigmar novel

When a child is born during an apocalyptic storm and marked by the Everchosen himself, the warbands of the Eightpoints race to capture this infant for their own ends. But with the warriors of Sigmar stalking them, battle will ensue in the catacombs of the Bloodwind Spoil. 

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Delve beneath the war-torn Eightpoints and experience the adventure, drama and excitement of Warcry: Catacombs in an action-packed novel. 

The story 

Deep in the tainted lands of the Eightpoints, a child is born during an apocalyptic storm. As omens and prophecies swirl around it, with Archaon himself marking the boy, a brutal hunt begins, each warband striving to claim the child for their own ends. To Burak the Bloodseer and his Untamed Beasts, the child must be found and destroyed before it grows to rival the Everchosen. To Ashrath Silenthis and his Splintered Fang, it is Archaon’s heir and a means of buying his favour. To Lord Rakaros, the fanatical leader of the Scions of the Flame, the child must be given to the fire to prove their dedication to the Three Eyed-King. But as each warband fights for survival across this nightmarish landscape, they are stalked by a hellish and hated enemy: the chosen warriors of Sigmar the Craven. What follows is a brutal struggle that will lead to the very catacombs of the Bloodwind Spoil, where failure means certain death and damnation. 

Written by Richard Strachan. Narrated by Andrew James Spooner.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Very cool, loads of action!

loved it. great stuff. Had a lot of interesting characters and locations. Also good for a noob to AoS

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enjoyable aos background and fun story

I personally enjoyed this story a lot, I was a bit worried by some of the reviews saying nothing happens, but it's not fair, plenty happens and it is a great bit of background especially if you are interested in the slaves to darkness warcry warbands and their background.

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Bit of a non event for me

The narration was the only thing that kept me listening to this book I am sorry to say, I found the story very mediocre

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Always kept us guessing

So many key characters. I was always wondering which group would last until the end. Will those I like last long? Will that evil character not just die already? I enjoyed this interplay within each group and how the groups planned around the others.

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  • 22-11-20

Surprisingly good

The quality of novels made to market a specific boxset is kind of dubious, sometimes favoring name-checking new units over telling an engaging story, but I enjoyed this one. Like the Warcry short story anthology, the real strength of this book is showcasing what life is like in a brutal high fantasy world for mortals away from the main storyline. For me, that made the characters more human, invested me in their perspectives, and elevated their battles and backstabbing.

About the first two-thirds focuses on some original chaos warbands (Splintered Fang, Untamed Beasts, and Scions of the Flame) tracking and fighting over chaos messiah baby yoda in the Bloodwind Spoils, and the last third has the survivors and Stormcast Eternals playing Indiana Jones in catacombs. No real Morathi lore if you're looking for that. The plot is pretty skimpy and repeats a limited set of notes, but the settings and scenarios are inspirational for tabletop play, and the characters kept me interested. While the ride was fun, the ending didn't fully follow through on story promises for me. The narration is great, characterful and exciting without being too cartoonish.

Overall, a fun listen if you're interested in the setting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-11-21

Wow, that was intense!

A lot of characters to keep track of but it makes the story very rich and diverse. The narrators voice is superb. It’s a brutal and unforgiving story that kept my attention the whole way through. Stories like this are making me warm up to AOS more and more.

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  • Boryslaw Ridzalski
  • 09-07-21

surprising and thrilling

Great characters, unexpected twists all over, grounds the eight points in reality. Fantastic voice work to boot.

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  • 07-06-21

Great book

love the books were its not all stormcast dominating everyone. great storytelling and plot. you will enjoy it.

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  • DarcyBono
  • 22-05-21

Deliciously brutal, turbulent and compelling!

This is hands down my favorite AoS Black Library novel thus far (And I've read about 18 of them). Unlike previous AoS stories, this one isn't a constant action sequence of good guy slaying bad guys. Strachan gives a MUCH darker look at the previously shining soldiers of Sigmar and a much more human (well almost) look at the brutal tribes of Chaos. I highly recommend this book if you want something fresh and intriguing, but still very much Warhammer.

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  • Zach Mercer
  • 31-03-21

An Exercise in Futility

This was a slog to finish. Not because of uninteresting characters or plot, but there are just TOO MANY CHARACTERS. There's about 6 different groups of people that the book focuses on, populated with forgettable chaff and similar names. The few characters that stand out are excellent and the vocal performance was absolutely stellar. This isn't a story that impacts the wider scope of AoS too much, more of an intimate look at life in the hardest areas of the realms. Good, but its problems make me hesitant to recommend it.

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  • danug
  • 22-03-21

Suprisingly fun

For being a novelization of minor warbands the story remains fun and high-stakes. The part I personally enjoyed the most was of the tbe vanguard Stormcast and the depiction of their immortality, being almost a curse.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-21

I loved it

everything about this book was just great. I absolutely loved it, the characters, the detail, and the voice acting.

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  • ClothingMonster
  • 25-12-20

Pretty Exciting Book

I was confused at first not knowing much about Warcry but after researching the figures I didn't have much trouble following following along at all. More exciting story than most books from Black Library that also communicates a philosophical lesson.

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  • geovannii
  • 07-12-20

GrimDark goodness

The book is a fun dive into the lives of people who know nothing but chaos & the relm of it. from baby murder to backstabbing everyone for your own goals, this is it. It was an enjoyable, violent & ruthless read.