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Publisher's Summary

A Warhammer Horror novel

On the mean streets of Altdorf, Guard Captain 'Filthy Harald' Kleindeist investigates a series of gruesome murders that take him into the upper echelons of Imperial society and expose horrors beyond imagining. 

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It's a classic Warhammer murder mystery that delves into the darkness behind the Imperial aristocracy as well as the horrors to be found in the poorest districts of Altdorf.

The story

In the Imperial capital of Altdorf, a killer stalks the streets. Nicknamed 'The Beast' by those who have seen the remains of his victims, all evidence points to the haughty members of the Imperial court, the wealthy and privileged who are a law unto themselves. 

Written by Kim Newman. Narrated by Antonia Beamish.

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

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  • James Lloyd Plowman
  • 10-03-2021

Worth the credit for it!

Absolutely has that odd ‘Old World’ sense of style from the first Genevieve novel, Drachenfels, and is shared with Gotrek and Felix. My only complaint is that the title is misleading in that it said it’s a Genevieve novel, and yet Genevieve herself is treated as merely a background character, with only a couple minor scenes between her and Detlef Sierch. I’m not saying that she had to be in every scene in the book, but it would’ve done just as well as a stand-alone title on its own merit without her making a guest appearance. Other than that, the book was awesome

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  • ClothingMonster
  • 13-12-2020

Fun book easy to listen along

I liked this one a lot. Didn’t listen to it with all my attention but it was really atmospheric and I could follow along easy enough. Not sure someone would be able to even write this story with everything being under the political magnifier these days.

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  • Marcus Bone
  • 09-03-2021

I just wish there had been more...

Odd to think that this along with the other 'Jack Yeovil' novels are now 30 odd years old. One of the best horror fantasy... let alone Warhammer... stories ever written. Have to say that I even enjoyed Antonia Beamish's narration this time around.

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  • W'amari
  • 04-01-2021

Fun but a bit deceptive

This is a great book if you enjoy mysteries but if you're reading this for Genevieve you'll be disappointed. She doesn't spend much time in the story. But it's a good detective story trying to find out who done it.

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  • Steve Ray
  • 30-12-2020

Outstanding!

A full-on political thriller and spine-tingling chiller, Ms. Newman keeps rocking every wing of the literary house.

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  • Drew
  • 17-11-2020

Hard to put down

A wonderful book that keeps you guessing.
Well paced and beautifully set in the old world

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  • jack cf
  • 03-03-2021

A marvellous mystery

In this book, we enjoy a taste of conflict between socio-economic classes, of gritty and mature themes, and a curiosity to fuel one's drive to finish the story. I must make clear that Genevieve is more of a cameo in this novel, than an impactful character to this story. This story also takes place "before" the events of the preceeding novel.

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  • Ivan Fodor
  • 28-01-2021

I couldn't enjoy it

Way too many "main characters".
Too many storylines.
Many many wierd names.
When I started to enjoy a line it jumped to another line.
Sorry about it, the beginning was ok, I can say good/promising, but after it become enjoying.

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  • paul sparks
  • 08-11-2020

Classic mystery

Well written well told and very well read, really enjoyed this dark tale set in the grim dark AoS universe

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