Wednesday, 20 February 2019

SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY REVIEW: Warhammer Adventures: Attack of the Necron - Tom Huddleston, City of Lifestone - Cavan Scott


Release Date:  21/02/19
Publisher:   Warhammer Adventures

SYNOPSIS:  
Zelia Lor’s life changes when Necrons attack her home planet and rip it apart! Separated from her mother, Zelia must escape the doomed world, her only hope a scrambled transmission promising safety at a mysterious place known only as the Emperor’s Seat. She is joined by a rag-tag group of survivors – the street-tough Talen, gadget-obsessed Martian boy Mekki and super-intelligent alien-ape, Fleapit.  

REVIEW:  
With Warhammer 40K always aimed at a more adult audience, I was wondering how they were going to translate it for a younger reader and still keep the dark sense of foreboding against the grim reality of a universe full of death and disaster without leaving the audience scared and wanting to continue reading. What has been presented is a cast of characters that not only suit the younger audience but give them hope and a real sense of adventure throughout the danger and death as they use their skills to face one of the deadliest foes known to mankind. Its a great read, it keeps the thrills and excitement going and for me this was a wonderful trip into a familiar world that was not dumbed down for younger readers but gives a different take on the dangers within which all in, really made this a great page turner. Cracking. 
 

Release Date:  21/02/19
Publisher:   Warhammer Adventures

SYNOPSIS: Raised as a slave, Kiri dreams of a better life. That day comes when her barbarian captors are attacked by the noble Stormcast Eternals. Seizing her chance, Kiri flees through a mysterious realmgate to the fabled city of Lifestone! There she meets a special group of children – Thanis, the fighter; Alish, the inventor; Kaspar; the sneak and Elio, the healer. Together, they must lift a terrible curse and save the city from darkness.  

REVIEW:  
A cracking opener to a series that really will hook younger readers into the Warhammer Fantasy world with a lead character who is tough and able to look after herself whilst also being self reliant with a fear of trusting others in the grim world to which she inhabits. Its well written, has great prose and brings the dangers to the fore without concentrating too much on the detail but allows the viewer to see how harsh life can be. Add to the mix a character who will grow, allows the reader to form bonds and care and all round i was a more than happy reader and can't wait to see what will happen in future outings.

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