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The Nameless Dwarf (The Complete Chronicles) [NOOK Book]

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The dwarves have gone!

Thousands have been slaughtered in the blood-drenched streets of their ravine city by one of their own wielding a demonic axe.

The survivors have fled beyond the mountains, heading into a realm haunted by the ...
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Overview

The dwarves have gone!

Thousands have been slaughtered in the blood-drenched streets of their ravine city by one of their own wielding a demonic axe.

The survivors have fled beyond the mountains, heading into a realm haunted by the nightmares of a twisted god.

When Nils Fargin, son of an underworld boss, is hired to find them, he travels with his client to seek the advice of a lowlife mage. With what he learns, he should have asked for more money.

The trail leads them to the domain of the terrifying Ant-Man, who is rumored to eat the flesh of anyone refusing to pay his toll.

And as if that wasn’t enough, it turns out Nils’s client is none other than the Nameless Dwarf, better known to his kind as the Ravine Butcher.



The Nameless Dwarf is an epic tale of remorse and redemption that pits a whiskerless thief, a guilt-driven assassin, a consumptive wizard, and an amnesiac dwarf against the worst imaginings of a craven mind.

But the companions bring troubles of their own, not least of which is an ancient grimoire that leads them inexorably towards a forest of tar and an evil that threatens the existence of an entire race.

The last hope of the dwarves comes from the unlikeliest of sources: a mythical city beneath the waves, an axe from the age of heroes, and the Nameless Dwarf, in whose veins flows the blood of legends.



The Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Chronicles contains all five books of the Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf, fully revised and including all the original covers and a stunning map of Aethir.

Priced individually, these books cost:

The Ant-Man of Malfen - $0.99
The Axe of the Dwarf Lords - $2.99
The Scout and the Serpent - $2.99
The Ebon Staff - $2.99
Bane of the Liche Lord - $3.99

By buying The Nameless Dwarf you get all 5 books for $5.99, which represents a saving of $7.96


Background:


It was against the laws of the dwarves to act in the world beyond their city, to study the old texts, or to enter the underworld—and with good reason. The deceptions of the Demiurgos, Father of the Abyss, are everywhere, and once before they brought betrayal and death on a scale that must never be repeated.

When they are accosted by one of their own with a demonic axe found on the brink of the Abyss, drastic measures are needed. The link between axe and wielder is broken by a helm of scarolite, and the lawbreaker is held in stasis in the bowels of the Ravine City, Arx Gravis. To complete his shame, his name is taken from him, permanently removed from history.

When this Nameless Dwarf is awakened by the voice of the knight, Deacon Shader, he becomes embroiled in the battles against the unweaving of all creation by the technocrat, Sektis Gandaw. He later partakes in a quest to find three artifacts with which to shatter the lingering power of the black axe and free himself from the scarolite helm. Too late, it is revealed as a trap laid by the Demiurgos and his spawn, the homunculi, and the Nameless Dwarf returns to Arx Gravis as a brutal dictator, slaughtering his kin by the thousands.

Finally, his tyrannical rule is brought to an end by his closest friend, the assassin Shadrak the Unseen. With the axe destroyed and the scarolite helm broken, the Nameless Dwarf realizes the magnitude of his atrocities. A mere few hundred dwarves have survived his reign of terror, and they have fled Arx Gravis in fear of what he might do next.

Hearing rumors that they have headed into the nightmare land of Qlippoth, where they will surely face extinction, the Nameless Dwarf hires the son of a New Jerusalem guild boss to help him find them.

What reviewers are saying:

"... so excellent, so Fafhrd and the Mouser type good - you remember those stories by Fritz Lieber, that you have to read at least three of these Nameless Dwarf stories to appreciate how absolutely fantastic they are." - Pinky Mo

"... it just doesn't get any better that this." - Ray Nicholson

"D.P. has established a fan for life in me" - Scott Poe
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - M. R. Mathias
(Taken from my reviews of some of the books in this great volume)

From my review of "The Ant-Man of Malfen:"
This is a well written fantasy tale that, while billed as a short story, is easily long enough to be considered a novella. I found it engaging. I was taken back to the days when my friends and I would reserve the local library's conference room and play AD&D every weekend. Unlike most game based stories Prior brought his characters to life and filled them with believable quir
Amazon - Ray Nicholson
Spoilers

This series follow four adventurers thrown together under some unusual circumstances... that being our main heroes, Nameless (the dwarf), Nils a thief, Ilesa a shape-shifter assassin and Silas, a down on his luck, third-rate wizard.
Early on we learn that Nameless has, under the malevolent influence of the Black Axe, slaughtered many of his own people... resulting in his banishment and having his name stripped from him (thus Nameless). Guilt and a desire to atone for his gr
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016023083
  • Publisher: Homunculus Books
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 13
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

I was born in the South East of England in the late sixties, just in time to get a good sniff at the Summer of Love.

I spent most of my childhood immersed in fantasy and SF novels as well as Marvel comics. I also had an unhealthy obsession with D&D and was, for a long time, a member of the rather dodgy wargaming society at the Archery recreation ground.

After studying theatre at Lewes I did a season as Father Christmas, worked as a lighting and sound technician, and then trained for three years to be a Mental Health Nurse. I started in one of the Victorian asylums but ended up at the University of Sussex.

Once qualifying, I was immediately off to Aberystwyth to study for a BA in Drama. I also studied Classics and Medieval History and ended up specializing in Acting and Intercultural Theatre.

I gained twenty years of varied experience in mental health, working in acute services, crisis resolution, management of violence and aggression, and eating disorders. This was interspersed with a five month postulancy with the Carmelite Order in Melbourne and further studies at the University of Notre Dame in Western Australia.

On my second sojourn in Australia, following the birth of my son, Theo, I began work on my first completed novel, The Resurrection of Deacon Shader. This went through many iterations and ended up forming the raw material for Cadman’s Gambit, book one of the Shader series. It was at this time that I took to wearing a poncho and Panama hat whilst chopping firewood. It seemed to help with the writing at the time, but now I have my doubts.

I founded and moderated the Mysticism Unbound discussion group to help explore some of the themes for my postgraduate research into Antonin Artaud and the Theatre of Cruelty. Although the group eventually closed it has subsequently been resurrected twice and is currently flourishing on Facebook.

Following my return from Australia I trained to become a personal trainer and set up my own gym (Fitness Instruction for Strength and Health). I specialized in resistance training and worked exclusively with private clients until I sold the gym.

I began to edit professionally in 2009 during a trip to Chicago and this developed into a flourishing business (Homunculus Editing Services).

Since 2011 I have been a full-time author and editor.

I am married to Paula and have two children, Theo and Cordelia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Great Read !!!!

    Couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    You won't regret it

    Derek's writing style is very flowing and readable. Plenty of detail but not so much it bogs you down. If you want an relaxed read that will keep you thoroughly entertained, this series is for you.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Great read

    This series has become one of my new favorites. I didn't want it to end

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    The nameless dwarf

    Great story, it was exciting; and totally captivating, a little hard to follow; but! I got it and i loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Very good read

    The story moves quickly but not at the expense of the story line or characters.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    The nameless dwarf

    Not to bad took me weeks to read

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    An inventive and fast-paced tale An inventive and fast-pacd tale A Great Tale!

    The story moves along quickly with lively characters. It's easy to read without being cloying and a good week-end read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Well worth the time

    I enjoyed this book. I felt it started a little slow but after I got to know the characters, I really started to enjoy it. Life lessons abound, forgiveness, self esteem and determination to better oneself among them. I'll read more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Great series

    Thanks for the awesome series and a great interpretation of dwarven nature

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Excellent

    Very good the characters were excellent. I liked the story and will look for more by this author. Good work

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    Posted June 14, 2014

    Test

    Test

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    Posted June 13, 2014

    Looks good

    Cool

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  • Posted May 26, 2014

    Sorta O.K.

    Too much doom and gloom for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Wooooow....

    I bought it for something to read and finished it in five hours, despite errands & appts. The whole set is 400 pages or so and they fly by. Nameless continues his journey from a previous series and he is an extremely damaged individual which most great heroes are.

    What I loved most is that none of the characters are simple, not even the evilest (though he's a very bad guy). The heroes arem't really heroes until the end, and watching their growth is amazing. I totally recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Great action, lots of pathos and a good dose of subtle humor

    Great action, lots of pathos and a good dose of subtle humor

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