Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero

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It is the year 2010. Her Divine Majesty, Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne. Great Britain’s vast Empire is run by alchemy and superstition. Now Sir Rupert Triumff, dashing swordsman, has uncovered a vile plot to dethrone her glorious majesty. For the honour of the nation: to arms!

Multi-million selling author Dan Abnett whips up a furious maelstrom of incredible swordfights, wild invention and truly outrageous jokes.

“Triumff is a witch’s brew of alternate history, hocus ...

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Overview

It is the year 2010. Her Divine Majesty, Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne. Great Britain’s vast Empire is run by alchemy and superstition. Now Sir Rupert Triumff, dashing swordsman, has uncovered a vile plot to dethrone her glorious majesty. For the honour of the nation: to arms!

Multi-million selling author Dan Abnett whips up a furious maelstrom of incredible swordfights, wild invention and truly outrageous jokes.

“Triumff is a witch’s brew of alternate history, hocus pocus, cracking action and cheesy gags. Reads like Blackadder crossed with Neal Stephenson. It’s a Kind of Magick – don't miss it.” — Stephen Baxter, esq.

“Endlessly inventive, joyously irreverent, drenched with adrenaline and wicked humour, Dan Abnett’s Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero is a brilliant occult-comedy-historical-adventure that’s true to the best traditions of the genres it so eagerly devours.” —Mike Carey, esq.

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British author Abnett, best known for his graphic novel collections and Warhammer 40,000 novel series, offers a ribald, rollicking adventure in the tradition of Flashman. Queen Elizabeth XXX is the monarch in an alternative history of Great Britain where Queen Elizabeth I married her brother-in-law, Philip II of Spain, resulting in a union that created world domination; since then all female monarchs have been named after her. Sir Rupert Triumff, the swashbuckling hero--or crude anti-hero--and one-time explorer, must ingratiate himself with the Queen in order to get permission for future voyages, and is commandeered to protect Her Majesty. The concept is clever and creative, and magic, treason, and Spanish grandees make for an entertaining read, yet the pacing--either bewilderingly fast or inert thanks to arch description--may throw readers off. But fans of more intellectual fantasy will enjoy Abnett’s misadventures and hope for future installments. (Aug.)
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"The concept is clever and creative, and magic, treason, and Spanish grandees make for an entertaining read" - Publishers Weekly

"Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero is a witch's brew of alternate history, hocus pocus, cracking action and cheesy gags. Reads like Blackadder crossed with Neal Stephenson. It's a Kind of Magick - don't miss it." - Stephen Baxter

"This is what it would look like if William Shakespeare and Rowan Atkinson got together to write a novel after a night on the town with Terry Pratchett... a delightful, often original and hugely entertaining read." - Unbound

"[The] action scenes are plentiful and genuinely exciting in a way that adds a new dimension." 4 Stars, Must Read Now! - SciFi Now Magazine

"Endlessly inventive, joyously irreverent, drenched with adrenalin and wicked humour, Dan Abnett's Triumff is a brilliant occult-comedy-historical-adventure that's true to the best traditions of the genres it so eagerly devours." - Mike Carey

"Triumff is a swashbuckling, madcap adventure that reads like a twisted 18th century adventure novel smashed together with something from a 40s pulp magazine... If you’re a Terry Pratchett fan, loved Good Omens, and typically enjoy your fantasy with a tongue quite firmly implanted in cheek then I think this novel might be worth a look." - King of the Nerds blog

Praise for Dan Abnett:

"He makes war so real that you want to duck." - SciFi.com

"Abnett truly is the master of future war." - SciFi.com

"Dan has imbued the art of waging war... with a vivid and brutal energy, infusing the action with a palpable sense of tension" - My Favourite Books reviewing (Titanicus)

"...a highly cinematic read, in which Abnett delivers a convincing, intricately constructed future, filled with interesting characters, and the promise of much more to come. " - SF Site (reviewing Ravenor)

"Dan Abnett does not disappoint with his story telling skills. Not only does he write some believable characters, but he can get a battle pictured in your mind with astonishing ease." - Walker of Worlds (reviewing Titanicus)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455848829
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 8 CDs, 8 hrs. 43 min.
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Abnett made his name in the tie-in SF and Fantasy fiction field, selling more than 1.2 million copies in English language of his Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 novels for Games Workshop’s Black Library imprint. They’ve also been translated into ten other languages. He’s also recently made the UK fiction charts with original Torchwood and Doctor Who novels. His comicbook scripts, for major publishers such as Marvel, DC Comics and the UK’s 2000 AD, have attracted critical plaudits and strong sales on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    A fun read!

    It was fun light reading with unique and interesting characters. Haven't read anything else by Mr. Abnett but, based on Triumff, I will.

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

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    Loved it. Light reading but thoughtful and it has a few twists a

    Loved it. Light reading but thoughtful and it has a few twists and turns. I recommend it.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    Simply amazing.

    Triumff is hilarious, and well worth reading. It is very different from any of the author's novels for the Black Library, and very far from his normal genre, but still wonderful. By leaving the grim reaches of far future distopia and creating his own world in the present, he is able to concentrate more on the comedy of his writing.

    Vivat Regina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Not bad at all, but not Abnett's best.

    I'm a big fan of Abnett's, but I *am* glad I borrowed instead of bought this. That said, it's actually a pretty decent alt-history/light fantasy novel. Wee two much tongue-in-cheek humor for me, is all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Outrageous in a good way

    DAN ABNETT haa written a hilarious r

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