Stealer of Flesh

Stealer of Flesh

by William King

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Stealer of Flesh by William King

"The King of High Adventure," Starlog.

"Immediately convincing, classically brooding," Steve Tompkins, TheCimmerian.com

WHO IS KORMAK?

To the world at large, he is a mercenary and assassin, a brutal killer with a deadly blade. In reality Kormak is a Guardian, one of an ancient order sworn to protect humanity from the servants of the gathering darkness.

Kormak is a sword and sorcery hero in the tradition of Conan, Solomon Kane and Druss the Legend, a driven man with a mission to hunt down the ancient demons who slaughtered his family. His fast-paced, action-packed adventures take him from one end of his richly detailed fantasy world to the other.

STEALER OF FLESH

The Ghul are the Stealers of Flesh, an ancient race of demons who possess the bodies of humans to work great evil. Now one of them has been freed from its ancient prison using Kormak's own dwarf-forged sword and the Guardian must pursue it to a haunted city on the edge of the world to end its reign of terror.

Stealer of Flesh contains four-linked novelettes that tell the epic tale of Kormak's hunt for a prince of demons. In it he encounters a conspiracy of demented mages, an army of werewolves, Orcish blademasters and a beautiful alchemist and her insane poet brother.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Each book in the Kormak series is a standalone adventure. They can be read in any order but build into an epic picture of the career of the world's greatest monster hunter. So far the series consists of the following books.

Stealer of Flesh

Defiler of Tombs

Weaver of Shadow

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William King lives in Prague, Czech Republic with his lovely wife Radka and his two sons Dan and William Karel. He has been a professional author and games developer for almost a quarter of a century. He is the creator of the bestselling Gotrek and Felix series for Black Library and the author of the Space Wolf books which between them have sold over three quarters of a million copies in English and been translated into 8 languages.

His novel Blood of Aenarion made the shortlist for the 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award, the premier award in the field of heroic fantasy. His short fiction had appeared in Year's Best SF and Best of Interzone. He has twice won the Origins Awards For Game Design. His hobbies include role-playing games and MMOs as well as travel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483969541
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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Stealer of Flesh 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Gilbert_M_Stack More than 1 year ago
William King is the author of many great Warhammer novels so it was with quite a bit of interest that I noticed novel in a totally new series in his own fantasy universe. The hero, Kormak, is a Guardian dedicated to expunging supernatural evil from the world. This novel is a series of linked short stories that tell of Kormak’s struggle to track down and destroy a body-stealing demon. This is an action packed adventure as fans of King’s Warhammer series would expect. If it’s missing anything, it’s the camaraderie which gave the Gotrek and Felix series its heart. Kormak journeys alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting world where ancient God-like creatures ruled but now religions of sun and moon struggle as humans deal with gouls and orcs
SELindberg More than 1 year ago
Stealer of Flesh by William King This short set of tales introduces us to Kormak, a Guardian who is essentially an assassin of dark creatures. He is hunting a Ghul across four tales. This begins a series which extends to at least seven entries. This is Sword & Sorcery with a Warhammer feel. It has a lot of ingredients that I adore: mysterious undead creatures, intelligent banter, gritty warfare. It also had a knack for building up great potential only to not capitalize on it or to nullify it. I'll explain: in chapter one, a very silly quote from a dying character was a forced one-liner quote that was out of place; the second tale builds up a companion for Kormak and then puts her in jeopardy in a very interesting way...but chapter three mentions her in passing; chapter three also lets Kormak and Ghul share minds (I am being obtuse to not spoil) so a weird/interesting bond is formed between hunter and prey...and this is not tapped for the rest of the book; chapter four brings us into some ancient ruins with great history and a finale battle...which ends abruptly and without exploration of the ruins. I enjoyed much of the plot twists and battles, but in the end I was not sure I really knew Kormak well enough to care about his future adventures. I am confident that William King can spin a great tale, and perhaps the remaining set fleshes out this potential. 1. Stealer of Flesh 2. Defiler of Tombs 3. Weaver of Shadow 4. City of Strife 5. Taker of Skulls 6. Ocean of Fear 7. Born of Darkness
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would highly recommend this book. Loved the story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not my type of genre, but I gave it a try.
cobra414 More than 1 year ago
This book keeps the reader wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicely paced and kept my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really kept my attention throughout the whole book. There was no nonsense love scenes that take up half the book like seems to be in all books now. The ending was very off for me, no after story at all...it was just end of battle THE END. Other than that a very good book and will most likely get the second one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has great characters and a pretty smooth storyline. The ending was a little abrupt for me but I was satisfied with this book.
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whetrick1 More than 1 year ago
very good book from start to finish.it keeps you on the edge of your seat most of the time.
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Must read great book. Couldjt put it down from the first oage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goood story!!! This is the kind of sword and sorcery that I grew up with!excellent job!
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