The Revenge of the Dwarves
by Markus Heitz
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841499352
Date: 06 October 2011 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
When the Gemmell Award was won by Polish author Andrej Sapkowski (whose novel Blood of Elves I covered previously), it woke a lot of folks up to the fact that fantasy is not just the province of writers working in English.
I'll be very surprised if we don't see Markus Heitz's German bestseller The Dwarves and it's sequels The War of The Dwarves and The Revenge of the Dwarves, this last of which is released this month by Orbit, on next year's Gemmell longlist at the very least.
Released by Orbit in smart B format, this is the kind of solid fantasy that the market thrives upon - great storytelling set against a solid genre background. Sometimes we don't want the wheel reinvented! And particular mention should go to Bob Lea and Peter Cotton for the cover illustration and design respectively - brilliant, eye-catching stuff!
"Life has not been easy for battle-weary Tungdil the dwarf. But this heroic warrior can't rest yet, as he must now face the most formidable enemy the kingdom has ever encountered. A new evil is terrorising the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous hybrid creatures are on the rampage, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. They are out to steal an artefact which is vital for the kingdom's defence, and whoever holds it could control the world. With the existence of the dwarves under threat, Tungdil must resort to his trusty double axe and risk everything he knows to save his country from annihilation ...Hold your breath for THE REVENGE OF THE DWARVES, the next thrilling instalment in this spectacular epic from international bestselling author Markus Heitz."