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Eight Lamentations: War-Claw

Warhammer 40,000
Written by: Josh Reynolds
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins

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In the wilds of Aqshy, Owain Volker, Gunmaster of the Ironweld, and Zana Mathos, sellsword and adventurer, seek one of the fabled Eight Lamentations on behalf of the duardin smith-god, Grungni. But they are not the only ones searching for the legendary artefact, and the duo soon find themselves trapped in an isolated mountain outpost, caught between a herd of savage beastmen and a pack of monstrous foes.

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  • amador
  • 30-12-18

wolf are out to play.

I love it. liked that it had wolf Vs beastmen. didn't like the actor talking about them self at the end. wish I would have more story instead.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-19

really enjoyable, once I got used to the style

I must confess, I am both a big fan of the age of Sigmar game and literature, and Josh's work especially. I enjoyed reading the first of the Eight Lamentations novels, so I was looking forward to listening to this. And overall, I really enjoyed it.

However, I have to say the lack of narrator with the choice to have the characters describing what was happening was a little jarring and felt a little juvenile at first. A nice attempt at something new, but it didn't work for me. but that is the only critique to get out of the way.

the story itself was awesome. I legitimately felt a little anxious for the characters at times and the ending also pulled on the heart strings for me. after listening to the interviews at the end, I decided to listen again and found it very satisfying. a fun listen, very well performed too.

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  • Ryan Reynolds
  • 28-11-18

great story reminds me of the movie Dog Soldiers

the story is simple but yet brilliant at the same time, the voice actors are on point for this production and it's great to see some of my now favourite voice actors doing more Black Library stuff.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-19

Sweet and Short

Overall well acted and written story!
Minor spoilers below.
As the story does not have a narrator the characters needs to constantly describe what is happening to them. I found this to sound a bit stilted and unnatural at times, but other than that the actors did a superb job bringing the text to life.
The chemistry between Volker and Zanna grants the story some much appreciated flavour. As the grudging camaraderie between the two is explored, it brings something that has previous installations in the AOS universe has failed to deliver. I sincerely hope that Black Library will continue to bring us stories with these kind of elements in the future.
The end twist was a bit obvious and heavily hinted towards from the start of the story, but it was not played up too much, so it didn't bother me when it finally was revealed.
If you're interesed and have come this far (especially if you are a fan of AOS), I would recommend you give this audio drama a listen!

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  • Timothy Brown
  • 18-11-18

A thrilling listen

Loved it from start to finish, a gripping thriller of adventure, can't wait for more from this series.