Ghur is a realm of vast wilds and savage beasts. Few are more vicious than the herdchief, Ghroth the Rootcutter. Brutal and ruthless, he leads his warherd from one massacre to the next, slaughtering all who defy him. Yet this is not enough to sate Ghroth's bloodthirsty ambition – to become the mightiest of beastlords. When a fearsome vision promises Ghroth the power he craves, he leads a small band of warriors far across the wastes to seize the relic that will make all beastkin submit to his dominion.
But Ghroth's ambition is not unopposed. Rivals within his own warherd seek to cheat him of the prize he covets, and in the enchanted forest of Thornwyld, an enemy of a different kind stirs. The branchwraith Kyra has also had a vision, an apocalyptic foretelling of the destruction Ghroth will unleash upon her home. Gathering a retinue of dryads, Kyra hastens to thwart Ghroth's hunt – either by killing him or destroying the dark relic he seeks.
The trail will lead both beastkin and sylvaneth across perilous wastelands. But no danger is greater than that which waits in the mountain tomb of the godbeast. It is a place of terror and legend, a place spoken of in frightened whispers. It is a place called Beastgrave.
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I have been reading WH40k and Horus Heresy books for a while now but only recently have I ventured into the AoS books and I am hooked! This is another great example of the quality of writers that BL attract, I am going to be spending a lot of money on more of these books now!!
This is a great addition to the Age of Sigmar stories. Beastgrave, the mythical living mountain draws all sorts to its chasms. From the beastmen and goblins to the noble dryads, all are called to Beastgrave for promises of power or to stop evil from claiming that power. Werner does a fantastic job of introducing us to the different factions vying for control as we journey with them to and through the mountain. Throughout the trek, we meet many others who have also made the trip. One of the best things of this book is the callouts to the various warbands from previous and the current edition of the Warhammer Underworlds board game. Fans of the game get to see the flesh eating ghouls, the mighty Troggoth, some dwarves and even a female Ogre all contending in the deep caves. This book is a great starting off point for those jumping into all Age of Sigmar has to offer. It is also a perfect companion for those already versed in the lore and who love to play the game.