Deacon of Wounds
by David Annandale
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Pub Date 02 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 18 Jun 2021
Black Library, Warhammer Horror
The planet of Theotokos is dying of thirst. For years, Arch-Deacon Ambrose has done everything in his power to help the people. Charismatic, virtuous, pious, he is as beloved as the corrupt Cardinal Lorenz, who hoards the water reserves beneath the Ecclesiarchal Palace, is feared. When Lorenz dies, Ambrose’s moment has arrived. As good as his intentions are, he is also proud. He will be the saviour Theotokos needs, and bring the relief of water to the suffering. But there is something worse than drought to come. Lorenz’s death unleashes a terrible plague, soon to be known as the Grey Tears. As Ambrose struggles to save Theotokos from the Grey Tears, the unnatural nature of the plague becomes clearer and clearer, and he is driven to more and more extreme measures. He fears malign forces lurk behind the Grey Tears. The truth is worse than his most awful imaginings.
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Average rating from 17 members
Great writing as always. The characters felt real to me, and i loved the gothic horror aspect. Loved the world building. I do and don't love the fact that the book got right to the point of the story and didn't have fluff that wasn't necessary.
David Annandale writes books that aren’t just the usual bolter/sword and chaos demons (not that there is anything wrong with that) but this author addresses the more esoteric parts of the WH and AoS universes and this book is a very good example of that, it has theology, political machinations and not forgetting grandfather nurgles gifts, I really enjoyed the slow pace and tension and will be buying the audiobook as soon as it’s released
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