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Synopsis

"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
City of Strife
Taker of Skulls
Ocean of Fear

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.

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    Stealer of flest

    Really good book. Thoroughly enjoyed. It was different from the books I have been reading but I couldn't put it down.

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    Stealer of Flesh

    Unending adventure ,a fight to the death. Man against magic partly good against evil most definitely. Enjoyed it so will you.

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    Did not finish

    I read as much as I could, but in the end just could not finish this book. The storyline had potential, as did the characters, but the writing, dialogue, etc, was stilted, as if the author hadn't thought things through before writing segments of the story.

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    Stealer of Flesh

    Great, think he could have brought some other characters on his quest. Look forward to reading more from this new hero, to me.

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    Very good read

    This is one of those books that when you first pick it up you think I'll give it a try just to see how we go with it and then you look at the time and you've been reading for a good couple of hours and you don't want to put it down because you have got to know how things are going to turn out

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