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Skeleton
Jun 15, 2021
96
Rhode Island
A Warhammer Horror Novel

Scholar. Sorceress. Killer. Priest. Four people divided by their secrets and lies, bound together by horror, must unite their strengths to unpick a diabolical mystery to which they have but one incomprehensible clue – a single word: Mhurghast.

READ IT BECAUSE
Glimpse what life looks like in Shyish, the Realm of Death, as an ancient family struggles with their place in the Mortal Realms. As it turns out, sometimes you must save yourselves.

THE STORY
The Hollow. A lonely Shyishan town, obscured amongst wild moorland, inhabited by folk of vigilant routine. What remains of the once illustrious Gothghul family endures season upon season of monastic isolation in their castle on the hill. Aaric Gothghul, made callous by loss, shuts himself in his study and broods over arcane texts, while his strange and formidable daughter wanders the forests alone.

But when the town is threatened by a spate of sinister manifestations, the quiet formality of their days end. Worse still, the upheaval disturbs a terrible family secret – a chilling memory that Aaric has kept buried for twenty-five years. Now, father and daughter must set aside their differences and search for answers to an ancient curse that is somehow linked to their past. Aided by a straight-talking sharpshooter and a shrewd man of faith, they seek to fathom the forces that assail the Hollow.

Written by Anna Stephens.

So I've been reading through this novel and while not exactly a horror novel, it has some good bits in it that are right creepy. It's basically a "find out where the monster of the novel came from and why it's doing this", fairly standard faire and such.

However, the big thing that struck out to me is actually in the last couple pages. One HELL of an unexpected character return, not just to the Mortal Realms, but to Warhammer's novels in general

Seriously, don't expect this to be an easy one ;)
I'm not joking
Okay fine, one more
Here's the last line of the novel:

'Genevieve,' She said slowly. 'My name is Genevieve Dieudonné.'

Yup. Genevieve Dieudonné from the Vampire Genevieve novels from Warhammer Fantasy by Kim Newman (writing as Jeck Yeovil), novels that were so old and different from the "modern" canon of Warhammer Fantasy, that they were considered alt-canon, is back.

Definitely going to be following any novels by Anna Stephens for Warhammer Horror/Age of Sigmar now!
 
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