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“A Fantasy Adventure of remarkable scope, populated by many memorable characters. Maybe D. P. Prior’s finest work to date.” Ray – Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
Legends of the Nameless Dwarf
by D.P. Prior
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Price: $0.99 save $9
The entire Legends of the Nameless Dwarf Tetralogy in one box set:
Carnifex: A Portent of Blood
For more than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis.
Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change.
But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scene of the crime, events are set in motion that will ensure nothing will ever be the same again.
Deception and death are coming to Arx Gravis.
The riddles that preceded Carnifex’s birth crystalize into a horrifying fate that inexorably closes in.
But it is in blood that legends are born, and redemption is seeded in the gravest of sins.
For Carnifex is destined to become the Ravine Butcher, before even that grim appellation is forever lost, along with everything that once defined him.
Geas of the Black Axe
“A dwarf with no name is a dwarf most shamed.”
As the lands above the ravine city of Arx Gravis face their gravest peril, the last desperate hope of Creation lies in a dwarf with a grisly past:
The Nameless Dwarf–a pariah, untouchable, the most cursed of dwarven kind.
But in a world plagued by deception, where no action is free from risk, the road to salvation is shadowed with portents of blood.
Revenge of the Lich
The survivors of the slaughter at Arx Gravis flee their ravine city, leaving its walkways and canals awash with blood.
Convinced there can be no atonement for what he has done, the Nameless Dwarf joins forces with a whiskerless thief, a guilt-driven assassin, and a consumptive wizard. Together, they pursue the dwarves into the lands of nightmare across the Farfall Mountains.
But the companions bring troubles of their own, not least of which is an ancient grimoire that leads them inexorably toward a forest of tar, and an evil from Nameless’s past that threatens his entire race.
The last hope of the dwarves comes from the unlikeliest of sources: a mythical city beneath the waves, an axe from the age of heroes, and the Nameless Dwarf, in whose veins flows the blood of legends.
Return of the Dwarf Lords
The Nameless Dwarf: the name that is not a name, but is far better than the one he left behind. Freed from the curse that turned him into the butcher of his own kind, he once crossed half a world to protect those who had survived.
Having worked out his penance and resettled his people in Arnoch, the ancient citadel of the Dwarf Lords, Nameless sets up home in the town of Brink.
Now, with everything a dwarf could possibly wish for–a gym, a beer hall, and a bawdy house across the road–his new life is a welcome break from a decade of adventure.
Then a blood-stained dwarf staggers into town with a message of doom: Arnoch has sunk beneath the waves, its last defense against the attack of a five-headed dragon.
The one slender hope remaining to the dwarves lies in their distant past: the Dwarf Lords, who had been created for perils such as this. But for centuries, they have been in exile on Thanatos, a death-world likely to change even the greatest of heroes.
With time running out for Arnoch, Nameless must find the Dwarf Lords and persuade them to come home.
But before that, he first has to survive them.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
D.P. Prior writes in a style that is both fearless and entertaining. Each character is unique, with heroic qualities as well as realistic flaws. If you’re looking for adventure, spend a few hours with Nameless.
A tale of corruption, and a chance for redemption. These books are full of emotional hurdles, as well as some of the most well written action sequences I’ve ever read. The only thing these books have in common with traditional fantasy is dwarves.
Yes, I know sword and sorcery is an acquired taste, but I’d recommend that some of you begin your sampling of it with this tale. If, however, this very eloquent and enthusiastic review hasn’t convinced you to do so, have no fear, because I already have book two of this series waiting on my e-reader and will be reviewing it soon!
I read this in almost one sitting… hard to put down. Maybe the best book in the series to date. Derek Prior continues to demonstrate why he’s one of the most gifted fantasy writers out there. 5 Stars. Review of The Ebon Staff
The entire Nameless Dwarf series is a fantasy/horror adventure of truly epic proportions. Anyone interested in a story from this genre that is well written/edited, features a unique story-line and is populated with some the most intriguing characters you’re ever likely to meet, then look no further… “Legends of the Nameless Dwarf” will meet or exceed your expectations. Oh, and I forgot, there’s humor… often subtle in its delivery and frequently appearing out of the blue.
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About The Author
D.P. Prior is represented by Laurie McLean (www.fuseliterary.com)
Raised on a diet of old school Sword and Sorcery, and later influenced by the Heroic Fantasy of David Gemmell, the literary epics of Stephen R. Donaldson, and the “grimdark” offerings of Joe Abercrombie, Prior combines the imaginative daring of the old with the realism, tight point of view, and gallows humor of the new.
As well as being a prolific author, D.P.Prior is also an experienced fiction editor with an impressive portfolio of clients.
He has also worked as a personal trainer, and is a competing member of the US All-Round Weightlifting Association.
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