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A Warhammer Quest Audiobook

When a series of vicious murders rock the vampire-ruled city of Ulfenkarn, an unlikely group of heroes - a vampire hunter, a vigilante, a wizard and a soldier - must discover the truth even as the city's dread ruler takes to the streets and the bloodletting increases. 

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Delve into the dungeons beneath the city of Ulfenkarn and discover the story behind the board game in this tale of thrilling adventure. 

The Story

Ulfenkarn is a city of nightmares. Its vampiric rulers have indulged their bloodlust in every shadow-clad alley, turning the once-proud metropolis into a charnel house. Already crushed beneath the tyranny of Radukar the Wolf and his Thirsting Court, a spate of vicious murders plunges the mortal inhabitants into fresh terror. Emerging to uncover a connection between the attacks is an unlikely group of heroes: a vampire hunter from Carstinia; a slum-born vigilante; a ruthless wizard; and a soldier who is the last survivor of her noble bloodline. Arrayed against them are the undead monsters that thrive upon Radukar's gory regime. But a daring search for answers turns into a fight for survival when the Wolf himself descends his Ebon Citadel and joins the carnage in the streets.... 

Written by C L Werner. Narrated by Richard Reed.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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Although it was fun, the story seemed repetitive and a little disjointed

Let me start by saying this is a super fun listen. Richard Reed does an excellent job of differentiating the main characters (Gustav, Emelda, Radukar, Morrvhal). There are some ancillary characters who sound very similar, but they’re not SUPER important to the plot. I think the novel could’ve been a little shorter, there were some points in the middle where things felt a little repetitive, but overall it’s a very fun listen. I actually listened to the bulk of it while assembling the models for cursed city, which helped get me excited for the modeling portion of the game.

The ending has me VERY excited to get into the board game with some friends. It makes me want to buy the physical copy for the Morrvhal hero card as well.

Overall it’s simply a fun read, if you go in expecting some literary marvel, you’ll be disappointed, but if you go in expecting something that’s enjoyable, relatively short, and you’re looking for something to get you even more excited about Warhammer Quest: Cursed City, go ahead and give this a listen.

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Worth it if you’re interested in the board game.

I recently started playing the Cursed City game and this book did a great job of explaining the history of Ulfenkarn, Radukar, and some of his various minions. It set the scene nicely for the board game. Reed did an absolutely cracking job of reading it as well. Some well done, clearly distinct and characterful voices.

That’s about all it’s good for though. If I were to have read it with no intention of playing the game, I would have found it somewhat bizarre, unexplained and woefully unfinished (because, of course, this is presumably only supposed to be the first half of the story, while the game is the other half).

Coupled with that, it suffers from the same problems many Black Libary books do, in that there’s more fighting than actual story and ends up being like listening to a late ‘90s death metal song: ‘gore, blood, flesh, stench, more gore, more blood’. Never heard the word ‘visage’ so many times in so few hours hour. Just another average writer trying to sound more eloquent than he might be, to the point a lot of the flowery language sounds forced and overdone.

As I say though, those are problems I find with many Black Library novels though so if you usually don’t mind their style, you’ll probably be fine with this one.

Otherwise, if you intend to play, or are already playing, the Cursed City board game, definitely give this one a go. Really helps to shed a lot of light onto where it’s set, what’s going on and why.

If you’re not going to play the game though, perhaps not so worth it.

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More than worth the listen and the credit\ cost!

I was thrilled and kept on wagering guessing the outcome and it's smaller reveal throughout. Loved the blnarration. The setting story characters all are superb. Top notch work. now to squire the actual board game. haha

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My First AoS Novel. Not Bad.

I enjoyed the Narrator on this one a lot, very easy to pick out who was speaking. Especially moments when I was only listening passively.

This had a lot going for it though, rebellions, a murder mystery, a Chaos Cult, Vampires, and a no-nonsense Witch Hunter. The story flowed pretty well between these elements and I never felt lost in the moment.

The story did have some fun twists and turns as well, I enjoyed all the characters, even the seemingly unimportant ones. You get a real sense of dread in Ulfenkarn from the incredibly well done interludes.

My only real complaint is that some of the Dialogue is a bit cheesy, especially Radukar's. But I know why he said the things he said in those moments so I found it forgiveable.

I definitely recommend this novel if you have any interest in the Cursed City game. It may not be as satisfying to someone who doesn't have it or have any way to play it as the story ends on a Cliffhanger that is only fulfilled by beating the game.

I would like to see a Cursed City novel that covers the story of these Heroes on their way to Liberate Ulfenkarn and one set after Radukar's expulsion from the City.

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Excellent

A great introduction to the game, but also an excellent book by itself. It was very well read and well written. We enjoyed getting to know the characters and experiencing the suspense grow. Highly recommended.

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Very interesting

The narration is amazing. The story is interesting, a bit numb on the beginning but gains a lot of interest as the story progress

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Cursed City was great!

I liked the gritty setting, human perspective, and constant danger. This novel really sets the scene for Ulfenkarn if you want to dig into the characters and setting for Cursed City.

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Prequel to the game

This was the first book I've ever listened to from Games Workshop and I wasn't disappointed. It's a wonderful companion to the game and gives you a little bit of back story for two (or three) of the playable characters.

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great lead into the game

This book takes place just before Warhammer quest cursed city and does a great job of setting up the game and plunging you into the grim city of Ulfenkarn.

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Better than expected

First off, Richard Reed did amazing reading this book and giving voice to each character. Book itself was the right length and didn’t overstay it’s welcome. I was interested throughout and sad when I learned it was over, everything you could ask from an audiobook.

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  • G B Forrest
  • 05-10-21

Good prequel but repetitive

Great work by the narrator to keep the listener engaged throughout what's unfortunately a bit of a repeating theme within the story, it's worth a listen if your really into the cursed city and want a little insight into the story before we kicked off in the game, that said I struggled to connect or care about the characters too much and the book uses the same formula throughout so the pacing becomes a bit of a choir ,over all not a bad book but definitely better black library material out there

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  • Joshua Summers
  • 04-16-21

A disappointing story

It’s very well narrated but it’s a very mediocre story with a very dull tacked on twist at very end which makes no sense for the character it involves

I feel they should have done an oceans 11 style meet the players book like they did with blackstone fortress as apart from the very last 30 seconds we only meet one character from the game it’s self, it seems strange for a tie in novel to have have so little to do with the game

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  • Thomas Severn
  • 05-24-21

Travels amongst the dead in age of sigmar

loved it, amazing read the whole way through. Great insight into aos worlds out there

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  • chezmonster
  • 04-25-21

Not exactly exciting.

I had this on in the back ground as I painted my Cursed City heroes. I was hoping for inspiration and an extra layer of excitement for the game.
The narration was great, the story was pointless with just one hero mentioned until the last minute of the book. It was like the author suddenly realised he hadn't talked about this particular hero so mentioned him for the purpose of ticking a box.

Glad I didn't pay GW for the hardback copy or I would have been very disappointed.

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  • tin
  • 04-17-21

great

from the story to the story telling. this was a great story.
sets up playing the table top game as well.

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  • Peder Holdgaard Pedersen
  • 08-13-21

Avoid unless you will be playing the board game

Very much a prelude to the board game with a weirdly inconclusive storyline and a massive lack of closure. The narrator and author do a very good job, but the author seems to have been overly constrained by the connection to the board game. It's a decently good listen if you're going to play the board game afterwards - it's not a good listen in isolation. This situation is surprisingly rare among the Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar novels, but with Cursed City, it is sadly the case. A weirdly meandering and unfulfilling novel. The narrator, Richard Reed, delivers a strong performance as always, but it does feel wasted on this material.

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  • Steve Rogers
  • 07-07-21

plenty of action but can do with another book

Great story full of violence and gore. one thing that let it down was some of the voice acting for some of the shouty characters... got a bit annoying but doesn't take away from the story too much... needs a sequel

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-21

A forgettable story

I haven't given a book this low a review before. Having listened to around 40 books here on Audible, I must say this is the most mediocre low effort story writing I have encountered. We even only meet 1 of the heroes from the board game which makes absolutely no sense. It feels like the book was just made as a cashgrab.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-21

time vampire

sadly cliche

not a single moment of surprise or trepidation

don't waste your money !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-21

same same.

the story is unimaginitive and boring. cliché after cliché.
kept hoping it would get better.
felt like it was written to support the game and nothing more.