The Dwarves

8 books in series
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The Dwarves Publisher's Summary

For countless millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling Kingdom have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now...

Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the Kingdom of Fifthling the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf. But all that is about to change.

Sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf.

And no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves.

©2012 Markus Heitz (P)2012 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Dwarves

    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
    • Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

    For countless millennia, the dwarves of the Fifthling Kingdom have defended the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Many and varied foes have hurled themselves against the portal and died attempting to breach it. No man or beast has ever succeeded. Until now... Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith labors contentedly in the Kingdom of Fifthling the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. Although he does not want for friends, Tungdil is very much aware that he is alone - indeed, he has not so much as set eyes on another dwarf. But all that is about to change.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Welcom to Girdlegard

    • By Rhonda L. B. on 04-28-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Dwarves

    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
    • Length: 22 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now.... Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. But when he is sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply amazing.

    • By Morten Sandø on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 2

    • The War of the Dwarves

    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    The dwarves have gone to battle, and they have been victorious. But outside the realm, dark forces are at work. A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realize, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Need book 3 please

    • By Justin DeMars on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The War of the Dwarves

    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
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    A secret army of Orcs, made immortal by the hidden powers of the Black Water, now marches towards Girdlegard, set to unleash its fury upon the kingdom. Sooner than they realise, Tungdil and his comrades will need to summon all their courage to do battle against this bloodthirsty horde. The Orcs are not the only threat. An unspeakable new power is growing and threatens the very existence of the dwarves. But both enemies have forgotten one very important truth: a dwarf is never more dangerous than when total obliteration seems inevitable.... 

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 3

    • The Revenge of the Dwarves

    • The Dwarves, Book 3
    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Though hailed a hero by his people, the course of life has not run smooth for the battle-weary Tungdil the dwarf. But there is no rest for this warrior yet - as he must now find the strength to face the most formidable enemy the kingdom has ever encountered. A new evil has risen from the depths of the earth to terrorize the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous creatures - half-orc, half-älfar - are roaming the kingdom, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. These merciless hybrids are on a mission to obtain the most powerful weapon known to the dwarf race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The dwarves series.

    • By harry ray on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Revenge of the Dwarves

    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
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    Life has not been easy for battle-weary Tungdil the dwarf. But this heroic warrior can't rest yet, as he must now face the most formidable enemy the kingdom has ever encountered. A new evil is terrorising the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous hybrid creatures are on the rampage, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. They are out to steal an artefact which is vital for the kingdom's defence, and whoever holds it could control the world.

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  • Book 4

    • The Fate Of The Dwarves

    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    For the last time, the dwarves are going to war - and the outcome will decide the fate of their race. There has been no word from the brave warrior Tungdil since the vicious battle at the Black Abyss. Dragons, magicians, and the malevolent älfar have advanced far into the kingdom of Girdlegard, ruthlessly seizing vast areas of land. The dwarves seem to be facing their next battle with little hope of survival. 

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  • Book 5

    • The Triumph of the Dwarves

    • By: Markus Heitz
    • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The dwarves are back! International best-selling fantasy author Markus Heitz returns to his best loved series. After decades of occupation by the älfar, the dark elves have been defeated, and peace has finally been declared. But the nations still distrust each other, and when a child is found in the Grey Mountains who speaks the language of the älfar, the dwarves believe this little girl heralds a new threat. And they will be right - just not in the way they thought.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lacking

    • By Jferris on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $29.65