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The Return of the Dwarves Book 1

Markus Heitz

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Jo Fletcher Books
14 May 2024
Series: The Dwarves
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Hundreds of cycles have passed in Girdlegard since Tungdil Goldhand vanished. The dwarf Goimron works as a gem carver in the city of Mallenias Watch. He is particularly fascinated by the old times, the great times of the five dwarf tribes, and so spends his spare time searching the markets for records and artefacts for clues about their proud history.

And then Goimron comes across an extraordinary book. The wealth of detail it contains leaves no doubt that the book must have been written by the heroic Tungdil Goldhand himself. But, impossibly, the last entry seems to be recent. . .

When Goimron sets out in search of the legendary dwarf, he and his troop of companions soon find themselves in the middle of ancient intrigues and brutal power struggles between ruthless humans, mysterious albae - and dragons.

Once again, the land of Girdlegard needs the wisdom, humour, fighting spirit and stubbornness of the dwarves. Heroes old and new will accept the challenge . . . but will the dwarves rise again?

Imprint:   Jo Fletcher Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9781529424867
ISBN 10:   1529424860
Series:   The Dwarves
Pages:   512
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Markus Heitz trained to be a teacher after studying history and German literature, then going on to an MA in History. He spent several years as a journalist, writing in his free time, before the runaway success of The Dwarves allowed him to give up the day job. His debut epic fantasy novel, Schatten uber Ulldart (Shadows over Ulldart) was the first of many of his books to win the Deutscher Phantastik Preis (Germany's premier literary award for fantasy) in 2003. Since then he has frequently topped the bestseller charts, and his Number One bestselling Dwarves and Aelfar series have earned him a place among Germany's most successful fantasy authors. The DOORS series, where each book follows the adventurers as they choose a different door, have earned him a whole new audience as he plays with fantasy, thriller and mystery tropes to keep the reader always interested. He currently lives in Saarland, in Germany.

Reviews for The Return of the Dwarves Book 1

Traces of true magic, wit and secrets untold . . . you will enjoy the story * Fantasy Book Review on The Dwarves series * A gripping read with some very memorable characters . . . this will definitely satisfy * Worlds in Ink on The Dwarves series * The Dwarves is a well-constructed classic fantasy story that I greatly enjoyed * Speculative Book Review * I was turning pages and eagerly awaiting the next plot twist. I totally recommend this book * Boom Tron on The War of the Dwarves * The prose is sharp, the action sequences bloody and all in this has been a real joy to read . . . pure joy from start to finish and definitely one I'd recommend to other fantasy fans * Falcate Times on The Fate of the Dwarves * To pithily, if a little inaccurately sum it up, The Dwarves is just like Tolkien's The Hobbit, if the Hobbit grew up, started wearing a hoody and drinking on street corners. Or perhaps, Tolkien with a dash of Gemmell and a sprinkling of George R.R. Martin * Malazan Empire on The Dwarves *

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