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Need some new reading material, any recomendation on books that give somebackground behind warhammer? I've read 40k but know nothing about fantasy

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the second half of the BRB is a good start, otherwise for army background, army books are an unparalelled source.

Black Library wise, depends on what army you want to know about.

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Dwarves seem to be the most interesting

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You'll like the Gotrek and Felix Novels. William King is a fantastic Writer, for both 40K and Fantasy. It was he who got me into 40K originally, after I read Space Wolf.

For the time being, I can't think of any books or novels other than that, which are particularly associated with Dwarves.

However, there are others which are well written. The Burning Shore and it's sequel are well written. Genevieve Series (Drachenfels and Genevieve Undead particularly) are good as well. One of my favourite has to be 'The Ambassador', and 'Ursun's Teeth', its immediate sequel. Written by Graham McNeil, he managed to easily trump the Ultramarines omnibus, which while good, wasn't as good as this.

Finally, Liber Chaotica is a really definative background for Fantasy Chaos. It's got some 40K in there, but it introduces some of the Heroes of Chaos in rich background.

To start off with though, I'd get the two Gotrek and Felix omnibuses - 7 books rolled into one. Daemonslayer is my favourite, by far, introducing some of the best characters. Then 'The Ambassador'. Anything from there you like, take a look around.



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Would definitely second the Slayer Novels! A fantastic read! Not read any other fantasy books mind

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For dwarfs I would also recommend the slayer novels gotrek and felix are great characters and it allows you to get a real feel of being part of the old world and the dangers associated with it.

Also if you are wanting to know more about the dwarf way of life and their beliefs, traditions and the general character of the race I would also recommend oath breaker by nick kyme and grudge bearer by gav thorpe both books really go in depth in to the ideology of the dwarfs.
Also for background reading I also enjoyed grudge lore by both gav thorpe and nick kyme although at £15 and I think limited availability its probably for true dwarf enthusiasts only.
Also you may want to look in to heldanhammer the sigmar novel as this creates a good image of the begining of the dwarf adn human relationship.
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