Hello. I am a huge warhammer 40K fan but never got into the Fantasy universe. I was at Barnes n Noble today to pick up some new 40K books when I started looking at the fantasy novels. They all looked like a great read. One that epecially caught my eye was Nagash the Immortal because I am currently writing a novel (unrelated to warhammer) and it revolves around a Necromancer cult.
I want to get into Warhammer Fantasy but have no idea where to start! So could someone explain to me the basic outline of the Warhammer universe and sort of go in detail of each faction/race? I think it would be easy for me to jump into WH Fantasy if I had some kind of understanding on how things worked there. I know I had to have the 40K universe explained to me in great detail before I could understand what I was reading
And I know that the 40K and fantasy universes are unrelated so its like I have to start all over and basically start with step 1.
Also if you have any good books I should read, let me know. The Nagash stories seemed interesting and so did Malus Darkblade. I have always liked Fantasy stories but have been leaning more towards Sci Fi since I am into 40K, but browsing through all of the fantasy stories there are a lot of good selections! Books like Forgotten realms, the Drizzit sereies, lotr books, and much more all seem to have great plots and the cover art is beautiful
I just don't know where to start because in all of these stories they seem to be part of a much larger picture, one that I am unfamiliiar with so jumping right into the story would make me not see the grand concept of it.
So I just need a synopsis of the fantasy realm, any books you recomend, and any unrelated fantasy books that you think i should look into. I am writing a fantasy series myself that has a lot to do with gods, necromancers, and stuff like that so any books regarding mythologies would be up my alley (i actually just bought a collection of worldwide mythologies and religions today) Mythologies and gods always entertained me and I think I could write an entire story just making religions and mythologies-its just such a cool concept!
(and I know this is unrelated to warhammer but if you also know any good books about necromancers and stuff like evil cults, please let me know. I would like to get a better feel to how other authors portray them so I can better illustrate my own)
okay I know I may seem to be getting off my main point here so I appologize lol.
Thanks for your help!