As the Old World is consumed by the forces of Chaos, Gotrek Gurnisson must face his doom at last. With their friendship in tatters after a series of betrayals, Gotrek and Felix march south at the head of a ragtag army, intent upon driving the forces of Chaos out of the Empire and returning Felix to his wife. But Gotrek's doom is at hand, and great powers are at work to ensure that he meets it. With enemies on all sides and destiny calling, Felix must make a choice: to follow Gotrek into the darkness that awaits him, or to abandon his oldest friend once and for all.
David Guymer is the author of the Gotrek & Felix novels City of the Damned, Kinslayer and Slayer, along with a plethora of short stories set in the worlds of both Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000. He also wrote Echoes of the Long War, the sixth novel in The Beast Arises series. He is a freelance writer and occasional scientist based in Yorkshire's East Riding, and was a finalist in the 2014 David Gemmell Legend Awards for his Warhammer novel Headtaker.