Epic heroes, mighty armies and terrifying monsters clash against the backdrop of magical landscapes!
Warhammer Adventures is a series of books for younger readers published by the world’s leading miniature wargaming company, Games Workshop. Set in their hugely popular Warhammer universe, the books comprise two series – Warped Galaxies, penned by Cavan Scott and set in the far-flung future of Warhammer 40,000; and Realm Quest, written by Tom Huddleston and set in the fantastical landscapes of Age of Sigmar. The first books in the series are out now, with many more to follow in 2019 and beyond. You can also pick up amazing Audiobook editions read by Billie Piper and David Tennant!
Each of the Mortal Realms is a world unto itself, steeped in powerful magic. Seemingly infinite in size, there are endless possibilities for discovery and adventure: floating cities and enchanted woodlands, noble beings and dread beasts beyond imagination. But in every corner of the realms, battles rage between the armies of Order and the forces of Evil. This centuries-long war must be won if the realms are to live in peace and freedom.
Against this epic backdrop, six children are brought together by a mysterious birthmark that each of them bears – and by a mysterious warrior named Vertigan. When their mentor is kidnapped by the race of scheming rat-men known as the Skaven, our young heroes must travel through the realms in an effort to find him and bring him home. Encountering monsters, magic and all kinds of mayhem, the quest will force them to risk everything.
The first book in the Realm Quest series, City of Lifestone came out in February 2019. Raised as a slave in the Darkoath camps of Aqshy, Kiri dreams of a better life. Of a city of wonders, the place of her birth… Lifestone! She despairs of ever reaching it until a fateful day arrives when her barbarian captors are attacked by Sigmar’s noblest warriors, the Stormcast Eternals. Seizing her chance, Kiri flees through a mysterious realmgate that takes her to the realm of Ghyran, and the fabled city of Lifestone.
But a curse lies on this place, withering its noble spirit. Her path leads her to a special group of children who, like her, are realm-marked – the prophecised saviours of Lifestone. There’s Thanis, the fighter; Alish, the inventor; Kaspar; the sneak and Elio, the healer. But dark forces are allying against the children and will do anything to stop them achieving their destiny.
The second Realm Quest story, Lair of the Skaven, followed in May 2019. When their master, Vertigan, is kidnapped, Elio and his friends are determined to try and rescue him. Using a powerful artefact, they forge a magical doorway into a forbidding underground world teeming with Skaven ratmen! Hopelessly outnumbered, Elio, Kiri, Alish, Thanis and Kaspar must use all of their cunning if they are to find Vertigan and escape alive…
Book 3 in the series, Forest of the Ancients was published in August 2019. As Elio lies stricken under a powerful curse, the only way his friends Thanis, Alish, Kiri and Kaspar can cure him is to venture into the Forest of the Ancients. Rumour tells of a race of healers who dwell there, the mysterious tree-folk known as the Sylvaneth, but are they allies or enemies?
In Book 4, Flight of the Kharadron, our heroes Alish, Kiri, Thanis, Kaspar and Elio are captured by the sky-faring Kharadron Overlords. They are taken to a shadowy city above the clouds, a place of marvels, of airships and flying wonders! Alish and the others are offered their freedom by the cunning duardin – but only if they have nerve enough to steal a heavily guarded treasure first.
Events take a darker turn in Book 5, Fortress of Ghosts. Imprisoned by a dark sorceress, Kiri, Alish, Elio and Thanis are taken to the forbidding Palace of Mirrors in the Realm of Shyish to await their fate. Trapped in the Shatterglass Labyrinth, they must band together to survive. Betrayed by someone they thought they could trust, trapped in the dreadful Realm of Death and harried by dreaded Nighthaunts, how will they ever escape?
Book 6, Battle for the Soulspring, brings the Realm Quest saga to a suitably epic conclusion. The city of Lifestone is under siege, as a dark army under the command of the undead sorceress Ashnakh swarms outside the city walls, awaiting her order to attack. The only ones who can stop her are six brave children, each of them marked with a symbol of the Mortal Realms, each sworn to defend Life against the forces of Death. Now, Kiri and her friends must learn the truth about Lifestone, and why they bear these peculiar marks. They must call on strange and untrustworthy allies to help them in their hour of need. And finally, they must join together to defend the mysterious Soulspring, if they are to defeat Ashnakh once and for all.
Warhammer Adventures are available to buy in all good bookshops and online now – find out more here.