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Message par Administration le Mar 9 Aoû 2011 - 3:46

Voici une nouveau roman de la série Time of Legends, annoncé en anglais pour mai 2012 ! Dead Winter de CL Werner.




==> DEAD WINTER de CL Werner

More than a thousand years after the Age of Sigmar, the Empire he struggled to create rests on the edge of destruction – the reign of the greedy and incompetent Emperor Boris Goldgather has shaken down the great and prosperous edifice of his erstwhile realm. Without warning, a terrible and deadly plague strikes, wiping out entire villages and leaving towns eerily silent through the long frozen months. As the survivors struggle to maintain order and a worthy military presence, vermin pour up from the sewers and caverns beneath the cities, heralding a new and unspeakable threat – the insidious skaven!
May 2012

Plus d'un millier d'années après l'âge de Sigmar, l'Empire se retrouve au bord de la destruction, en partie à cause du règne de l'empereur cupide et incompétent Boris Goldgather, qui à bas l'édifice grand et prospère battit autrefois. Sans avertissement, une terrible épidémie de peste   mortellement, effaçant des villages entiers et des villes, les laissant étrangement silencieuses lors les longs mois hivernaux. Alors que les survivants luttent pour maintenir l'ordre et une présence  militaire digne de ce nom, la vermine se déverse des égouts et des cavernes sous les villes, annonçant une nouvelle menace et innommable - les insidieux skavens !



Intro de la BLack Library :

Avec la sortie de Nagash Immortal marquant la conclusion de la trilogie l'Ascension de Nagash, cette chronique capitale d'un des moments les plus sombres de l'histoire de Warhammer tire à sa fin. Mais le monde de Warhammer est rarement en paix et à partir de l'an prochain, le Vieux Monde sera plongé dans l'une des époques les plus chaotiques et sanglantes de son histoire, alors que les forces qui s'opposent au nécromancien Nagash cherchent à détruire la terre des hommes.
Comme pour les trois premières trilogies de la collection Time of Legends, Jon Sullivan a réalisé une nouvelle illustration de couverture à couper le souffle, en représentant l'Empire dans une lutte désespérée contre la peste et l'invasion.
Le roman, Dead Winter, écrit par CL Werner, dont l'expérience d'écriture sur les séries "Thanquolet Vorax" et "Mathias Thulmann, a witch hunter of Sigmar" l'ont rendu expert sur les multitudes de vermines qui grouillent dans l'Empire. Si vous êtes pas du genre à rater de genre de nouvelles expériences et si vous êtes un fan des skavens ou des romans Time of Legends, nous vous donnons rendez-vous en mai 2012.

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Message par Amiral Tiberius le Mar 9 Aoû 2011 - 6:42

Voilà qui m'intéresse beaucoup, mais en anglais en mai 2012.
Et pour quand en français ? Rolling Eyes
Je sens qu'il falloir faire preuve de beaucoup de patience...


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Message par Corax le Jeu 1 Sep 2011 - 7:47

Pareil je suis trés intéressé par ce livre, on verra bien cela l'année prochaine.


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Message par Administration le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 5:10

La Black Library a proposé hier sur son site un court extrait de ce roman qui ne sortira en anglais qu'en mai 2012 :

A few weeks ago, C.L. Werner talked on the blog about his obsession with all things verminous, and he mentioned that he was working on a new novel involving the foul ratmen, a Time of Legends tome detailing the events of the Black Plague. Well, we sent a team of elite gutter runners into Werner’s secret underground lair, and they escaped with a short excerpt from the first volume, titled Dead Winter. Many skaven died to bring you this extract...

The pungent smell of smouldering warpstone wafted through the blackened chamber, the corrupt fume slithering into every nook and cranny, oozing between the crumbling bricks, burning into beams of oak and ash, discolouring glass and tarnishing bronze. It was the stench of darkest sorcery and this was its night.

The noise of creeping rats inside the walls died out as the fumes incinerated their tiny lungs and liquefied their little brains. Beetles and roaches fell from the rafters, their bodies shrivelled into desiccated husks. Bats took wing, shrieking their fright as they desperately tried to flee the deathly miasma, smashing against walls and ceiling, raining down to the floor in battered, bloodied strips of quivering flesh.

Seerlord Skrittar’s whiskers twitched as the smell of blood flickered amidst the searing scent of warpstone. It was an unconscious, instinctive association. Skrittar’s mind was far too disciplined to be distracted in this, his hour of terror and triumph.


Dead Winter will be released in May next year. In the meantime, you can catch up on the tales from the Time of Legends, detailing epic events in the history of the Warhammer World, or check out C.L. Werner’s other scribblings about the skaven in the Thanquol & Boneripper series.

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Message par Maestitia le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 8:06

Il y a trop d'auteurs ><
Comment avoir un aperçu objectif si on ne sait pas ce qu'ils valent :/


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Message par Administration le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 8:37

Maestitia a écrit:Il y a trop d'auteurs ><
Comment avoir un aperçu objectif si on ne sait pas ce qu'ils valent :/

De quoi du parles ???
Il s'agit là d'un roman inédit de CL Werner à paraître en main 2012. confused

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Message par Maestitia le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 9:33

Je parle de la pléthore d'auteurs chez BL ><
En fait il y a des valeurs sûre comme Abnett, McNeil et j'en passe.
Mais là je dois avouer qu'il y en a tellement que je ne sais pas trop si ce sont des "bonnes pioches" comme on dit, voilà tout.

PS : je ne lis pas suffisamment Battle pour me prononcer de la sorte peut être?


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Message par Uriel Ventris le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 10:02

Lis Wulfrik et tu auras une idée de l'auteur de ce roman.


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Message par Maestitia le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 10:11

Arrête j'ai failli me le prendre le week end dernier ><
Mais Battle m'a toujours moins attiré que 40k Mad, c'est sûrement un tort.
C'est pour ça que je ne veux pas être déçu par les scénarii et surtout par les auteurs que je ne connais pas des masses.


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Message par Invité le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 10:43

CL Werner est un très bon auteur, mais ces romans déjà disponibles à la BI ont été plutôt mal traduits. Dans tous les cas c'est toujours très passionnant.

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Message par Maestitia le Mer 9 Nov 2011 - 11:13

Oui mais tout le monde n'est pas passionné des même choses, je pense que je me mettrai vraiment a Battle quand j'aurai trouvé un auteur qui a déjà fait ses preuves, comme McNeil Smile


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Message par Administration le Mer 14 Mar 2012 - 4:56

Un extrait en anglais est maintenant disponible en ligne.

Par ICI (au format PDF) d) Dead Winter extract


- Ci-dessous, 4ème de couverture du roman à paraître :



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Message par Administration le Dim 18 Mar 2012 - 8:32

Un article critique sur ce roman a été posté dernièrement sur le blog The Founding Fields :


Source d) Dead Winter by C.L Werner – Advanced Review

Spoiler:
Lord of the Night reviews the beginning of the new Time of Legends trilogy The Black Plague, the strikingly grim novel Dead Winter.

“The second phase of Time of Legends kicks off with a superlative tale of scheming, rebellion and an encroaching evil ready to engulf the lands of Man. Werner continues to impress with every new release and Dead Winter is no exception.” – The Founding Fields.

This is my first Time of Legends novel. Sigmar and The Sundering did not interest me much and I am waiting for the omnibus of Nagash, but the Skaven Man-Things War? The Black Plague? Now those are two things that make a winning combination. Combine them with the talented C.L Werner authoring the story and you have an instant success.

The Empire is in tatters. The greedy and cruel Emperor Boris Goldgather is bleeding Sigmar’s Empire dry to sate his unquenchable lust for gold and power. But their greedy liege is the least of the Empire’s worries, the Black Plague is spreading across the land, claiming all who contract it. Shunning those who are afflicted the Empire is tearing itself apart as many claim the end of the world is here. But something far worse than plague is fast approaching, an evil long held to by myth and superstition, a fairy tail told to children to frighten them in their beds. As the Empire bleeds, the Skaven are coming to take what is theirs.

The story of Dead Winter is remarkably well crafted. Setting up the first part of a trilogy Werner establishes the lore we know of the Black Plague fairly quickly and adds his own elements into the story, we all know how the Black Plague tale begins and ends but what about all that happened in-between? Such is the reason behind these series that we discover what really happened in these forgotten times, and already Werner has made it interesting despite having yet to even begin the real war of the trilogy. Even managing to resurrect a classic character and work his story into the narrative, C.L Werner has the start of a great trilogy in Dead Winter, now we must await the middle and the end.

Don't worry, there's nothing bigger than those little guys out there.

The characters are quite wide-spread and vary greatly. This is not just a Skaven novel or an Empire novel, its both and as such we have characters on both sides, though mostly the Empire in this instalment. Chief characters amongst the Empire include Captain Erich von Kranzbeuhler of the honored Reiksnecht, the Order of the Reikland Knights; Adolf Kreyssig the leader of the feared Kaiserjaeger, the secret police of Altdorf; the young Prince Mandred of Middenheim; the isolated priest of Morr Frederick Van Hal and the simple rat-catcher Walther Schill of Nuln. Each of these characters show a different part of the novel, from the unrest in Altdorf to the mysteries in the sewers of Nuln and each one deals with the plague and the strife it causes in their own way, as it affects each of their stories greatly.

Though my favourite character was Dregator Miklos, the Lord of the Nachtsheer (Night Army), whose title was named for me in a show of thanks from C.L Werner for my reading of an early chapter of Dead Winter in October. It was a great honour to be included in a Black Library book, and I convey my thanks to C.L for making a cool character with my title, and especially for what he did with that character.

The Skaven are not neglected either, though only two characters are utilised in the novel. The creator of the Black Plague Puskab Foulfur is the Skaven protagonist and is an interesting character, as the Plague Priests have never really been delved into in great depth. We learn a lot more about the unusually, for Skaven, tight-knit clan that is Pestilens and their customs and beliefs. The second Skaven character is Blight Tenscratch, Lord of Decay and the Wormlord of Clan Verms who makes Puskab the offer of a generation. The Skaven take the back-seat for this novel but as the trilogy proceeds onwards they will most definitely outnumber the man-thing characters by five t0 one, I hope they do at least hehe.

The action of the novel is well-done, though not prevailent. The novel focuses more on the mystery and intrigue. When a battle scene does take place though it is well written and exciting, even if it isn’t a large one but rather a duel or skirmish between the rivaling factions that dominate the novel.

The novel’s pacing is good. Seventeen chapters comprise this novel and each one is broken up by region, from Bylorhof Sylvania to Altdorf and Nuln, and the depths of Skavenblight it is always very clear when a POV shift is occuring and the character’s individual parts are spaced out nicely so that you never know who you’ll be getting to next. The environments of the novel are nicely described as winter hits the Empire, the cold snows add to the streets of Nuln and the barrens of Sylvania equally well, lending another aspect that will work against the Empire in the novel and events to come.

The ending of the novel is very ominous. The plague continues on, and the situation in both the Empire and Skavenblight has taken a bad turn. And things are only going to get worse from here on out as the Skaven Wars begin. I particularly enjoyed the final words of the novel, it was a great way to close this part of the story and set up the next, and the final moments show just how skilled the Skaven are at manipulation.

For the start of a great new trilogy I give Dead Winter a score of 8.2, my only problem with the novel was that it needed more Skaven! But if I had it my way the entire trilogy would be completely Skaven so i’m just tough to satisfy on that part, lol. But I quite enjoyed this novel as the start of a trilogy depicting one of my favourite wars in the Warhammer lore, and something i’ve been dying to read more about ever since I first read it and hoped it could become a Time of Legends novel.

Should you buy this book? If you like Warhammer history then I would say Yes. Dead Winter delves into a period in the Empire’s history that has been largely forgotten and its very interesting to learn the truth of what happened back then. Same answer if you are a Skaven fan like me, or if you just like Warhammer then Yes again, this is a good Warhammer series that is definitely worth considering. But if you aren’t a fan of any of those things then this is not the novel for you, though the Horned Rat will eat you for your dislike of his children!

Well that’s it for this review. Next up are the SMB Novella collection Architect of Fate and the Ultramarines audio-drama Eye of Vengeance, both of which I will be reviewing once I finish them. Until next time.

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