• Gloomspite

  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
  • By: Andy Clark
  • Narrated by: Harry Myers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Gloomspite

By: Andy Clark
Narrated by: Harry Myers
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Publisher's Summary

A Warhammer Age of Sigmar Novel

The Bad Moon looms over the city of Draconium, and Watch Captain Helena Morthan knows it bodes ill for the town. Can she and grieving warrior Hendrick Saul foil the plans of the Gloomspite Loonking, and save their people?

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Andy Clark tells a twisted and disturbing tale of the grots of the Mortal Realms, delving into darkness in more ways than one. Strap in—this is going to be a wild ride....

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In the dark corners of the Mortal Realms, the mad and mysterious Gloomspite Gitz go to war, following the trail of their abominable lunar deity. Nowhere is beyond the sight of the Bad Moon—not even those places under Sigmar’s protection, like the sweltering city of Draconium. Beneath the scalding rains of Aqshy, the city is a boiling pot of tension, its regent praying to Sigmar for guidance while Watch Captain Helena Morthan douses the fires of anarchy: blades drawn in the streets, heretical doomsayers preaching the end of days, and insects eating watchmen alive. When the grieving warrior Hendrick and his ragged warband arrive at the gates with a prophetic warning, Captain Morthan sees a way to save her people. But with the Bad Moon rising in the sky above and Skragrott the Loonking plotting in the depths below, will there even be a Draconium left for her to save? 

Written by Andy Clark. Narrated by Harry Myers.

©2022 Games Workshop Limited (P)2022 Games Workshop Limited

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Pretty Damn Good!

Love the book! Getting into Age of Sigmar and while some of the novels are range from decent to good, a lot I've read/listened to are underwhelming. This is not one of them, great story and horror elements. Highly recommend along with Cursed City, The Silver Shard, Dominion, and Dark Harvest.

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Wrong Titel and description?

A Good job narrating a poorly writen story.
So much Sigmar focus for a Book named Gloomspite. Where are the Gits??

Left me veery disappointed! :(

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Serious take on a silly army

I guess I was expecting more of the fun, orkish-type novels of 40k. It was too serious for my idea of what the Gloomspite Gitz army should be.

The point of view in Gloomspite is from a band of humans (mostly) coming to a town coming under attack of the Bad Moon. It shows how scary a Bad Moon attack would really be, but there's little of the levity that's usually associated with the army.

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Not the worst AoS novel

The final sentence of this novel speaks volumes.
"Thank Sigmar indeed."
I had to agree with the character, because the only enjoyable part of this story was knowing that it was finally over and I could read/listen to something else.

In my opinion, Andy Clark wasn't up to the task of writing an Age of Sigmar novel; much less one about the devious, scheming cretins that are the Gloomspite Gitz. The first half of the novel is nothing but painfully slow fluff and buildup that is utterly bland. The protagonists are equally drab in character and lack any real depth or substance. Rather they fill generic niches and tropes.

When at last the novel does reveal the Gloomspite Gitz, they are woefully undeveloped and feel like an afterthought. Instead the author created and focused on his own brand of "horrifying" enemies known as the "Spore-Sickened" which for all intents and purposes are zombies.

All in all this novel is a frail creation that pales in comparison to similar novels such as Guy Haley's "Skarsnik" and Darius Hinks' "Gitslayer".

But hey, I got some models painted while listening to it. So there's the plus side.

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Horrifying and Fun

Gloomspite Gitz are most often portrayed comically so I was prepared for a lot of unintelligent grot conversations. I was thrilled to find that the band of mercenaries were the protagonists and the Gitz were teased before their reveal quite well. It felt like the events took place an Eldritch Horror story.
If BODY HORROR is your fear, then strap in and prepare for pretty much everything you could write in an official book.

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Top teir

I loved this book, the. Characters, plot, action. And also the fact that it made me want to paint

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The bad moon rises!

Another good title by Andy Clark. The title and cover can be a little bit misleading thought that this was going to be a standalone novel for the gloom spite gitz which is one of my favorite factions in age of sigmar . But the story overall focuses on a mercenary group holding up in city besieged by them. Definitely feels kind of like a campy horror late '80s movie written in the age of sigmar, which definitely fits for the enemy in this book. It's a little bit slow to start off but the pacing is pretty good. Overall enjoyed it, Just hope that gloomspite actually gets a book written from their point of view one day

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Great old fashioned Adventure Romp!

It's pretty basic, but in a very engaging way - almost feels like reading a transcript of an RPG session, a tightly woven adventure; Predictable to a T, with characters that are well fleshed out for the time we are given, but still a bit token'ish in what they represent. But the narration flows well, the pacing is quite excellent and the story is just engaging and fun. So while it doesn't break new grounds for me, narration-wise, it was enjoyable.

But the real shining star is Mr. Harry Myers, the Narrator, whose performance was ABSOLUTELY masterful. Can't say enough praises, the number of different voices, tones, timbre, everything was superb, it's hard to believe that a single person can do all those voices and accents, sheesh. An absolute delight to listen to, a proper audio-drama and I'd be happy to check other books narrated by his voice performances.

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Great story.

loved the story and the narration on this audible. Was a great listen all the way to the end!

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Good fun, light horror

fantastic narrator capable of a wide range of voices and great at playing the role of different personalities. Very engaging, it was difficult to pause I just wanted to listen to the whole thing in one sitting.

The writing was pretty good, and definitely did the job of giving me the heebie jeebies which is exactly what anything having to do with the Gloomspite Gitz should do! Thoroughly enjoyed the book and this performance of it

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  • Joel Cassin
  • 08-17-22

All hail the bad moon

I loved this tale the narrator was top notch and the story was well paced with plenty of twists and turns,

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  • Stm. Kuikka
  • 05-15-22

Lunatic heroes against lunatic villains

This was a good one, a lot of laughs too. Sigmarite mercenaries get some info they are needed in a seemingly peaceful location with problematic acid rain and a huge volcano. They are not let in.

This might be difficult to listen if you dread spiders and other insects, mold and mushrooms.

Autistic engineers making bombs, stubborn dwarves complaining, moldy zombies and religious zealots.

It starts slow, but when the mold hits the fan, it really does hit with a bang. I'd describe the latter half of the book a bit too exciting compared to the first.

There's also gits but you have to listen to the book for more than three hours.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-22

Creepy and Awful but in a good way.

This audiobook is somewhere between a horror and disaster movie.
Follow the mercenaries from the Swords of Sigmar as they bring warning to a city where the fungus is about to hit the fan.
If you like creepy horrible gruesome things, disaster movies, age of sigmar lore or dark fantasy I would highly recommend this novel.
It's a game of two halfs, enjoy the slow build and then hold on as things get hectic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-22

Good stuff (non aos player)

Great and interesting book, not into AoS lore, only downside was having 2x chars with similar names, have similar voices

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  • Adam Moore
  • 09-04-22

Great Performance, Not enough Gitz

This audio book is kinda long and it's just the same whimpering humans throughout. I thought there would be more of the Gloomspite Gitz, but there is only a small bit where they actually speak. The performance is top notch, but the story is a bit hard to follow.

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  • AlexJolie
  • 07-24-22

A good story

A good story, interesting premise. The only problem is with the narration. While the reader gives an impression of different voices it seems every intonation of anger, crying out or shouting is said in the same mid tone. It isn’t monotone but there doesn’t seem much evidence of anger, crying out or shouting. It could just be me though

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-13-22

Long and drawn out

The book has great parts but I found that the story dragged and there wasn’t enough plot. The plot was to run around a city for chapters avoiding the glomspite gits.