• Kragnos Avatar of Destruction

  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
  • By: David Guymer
  • Narrated by: Andrew James Spooner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Kragnos Avatar of Destruction

By: David Guymer
Narrated by: Andrew James Spooner
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Publisher's Summary

A Warhammer Age of Sigmar Novel

Excelsis, City of Secrets, stands proud in the Realm of Beasts. From its walls, Sigmar's followers push ever outward into the Ghurish Heartlands - but something ancient is about to awaken, and test the forces of Order like never before. 

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Discover the struggles of Order as they attempt to assert their dominance in the wild plains of Ghur, which threatens to be claimed by the atavistic might of Kragnos and his followers.

The story

The Realm of Beasts has ever been a place of savagery and destruction, defiant in the face of Sigmar's feeble attempts at liberation. But now, deep within the mountains of the Ghurish Heartlands, something ancient stirs. A god long-trapped is about to awaken, and the drumbeat of war calls. Ferocious Ironjawz, gluttonous Ogors and towering gargants all set their sights on the human interlopers, determined to cast down their keeps. 

It is into this maelstrom that generals Ellistor Seraphine Lisandr and Casius Braun march, sent forth from proud Excelsis to conquer new lands. It is a near suicidal task, made ever worse by the growing rift between Azyrite and Reclaimed. But Sigmar demands sacrifice, and the forces of Order are about to be tested like ever before. 

Written by David Guymer. Running time 12 hours 15 minutes. Narrated by Andrew James Spooner.

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

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TOO MICH ORDER/STORMCAST!

Why the hell does GW think every army fan need a to read JO’ing of Stormcast and human factions? The cover has Kragnos, destruction fans BUY that army, so why do they feel the need to STILL cater to humans?

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Great book

loved this story but kragnos was not the main character, yet the story was still very enjoyable. Death is not always clear in the writing so understanding who is in and who is out was a little difficult to catch without rewinding.

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What was the point?

I generally like David Guymer's work for Black Library, but this novel is a low point. A cast of unlikable characters in a plot that has a foregone conclusion. The whole concept of "There's some mysterious power brewing in Ghur! Will our heroes figure out the mystery and be victorious!" is kind of ruined by the fact that we already know all of the answers: "It's Kragnos." and "No, they won't."

There are sub-plots tied to the various characters but they aren't developed well enough and the characters aren't likable enough for me to care. With a little more work on both story and character, any one of them could have been a good novel or short story in their own, now they've been wasted on this farce.

A novel called "Kragnos: Avatar of Destruction" should have been about, you know, Kragnos? And maybe how he became the avatar of destruction? That could have been a good read and would have really fleshed out some of Destruction's background in the lore. It's a shame that's not what this is.

Andre James Spooner delivers another good performance though. So it has that going for it, which is nice.

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Kragnos

what the heck, I love Kragnos now? it is a good story, but Kragnos is a minor character in the book

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pay attention...

A lot going on. If you don't give it your full attention start to finish, you may find yourself lost.

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I hope there a 2nd book

I was really disappointed with this one, I was looking for a better performance from destruction.

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Illogical, painful, and dull

I like AoS lore. this book is unfortunately full of illogical impossible characters. avoid it

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Good warhammer book But Spoilers!

I've read alot of warhammer books and each book has a hard part to get past, for Kragons Avatar of Destruction its the being to almost the middle. after the middle of the story is where it gets exciting and I started to like some of the characters.But overall it's not bad I'm kinda disappointed at so many references to seraphon, and we don't really get any interactions.

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  • paul sparks
  • 03-04-22

Kragnos? More Grint please

I know that this is a book about Kragnos but for me all the other characters are what make this book so dammed good, there is Grint (give him a novel please) and his unrequited love for a celestial, Braun who eats his defeated opponents! Ironjawz, grots and gits, so much fun to be had, the narration is superb

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  • P. Stearman
  • 10-16-22

I was lost in a sea of Hexmimite Geeblefarns.

Maybe this was a bad choice for a first Age of Sigmar novel, I am familiar with some of the background but I was just put out by the sheer amount of fantastical name dropping, the author must have been referring to his battle tomes to quote every Sigmar term.. No one could just have a sword.. It was a Valgarian slaughter blade, forged by the master smiths of Duag Mordaggar.
There was a big battle for a fortress against hungry, hungry ogors, not hippos, then a cavalry battle against some savage, ssavage orruks, no plot seemed to have emerged by that point.
The narrator did his best to be enthused and dynamic but it was occasionally a bit hammy owing to what he had to work with. I didn't really get attached to any of the main characters and just decided to stop listening at about 18% in. Is that unfair? I don't think so If a work of fiction doesn't draw you in then it is not the book for you.

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  • Mr. Emanuele Ciurleo
  • 10-05-22

slow predictable story arc with little complexity

As a story arc, it's quite poor and predictable. All "big battle" followed by "big battle". Races seem to have little to distinguish them other than the author slavishly repeating a key word like "hungry" for the ogres

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  • charles
  • 09-26-22

A fantastic look at life and death in Ghur

l loved this book. David Guymer does an amazing job of bringing the realm of beasts to life. Those who are looking for a book that solely focuses on Kragnos himself might be disappointed but we get a wonderful look at a variety of different factions, from two very different groups of humans to Orruks and Grots and another very well written Stormcast

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  • 03-04-22

it really is 5☆ worthy

really well told story from start to finish. great characters, and raises some questions on what could be coming in the game as well as future books.

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