• The Fall of Altdorf

  • Warhammer Chronicles: The End Times, Book 2
  • By: Chris Wraight
  • Narrated by: Andrew James Spooner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Book 2 of The End Times

When the Emperor is lost, it falls to Reiksmarshal Kurt Helborg to return to Altdorf, capital of the Empire, and prepare to meet the forces of the Ruinous Powers in a final battle for that ancient city.

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Not only does this novel chart the apocalyptic battle for the very heart of Sigmar's realm, but it brings back heroes and villains from across the Warhammer mythos and reunites the Empire in a most unexpected way… 

THE STORY

The End Times are coming. 

With the hordes of Chaos marshalling in the north, Emperor Karl Franz leads his armies in defence of his realm. But when the worst happens, Reiksmarshal Kurt Helborg must return to Altdorf, the capital of the Empire. There, he must steel himself and prepare his soldiers to defend the jewel of the Empire from the corrupted advance of the forces of Chaos. 

As plague spreads and the defences weaken, all seems lost—until help arrives from a most unexpected source... if Helborg can bring himself to accept it.

Written by Chris Wraight. Narrated by Andrew James Spooner. Running time 13 hours 18 minutes (approx).

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

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Chris Wraight - salvaging the end times

Chris Wraight is one black library author who is consistently good. WH fantasy literature is a true minefield - but this is most definitely a safe patch to traverse. Pick it up without hesitation.

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Excellent series on a par with gotrek

Excellent series, great story and brilliant narration, you may struggle without a base knowledge of the old world for all the characters and positions but even without it it’s a very enjoyable story

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loved every minute.

absolutely amazing book. the reader is by far my favorite. his tones and characters are perfect. the book is great. it draws you into the characters, makes you feel towards them, some hate some love. highly recommend this.

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Great series so far just need all the books here.

The end times are my favorite other then Gotrek an Felix which I need Giantslayer audible cause I dpnt see it and if you could book three of this series would be nice 😀

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  • farao258
  • 07-12-22

As a fan of warhammer fantasy this was incredible

this is one of my favorite warhammer books i've listened to in a long time. voice acting was superb and i do love fanservice to old and familiar characters and places in the old world. there isnt enough of them in my opinion. I cant wait for the next one to be releases on Audible 😁

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-22

epic story

i love the story, a great following from the rise of Nagash. Can't wait for The next book. The Curse of Khaine 

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  • 08-28-22

LOVED it! Probably heard it 2 or 3 times now!

10/10, will listen to again and again! I LOVED this! I absolutely LOVE Warhammer fantasy! Greater daemons are causing Chaos without any End in sight!
I love it so much that anything and everything that is WH fantasy is amazing in my book! There are so many good ones to record into audiobooks in the Black Library, So, so MANY AMAZING books! There aren´t nearly enough of them in audio format. These stories needs to be heard!

I will keep loving them and listening to them if you keep releasing these wonderful Warhammer fantasy books.
They have that something special in them that 40k and AoS just doesn´t have. If any books should be made inte long arching audio books serieses, it is fantasy!
I NEED MORE! I AM NOT JUST WRITING THIS IN ALL CAPS! I AM LITERALLY SCREAMING THIS AT MY COMPUTER, HOPING THAT THE MESSAGE GETS THROUGH! I NEED MORE OF THESE END TIMES BOOKS! ALSO OLD FANTASY BOOKS TOO PLEASE!

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  • Lewis Cairns
  • 08-26-22

Bleak, Daring and Slightly Overlong.


This is a fun, but definitively overlong book.

Centred around the ultimately triumphant defence of Altdorf, the last city of the Empire to hold out against Chaos, the book starts with a few chapters that advance the narrative at light speed.

When you get adjusted to this, the first half of the book flies. And it’s very enjoyable. But then it hits the second half - where an impoverished city prepares for a bleak last stand against the largest army ever recorded.

It’s slow. It’s challenging. It’s boring.

Thank god the final quarter is enjoyable, or this would have been a major dud.

As usual with Black Library, the performance quality is high.

⭐️ ⭐️.5/5

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  • Emil Veselinov Milanov
  • 08-22-22

The End draws near

Really enjoyed this one. It could be argued that something as momentous as the fall of Altdorf deserves more build-up, but I found the fast pace and blistering action quite to my taste. The griffon on demon action in particular was awesome. Deathclaw has earned his place among the best of boys. Onward, children of the Empire!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-28-22

James Workshop smothers his child.

Decades of lore, history and world building just to be brought low by greed. RIP the old world.