• The Return of Nagash

  • Warhammer Chronicles: The End Times, Book 1
  • By: Josh Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Andrew James Spooner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (226 ratings)

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The Return of Nagash

By: Josh Reynolds
Narrated by: Andrew James Spooner
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Publisher's Summary

Book one of the End Times.

As the forces of Chaos threaten to drown the world in madness, Mannfred von Carstein and Arkhan the Black put aside their difference and plot to resurrect their dark master: Nagash.

The original bad guy of the Warhammer World returns for the End Times, ready to destroy the land of the living and begin a new age of undeath. If you like Warhammer, this is a must-have - nothing that has ever happened within the Old World or without has been more pivotal to the future of the world.

The story:

The End Times are coming. As the forces of Chaos threaten to drown the world in madness, Mannfred von Carstein and Arkhan the Black put aside their difference and plot to resurrect the one being with the power to stand against the servants of the Ruinous Powers and restore order to the world - the Great Necromancer himself. As they set about gathering artefacts to use in their dark ritual, armies converge on Sylvania, intent on stopping them. But Arkhan and Mannfred are determined to complete their task. No matter the cost, Nagash must rise again.

Written by Josh Reynold. Narrated by Andrew James Spooner.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

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Twilight

This review contains spoilers. So there is a dull drab brunette self insert generic vampire girl that all the male vampires simp for. There is no Nagash. Instead the story is told through the angst ridden character of Edward Van Carstein and his hip family. Twilight had a much better description for it's single battle then this slog of I made more dead guys get up written 500 different ways. Never imagined a book about necromancy would be slower then a girl getting hit on by werewolves and vampires but here we are.

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I feel tricked

This should have been titled something else. There is very little Nagash. Typical bait and switch…going to stick with 40k and give up on fantasy. The narrator was good though.

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At least it isn't Age of Sigmar.

I repeat myself, at least it is not Age Of Sigmar. I know let's spend 30 plus years world building and make stormcast eternals because we need space marines for our space marines.

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fantasy at its Finest

This series is long overdue in coming to audio. I love the diversity of the cast. the plot twist rich fantasy world building stacked on war from various different cultures. there's so much packed into this book. I'm about to hear it a third time.

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The Dead Arise!

LOVED this book. Been wanting a book that focuses on Nagash and his servants for so long. Truly excellent story - highly recommend.

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Fairly enjoyable

Fairly enjoyable book about the undead, however Nagash is sadly not present for 99%+ of the book.
Of coarse when he does show up I become satisfied.

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good audio, generic Vampire is forgetable

good audio performance. should have focused less on generic vampires, and only on Manfred. And of course more of Nagash. it is end times, introducing characters, that are not mentioned in the army books is stupid. no one cares about Erikan Elysa or Marcos (though I enjoyed Marcos a bit). if they had skipped Elysas sidedish story, there would have been enough space to give Nagash more time in the end. Seriously that is the one anoying part. it's understandable, these vampires were included, and they were fine in there own novelseries before the endtimes, but in Endtimes, we want to see only the moves of the big playes and maybe a short episode of a notable sidekick. these Vampires don't belong to that group sadly.

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Solid

The first half of the book i found it was hard to follow. As someone only incredibly vaguely aware of the places and characters of the warhammer fantasy/age of sigmar universe I found myself lost pretty regularly between the abundance of people that started with the letter "A" and all the cities and states...countries?...lets just say "places" about the book. THAT being said. the performance from the narrator was out of this world great. Top notch and kept me hooked the entire time. By the second half of the book, as the plot became more clear, things started to make more sense as to the "why" of all the first half of the book. Regardless. I would recommend this book indeed.

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Great start to the series

a Great opening for the End Times. Im looking forward to hearing where the story goes from here

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Weak heroes that are nothing more than fodder.

Didn't care for it. Story got worse as it continued, heroes were made to sound capable but they might as well have been a recruiter dirt farmer. Some of the factions quarrels didn't make sense in light of what they faced.

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  • Robin Dahlström
  • 09-09-21

The End Times is here!

As someone who got into WHF after End Times i was fascinated about the End Times books. And the first one is a good one. But it comes with a warning label. The book presumes that you know the lore and who the characters are. It is a well written book and all the characters are well written and for someone who know the lore this was a treat. The narrator was excellent and was able give the different characters their own voice.

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  • PMC
  • 01-24-22

👏

I absolutely loved this tale. Highlights were definitely the portrayal of Snikrat. Absolutely hilarious and brilliant.

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  • Michael Churchill
  • 07-12-22

Amazing !!

I’m hoping they go back and do the Vampire wars

Here hoping for the next 5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-22

Incredible story

Ever since my pre teens, I have loved Warhammer, but never read the stories. I loved The Return of Nagash and I can not wait for The Fall of Altdorf to be addad to audible.

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  • Gareth
  • 05-04-22

A well read tale of an new age beginning

Tells the story well, clear seperation between the many different view points and gives a summary of characters and lore for those unfamiliar with the world of warhammer.
Knowledge of warhammer will help but isn't required.

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  • Richard
  • 02-20-22

Such a shame End Times got so much hate

Jist as epic as you would want for the start of End Times. Its got loads of named characters and a good back and forth with Manfred and Arkhan. Sets up the end of the world and plays into the battles in the narrative books

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  • Douglas Spooner
  • 12-17-21

Brilliant

I really enjoyed this from start to finish. So engaging and filled in the gaps for the end times for me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-21

Great Memories

Loved hearing the End Times story and having contact with old heroes from the land that was. please tell me the others are coming!

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  • sam
  • 11-11-21

great book even better as a audiobook

what to say great listen 10/10 say what you will about the end times but the narration and the story so good

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  • Mike
  • 11-01-21

Fantastic as a book, even better as an audiobook!

I personally have always been a fan of the End Times series, and have been waiting a long time for them to be made into an Audiobook series. Here's hoping the sequels will be done quickly!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-24-21

Love this book!

Such a great book in the warhammer series and was so excited when I saw it had been made into an audiobook. Andrew James Spooner does an incredible job of bringing this book to life.
Overall outstanding

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-21

Sexy story about old doom balls doing disco!

Pretty supreme, listen to the tale of old greg fighting ding dongs over the whatcha me call it, trying to gets that flawless victory 👍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-21

One of the best Warhammer books I have experianced

I have read/listened to quite a lot of books from the Black Library and while I find the majority of them to be entertaining and enjoyable not many have been particularly memorable. The Return of Nagash is certainly memorable, the writting of Josh Reynolds and performance of Andrew James Spooner is spectacular, I felt immersed in the story and it's characters from the very first Chapter and as a Nighthaunt player, Nagash has a special place in my heart this book only amplified my love for him and those who serve him, "Nagash is all and all are One in Nagash".

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  • Allison
  • 10-02-21

fantastic

yet another brilliant addition to the ongoing tale of negash some old favourites show their heads I thoroughly enjoyed this well-performed well-written thank you