Carnifex

Carnifex By D.P. Prior, Carnifex For than a thousand years the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past the defin
  • Title: Carnifex
  • Author: D.P. Prior
  • ISBN: 9781523301911
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carnifex By D.P. Prior, For than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scFor than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scene of the crime, events are set in motion that will ensure nothing will ever be the same again Deception and death are coming to Arx Gravis The riddles that preceded Carnifex s birth crystalize into a horrifying fate that inexorably closes in But it is in blood that legends are born, and redemption is sometimes seeded in the gravest of sins For Carnifex is destined to become the Ravine Butcher, before even that grim appellation is forever lost, along with everything that once defined him.
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    1. D.P. Prior

      D.P Prior was born in Eastbourne in the south of England, spent a few years in Australia, and now lives in Florida, USA A former actor, musician, psychiatric nurse, personal trainer, and fiction editor, he now writes full time Prior is a student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Weight Lifting He has a Bachelor s Degree in Drama, and has studied medieval history focusing on the Crusades, the Knights Templar, and the Cistercians in England Wales He also studied for a masters degree in Theological Studies in Western Australia Influences include David Gemmell, Stephen R Donaldson, Michael Moorcock, R.E Howard, Lin Carter, L Sprague du Camp, Mary Doria Russell, G.K Chesterton, Joe Abercrombie, and Bernard Cornwell.D.P Prior is represented by Laurie McLean fuseliterary Books by D.P Prior Shader Origins 1 Ward of the PhilosopherShader Origins 2 The Seventh HorseShader book 1 Sword of the ArchonShader book 2 Best Laid PlansShader book 3 The UnweavingShader book 4 The Archon s AssassinNameless Dwarf book 1 A Dwarf With No NameNameless Dwarf book 2 Axe of the Dwarf LordsNameless Dwarf book 3 The Scout and the SerpentNameless Dwarf book 4 The Ebon StaffNameless Dwarf book 5 Bane of the Liche LordLegends of the Nameless Dwarf Book 1 CarnifexBook 2 Geas of the Black AxeBook 3 Revenge of the LichBook 4 Return of the Dwarf LordsAlso available HuskDead or Alive A Novella of Shadrak the UnseenThe Attic writing as Derek Prior

    982 thoughts on “Carnifex”

    1. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Carnifex is a masterpiece of sword and sorcery storytelling A visceral yet thoughtful epic of a dwarf Carnifex , his people the dwarfs of Arx Gravis , and a series of unusual occurrences which point toward an ominous future for our bearded protagonist And whether you are already a fan of D.P Prior s Aethir books Shader, The Nameless Dwarf, and Husk or a newcomer to the paradoxical world of Aethir, this novel is an amazing place to start your journey, because it [...]


    2. Carnifex Thane is a member of the guard in the dwarven ravine city of Arx Gravis When the Scriptorium is robbed and a sacred text goes missing, the unchanging way of life in Arx Gravis is threatened and Carnifex Thane s life soon spins out of controlI won this in a giveaway at Bookwraith s book blog.Confession time While I played Dungeons and Dragons back in Hyborean Age, I m not a fan of today s kitten squishing epic fantasy However, pulp style fantasy in the vein of Leiber Howard Moorcock Sign [...]


    3. I want to get something out of the way immediately I love dwarves They have always been my go to race when playing any RPG or video game, and Bruenor Battlehammer has always been one of my favourite fantasy characters of all time screw you Drizzt I love them so much that they even grace my walls, with Bruenor and Gimli artworks hung proudly in my office space Dwarves fascinate me, and they excite me, from their underground cities and hardened culture though to their love of drinking and obsessio [...]


    4. If I could give another star I think I would This story starts off with excitement from the get go.And the creation of the characters was solid because they re Dwarfs ,great With the world they live in being rather unique.This story was soley about Dwarfs which had my interest.There was drinking and brawling.And then there was fighting.I was really captivated by this book so much that I didn t want it to end.Aww but it did Now I have to find the next book.And I would like to thank Bookwraths for [...]


    5. Carnifex Legends of the Nameless Dwarf Book 1 by D.P Prior is where we first meet the Nameless Dwarf and get a sense of his mission now The reader finds out a lot about his manner, some of his past, and his axe he carries It is a great action, fantasy, epic adventure I dove into not knowing what to expect and loved it I couldn t wait to start the next book when I finished this one.


    6. My original Carnifex audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.I enjoyed this story Prior captures the dwarven world quite well in my opinion Neither too grim or overly comical Their culture which is an odd amalgamation of Scottish and Viking, with a heavy masculinity, yet an almost chivalric honor for their matriarchs An inclination for hard drinking and fighting to the tune of a bawdy song round them out nicely The few female dwarfs we glimpse are, of course, bearded, [...]


    7. Fantasy and dwarfs a combination that can only create pure entertainment Carnifex A Portent of Blood was both fun and mysterious The characters were well developed and the perfect amount of their history was provided just when needed Also, their personalities were hilarious they re back and forth banter was great Do you know a dwarf named stupid, cause you sound just like him I was provided a free copy of the e book in exchange for an honest review, but when I saw the 1.99 audio upgrade, I could [...]


    8. Carnifex presented an interesting question for me.As someone who played DD and other RPGs for years, dwarves were never really interesting to me, but for one major reason everyone seems to play or write them the exact same way So upon picking up Carnifex, I wondered if I was going to experience anything new, or if it was going to feel like a conglomerate of all my past experiences with dwarves in RPGs or in novels movies.While Carnifex does have many familiar elements of your typical dwarves, th [...]


    9. First things first, let me get this out thereI don t particularly like fantasy sagas that focus on Dwarves Their society bores me a little Well, that was the case until I decided to have a look at Carnifex.As this is the first in the Legends Of The Nameless Dwarf series it is, in effect, an origin story There is a good deal of set up and foreshadowing but that doesn t get in the way of a bloody good yarn.Our hero is Carnifex, a member of the Ravine Guards He is a likeable guy, a bit gruff maybe [...]


    10. I m a fan of dwarves in fantasy, but it s rare to find them as the central focus of a story and harder still to find a well written tale about them This novel is exactly what I was searching for.Here you ll find a fun, Sword Sorcery adventure with lots of development and buildup before turning into a gritty, dark, hack and slash thriller The latter part only occurs in the last twenty percent or so of the novel, but it s a stark contrast from the rest of the story and appears to set the stage for [...]


    11. This is some serious AAA quality writing This superb Sword and Sorcery story is delivered within a full fledge world that feels lived in you really feel that the author has though long and hard about the setting and backstory of his universe with characters that shown depth and are whole I don t necessarily need the best production values, the best writing or even the best action to enjoy a good fun Sword and Sorcery story, but when a book as it all, I give a solid 5 star rating and simply recal [...]


    12. Dark fantasy Dwarfs Blood Betrayal Friendship Absence of pretty elfs.These are things that makes this a good book.What makes it a truly great book is the way it is done How the story was told.D.P Prior knows how to impress in this book that seens to bridge old fantasy with modern.


    13. Carnifex is a tale of heartache, and bloodshed, written masterfully by D.P Prior It s the first book in the epic saga of the Nameless Dwarf It is perhaps the best book Mr Prior has written The pages are filled with, suspense, humor, blood, and heartbreak It s definitely a must read for all fans of fantasy.


    14. I picked this up when it was free on Kobo for a few days What a surprise I got This book was amazing Right from the get go, it was action packed Definitely going to continue reading the rest of this series.


    15. Really enjoyed the world building All the beer and the deadlifts The last few chapters were a little rough to get through, it seemed like quite a departure from the rest of the book I may continue the series in the future.


    16. I am so glad I landed the complete set These adventures and twists are intriguing and emotionally gripping, and I look forward to what happens next on their journey Good balance with fantasy and heartfelt storylines.


    17. Ever since D.P.Prior introduced the Nameless Dwarf in various books in his Aethir canon, the story of his origins has been begging to be told And fans of Prior s work will be happy to learn that it s been well worth the wait.This first book in the saga is set in the ravine city of Arx Gravis It s a locale of which we ve had tantalising glimpses in other books set in the Aethir universe, but here, finally, Prior has the time to paint it in exquisite detail Arx Gravis is as solid in construction a [...]


    18. A shogging good tale, laddies and lassies It is a really nice, clean, and singular narrative It s rare to see a fantasy focusing on the Dwarvish race, which moves a seemingly stock fantasy tale into something of substance The bawdy humour is laugh out loud funny, if that s your bag I said seemingly, because what starts off as a bit of same ole, takes off on its own tracks and becomes a somewhat harrowing tale with an ending I absolutely didn t expect It was pleasing to see some real depth of ch [...]


    19. D.P.Prior continues to build his repertoire For anyone that has read any of his previous Nameless Dwarf stories including The Complete Chronicles this initial chapter in his life will answer some of your questions that you wondered about If not, please continue in the saga and you won t be disappointed You will still come up with questions that you need answered This is part of the quest in a great series, which Nameless definitely is I continue to look forward to his next release after every bo [...]


    20. I absolutely love this book and the characters They are wonderfully developed and many feel like they are my friends The world they inhabit is so well described that I can see it in my mind s eye I enjoyed it so much I went to to buy the next book in the series GEAS OF THE BLACK AXE I hope you enjoy it as much as I did Disclaimer I received this book as a gift from the author but that fact does does change how much I love it You may also receive books from him Just go to his website, dpprior, an [...]


    21. In the novels of Deacon Shader, readers were introduced to the compelling character of The Nameless Dwarf, or simply Nameless as he came to be called, a phenomenal warrior enslaved by a cursed demonic axe and forced to commit atrocities against his own people In this prequel, we learn the doomed warrior s name Carnifex and how he was set on his dark path.While there is little new information to be gained from Carnifex , the in depth look at Dwarven society is fascinating and the tragedy is poign [...]


    22. I love this series It resonates deeply What started on a whim has become full on gluttony I ve absorbed each book I ve found and devoured them all with escalating hunger for I can almost hear the axe calling.


    23. Intriguing I really liked the story, and intend to read the next book I am still unsure of what is the truth, which only adds to my curiosity and desire to read .


    24. It was good.It helped break my game addiction I Felt like reading this book I probably will read Bye bye




    25. Bookworm Speaks Carnifex Book 1by D.P PriorAcquired From Word Slinger Publicity in exchange for an honest reviewSeries Legends of the Nameless DwarfPaperback 128 PagesPublisher D P PriorLanguage EnglishSubject Fiction The Story For than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis.Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change.But when [...]


    26. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review It is rare to find a fantasy story centered around dwarves, and I enjoyed the world building The dwarven world was captured quite well in my opinion Their culture is an odd mix of Scottish and Viking Masculinity is prized, but it is a matriarchal society Outsiders are not welcome, and this has lead to a stagnation of their culture But exciting things are about to happen whether the dwarves want to admit it or not The characters [...]


    27. A good Read A very good Read that kept me going on my daily commute to work Looking forward to reading the others books in the series


    28. I d give the writing and characterization 5 stars I d give the world building and credibility 2 stars The plot is interesting, but the major flaws from my POV are notable They are no different from humans in this story other than females having beards and they carry axes in lots of cases I found these human dwarves disappointing for a fantasy story Dwarfs in myth, lived deep underground and avoid sunlight These live in houses in daylight and have lives like humans World building, this sizable dw [...]


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