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Sir Rupert Triumff. Adventurer. Fighter. Drinker.
Pratchett goes swashbuckling in the hotly anticipated original fiction debut of the multi-million selling Warhammer star.
Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day - a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. Throughout its rollicking pages, Sir Rupert Triumff drinks, dines and duels his way into a new Brass Age of Exploration and Adventure.
The first original novel from multi-million selling tie-in king Dan Abnett, it has all the swashbuckling action of his most popular writing, but also a wild sense of humour ... believe us, in all seriousness some of the diabolical gags he's wrangling in this novel would kill a less experienced writer.
File Under: Fantasy [ Alternate History / Wild Magic / Swashbuckling adventure / Outrageous puns! ]
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Praise and Reviews:
"Abnett has created a rollicking world (neo-Elizabethanpunk?) which is basically a mash-up of our own and that of the Elizabethan period. Gentlemen fight duels of honour, but may choose to employ Swiss Army swords (which have an unfortunate habit of replacing the sword blade with a potato peeler at inopportune moments during combat) in lieu of a standard rapier. Firearms are around, but still relatively primitive, whilst those versed in the Arte may employ significantly more powerful magical weapons as well. Triumff himself is a splendid hero, a colourful man of action perhaps a little too fond of the bottle but generally out to do the right thing. The book ends on a triumphant note with a promise that Sir Rupert Triumff will return for further adventures, which I find myself looking forward to immensely. ****½"- The Wertzone
"I hate Dan Abnett. Why? Because having proved himself the king of noir-infused miltary SF, it takes quite a talent to move easily to something completely different ... and this really is atriumffant leap in style. Whilst it's chock-full of nods-of-the-head to the finest of Culture and Art and History, it doesn't come over as pretentious ... because most of all, Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero is a great slice of British fun. The depiction of the cityscape is a brew of heady descriptions, and written with a vast and esoteric vocabulary. And the humour is delivered with a wry smile that will have you guffawing boisterously from your armchair. What's especially annoying, though, is that this pesky Abnett chap makes such a change of gear in writing and storytelling look so damn easy."- Mark Charan Newton
"Dan Abnett ... previously known for cranking out Warhammer fiction ... has a fairly impeccable sense of comedic timing. From the wry footnotes to the surreal Swiss-army-sword, malapropisms and apples-on-strings, the book had me chuckling from start to finish in a way that Terry Pratchett hasn't succeeded in doing for a decade. There's a lot of obvious humor here, but if Abnett should be ashamed of his puns (and he should), he should also be proud of their delivery. Triumff is an unexpectedly adept contribution to the subgenre of humorous fantasy, one that should find more than a few fans."- Pornokitsch
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