History Literature / Dwarves

8th Feb '16 5:32:50 PM TempestKnight
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The first novel is being adapted into a video game. You can view the Kickstarter trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN0AiPjy1RY here]].
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The first novel is being adapted into a video game. You can view the Kickstarter trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN0AiPjy1RY here]]. Go[[http://www.dwarves-game.com/ here]] to find out more.
8th Feb '16 4:58:43 PM TempestKnight
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The first novel is being adapted into a video game. You can view the Kickstarter trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN0AiPjy1RY here]].
30th Jun '14 10:43:48 AM AlphaPanda
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''Dwarves'' is a series of fantasy novels (three books at the moment, four in the original German) by German author Markus Heitz. He strives to give us a new take on dwarf tropes, while at the same time managing to play them completely straight.
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''Dwarves'' is a series of fantasy novels (three books at the moment, four in the original German) by German author Markus Heitz. He strives to give us a new take on dwarf tropes, while at the same time managing to play them completely straight.

''Dwarves'' is a series of fantasy novels (three books at In the moment, four in second book ''The War of the original German) by German author Markus Heitz. He strives to give us Dwarves'' Girdlegard faces a new take on dwarf tropes, threat. Avatars of the evil god Tion have amassed their armies and prepare themselves for an invasion while at the same thirdlings have nefarious plans of their own. By the time managing of the third book (around 5 years later) Tungdil has become an alcholic, drinking his sorrows away. Evil still exists, however, and it strikes back in full force as if to make Girdlegard pay for the 5 years of peace it got. Terrible death machines bring doom to the dwarves' tunnels, magical monstrosities threaten the fate of the land and it all but looks like the thirdlings are about to play them completely straight. their final and deadliest gambit. The events of the fourth book take place around 250 years later and focus on [[spoiler: the return of Tungdil from out of the Black Abyss. Doubts arise on his true identity though, as to some dwarves he seems to have ComeBackWrong. Will they be able to save Girdlegard once more?]]

* AxCrazy: Bo´ndil.
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** Also [[spoiler: Tungdil]] in the third book. [[spoiler: Due to falling of a bridge with his toddler son and not being able to save him.]] * AxCrazy: Bo´ndil. One of his sons seems to have inherited it as well.

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* AxCrazy: Bo´ndil.** Later books feature their own [[BigBad Big Bads]], but it can be argued that the demon that controlled Nudin is the BigBad of the series as a whole.
12th Feb '14 1:33:19 AM AgProv
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More mass slaughter and bloodshed, or another typical day in Girdlegard.
* BackToBackBadasses: Bo´ndil and B÷endal. All the time, as it's how the were trained to fight.
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* BackToBackBadasses: Bo´ndil and B÷endal. All the time, as it's how the they were trained to fight.

* BackToBackBadasses: Bo´ndil ** In the third volume, owing to manipulation and B÷endal. All misunderstanding, a Dwarf hothead arises who declares himself High King and launches a genocidal war against the time, as it's how Elves. By the were trained to fight.time it is over only ''thirty-seven'' Elves are left alive.

* FinalSolution: the stated goal of the Avatars, and the ''eoil'' who drives them, in the second volume. She (the eoil) succeeds in slaughtering every single Dark Elf and Orc in Girdlegard - even those who are only half-alfar/orc..
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* FinalSolution: the stated goal of the Avatars, and the ''eoil'' who drives them, in the second volume. She (the eoil) succeeds in slaughtering every single Dark Elf and Orc in Girdlegard - even those who are only half-alfar/orc..half-alfar/orc. The new and disputed high king of the Dwarfs doesn't help much, when he launches his genocide against the Elves in volume three.
9th Jan '14 7:04:06 AM AgProv
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* InferredHolocaust: the genocide of orcs and Alfar is only hinted at: one half-Alfar magic-user is seen to die screaming horribly, wreathed in fire. Expeditions to the orc and alfar kingdoms find only bones and ash, all that remains.
9th Jan '14 7:00:30 AM AgProv
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Volume Two's killfest
* ImpliedHolocaust: the genocide of orcs and Alfar is only hinted at: one half-Alfar magic-user is seen to die screaming horribly, wreathed in fire. Expeditions to the orc and alfar kingdoms find only bones and ash, all that remains.
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* ImpliedHolocaust: InferredHolocaust: the genocide of orcs and Alfar is only hinted at: one half-Alfar magic-user is seen to die screaming horribly, wreathed in fire. Expeditions to the orc and alfar kingdoms find only bones and ash, all that remains.

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* ImpliedHolocaust: MoralMyopia: the genocide of orcs Avatars and Alfar is only hinted at: one half-Alfar magic-user is seen to die screaming horribly, wreathed in fire. Expeditions to the orc and alfar kingdoms find only bones and ash, all that remains.eoil.
9th Jan '14 6:57:49 AM AgProv
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The death toll soars. And soars.
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* FinalSolution: the stated goal of the Avatars, and the ''eoil'' who drives them, in the second volume. She (the eoil) succeeds in slaughtering every single Dark Elf and Orc in Girdlegard - even those who are only half-alfar/orc..

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* ImpliedHolocaust: the genocide of orcs and Alfar is only hinted at: one half-Alfar magic-user is seen to die screaming horribly, wreathed in fire. Expeditions to the orc and alfar kingdoms find only bones and ash, all that remains.

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* KillEmAll: the eoil's solution to the problem of evil - mass genocide, no exceptions.
9th Jan '14 6:51:22 AM AgProv
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The death toll soars. And soars.
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* EverybodyDies: By the end of the second book, only a handful of the characters who began at the start or were introduced through it are still standing. Jarring, as most of them were introduced and built up as major protagonists.
9th Jan '14 6:48:59 AM AgProv
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Third volume now available in English
''Dwarves'' is a series of fantasy novels (two books at the moment, four in the original German) by German author Markus Heitz. He strives to give us a new take on dwarf tropes, while at the same time managing to play them completely straight.
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''Dwarves'' is a series of fantasy novels (two (three books at the moment, four in the original German) by German author Markus Heitz. He strives to give us a new take on dwarf tropes, while at the same time managing to play them completely straight.
3rd Jul '12 8:33:44 PM rabidwolfe
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Tungdil, having been raised by scholar mages, finds himself occasionally doing this though he tries hard to tailor his language level appropriate for the circumstances. Rodario, on the other hand, deliberalty turns this trope [[UpToEleven up several notches]], because he's an actor and playwright and likes to sound smarter than everyone around him.
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