This is the first book I've read with Dark Elves as the main characters. What to expect? A lot. I bought this book and read it all together in a few days. I had already seen/read the comic book of Malus DarkBlade. And what a book it was. I had many expectations to read this book and not only it was fulfilled but increased.
This book is about a villain Malus Darkblade. A dark elf. The plot in these books is that he is so ambitious and so he learns the location of a powerful relic and decides he wants it for himself. Possessed by a powerful daemon, he must undertake an epic quest to save his very soul.
I bet that if you read the book you will hate and have strong feelings to kill him but you won't. Not 'cause you can't but 'cause you are going to be so connected by his story that you will not gonna be able to put it down and curse the writers for making him that way. Btw the Author is Dan Abnett and Mike Lee.
I like it a lot. You see Malus fighting every type of race/creature you would imagine. You see the world of Dark Elves. A treachorous and evil place. You see what ambition does to a person.
I began to like the determination of Malus and his band. This is a prelude to the comic books. The comic starts with the last battle in the place where malus is getting the prize he so desirous.
Afterwards he kills his band. The reason is ... Malus don't want them to see what he became. I think the band would follow him to the end of the world but the feelings were so great that he became totally berserk.
Well now he's got the get 5 relics to save is soul. And only have one year to do that.