The Unending Storm

QUICK REVIEW : The Unending Storm – Nick Kyme

The second story in Black Library’s 2015 Advent Calendar, The Unending Storm is an Age of Sigmar short from Nick Kyme that’s written from the perspective of a champion of Chaos – Ghaar’ath, the Warson. Having led his warband to victory against a rival force he gets his first glimpse of the Stormcast Eternals, which sets him on a path to victory and glory in the eyes of his god, but also gives him an understanding of just why they’re called ‘Eternals’.

Structured as a series of set pieces that lead Ghaar’ath through different realms battling monsters, waves of Stormcast and even his own men, we watch his power grow with every victory. All the while though, he’s haunted by the appearance of the first Stormcast he met, and his inability to finish his enemy off once and for all. There’s not much in the way of character development for Ghaar’ath, as he’s basically just angry the whole time, but it’s actually quite a clever look at what happens when Stormcast die, from the perspective of the forces of Chaos – it must be very annoying for them. The whole thing is great fun, full of crunchingly brutal action and entertainingly heroic dialogue, and it works really well as a standalone story.

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