A Deeper Shade, by C.L. Werner

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The Tzeentchian sorcerer Thalinosh of Charr has led his warband to the shores of Gharn in search of a lost artefact of great power, which he intends to reclaim and exploit. Putting his magics to good use, Thalinosh ventures deep beneath the water despite the threat of a horror that even the wild creatures fear.

This feels like vintage Werner – a story that could almost have been plucked from the World-That-Was, populated by horrifying monsters and devious, backstabbing characters. There’s not a great deal of subtlety at play, in either the prose or the plot, but that’s not really the point.

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