Writer(s)Various Writers, William(Bill) King
PublisherGames Workshop Books
PublisherGames Workshop Books
- A Warhammer Anthology.
- The 2nd Anthology book to include a Gotrek & Felix story.
- Written by Various Writers (novella Wolf Riders is written by William(Bill) King).
- Editor : David Pringle.
- The title and the cover are taken from the Gotrek & Felix short story that it is in the book.
- It consists the following novellas (from these only Wolf Riders is a Gotrek & Felix story) :
- Wolf Riders by William King (notable for being the 2nd Gotrek & Felix story).
- The Tilean Rat by Sandy Mitchell.
- The Phantom of Yremy by Brian Craig.
- Cry of the Beast by Ralph T. Castle.
- No Gold in the Grey Mountains by Jack Yeovil (notable for being a Genevieve the Vampire story).
- The Hammer of the Stars by Pete Garratt (not republished by the Black Library).
- Pulg’s Grand Carnival by Simon Ounsley (not republished by the Black Library).
- The Way of the Witchfinder by Brian Craig (not republished by the Black Library).
- Page 29 : Gotrek & Felix fighting a group of Undead. By Paul Bonner.
- 1st printing : by Games Workshop Books November 1989.
- 1st printing : ISBN 1-85515-004-2.
- 2nd Printing : by Boxtree in March 1995.
- Notes :
- 2nd Gotrek & Felix novella published.
- All editions with soft cover.
- Cover is NOT Gotrek & Felix(even though it is from ‘their’ story) so the artist is not mentioned.
- All covers of the book are included in the cover section.
- The duo is NOT mentioned in the back cover, only William(Bill) King is mentioned.
- Wolf Riders is included in TrollSlayer book and numerous other (printed and digital) omnibus, collections, bundles, etc. For more details check the Wolf Riders tag.
- In his introduction from the 2013 edition of Trollslayer(Black Library Classics), William King revealed that :
- ”‘Geheimnisnacht’ was popular with the editors and another story was commissioned.”
- ”This led to ‘Wolf Riders’ and into another aspect of the series. Gotrek loses an eye in a fight where he pretty much slaughters an entire tribe of goblins. I wanted to do a series where characters really got wounded and did not stroll invincibly through battlefields and emerge only with cosmetic scars. This also incidentally reflected the brutal critical hit tables of the original Warhammer Fantasy RPG.”
- In his introduction from the 2019 edition of Trollslayer(20th Anniversary Edition), William King revealed that :
- More stories were written for the GW Books anthologies – ‘Wolf Riders’ was the title story of one of the collections. ‘The Dark Beneath the World’ was written so that the original cover illustration from Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (1986 edition) could be used as a cover for that anthology. That idea fell through but it does explain why the supporting characters in the story have the same names as some of the miniatures in that old rulebook – the ones for the characters on the covers.‘
- Note :
- This post includes only what has to do with it and not the whole interviews, intros, etc.