best Warhammer fantasy books

The best Warhammer Fantasy novels

If you are seeeking the Warhammer books here you have the best ones for the fantasy wargame. The worldbuilding of this wargame is so rich that there are several Warhammer Fantasy novels. But, are all these Warhammer novels worth reading? Which are the best Warhammer Fantasy books?

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In Warhammer Fantasy, aside from humans, there are lots of other races such as elves, dwarfs, orcs, goblins, skavens or ogres, among other creatures. If you want to know where to start with the Warhammer Fantasy books you’ll find these suggestions to be the most fitting for you depending on your favorite faction.

Finding the best Warhammer Fantasy books

Warhammer is a world of Magic with great lore. All these factions have great heroes and commanders who have proved they were worth to lead their armies and were able to crush their enemies.  As a result, lots of books have been written about the universe of Warhammer Fantasy.

It is true that there are lots of novels which center on different characters. In this post you will find the Warhammer fantasy books in order for each of this series. And yes, the Gotrex and Felix books are included here, of course they are!

A List with the best Warhammer Fantasy books:

These are the best Warhammer Fantasy novels for each faction:

The Chronicles of Malus Darkblade books by Dan Abnett and Mike Lee: one of the best Warhammer fantasy books  

Main faction: Dark elves.

Here you have all Malus Dark Blade books, if you want to get any of these you only have to click on their cover (link opens in a new tab and takes you to Amazon):

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2.Bloodstorm

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4.Warpsword

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5.Lord of Ruin

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This series tells the story of Malus Dark Blade, a dark elf possessed by the daemon Tz’arkan, Malus Darkblade is an evil elf, even for the dark elves standards, which is a lot to say. The Malus Darblade books are one of the most popular series of Warhammer Fantasy, so make sure you read them.

Skarsnik by Guy Haley: the best Warhammer fantasy novels for orc fans

Main faction: Orcs and goblins.

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Skarsnik

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This book narrates the story of Skarsnik, one of the greatest goblin chieftains of all time. Skarsnik, along with his inseparable squig companion Gobla, will threaten the border of the Empire leading his massive greenskin army. In this novel, Guy Haley will tell us how this humble goblin born in Karak Eight Peaks plotted and schemed until he not only became a warlord but a legend.

If you don’t know where to start with the Warhammer Fantasy books then this standalone novel might be a good start.

  The Blackhearts series  by Nathan Long

Main faction: The Empire.

You can get all the novels for this faction by getting this Warhammer Blackhearts Omnibus:

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BlackHearts

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When you are about to be executed, volunteering for a suicide mission in order to recover an ancient relic doesn’t sound like a bad deal compared to the gallows. Led by Captain Reine, this band of criminals will have to face demons, dark elves, skavens and fight for their life with honor. For The Empire!

Archaon: Everchosen by Rob Sanders

Main faction: Chaos warriors.

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Everchosen

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Everchosen tells the origins of the Chaos warlord with the same title, Archaon, Three-Eyed King and Lord of the End Time chaos. In the northern wastes, Archaon gathers his army, the Followers of Chaos, waiting for the moment to strike the final blow.

Gotrex and Felix books by William King and Nathan Long: one of the best Warhammer Fantasy series ever

Main factions: Dwarves and The Empire.

Here you have the reading order for the Gotrex and Felix books:

The Gotrek and Felix series is the most popular Warhammer Fantasy sagas. As the title says, this series tells the story of Gotrex Gurnisson, a Dwarf who took the slayer’s oath, and Felix Jaeger, a human who swore to follow Gotrek after the dwarf saved his life. Together they will travel along the Old World seeking death.

If you are looking for a fun story about companionship set in the fictional universe of Warhammer this is what you are looking for.

If you want the novels individually,here goes the warhammer books in order for the Gotrek and Felix series:

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Gotrek and Felix books

Gotrek and Felix novels in order

Publisher:

  • Black Library

Reading order:

  • Trollslayer
  • Skavenslayer
  • Daemonslayer
  • Dragonslayer
  • Beastslayer
  • Vampireslayer
  • Giantslayer
  • Orcslayer
  • Manslayer
  • Elfslayer
  • Shamanslayer
  • Zombieslayer
  • Kinslayer: Book I of the Doom of Gotrek Gurnisson
  • Slayer: Book II of the Doom of Gotrek Gurnisson

The Legend of Sigmar by Graham McNeill

Main faction: The Empire.

This Legend Sigmar’s Omnibus collects all the books in this series:

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Legend of Sigmar

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Sigmar is the god of the Empire of men. This man was raised to lead men, unifying all the 12 tribes of men eventually becoming what is known as The Empire. Here Sigmar reigned for what it was a prosperous fifteen years.

This series narrates the tales of the mighty hero Sigmar Heldenhammer, as he faces the hordes of orcs, battles the undying forces of Nagash and the forces of Chaos. This is the story of a king, an emperor and a god. The story of Sigmar.

If you want to get them separatedly, here you have the book order for this Warhammer Fantasy series:

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The Legend of Sigmar novels

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Publisher:

  • The Black Library

Reading order:

  • Heldenhammer 
  • Empire
  • God king
  • Omnibus: The Legend of Sigmar

Rise of Nagash by Mike Lee

Main faction: Vampire Counts, Tomb Kings.

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1. Unbroken

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2.Immortal

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Nagash,  previously a mere priest of Kemhri, now the supreme lord of death. Will embark upon a quest for immortality which will lead to war and conflict. One of the most powerful wizards of all time, he will seek power and will face the empire he was supposed to protect: Nehekkara, Khemri’s capital and home of Settra the Imperishable.

Brunner the Bounty Hunter by C.L. Werner

Main faction: Mercenaries.

You can get this omnibus with all the Warhammer fantasy novels for this series:

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Bountyhunter

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Brunner is a bounty hunter with no heart, he will fulfill his mission no matter what. There’s no honor in his life, as a mercenary, only gold matters. During his journey he will have to survive the encounters of ogres, dragons, vampires. One of those stories that show the grim dark face of the Warhammer Fantasy world.

If you want to get the novels individually, here goes the series order for these Warhammer books:

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Brunner the Bounty Hunter books

Warhammer book reading order

Publisher:

  • Black Library

Reading order:

  • Blood Money
  • Blood and Steel 
  • Blood of the Dragon 
  • What Price Vengeance  (Short story)
  • Sickhouse
  • Wolfshead
  • Brunner the Bounty Hunter (Omnibus)

Mathias Thulmann: Witch Hunter by C.L. Werner

Main Faction: The Empire.

You can get this omnibus with all the Warhammer fantasy novels for this series:

 Witch Hunters are individuals known for their dedication and zeal against evil and corruption. Mathias Thulmann is a man of action, in this stories his witch hunter will seek the destruction of evil and dark power in the cities of The Empire.

If you want to get these novels individually here you have the book order for this Warhammer Fantasy series:

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Mathias Thulmann: Witch Hunter books

Warhammer books order

Publisher:

  • The Black Library

Reading order:

  • Witch Hunter
  • Witch Finder
  • Witch Killer
  • A Choice of Hatreds
  • Meat Wagon (Short story)
  • Witch Work (Short story)
  • Omnibus : Mathias Thulmann: Witch Hunter (does not include short stories) 

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The Sundering by Gav Thorpe

Main factions: Dark elves, High Elves

This series tells the story of Malekith, the king of the Dark Elves, the one that divided the race of elves forever. Gav Thorpe will narrate the elves history through the eyes of Malekith, showing us how a civil war will be the beginning of the sundering of the elven race. This book will tell you how the dark elves and the high elves were created.

In which order should I read The Sundering? 

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How to read The Sundering

Reading order:

  • Malekith
  • Shadow King
  • Caledor

Tyrion & Teclis by William King

Main faction: High Elves

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1. Malekith

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2. Shadow King

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3. Caledor

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This series center on these elven twins. The first a fearsome warrior, the second a powerful sorcerer. The Tyrion & Teclis books narrate the story of these two mighty heroes along with different scenarios such as the jungles of  Lustria  (home of the Lizardmen) or the kingdom of Calendor, where they will have to face no other than the leader of the Dark Elves, Malekith.

Other recommended Warhammer Fantasy Books:

Riders of the Dead by Dan Abnett.

Ambassador Chronicles by Graham McNeil.

Gilead’s Blood by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent.

Fell Cargo by Dan Abnett.

The Burning Shore by Rober Earl.

Headtaker by David Guymer.

Vampire Wars by Steven Savile.

Champions of Chaos by Ben Counter.

Warhammer Fantasy publisher: The Black Library

Most ot these novels are under Games Workshop’s publishing arm, the Black Library. Warhammer Fantasy books are written by diverse authors, therefore the quality of these novels might vary a lot. That’s why we are here.

The Warhammer Fantasy board game has been replaced by Age of Sigmar, however, the Warhammer Fantasy lore books are so great that lots of fan love them. And yes, WH Fantasy is coming back soon!

As you might have guessed, this wargame is influenced by J.R.R Tolkien’s worldbuilding, something usual since Tolkien is the father of modern Fantasy: This is How Tolkien influenced the fantasy genre.

Here you have a lot of Warhammer fantasy novels to enjoy. Elves, goblins, the Empire, Bretonia… which is your favorite Warhammer army? tell us!

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11 Comments on "The best Warhammer Fantasy novels"

  • Wonderful site. Lots of useful info here. I’m sending it to several pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks to your sweat!

  • 5 stars
    Wow, fantastic blog, I will start with the Sigmar stories.

  • 5 stars
    Great list of Warhammer novels, lots of books to read! I think I’m starting with Gotrek and Felix

  • 5 stars
    I want to to thank you for this good collection, Warhammer is part of my childhood.

  • 5 stars
    Thanks for the list, does anybody want to read the Tyrion and Teclis series together so we can comment them? answer this message if you’d want to.

  • 5 stars
    There are no more books about orcs? only about Skarsnik? kinda disappointed, I just bought the book, let`s see how good that gobo is.

  • 5 stars
    I have been browsing this for so long and finally! thanks, I wanted to read Gotrek and Felix and they are all here, thank you so much!

  • 5 stars
    I am sure every single Dark Elf player has read the Malus Darkblade novels, if not, I shall call the druchii

  • 5 stars
    It really was kind of you to make this list with all the Warhammer books, appreciate it.

  • 5 stars
    Hi, thanks for this, I always wanted to read some Warhammer novels

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