Stealer of Flesh by William King
(Kormak Book One)

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"The King of High Adventure," Starlog.

"Immediately convincing, classically brooding," Steve Tompkins,


To the world at large, he is a mercenary and assassin, a brutal killer with a deadly blade. In reality Kormak is a Guardian, one of an ancient order sworn to protect humanity from the servants of the gathering darkness.

Kormak is a sword and sorcery hero in the tradition of Conan, Solomon Kane and Druss the Legend, a driven man with a mission to hunt down the ancient demons who slaughtered his family. His fast-paced, action-packed adventures take him from one end of his richly detailed fantasy world to the other.


The Ghul are the Stealers of Flesh, an ancient race of demons who possess the bodies of humans to work great evil. Now one of them has been freed from its ancient prison using Kormak's own dwarf-forged sword and the Guardian must pursue it to a haunted city on the edge of the world to end its reign of terror.

Stealer of Flesh contains four-linked novelettes that tell the epic tale of Kormak's hunt for a prince of demons. In it he encounters a conspiracy of demented mages, an army of werewolves, Orcish blademasters and a beautiful alchemist and her insane poet brother.


Each book in the Kormak series is a standalone adventure. They can be read in any order but build into an epic picture of the career of the world’s greatest monster hunter. So far the series consists of the following books.

Stealer of Flesh

Defiler of Tombs

Weaver of Shadow


William King lives in Prague, Czech Republic with his lovely wife Radka and his two sons Dan and William Karel. He has been a professional author and games developer for almost a quarter of a century. He is the creator of the bestselling Gotrek and Felix series for Black Library and the author of the Space Wolf books which between them have sold over three quarters of a million copies in English and been translated into 8 languages.

His novel Blood of Aenarion made the shortlist for the 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award, the premier award in the field of heroic fantasy. His short fiction had appeared in Year’s Best SF and Best of Interzone. He has twice won the Origins Awards For Game Design. His hobbies include role-playing games and MMOs as well as travel.


About William King

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A legend amongst Black Library fans, the first of William King's sixteen novels for the Black Library was published in 1999. He is best known for the much-loved Gotrek and Felix series and the Space Wolf novels starring Ragnar Blackmane.
Published January 20, 2014 by Typhon Press. 207 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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