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Das Warten auf den neuen »Zwerge«-Bestseller ist vorüber: Viele Zyklen sind vergangen, seit der tapfere Zwerg Tungdil Goldhand in der Schwarzen Schlucht verschwand. Das Geborgene Land treibt unaufhaltsam dem Untergang entgegen. Drachen, Magier und die grausamen Albae haben das Reich unter sich aufgeteilt. Die Zwergenstämme wurden in die finsteren Stollen zurückgedrängt odeDas Warten auf den neuen »Zwerge«-Bestseller ist vorüber: Viele Zyklen sind vergangen, seit der tapfere Zwerg Tungdil Goldhand in der Schwarzen Schlucht verschwand. Das Geborgene Land treibt unaufhaltsam dem Untergang entgegen. Drachen, Magier und die grausamen Albae haben das Reich unter sich aufgeteilt. Die Zwergenstämme wurden in die finsteren Stollen zurückgedrängt oder fast völlig vernichtet. Dann kehrt ein Zwergenkrieger in einer schwarzen Rüstung zurück, der sich Tungdil nennt. Für seinen treuesten Freund Ingrimmsch und seine Gefährten bedeutet das neue Hoffnung. Doch bald mehren sich Zweifel – ist es wirklich Tungdil, oder führt der Zwerg etwas ganz anderes im Schilde? Es geht um die Zukunft des Geborgenen Landes – und um das Schicksal aller Zwerge....

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ISBN : 9783492701525
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Number of Pages : 624 Pages
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Das Schicksal der Zwerge Reviews

  • Beth_Adele
    2019-04-08 05:32

    This is the instalment that killed the series. I adored the first two books. They were well written and the plot made sense. For some reason, Orbit books chose to go with a new translator for the third and final books. I'm not sure why, but it feels like no coincidence that the decline in the series was marked by this significant change. The third book, though sub-standard to to it's two predecessors, was still an enjoyable read, this final book however, feels like it was written by some one with no knowledge of the previous plot or the characters or the world in which they inhabit. Nothing gelled. It was all a jumble and extremely hard to follow in places as the events in the book seemed to contradict themselves. (Over and over again.) Insignificant things were over explained, whilst major plot points were confused and never expanded on. (Why did Goda have such a deep seated mistrust of Tungdil? She barely knew him before he disappeared and Dwarves who knew him deeply and intimately knew him to be who he said he was.) Most of the book just simply didn't work. Lot-Ionon was one of the weakest parts of the plot and yet the fate of Girldeguard rested on him going along with Tungdil's plans. Far too much of this book was poorly crafted. It took me a lot longer to read this book than it did the others as I kept putting it down in frustration.To say The Fate of the Dwarves was a disappointment, is putting it mildly.

  • Nicolas
    2019-03-27 06:52

    The Fate of the Dwarves is the final installment in the four book Dwarves series by German, Markus Heitz. Translated into english by Sheelagh Alabaster this book is the height of the series. A book of greater length than many, it is none the less one that seems to fly due to the fact you cannot put it down for a minute.After years Tungdil Goldhand, the dwarven hero is back from the Abyss. But, he has changed. Some believe him to be the same, other think him turned to the darkness. This thrilling story, while more challenging due to its length and the fact it was translated, is still likely on my top 10 list of books. The ending is a twist no one could expect. The book keeps you on the edge of your seat so much that at the end you will most definitely fall off. Read the story of Tungdil's last great adventure. The Abyss has opened and darkness flies forth. Follow along as your read Heitz's gripping conclusion in Tungdil's fight to protect Girdlegard.

  • Carlo
    2019-04-18 10:53

    Troppa carne al fuoco!Dopo il finale un po' frettoloso e con non poche incongruenze del 3° Vol. in molti si aspettavano che la Trilogia diventasse una Tetralogia! E così è stato! Beh! Adesso occorrerebbe che la Tetralogia diventasse una Pentalogia!!! Il buon Markus Heitz ha scritto sicuramente un discreto romanzo con una trama ben studiata ma invece che condensare la storia in 600 pag. avrebbe dovuto scrivere minimo due tomi! Il risultato a mio avviso non è soddisfacente, si ha un senso di "tirato via", non so se mi spiego! La storia e la personalità dei personaggi, a parte Boindil, è poco curata; decine e decine di accadimenti si risolvono nel giro di una pagina o due! La battaglia finale dura 4 o 5 pagine!!! E molti enigmi alla fine non vengono comunque chiariti... Alcuni esempi: Chi è "Colui che ha molti nomi"? Da dove viene? E perchè è nella Forra Oscura? Boindil guarirà dalla sua maledizione?! Il "nuovo" Tungdil è veramente il vecchio Sapientone? Insomma la lettura di questo romanzo alla fine mi ha lasciato un po' di amaro in bocca... Credo che sia stata in realtà un pura operazione commerciale... Un'occasione persa...

  • Schneeschaf
    2019-03-23 08:54

    Ja was soll ich sagen - Lieblingsautor Lieblingsreihe. 4.5 Sterne hat es verdient - keine 5 da ich den ersten besser fand.

  • Štěpán Tichý
    2019-03-31 10:38

    Ten konec mě nasral. Původně trilogie, pak tetralogie, a momentálně sága o trpaslícíh si rozhodně zaslouží místo na mé polici i srdci. Nejodlišnější díl, jelikož skáčeme o 250 let v čase a najednou je všechno jinak. Bordel, draci, magové, alfové a najednou se vrací Tungdil jako největší boss. Bál jsem se toho a nakonec nebyl vůbec důvod. Ikdyž tento díl postrádá barvité vykreslování krajiny a chybí mu worldbuilding, tak to nevadí, protože čtenář zná všechno podstatné z předchozích dílů. Zase zde Heitz krásně přišel s konceptem žadárů, černé soutěsky, rasizmu Dson Aklán.. a celkově vytvořil příběh, který se čte jedna radost. Co se zde nedostavilo, tak bylo větší využití nových ras z předchozího dílu, ale chápu proč byli podskalané a ubariu odloženi na vedlejší stranu. Štve mě, že se neodhalila všechna tajemství, ale s tím se asi musí počítat. Můžu jen doufat, že pátý díl odhalí víc. Pořád je to super fantasy žranice a perfektní jízda!

  • Brad Hotelling
    2019-03-26 09:54

    Tungdil Goldhand was last seen down in the Black Abyss. It has been 250 years since we last saw him defeat monsters at the famous battle. After so many years and his friends waiting for him to finally come back out of the Black Abyss he finally is found. But is it the Tungdil they all remember? He has different armor on and carries a different deadly weapon. Since it has been so long since we have been in Girdlegard, it is unfortunate to say that all of Tungdil's human allies are dead, and that the peace he brought to the land has been eradicated with war destruction of kingdoms and other evil creatures to dominate the once free kingdoms. While the original allies have been long gone the book introduces the relatives to the original people, but no one replaces the original supporting characters antics and personalities. The book ends on a major plot twist that left me shocked but i still love the book and highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read fantasy.

  • Zain Abdullah
    2019-03-28 08:45

    I've been a dedicated fan of this series for years now, and I can honestly say that this book, being the final installment of the series, was extremely disappointing. Many of the characters that I knew and loved were replaced with a new cast of dull and uninteresting characters. Some of the characters even strayed away from their original personalities and seemed to contradict themselves. The plot didn't know where it was going, and I had to force myself to read the entire book. I mean, come on, it's The Dwarves! It was an amazing series while it lasted, one of my personal favorites, in fact, but this book just killed the series for me. I recommend reading the series, but if you go for it, I recommend that you completely ignore this particular installment because it strays so far from what the original books were all about.

  • Carmine
    2019-04-07 09:55

    Brancolando nel buio della Forra oscura. Opera di chiusura che paga carissimo la troppa carne al fuoco e le reiterate incongruenze che emergono impietose ad ogni capitolo.L'unico aspetto da salvare è la celerità con cui si legge il romanzo, ma al lettore rimangono solo personaggi pallidi, con più niente da dire, ed un worldbuilding troppo superficiale e sciatto.Disastroso il finale.

  • Tana
    2019-04-02 05:40

    I'm really finding this book hard to read. Book 1 was great, book 2 was good, book 3 was ok, book 4.... Well I think you know where this is going. I'm at the point that I may just move on to another book as I'm at breaking point and can barely lift my kindle up to read it

  • Ryan Bernard
    2019-03-27 05:26

    This was by far my least favorite of the series. It started with potential but quickly became a predictable story line to wrap up the series. Still left feeling nostalgic though as the characters throughout 4 books leave a mark on you.

  • Jonathan
    2019-04-07 07:42

    I was very surprised to find this book as I thought the series had ended, the author, Markus Heitz, even suggested as much in his afterword for the previous book. Despite some faults I found this a fitting ending. It was action packed and engaging throughout, if a little predictable. As a fan of the series I was keen to find out how it all came to an end. Returning to the kingdom of Girdlegard is rarely a disappointing experience and there were some loose ends left dangling in the series, particularly the fate of our hero Tungdil Goldhand. The story starts with Tungdil’s loyal friend Boindil Doubleblade, his wife Goda and their children, which all seems very familiar until it becomes apparent this story is set 250 years after the events of “The Revenge of the Dwarves”.Previously Tungdil had become trapped in the Black Abyss. The story begins with his return, but he is very different to the Tungdil we knew before. Our hero has been through many trials and appears to have turned to the dark arts to survive his ordeal; many of the dwarves now mistrust him. Even Boindil is not entirely convinced that this Tungdil is really who he says he is and his wife Goda is the biggest sceptic of all, believing him to be an evil doppelganger sent to trick them. This element is a good idea, but it becomes irritating towards the end as this mistrust is a constant theme throughout. I was also a little disappointed with the decision to set the story 250 years later as some of the better characters from the first three books are now dead. Rodario in particular was always entertaining and added a lighter touch; his descendants that feature here are simply not as amusing as he was. There was however one big plus point for me this time around, the tone was much darker this time around, and thankfully left no time for the almost teenage like romantic elements from previous volumes. It was always the weak point in my opinion and quite jarring in its contrast to the other themes in the stories.Amazingly this may not be the final twist in the tale as there are rumours of a fifth volume in the series, I will certainly be keeping an eye open for developments there. I always feel the best way of describing this series is, well written action and the best example of the old adage “If aint broke, don’t fix it!” Never ground-breaking, but always entertaining.

  • Edwin Wassink
    2019-04-06 05:32

    Het lot van de Dwergen is alweer het vierde deel in deze serie. De held van weleer, Tungdil Goudhand, is na 250 jaar gehuld in een zwart harnas terug uit de Zwarte Kloof. De grote vraag is alleen of hij het werkelijk is of iemand die op hem lijkt. In ieder geval is nieuwe hoop geboren voor het Veilige Land. Want wordt hiermee de toekomst van de dwergen en het Veilige Land gered?In dit deel worden nieuwe hoofdpersonen geïntroduceerd, omdat de bondgenoten van vroeger allang overleden zijn. Tungdil smeedt nieuwe, soms bijna onmogelijke verbonden en stelt alles op alles om ervoor te zorgen dat de dwergen weer als vanouds over hun rijken kunnen regeren. Een queste met de nodige avonturen, bloederige gevechten, Alfen en andere gedrochten. Het boek raast als een sneltrein door de gebeurtenissen heen en werkt toe naar een allesbeslissende eindstrijd. Een heerlijk boek!

  • Cindy
    2019-04-14 07:36

    Love all of Markus Heitz's epic fantasy novels! This novel has Girdlegard and the Outer Lands in an epic battle against all different forms of evil. it seems that the dwarf hero, Tungdil Goldhand has survived the Black Abyss and is now ready to once again save the races from the evil of monsters, the evil alfar, and the deadly evil maga, Lot Ionan, who was once Tungdil's foster father. When Tungdil returns, many doubt that he is the true high king of the dwarves. His loyal friend Boindil "Ireheart" Doubleblade has his doubts, but in the end realizes that Tungdil had indeed come back to save all the lands from the ever-encroaching evil. Much magic, treachery, loyalty, and betrayal abound in this epic fantasy adventure!

  • Martin
    2019-03-26 03:26

    it is okay, some new elements. however, i cant get stuffed reading the last one.

  • Coby Heitz
    2019-03-30 03:38

    "Arrogance often came before the fall. . ."After finishing the book, I was left with a few unanswered questions. While I enjoyed parts of the book I felt like I was reading more for closure. That's why it's disappointing for me that I still have questions. 3🌟's.

  • Michel Sizaire
    2019-04-03 06:50

    Interesting ending

  • Kayla
    2019-04-02 08:50

    Amazing series, great characters, and a wonderful ending! Heitz' skills in writing continue to climb and I am looking forward to checking out another series from him in the future

  • Chilodonella
    2019-03-24 09:35

    Nebudu kecat, i když jsem o Tungdilovi nesčetněkrát sama pochybovala, stejně jsem na konci pustila slzu, nebo dvě.

  • NobilisGughy
    2019-04-08 04:38

    “Il destino dei nani”, il quarto e ultimo libro scritto da Markus Heitz sulle vicende di Tungdil e della Terra Nascosta, è forse ( e ne sono convinto ) il migliore tra tutti. 
Ricco di colpi di scena e velato da molti misteri, mi ha trattenuto con il fiato sospeso e con la mente ottenebrata dai dubbi per tutta la durata degli eventi abilmente narrati dall’autore.Innanzi tutto ho apprezzato moltissimo come è stata sviluppata la storia. Mi riferisco alla decisione dell’autore di suddividere il fulcro centrale della narrazione in più punti di vista, con luoghi, persone e avvenimenti inizialmente assestanti gli uni dagli altri ( ognuno con i loro nemici, i loro problemi e la loro storia ), per poi riunirli con splendido equilibrio e far procedere la storia attraverso un’unica grande ottica. Fantastico …Inoltre ho trovato bellissimo anche il fatto che l’autore sia riuscito per tutta la durata della storia, a catturare anche me nell’eterno dibattito per stabilire chi sia in realtà il nano che all’inizio del libro è fuoriuscito dalla sorvegliata Forra Oscura. È il leggendario eroe Tungdil Manodoro, ritornato dopo anni di estenuanti battaglie in un mondo di ombre per salvare la Terra Nascosta? O è invece un inganno del nemico, una copia oscura mandata da un mondo di tenebra e propenso a realizzare sinistri piani?Lo giuro, dalla prima all’ultima riga del libro, sono rimasto in balia dei dubbi e se all’inizio mi affiancavo alle idee di Goda ( che scrutava con estrema diffidenza il nano ), poi sono passato alla veduta fiduciosa di Boindil, ma per poi ritornare alla visione che avevo in partenza … e così fino alla fine, in un turbine senza scopo che mi trasporta tutt’ora , nonostante abbia terminato definitivamente la lettura di questo straordinario libro.Ciò è reso possibile anche dal finale, dove, nonostante l’eroe Tungdil Manodoro sia deceduto al termine dell’ultima battaglia, ancora si evidenziano i due schieramenti opposti tra le file dei nani: che credeva nell’onesta identità di Tungdil e chi invece lo riteneva un astuto inganno.Ed è sempre a causa di ciò che, nonostante il finale sia in succo positivo, rimane comunque l’amaro in bocca: chi era il nano che, realmente o apparentemente, ha condotto alla salvezza i popoli della Terra Nascosta? La sua morte è la fine eroica di un guerriero volto al bene o è la fine di un male superiore che, dopo aver schiacciato chi lo poteva ostacolare, aveva finalmente di fronte a se terreno fertile dove conficcare i suoi artigli?Ma questa non è l’unico sbocco che il finale lascia al lettore. Boindil Duelame, che per tutti i romanzi precedenti era raffigurato come il braccio destro di Tungdil e suo inseparabile compagno d’armi, diventa infine l’unico grande protagonista vivente fra i nani. Ma esso non è più una figura priva di ombre: durante la storia, inconsapevolmente cade vittima di una maledizione, una maledizione che l’autore lascia galleggiare sulla testa del nano fino al termine del libro. Si salverà? Il suo orgoglio di nano gli consentirà di provare l’unica possibile cura indicatagli dagli elfi?L’autore affermava che la storia si conclude con questo quarto volume e invece il finale sembra inesorabilmente diramarsi in un groviglio di situazioni in sospeso e di misteri da scoprire. Chissà, forse per la Terra Nascosta la storia è ancora lungi dal trovare una conclusione e non per niente l’autore nelle ultime pagine del libro scrive: "Per prevenire domande e tonnellate di e-mail su un possibile quinto volume, lo scrivo molto chiaramente: non c’è niente di prestabilito!"

  • Joe Aguiar
    2019-04-14 06:48

    When we last saw heroic Dwarf Tungdil Goldhand he once again saved Girdlegard but, his sacrifice left him on the wrong side of the magic shield barrier locked in the Black Abyss with legions of Tion's most horrifying creatures. Fate picks up 250 years later with Girdlegard and the dwarves fighting a losing battle against the Alfar, who are aligned with The Thirdlings, the dragon, Lohasbrand and the once noble but, now turned power hungry magus, Lot-Ionan. Who are all looking to rule the land absolutely. But, proud Dwarven warrior, Ireheart is given a new hope when the shield barrier fails momentarily and from within the depths of the Black Abyss comes a black armored Dwarf with a familiar face. Has Tungdil Goldhand truly returned or is this a new nightmare come to savage an already devastated land wearing the mask of a fallen hero. Reading Fate Of The Dwarves was bittersweet as Markus Heitz' epic Dwarves series has become a favorite and it now comes to an equally epic conclusion. Heitz once again delivers a truly grand and action packed story that brings his sweeping tale of the struggles of the Dwarven tribes to a close. He brings together all the surviving characters for one last battle as this dark warrior who calls himself Tungdil promises to rout the evil once and for all on both sides of the Black Abyss. Heitz boldly never lets us completely be sure whether this Dwarf with black Alfar armor truly is Tungdil changed by the centuries of constant battle in the Black Abyss, or, one of Tion's monsters in disguise initiating a grand plan to eliminate the competition and free the horrors from the depths of the Abyss to conquer Girdlegard once and for all. His longtime friend and companion Ireheart stands with him but, even he has doubts and the reader is masterfully kept in suspense along with him until the final pages. We are given new characters to enjoy along with the surviving beloved characters and despised villains and what Dwarf story would be complete without a descendant of the Great Rodario to add roguish charm to the proceedings? This is a fast and furious read that packs a lot of story in it's 700+ pages and comes to a very satisfying conclusion. A worthy end to a series of books that stands as some of today's best fantasy fiction. But, fear not, the afterword hints that Heitz may return to Girdlegard some day with a new series centering on another of the land's races and if he makes true on his word, it is a provocative choice indeed and highly anticipated by this reader for sure! A great book and a great finish to a wonderful fantasy series from the pen of Markus Heitz.

  • SRue
    2019-04-19 04:36

    Seit dem dritten Band „Die Rache der Zwerge“ sind viele, viele Zyklen vergangen. Sowohl das Geborgene Land, als auch die Protagonisten haben sich dadurch sehr verändert. Sind die Zwerge, dank ihrer langen Lebensspanne, noch halbwegs die selben, treffen wir bei den Menschen auf ihre Nachfahren. Dadurch trifft der Leser auf viele neue Figuren, die einem aber doch irgendwie bekannt vorkommen. Diese Entwicklung fand ich anfangs etwas schade, da altbekannte Protagonisten einfach verschwunden waren, aber bei genauerem Nachdenken ist diese Entwicklung natürlich logisch und nach kurzer Zeit hatte ich keine Probleme mehr damit.Was mir aber deutlich mehr „Kopfschmerzen“ bereitete, war die Story. Diese ist auch in „Das Schicksal der Zwerge“ in gewohnter Zwergen-Manier geschrieben und durchwegs spannend. Dennoch finde ich, besonders bei diesem Band, dass alles schon einmal da war und einfach nur mehr die „Schrecklichkeit der Feinde“ zunimmt. Dadurch fand ich einige Szenen nicht mehr wirklich stimmig. Ein kleines Beispiel gefällig? Im ersten Band stellten schon ein paar Albae eine sehr große Herausforderung dar und im vierten Band schlachten die Zwerge ohne Müh und Not, einfach so, ein paar hundert der genannten Feinde ab. Vielleicht liegt dies aber auch daran, dass Tungdil in diesem Band zum „Superhelden“ aufsteigt und ihm kein Feind mehr zu mächtig erscheint.Wenn man diese Aspekte aber mal kurz nicht beachtet, hat mir der Roman dennoch eigentlich gut gefallen. Die Protagonisten haben wieder sehr viel Charme, sind sehr vielschichtig und immer wieder für einen Witz oder eine überraschende Wendung gut.Im Bezug zum gerade neu erschienenen fünften Band „Der Triumph der Zwerge“, stecke ich noch etwas in einer Zwickmühle. Eigentlich lese ich Serien immer zu Ende. Ich habe mir allerdings schon den Klappentext durchgelesen und für mich hört sich das ziemlich nach dem vierten Band an. Da „Das Schicksal der Zwerge“ ursprünglich der letzte Teil sein sollte und für mich auch ein passendes Ende hat, bin ich wirklich stark am Überlegen, ob ich diese Serie für mich an diesem Punkt nicht als beendet ansehen soll.FazitObwohl für mich die Story nicht mehr wirklich stimmig war, hat mir „Das Schicksal der Zwerge“ dennoch gefallen. Daher vergebe ich 3 von 5 Sternen.

  • Ash
    2019-04-12 04:49

    I probably shouldn't have bothered with this. Teetering between one and one and a half stars, mostly for old time's sake.But hey, I don't (usually) like leaving a series unfinished. Call it a compulsion.Firstly, it's hard to review something that's been translated from another language. There are always going to be intricacies of language that are lost in translation. That said, there are many poorly constructed sentences within this book that left me frowning and wanting to crack open the old red pen. There are also many instances of obviousness, concepts repeated over and over, things retold to the reader again and again. It's also needlessly long, like every other entry in the series.Several other reviewers have complained about the time that passed since the events of the previous book, over two hundred and fifty years. To me, that was the strongest aspect of the otherwise cookie-cutter story; the world needed a shake-up. The new circumstances, while no more or less interesting than the previous ones, are at least different. The seeming duplicity of Tungdil and many others is one of the book's high points.As before, the violence of the älfar is needlessly extravagant and serves no real purpose. Yeah, we get it, they're a violent people.For the duplicity of Tungdil to be at all convincing, the book cannot allow anything lengthy from his perspective and so the majority of the novel is carried on the back of Ireheart, who I don't think is really up to the task. He does gain a complication later on that could have given him some more dimensions, but I felt that it wasn't explored anywhere near as much as it could have been. The new incarnation of Rodario is entertaining, about on the same level as his ancestor. The love triangle (although it is more accurately a 'v', as most love triangles are) was problematic to begin with and then resolved itself in a way that had me rolling my eyes. There are bound to be cultural divides here, of course.I think I've about had it with medieval fantasy. With the exception of those series that I am yet to finish and the rare author that rises above the clichés, I think it's about time I saw more of what else the genre has to offer.

  • Thomas
    2019-03-21 10:54

    E' una saga fantastica, divertente, unica, e che ha ispirato altre saghe (scritte quasi tutte da autori tedeschi), quelle degli orchi, dei goblin, dei troll, etcHo letto con calma, c'ho messo 7 giorni esatti. Mi sono immerso nelle faccende della terra nascosta per una settimana, sentendomi tra i protagonisti.Non si capisce granchè del perchè di certi avvenimenti, si spiegano solo andando molto avanti nella lettura. Anche perchè il terzo volume è stato complicato.Ci sono diverse incongruenze, fatti inspiegabili, e decisioni affrettate (come alcune su Rodario e il conte, come trattano Tungdil Goda e la discendente di Sirka, alcuni fatti inspiegabili di Tungdil, e tanto altro). E poi è sembrato tutto così facile alla fine, il mega scontro è durato poche pagine. Il finale, con il colpo di scena della nana, è inspiegabile, non ha ragioni di essere.Dò 4 come voto quando dovrei dare 3, perchè per 4 anni ho adorato Tungdil e il Rabbioso, e credo proprio sarà così anche in futuro, anche se la saga è ormai finita.

  • Jacob
    2019-04-11 07:43

    The Fate of the Dwarves, by Markus Heitz, is written to entertain and enthrall the reader. Its use of magic, fantasy, and adventure make the author’s creativity evident. This creativity is used to transport the reader to places that they could not possibly go in real life.Two theme of this book are to always keep trying and to trust your friends. Throughout the story, things keep going differently than the characters originally planned. They were going to pit their enemies against each other in order to weaken them, but after learning that one of them is already dead, they have to find another way to defeat their enemy. Also, throughout the book, they have to deal with the doubts they have about their companion Tungdil who, after two hundred years trapped in the abyss, has finally returned. But when he returns, he is different than the Tungdil they knew. Some believe he is an impostor. Others believe he was corrupted. And some just think that the time he spent in the abyss changed him. This distrust makes their mission more difficult at times and causes problems among their group. But in the end, it’s left up to you to decide.Markus Heitz chose to write this book in the form of a narration. It is written from the perspective of a narrator and gives you some of the thoughts from each of the characters. Most books written for entertainment are written as either a narration or a description. It is written in chronological order, which means it is most likely not a description, since descriptions can go in any order.I feel that this is a very well-written novel. It has an amazing blend of mystery, action, and romance, which helps to draw in the reader. One thing that I liked, but I also didn’t like, was the amount of things that were left up to the reader in the end. It leaves so much up to interpretation. I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t mind having a few loose strings at the end.

  • Joseph
    2019-04-08 09:52

    The Fate of the Dwarves, by Markus Heitz, is written to entertain and enthrall the reader. Its use of magic, fantasy, and adventure make the author’s creativity evident. This creativity is used to transport the reader to places that they could not possibly go in real life.Two theme of this book are to always keep trying and to trust your friends. Throughout the story, things keep going differently than the characters originally planned. They were going to pit their enemies against each other in order to weaken them, but after learning that one of them is already dead, they have to find another way to defeat their enemy. Also, throughout the book, they have to deal with the doubts they have about their companion Tungdil who, after two hundred years trapped in the abyss, has finally returned. But when he returns, he is different than the Tungdil they knew. Some believe he is an impostor. Others believe he was corrupted. And some just think that the time he spent in the abyss changed him. This distrust makes their mission more difficult at times and causes problems among their group. But in the end, it’s left up to you to decide. Markus Heitz chose to write this book in the form of a narration. It is written from the perspective of a narrator and gives you some of the thoughts from each of the characters. Most books written for entertainment are written as either a narration or a description. It is written in chronological order, which means it is most likely not a description, since descriptions can go in any order. I feel that this is a very well-written novel. It has an amazing blend of mystery, action, and romance, which helps to draw in the reader. One thing that I liked, but I also didn’t like, was the amount of things that were left up to the reader in the end. It leaves so much up to interpretation. I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t mind having a few loose strings at the end.

  • Redax
    2019-04-15 10:52

    Il libro ha una pessima apertura: l'autore riesuma dalla tomba un po' tutti i personaggi e le razze che pi�� gli facevano comodo. Mi ha ricordato i vecchi film dell'orrore, in cui il cattivo non �� mai veramente morto finch�� non se ne trova il cadavere (tutto) e poi viene fatto a pezzi ed incenerito. Se per�� il problema fosse solo la misteriosa apparizione di qualcuno creduto morto, il problema finirebbe: �� un libro fantasy e tutto �� permesso (non proprio, ma diciamo di s��).I problemi veri iniziano con la trama, tutta basata sull' ambiguit�� del protagonista. L'autore punta su un Tungdil in chiaroscuro, e su una trama basata sulla sottile la linea di demarcazione tra il bene e il male. La realizzazione per�� �� pessima: non c'�� mai vera ambiguit�� e non c'�� tormento n�� sentimenti forti e contrastanti, n�� sorpresa. Le tinte sono fosche, gli eventi nebulosi.Il libro �� un susseguirsi eventi imprevisti ed imprevedibili, mal coesi. La trama si pu�� riassumere in una serie di sfortunati eventi che in realt�� sono per lo pi�� fortune sfacciate quanto improbabili.Un cenno sui nani: tutti il ben fatto dei libri precedenti, svanisce. Mi riferisco al carattere dei nani, alle tradizioni, al popolo dei liberi, etc.Un cenno sugli umani: le parti che parlano degli umani potevano tranquillamente essere omesse. Inutili e noiose.Alla fine ho dato due stelle: La copertina e l'edizione sono molto belle.

  • Trutze
    2019-04-13 08:33

    Book was read in German language, english summery of review at the end.Ich wünschte Ich hätte es nicht gelesen and nach Buch 3 aufgehört.Die Geschichte wird nicht wirklich fortgeführt in diesem Buch. Es sind so viele Jahre vergangen seit dem letzten, dass viele Charaktere auf die ich neugierig war nun gar nicht mehr im Buch vorkommen. Es wird aber auch nicht in eienr Rückblende erzählt was mit ihnen passiert ist oder so, sondern nur die Gegenwart betrachtet. Während des gesammten Buch dachte ich, das wird schon oc irgednwann kommen, aber es kam und kam nicht und mein Frust wuchs, ich konte die Handlung gar nicht genießen.Wäre es ein einzelnes Buch, wäre es vielleicht ein gutes gewesen, so aber ist es ein sehr enttäuschender Schluss für eine sonst fantastische Fantasy-Reihe.Man hat ein Bischen das Gefühl der Author hatte keine Zeit für das Buch bzw musste aus Vertragsgründen noch etwas schreiben. Sollte das so sein, ist das sehr schade.Eigentlich scheint Markus Heitz nämlich ansonsten ein toller Author. Die Albae werden hoffentlich erfreulicher enden, bisher habe ich nur Buch 1 und 2 gelesen.The last book was very disappointing, almost all the characters I grew to care about and wanted to know about were not mentioned in this book at all. It didn't feel like a tie up.If it was a stand alone book, it would have been a very good one, but as the last in a series i wish i would have stopped reading after book 3.

  • Lizza11
    2019-04-15 04:36

    En dat was alweer het laatste deel van deze epic fantasy serie. Het heeft me op alle manieren positief gestemd, ik had van tevoren echt niet kunnen indenken dat ik zo van deze serie kon genieten.Waar ik in de vorige 2 boeken opmerkte dat ik nogal langzaam door het boek ging, vloog ik er bij dit deel doorheen. Maar toch ben ik ook een soort in twijfel. Aan de ene kant vind ik het jammer dat het in dit deel niet de bekende aardige held van de serie Tungdil is, maar aan de andere kant komt er zoveel mysterie van hem af dat het heel interessant is om over hem te lezen. Hetzelfde geldt voor de wereld. Zoveel jaren zijn er verstreken en alles wat je uit de vorige boeken kende (incl. personen) is niet meer. Nieuwe hoofdpersonen, nakomelingen, nieuwe vijanden. Aan de ene kant waanzinnig interessant, maar om die wereld en de vijanden te leren kennen is het gewoon te kort aan pagina's. Je vliegt door het verhaal en sommige grote dingen zijn binnen een paar pagina's beslecht. Had dan het verhaal in boek 2+3 korter gemaakt en had dit over 2 boeken gespreid, want over dit verhaal raak ik niet uitgelezen. Maar goed, kan er kort of lang over zeuren, uiteindelijk komt het er gewoon op neer dat ik het jammer vind dat de serie is afgelopen. Ik had wel aan het einde van dit boek het idee dat het ook echt is afgelopen.

  • Alan
    2019-04-17 08:52

    SPOILERS. This was another mostly fun read by Markus Heitz, chronicling the adventures of Boindil "Ireheart" and Tungdil "Goldenhand." Fun, even with the continual anticipation of the "reveal" as to whether the dwarf who had returned from the Black Abyss after 200 years was really Tungdil, or an impostor. But it wasn't, in my opinion, the best of the series, by far.Heitz's Dwarves saga has frequent twists toward the end, that either reveal a trusted character to be a traitor, or a sworn enemy turning out to be an ally. So I was waiting for it with Tungdil.And waiting....and waiting...for over 700 pages.Finished it yesterday, and the climactic battle was a good read, but I still don't know about Tungdil. Some characters are convinced Tungdil was who he claimed, and others were convinced he was an impostor.It depends on who you choose to believe. Heitz never let on. Most of the time, when an author does something like this, it's because he/she is leading up to the next installment of the saga. But, upon reading Heitz's afterword, it's made clear that he's done with the dwarves. In fact, he points out that the ending is "unambiguous."I beg to differ. The ending was the height of ambiguity, as far as the central question of the story is concerned.As a fan of the series, I'm very disappointed in the ending.

  • Luscinnia
    2019-03-22 07:47

    Mh... von den drei Vorgängern und besonders dem ersten Band "Die Zwerge" war ich damals sehr begeistert. Die Charaktere waren toll, die Geschichte gut geschrieben und spannend. Es ist allerdings auch schon eine Weile her, dass ich die drei Vorgänger gelesen habe."Das Schicksal der Zwerge" scheint mir der schwächste Band aus der Reihe zu sein und zwischendurch hatte ich den Eindruck, Markus Heitz hat den nur geschrieben, um Ruhe vor seinen Fans zu haben und nicht, weil ihm etwas an der Geschichte der "Kleinen" lag. Die Charaktere wirken eher farblos bis auf wenige Lichtblicke, wie etwa Rodario VII. Die Ereignisse werden recht lieblos aneinander gereiht und es gibt kaum richtig gute spannende Momente. Zu viele Kleinigkeiten bleiben offen und zu viele Andeutungen unbeantwortet oder unbefriedigend aufgelöst. Es gibt allerdings auch einen ganz netten Nebeneffekt. Wie gesagt ist es länger her, dass ich die Bücher gelesen habe und mir fehlen ebenso wie Tungdil Goldhand etliche Erinnerungen und so kann man durchaus mitfühlen, wenn er sich in Gesprächen mit anderen Zwergen nicht mehr an alles erinnern kann. Alles in Allem ein Buch, dass sich relativ schnell lesen lässt, aber irgendwie nicht wirklich befriedigend ist.