The goblin chieftain Skarsnik's name is known and feared throughout the Old World. When a greenskin horde threatens the borders of the Empire, the greatest military minds in Altdorf seek assistance from a most unlikely source - the disgraced poet Jeremiah Bickenstadt.
Though long since consumed by madness, he claims to have spent a great deal of time in the company of the feared Warlord of the Eight Peaks, and can offer a unique insight into what it is that drives and motivates him. From humble beginnings, a monstrous legend is born.
Guy Haley was born three quarters of the way through the 20th century in Halifax, Yorkshire. Before becoming an author he was a magazine editor and writer for SFX, White Dwarf and Death Ray. The writer of over 20 novels and novellas, as well many short stories, he is the creator of the Richards & Klein and Dreaming Cities science fiction series, and a prolific contributor to the Black Library.