Descent: The Shield of Daqan by David Guymer

The Shield of Daqan

A Descent: Journeys in the Dark Novel

The Shield of Daqan

A Descent: Journeys in the Dark Novel

By David Guymer

Mighty warriors fight to save the realm from blood magic and evil, in this battle-soaked epic fantasy novel, from the hugely popular Descent games

The once-glorious Barony of Kell is a ruin of its former self, assailed by banditry and famine; its noble Baron Frederick caught between saving his people and defending his borders. Yet worse is to come… for a Dark tide is rising. Sadistic warrior-priestess, Ne’Krul, spying an opportunity to wreak magical mayhem on behalf of her demonic masters, leads her Uthuk warband into a brutal invasion. Kell’s only hope lies in holy warrior, Andira Runehand, and legendary hero, Trenloe the Strong, both drawn to Kell to defeat an alliance of evil unprecedented in Terrinoth. They must not fail.

Terrinoth: an ancient realm of forgotten greatness and faded legacies, of magic and monsters, heroes, and tyrants. Its cities were ruined and their secrets lost as terrifying dragons, undead armies, and demon-possessed hordes ravaged the land. Over centuries, the realm slipped into gloom… Now, the world is reawakening – the Daqan baronies rebuild their domains, wizards master the lapsed arts, and champions test their mettle. Banding together to explore the dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests of Terrinoth, they unearth priceless treasures and terrible foes. Yet time is running out, for in the shadows a malevolent force has grown, preparing to spread evil across the world. Now, when the land needs them most, is the moment for its heroes to rise.

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Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Jeff Chen
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
UK On Sale Date: March 4, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080296
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: February 2, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080302
ebook formats: mobi (for Kindle) and epub (everything else)

DAVID GUYMER is a scientist and writer from England. His work includes many novels in the New York Times-bestselling Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes, notably Headtaker and Gotrek & Felix: Slayer, and the bestselling audio drama Realmslayer. He has also contributed to fantastical worlds in video games, tabletop RPGs, and board games.

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“Fantastic, action packed, emotional, and felt like the last time you get to see an old friend.”
– Bell of Lost Souls

“Brilliant and appropriately tragic.”
– Civilian Reader

“Brilliant and appropriately tragic.”
– Civilian Reader

Descent: The Shield of Daqan by David Guymer

Ebook: February 2, 2021

US paperback: February 2, 2021

UK paperback: March 4, 2021

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