Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero / Dan Abnett

Triumff contains the three things I love most in fantasy: awesome magic, thrilling

adventure, a truly original world and some really dreadful puns.”

Trudi Canavan

Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero is a witch’s brew of alternate history, hocus pocus, cracking action and cheesy gags. Reads like Blackadder crossed with Neal Stephenson. It’s a Kind of Magick – don’t miss it.”

Stephen Baxter

Triumff-front-72dpiSir Rupert Triumff. Adventurer. Fighter. Drinker.


Pratchett goes swashbuckling in the hotly anticipated original fiction debut of the multi-million selling Warhammer star.

Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day … a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. Throughout its rollicking pages, Sir Rupert Triumff drinks, dines and duels his way into a new Brass Age of Exploration and Adventure.

The first original novel from multi-million selling tie-in king Dan Abnett, it has all the swashbuckling action of his most popular writing, but also a wild sense of humour – believe us, in all seriousness some of the diabolical gags he’s wrangling in this novel would kill a less experienced writer.

FILE UNDER: Fantasy [Alternate History / Wild Magic / Swashbuckling adventure / Outrageous puns!]

More praise…

“The concept is clever and creative, and magic, treason, and Spanish grandees make for an entertaining read… fans of more intellectual fantasy will enjoy Abnett’s misadventures and hope for future installments.”

- Publishers Weekly

“Endlessly inventive, joyously irreverent, drenched with adrenalin and wicked humour, Dan Abnett’s Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero is a brilliant occult-comedy-historical-adventure that’s true to the best traditions of the genres it so eagerly devours.”

Mike Carey

“I came away impressed by Dan Abnett’s vision for the setting of the story.  There isn’t anything else like it.  The world building is masterfully done and combined with the tone of the story creates a unique and enjoyable experience… Triumff is fun and loaded with excitement and great characters.  The setting for the novel is one of a kind and entertaining in all of the right ways. 4/5

- James Atlantic

“This is what it would look like if William Shakespeare and Rowan Atkinson got together to write a novel after a night on the town with Terry Pratchett. In spite of the general silliness and fun, Dan manages to create a successfully sinister undertone from early on. As the book progresses, the plot thickens and becomes increasingly dark and sinister, the humour becoming a lighter touch and the tension drawn tighter. There is a good plot, suitably complex, well drawn characters and a dramatic climax. This is a delightful, often original and hugely entertaining read.”


“I wasn’t expecting Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero to be as funny as it was and it was a more than pleasant surprise to find myself laughing as much as I was… The real fun lies in the moments where everything kicks off with lashings of hot pursuit and swordplay. This is where Abnett really lets loose and has a great time: throwing friend and foe together with great gusto and shaking the mixture up to see what happens. As far as I was concerned Abnett carried it off almost perfectly. 9 out of 10.”

Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review

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