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A Necromunda novella Even in the nightmare depths of the underhive, there are heroes… or at least those who'd like to be heroes. Caleb Cursebound is one such soul, but pursued by bounty hunters and desperately outgunned, can he even survive, let alone prove his worth? READ IT BECAUSE Enjoy an outrageous tale from the underhive starring a larger-than-life character who's in A Necromunda novella Even in the nightmare depths of the underhive, there are heroes… or at least those who'd like to be heroes. Caleb Cursebound is one such soul, but pursued by bounty hunters and desperately outgunned, can he even survive, let alone prove his worth? READ IT BECAUSE Enjoy an outrageous tale from the underhive starring a larger-than-life character who's in over his head. THE STORY Caleb Cursebound, the Underhive’s ninth-most-dangerous man, and his ratskin partner Iktomi are in hiding, having deposed the tyrannical lord of a Necromundan noble house. Pursued by relentless bounty hunters, the pair descend to the remote mining settlement of Hope’s End, the last place anyone would think to look. They soon learn, however, that all is not well in Hope’s End; the people are being terrorised by a powerful Orlock gang, and in desperate need of a hero. Caleb cannot resist the opportunity to prove himself, but there are those who would see his reputation forever tarnished… Written by Denny Flowers


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A Necromunda novella Even in the nightmare depths of the underhive, there are heroes… or at least those who'd like to be heroes. Caleb Cursebound is one such soul, but pursued by bounty hunters and desperately outgunned, can he even survive, let alone prove his worth? READ IT BECAUSE Enjoy an outrageous tale from the underhive starring a larger-than-life character who's in A Necromunda novella Even in the nightmare depths of the underhive, there are heroes… or at least those who'd like to be heroes. Caleb Cursebound is one such soul, but pursued by bounty hunters and desperately outgunned, can he even survive, let alone prove his worth? READ IT BECAUSE Enjoy an outrageous tale from the underhive starring a larger-than-life character who's in over his head. THE STORY Caleb Cursebound, the Underhive’s ninth-most-dangerous man, and his ratskin partner Iktomi are in hiding, having deposed the tyrannical lord of a Necromundan noble house. Pursued by relentless bounty hunters, the pair descend to the remote mining settlement of Hope’s End, the last place anyone would think to look. They soon learn, however, that all is not well in Hope’s End; the people are being terrorised by a powerful Orlock gang, and in desperate need of a hero. Caleb cannot resist the opportunity to prove himself, but there are those who would see his reputation forever tarnished… Written by Denny Flowers

33 review for Low Lives

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tim Van Lipzig

    Another strong entry in Black Library's Novella Series #2. Both the first story by Denny Flowers as well as the first Necromunda-story that I've read, this made me very much interested to read more of both. A fun story with a strong Western-vibe, a creative setting and compelling characters. I'd very much like to read more about...well, anyone that survives until the end of the story!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stefan Fergus

    Quite fun: good new protagonists, and enjoyable story. Looking forward to more from this author and these characters!

  3. 5 out of 5

    nooker

    This one was fun. It was neat seeing the regulars of a house and seeing their views of the gangs.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Danie Ware

    Fantastic concept, and very nicely executed.

  5. 5 out of 5

    L J Field

    Necromunda, along with The Olde World, is my favorite Warhammer environ. Amongst the forty or so published Necromunda stories, this one is amongst the two or three best. The story introduces us to the character of Caleb Cursebound, the ninth most deadly man of all Necromunda, and his Ratskin partner Iktomi. Of the two, Iktomi is the more persistent killer, but Caleb has the gift of gab and regularly promotes himself enthusiastically. In this novella Caleb is hunted by an Upper Spire debutante Necromunda, along with The Olde World, is my favorite Warhammer environ. Amongst the forty or so published Necromunda stories, this one is amongst the two or three best. The story introduces us to the character of Caleb Cursebound, the ninth most deadly man of all Necromunda, and his Ratskin partner Iktomi. Of the two, Iktomi is the more persistent killer, but Caleb has the gift of gab and regularly promotes himself enthusiastically. In this novella Caleb is hunted by an Upper Spire debutante who has trained herself to kill. She wants revenge for what she believes to be the death of her father by Caleb’s hand. The writing is top notch from this budding author, bringing in the humor and horror of Necromunda. If you find the hive city Primaris as interesting as I do, you won’t want to miss this excellent book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael Dodd

    Caleb Cursebound – allegedly the underhive’s ninth most dangerous man – and his partner Iktomi arrive in the (literal) dead-end settlement of Hope’s End with hunters on their tail after their last, somewhat botched, job. They’re quickly forced to abandon their plan to lay low when Caleb heroically (or at least drunkenly) promises to rid the settlement of a gang of Orlocks who recently took control of the locals’ potentially lucrative mine. Caleb uses humour as a tool and a facade but as things go Caleb Cursebound – allegedly the underhive’s ninth most dangerous man – and his partner Iktomi arrive in the (literal) dead-end settlement of Hope’s End with hunters on their tail after their last, somewhat botched, job. They’re quickly forced to abandon their plan to lay low when Caleb heroically (or at least drunkenly) promises to rid the settlement of a gang of Orlocks who recently took control of the locals’ potentially lucrative mine. Caleb uses humour as a tool and a facade but as things go from bad to worse, he’s forced to sober up – quite literally – and confront the implications of his actions, both in the immediate term and also looking back at what set him and Iktomi on this path. It’s not exactly a redemptive arc – he’s too much fun as a rogue – but Flowers at least glances in that direction. There’s a brilliant sense of Necromunda’s tone throughout, and for all that there’s a strong sense of fun running through it, this is still set in the 41st millennium so there’s more than enough dark moments. Fans of the setting will find lots to enjoy here, especially those with long memories, but it stands up brilliantly as a clever, well-constructed and highly entertaining story in its own right. Read the full review at https://www.trackofwords.com/2019/12/...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dave

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    Rachel Hasbury

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    Sean McKee

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    Michael Hollows

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    Ryan

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    Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho

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    Declan Waters

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    Aaron Schweizer

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    Sean

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    Liam Loftus

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