Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero

  • by Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is the year 2010. Her Divine Majesty, Queen Elizabeth XXX sits upon the throne. Great Britain’s vast Empire is run by alchemy and superstition. Now Sir Rupert Triumff, dashing swordsman, has uncovered a vile plot to dethrone her glorious majesty. For the honour of the nation: to arms! Multi-million selling author Dan Abnett whips up a furious maelstrom of incredible swordfights, wild invention and truly outrageous jokes.

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What the Critics Say

"Triumff 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, esq.)
“Endlessly inventive, joyously irreverent, drenched with adrenaline 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, esq.)

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Customer Reviews

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Swashbuckling Blackadder with Steampunk Magic?

I downloaded this on a whim totally carried away by somone's very enthusiastic review. I think the book was ok, but just not for me. It is set in modern day London which due to the discovery of magic has not moved on from Tudor times (which at times means the narration is faux Tudor English which can be, depending on the scene, marvellous or irritating.)

I think I would have preferred to read this in print so I could savour the humour (the puns can be dire - no bad thing).

The characters were very standard, but Mother Grundy was pure Granny Weatherwax and lifted the story a bit when she was around, and our hero was definitely Blackadder (with a huge dash of Lord Flashheart).

Personally, I think Randell Garett's Lord Darcy is a better alternate history with magic.

However, if you like British humour like Pratchett, Blackadder, Adams and Python, and punning like in the Xanth books, you will most probably like this.

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- Clare

Great alternate history fiction from Abnett

What made the experience of listening to Triumff: Her Majesty's Hero the most enjoyable?

Abnett did a great job in creating this work. He was able to make it a perfect balance of comedy, intrigue, and sword play. The narrator does well to depict all of te characters and delivers the quips and jokes with maximum effect. I was entertained immensly by this and hope Abnett will make a few more adventures for Triumff!


What did you like best about this story?

The comedy and action mix.


Which scene was your favorite?

The sword fight in the rain introducing Triumff.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed throughout!


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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2011
  • Publisher: Angry Robot on Brilliance Audio