Author: Peter Fehervari
Series: Warhammer Horror Week 2020 #2
Publisher: Black Library
Released: October 27th, 2020
Nightbleed is one of the newer short stories to come from the world of Warhammer Horror. Specifically, it was released as part of the Warhammer Horror Week 2020, and is written by Peter Fehervari (one of the main reasons I really wanted to check it out!).
Chel is was once a proud medicae, but now she lives in disgrace, stuck working at night due to lack of options. That is, until a horror sweeps into her life, changing the streets of her city. Skreech is a man (perhaps) who has taken to living on the streets, writing the word he knows to be true on the walls, hoping to wake up others alongside him.
“As is so often the way with dreams, her words go unspoken, but not unheard.”
Needless to say, Nightbleed is every bit as twisted and disturbing as one could hope for. Arguably, it’s quite a bit more than that. Peter Fehervari certainly has a way with words, and with warping the worlds of Warhammer.
It’s a macabre tale, with plenty of dark implications woven throughout (hints can be found in the description itself, for those that are curious). It was fascinating seeing how these two very different souls ended up revolving around and interacting with one another.
Perhaps fascinating isn’t quite the right word. It’s more like watching a horror that one cannot look away from. You know things are going to go catastrophically wrong, and yet your eyes remain glued to the page.
That is, in essence, what it feels like to be reading this short. Once again, I must give full credit to Fehervari for what he has managed to create here.