Since starting this review blog, this is the first book I’ll be giving a 5-star rating!
This book was reminiscent of a little series called, “The Black Company.” Though the band is smaller, it has that same vibe of comradery within a group of people that may not be the most upstanding of citizens, but do have their own moral standards that they abide by. It isn’t as dark as that series, or even “The Band,” series. Yet I can’t help but feel that it falls within that group, any fan of those series will love it as much as I did.
Dan Koboldt does an outstanding job of building his world around the story, without overloading the reader with all the details upfront in a, “here’s the grand tour,” way. I love that. The magic is worked in nicely, and the history of the characters is revealed with a natural feel. Overall, this book is just well written and I can’t wait to read more! I imagine the gang is kicked back at a table in the Red Rooster Inn awaiting the next adventure and I plan on being there to see what happens!
If you are a fan of well-written Fantasy, do yourself a favor and read this one.