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For two bucks on Kindle, or a few more for the softcover (I went softcover, I'm a purist...) it's worth taking the chance
"You COULD try doing it like a man?" -Sir Luther
Go ahead, be a man (or woman). Grab the book and give it a shot from a new and upcoming author in the fantasy genre!
This Medieval/horror/fantasy/detective noire story is his most recent accomplishment. Sir Luther Krait is one troubled messed up character. Scoundrel, admitted coward, and survivor, he's forced to solve problems for people he hates, in a place he loathes and discovers things he does not want to know. In spite of everything, Krait is a witty smooth talker who's tongue saves his skin as often as his sword.
Kevin Wright delivers an engrossing read that is part horror, part medieval political struggle and part noir detective story. The pacing is tight, the plot complex and carefully constructed and the voice is engaging.
Asylum City has been wracked by the changing tides of the Hundred Years War, religious schism and the plague. And the protagonist, justicar Sir Luther Slythe Krait has been dragged into the deadly quagmire by perhaps the most frightening of a rogue's gallery of nobles and clergy struggling for control. Krait has to solve a seemingly impossible and brutal murder in a hostile city on a tight timeline, or see his brother executed.
A gritty world; a suspicion of black magic; deep, dynamic and fully realized characters and a tightly wound mystery, all told in an engaging insightful fashion by a cynical detective. If Sam Spade or Spenser buckled on a sword and sought clues among the throne rooms and plague pits of 14th Century Europe, this is probably what it would look like.
As always, Wright has given us a story that's a fun read, so long as you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty.
This novel absolutely defines the reason I do this. Kevin has written a superb novel. It took a bit of acclimation to his writing style but once I settled in the pages flew.
The story is told in the first person and has the feel of fantasy noir. I personally favor noir for the opporunity it affords the writer to truly define the character. Kevin does this in spades with Luther. He is the quintessential anti-hero with a slick wit and warped morality. Luther must navigate the dangerous streets of a city on the brink of war. Investigating the murders of three children in order to save his brother and keep his head attached.
This novel is grim, very grim at times but it is tempered with descriptive imagery and dialogue that truly bring the story to life.
Get it while you can on Amazon Prime. It is definitely worth your time.