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"A knight is nothing, if not for a quest"
on April 9, 2012
A brilliant 'Dungeons and Dragonesque" tale of grief, loss, retribution and true love, set against a mythical background of Elfs, Dwarfs, Wizards and other beings too strange to describe. As the story goes, although only indirectly involved in a tragic incident and not the direct cause, Ka-Ron, the Knight errant has drawn the ire of a powerful enchantress who delivers a curse so diabolical, it will make your head spin.
As if that's not bad enough, this sorceress ratchets up the spell to such a level that poor Ka-Ron becomes a virtual puppet on a string, a hapless victim for which one can only feel the deepest pity. But, what is this, Ka-Ron actually loves the predicament? However, Ka-Ron later is shocked to learn that this is a "blood curse" and affects beloved children. But, as Ka-Ron finds out, and as one character so aptly describes, in the final analysis, "We have the power within us to forgive."
Is this fine novel a parable for gender dysphoria? You be the judge.I place this tale in the lofty category of the very fine "The Emperess Sword and "The Prisoners of Gender."