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- Print Length: 116 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1096763524
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075WXP1SV
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This one follows the path of two Rangers after the war has ended. These two deal with trying to find their way in life now that the fighting is over. Without families and friends they end up at the tavern and that is where this adventure begins! What follows is a hair-raising tale befitting of JT's dark fantasy style. There are the moments that make me laugh and others that make me cringe and by the end I'm left satisfied but wanting more!
Well done JT, well done!
The book starts off with a familiar epic fantasy trope: two rangers that were hired swordsmen by an unmentioned king are drinking their woes away after they won a difficult war against the elves. And what was their prize after risking their lives, seeing their friends perish, protect human villages and successfully defeat the enemy? An unwarranted dishonorable discharge, presumably because the king felt threatened by a potential revolt from their kind because he can't fully control them.
And so our two heroes Bradac and Ancor (I might have mispelled the names) are jobless, weary, and accruing a hefty tab after spending the past few weeks drinking nonstop. And well, as kind as the tavern manager is, he has to pay taxes, and his two loyal clients owe him 200 gold coins. Luckily for the two rangers, a strange elderly man wearing a hood has given them an offer that seems too good to be true: visit an abandoned hillside with an ominous name and retrieve an unspecified package that was left behind. The old man casually never tells them what the object was, how likely they could be killed during the quest, or the reason why the old man is trusting them of all people with this specific mission without even bothering to reveal his name.
Pinned to a wall when the tavern owner hears the mentioning that they now have a job that they didn't precisely accept yet, they tread off without a horse or suitable weapons and start to discover something very dangerous lurks in that area...
Now, I didn't care too much about the other book I have read from this author, but I have to admit that this tale was very fun and easygoing. It's kind of like a Hollywood action flick starring The Rock where the good guys fight a coven of vampires. Is the writing good? The author repeats words a lot and seems to forget some grammar rules such as typing "an hermit" instead of "a hermit". Some readers might grumble that female characters are pretty much left as NPC cannon fodder. But while the book reads a bit too much like the plot of a videogame and the ending felt very rushed (I wished we had more insight about the things the elf herbalist Aluk did), I did have a lot of fun reading it. The only thing I felt was missing from the story was the lack of elf vampires. The book promised me elf vampires and left us hanging.