Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A Reaper of Stone (A Reaper of Stone #1)

A Reaper of Stone (A Reaper of Stone #1)
author: Mark Gelineau
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.79
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2016/02/03
date added: 2016/02/03
'A Reaper of Stone' by Mark Gelineau and Joe King is part of a shared world series of novellas. I had read 'Rend the Dark' first and it features the main character of this novella.

The book opens with Elinor as a young student. She's been sent out on a prank to kill a rendworm, a hightly dangerous act. Usually the student gets stopped before attempting this, but Elinor didn't and her mentor Conbert thinks she needs saving. He thinks wrong and this look at Elinor as a younger person shows the serious dedication she gives to the art of killing.

Years later, Conbert and Elinor are sent throughout the kingdom. There mission is to oversee the dismantling of strongholds throughout the kingdom. It all goes well until they get to Timberline. Then, it doesn't.

I like this world and it's strange creatures. I especially like the characters. I like the format. Each story is short and manageable, unlike a lot of ponderous epic fantasy. I'll be back for more.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Gelineau and King, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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