The Contract: Get to the Tower, Kill the Beast.
Simple enough? The problem is Theron, Aldous, and Kendrick are no longer in a world they know and between them and the tower are a few hundred miles of woods and waters infested with beasts and monsters.
With a mutant and a dead man as their only guides, the three will have to rely on their trust for each other more than ever to get through.
A Twisted Tale of Three Unlikely Heroes
Heretic monk turned sorcerer, Aldous Weaver. Infamous crusader turned fugitive, Kendrick the Cold. Aristocrat, rogue, monster hunter, and legend in his own mind, Theron Ward.
Three men condemned to die for their crimes find in each other both the will and the means to survive. A dark brotherhood with Sword and Sorcery is forged, and all monsters meek and mighty do fear the three.
Plot: In book seven of the Sword and Sorcery series, Doose returns to a vivid land of warriors, monsters, and mutants.
Prose: Doose's prose is lyrical, polished, and visceral.
Originality: Readers will recognize many of the reliable conventions of fantasy, but Doose finely establishes the tense circumstances, providing readers with an immersive adventure and offering a number of narrative twists along the way.
Character/Execution: Aldous, Theron, and Kendrick are distinct and lively characters tasked with a mission that will require them to pool their strength and ingenuity in order to survive.
Date Submitted: August 28, 2020