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Paperback Details
  • 08/2016
  • 978-0986088476
  • 374 pages
  • $16.99
Ebook Details
  • 08/2016
  • B01KDM081A
  • 341 pages
  • $2.99
A.M. Rycroft
Author, Illustrator
Into the Darkness
A.M. Rycroft, author

She never set out to end the world.

Sell-sword Aeryn Ravane shut everyone out when her father died. A whisper in the dark pulls her back, promising an end to her torment if she captures the legendary sword sealed within the Black Caverns. Ending the curse that guards it,however, means unlocking the secrets of the past, some of which should stay buried.

Her quest turns into a fight for survival when she comes face-to-face with an ancient evil. She rescues a young thief pulled into the horrors and darkness spreading across Cathell. Keeping them alive and saving their world will take every bit of Aeryn's strength and wit. Will it be enough?

Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 7.75 out of 10

Assessment:

A trio of intrepid adventurers—sell-sword Aeryn Ravane, orphaned waif Theon and the ghost of legendary warrior Tynan Selvantyr—armed with the magic sword Aric, band together to defeat the evil Harbinger in this rousing sword-and-sorcery extravaganza. The novel is plotted well with a complex back-story that emerges gradually. The book's characters are well developed with nuanced personalities and motives, and Aeryn and Theo are a well-matched pair of stalwart women who can hold their own with the stereotypical male heroes who tend to dominate this type of fiction.

Date Submitted: September 03, 2016

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 08/2016
  • 978-0986088476
  • 374 pages
  • $16.99
Ebook Details
  • 08/2016
  • B01KDM081A
  • 341 pages
  • $2.99

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