Welcome back to Fantasy Friday!
J. D. L. Rosell is a prolific fantasy writer who I am just beginning to get into. I read A Fable of Blood and An Omen in the Snow, but not yet the other two, all of which you can get for free when you sign up for his email list as short introductions to his various series. I have more to look forward to – and so do you, if you have not already discovered him. Must find the time! And speaking of time, Fantasy Friday is going to transition to twice a month, as I begin soon the slow process of drafting The Storm Breaks, the sequel to The Gathering Storm. Looking forward to carrying on the tale!
What I loved: A Fable of Blood introduces Tal, around whom many legends swirl. I warmed up to him right away and enjoyed reading this tale about his journey to a ruined tower and its ancient guardian, who has long awaited him to bestow upon him a great treasure. What he does with it continues in The Legends of Tal series, starting with A King’s Bargain. How lucky to know this and several other full-length novels await me! An Omen in the Snow is about Yonik and his vision-quest to become a gothi (priest of the hunter god, Skoll) in which he battles a greatbear. He pursues this path after the tragic death of his family. What he discovers on his quest leads to the Norse-influenced Runewar Saga, which starts with A Throne of Ice and Ash. I did not warm up to Yonik as much as I did Tal, but may still pursue him later. I like him better already the second time looking over this short intro than I did the first time and the cover to the book just begs to be opened and read!
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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?