Blade of the Destroyer, The Last Bucelarii, #1


DARK FANTASY:  He has no name. He is known only as The Hunter. Immortal, near impossible to kill and even more impossible to escape once you are his prey, The Hunter’s unique skills can be had for the right price. He has no memory of his life before he walked into the city of Voramis, but the 30 or 40 years he’s lived there have been profitable ones. If not happy, he is at least content with his life until he’s hired to kill a Priest of the Beggar God. Everything he thought he knew about himself changes and he has hard decisions to make. One thing is certain, The Hunter cannot outrun himself.


From the first words on the page this fantasy holds the reader spellbound even after the book is finished. Reminiscent of medieval times, this richly drawn world captivates. Told primarily from The Hunter’s POV, his character is very well-defined even if his past is a mystery. While there are several other minor characters who take up the tale, the shift in POV is smooth and each adds a richness and depth to how the people of Voramis perceive The Hunter. The beginning is fascinating, but it isn’t until The Hunter accepts the job to kill the Beggar Priest that the author really ramps up the excitement. Pages won’t turn fast enough as The Hunter is thrown not one, but several curveballs and how he will react isn’t a given. Root for an assassin? Oh, yes, one must!


Carol Conley