The Making of a Man: A Short Story Anthology (Novels of Rhynan #2.5)


MEDIEVAL FANTASY:  Lord Simon Cordale is the Earl of Dentin. His family is loyal to the King, but at the same time they do not want to enter an unjust war. After his father is killed by his brother in a hunting accident, it is left to Simon to rule their land and keep the peace between his people and the King. He decides to choose men who are not only excellent warriors but who will also be loyal to him. 

It is a struggle for Dentin to find his place in life. He encounters many obstacles to deter him. But he courageously continues his quest for love, family and loyalty.

Rachel Rossano takes the reader on a fantastic journey, seen not only through Dentin's eyes, but through the other characters in the stories of the anthology. When there is a break in the middle it is explained that these stories are before his appearance in "Duty: First Novel of Rhynan and after "Honor". This is a book that is easily put down and the reader is not compelled to finish it all in one sitting. Yet the author somehow has the talent to make the stories adventurous enough for men and romantic enough for women without losing the integrity of the tales. 

Rose Mary Espinosa