The monarch wants him dead. A dragon’s torching the realm. Is his heroic gig about to be a critical catastrophe?
Gorm Ingerson knows the king is a fink. With the land’s insidious ruler hell-bent on his destruction, the axe-wielding Dwarf berserker is desperate to beat him to the punch. But when he discovers the rotten regent’s claim of a town razed by the world’s richest dragon is false, the gruff adventurer fears there’s more than a personal grudge at stake.
Struggling to convince his old comrades that they need to help him solve the mystery, the dwarven idealist stumbles into a sinister smuggling ring. And with strange creatures, cunning assassins, and vindictive bankers all plotting his demise, Gorm worries this time the price of doing the right thing will be fatally high.
Can he make a saving throw against death with a high-stakes roll at disadvantage?
This was an amazingly fun conclusion to the Dark Profit Saga. It revisits the stories of many of the characters from the previous books and pulls them all back together in sometimes surprising ways. And like the other books, there is a healthy dose of humor throughout the pages (even during some of the intense boss fights.)
Half of the story is focused on Gorm and his plot to undermine King Johan, while the other half is steeped in the economics of the world’s hero/questing institution. There’s some metaphysical weirdness thrown in, a bit of magic, a dragon, and a lot of friendship.
It’s really hard to write a review of this book without giving spoilers away from the previous two, but I want to say this: I really enjoyed how the story played out and was glad to see a few happy endings.
If you like D&D/MMO vibes, I encourage you to check out this series. It’s a ton of fun.