This is definitely a story that will fit for those who want a deep story with some moments of humor. It also shows that it possible to take traditional fantasy themes and tell them in a new and modern take that will keep a reader returning for more. The monsters within the pages are also creatures that will stick with you, maybe even haunting the dreams of the reader. This was a stellar debut novel and launches Kian Ardalan to the list of authors to watch!
The Fantastically Underwhelming Epic of a Dead Wizard and an Average Bard
I cannot recommend this book enough. If you are a lover of all things fantasy, then you will absolutely adore this story. It is a big cosy fantasy hug of a book – packed with action, adventure, emotion, some dark moments balanced with good humour, and fantastic characters you will love. If you are looking for a standalone fantasy epic that really does have it all, then look no further. You will be far from underwhelmed.