Rating: I'M OBSESSED
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Fiction
Publication Date: 2013-11-09
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Book Blurb: When Sir Edric Greenlock, the Hero of Hornska, is summoned to attend the King in the dead of night he fears imminent execution. Committing adultery is frowned upon in King Lawrence's domains, especially when it's with Lawrence's wife. The King, however, has something else in mind. Priceless royal treasures have been stolen, and the King dispatches Sir Edric to retrieve them in a mission that could optimistically be described as suicidal.
Along the way he'll battle rockheaded golems, terrible sorcery and the Ursk: a race of brutal slavers who consider humans to be a sort of edible currency.
Accompanied by his pathologically loyal manservant Dog, the prudish elf Lysandra, and a man called Colin, he must travel to the Unholy Temple to retrieve the royal treasures from a mysterious thief.
Sooooo, this was different. And, for me, not in a bad way. I will say, those easily offended by characters who hold loose morales might want to steer clear. My own morales can stay perfectly intact without me feeling guilty for enjoying the escapades of unscrupulous characters, but I know not everyone is like me. I’d hate to see this book rated poorly because someone took offense to the character’s actions, so I highly recommend you read the sample on Amazon.
Sir Edric is a sleazy knight who looks out for himself, but I was completely caught up in his story and ensnared by the dry humor and internal ramblings of this terribly flawed character. He is far from perfect, and he does not strive to be perfect. He’s a womanizer, a drunk, and a generally selfish person who stumbles into righteous acts quite by mistake. If you want to laugh and if you can understand a little warped dry humor, I’d highly recommend this book. It’s short and a wonderful surprise. I shamelessly state for the record that I am in love with Sir Edric and Dog!
In conclusion, sometimes imperfect can be a perfect fit to what you needed. And I needed a good laugh.