The Sword and the Dragon is an epic fantasy with a fun and very fast pace.
But if you are the type to lag behind while flipping through your bestiary, there is every fantasy monster imaginable in here to deal with you. And it’s a non-stop gauntlet of them.
What I was most impressed by was the multiple viewpoints from a strong set characters. Each with their own story that is brought together by the time you reach the end. Most of them are brave enough to reach for unfathomable heights, which tends to drop them into a heap of trouble. But that’s okay, because chances are that they just fell right-on your most-awesome list of people as well. Then you will want to hear their history.
Mikahl is the hero who takes a true hero’s stance. He doesn’t run from anything (unless it’s the people of the entire country who want him dead, but this is understandable). He gets the job done, without sulking for too long over the price of saving his kingdom.
The indie excitement over this book is justified. I will be reading on to, Kings, Queens, Heroes, and Fools, to hold onto my own even longer. The Sword and the Dragon will bring you right back to the magic, monsters, dwarves, elves and demons you thought you escaped by growing out of, only to realize you never wanted to. Bring a sword.