It is with great pleasure that I take part in the Dark and Light tour. I am always honoured to be involved in anything Seventh Star Press, a simply fantastic publishing company because of the great people involved authors and behind the scenes alike. I have read at least one book by each of the SSP authors D.A. Adams up to now being the one who I somehow never got to. That has changed with this tour.
The dwarven saga begins… Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and sell them as slaves. The humans to the east want to control the world’s resources. Caught in the middle, Roskin finds himself chased by slave traders and soldiers alike as he discovers that friendship is the best fortune of all. Just when he thinks he has triumphed, an act of betrayal sends him into bondage. His only hope of escape is the faltering courage of a disgraced warrior whose best days are behind him…
I asked to read the first in the series, Brotherhood of Dwarves.The newest Dark and Light being the fourth in the fantasy, action, adventure series.
Brotherhood of Dwarves is a foundation to what I am sure will be an exciting series. I am sorry I didn’t get to it sooner.
I was quite pleased with the adventure I was taken on. Roskin is a great character. Strong, capable but young and naive. When he heads off on an adventure of his own with ideas of fortune in his head he comes into more than he bargained for. Roskin meets a variety of characters who are part of the reason this story is so enjoyable. Human, dwarves and orcs. When betrayed Roskin ends up in a place worse than he had ever imagined. These strong character moments shine. Roskin becomes a character one cares for and one you must know more about. It’s why I want to read the other books in the series. Good to know the forth is already available.
The book has flaws however information overloads are dry and not well presented. Interesting yes but when reading fantasy I’m not sure if a history lesson particularly one so detailed is necessary. This improves greatly the more into the book you go so while hard to get through at times is worth doing. In addition to this Roskin is quite bothered by an act that seamed quite reasonable and justified later in the book however he does the same thing but in a less than savoury way. Why is he so bothered only to not be as so down the road?
This story of self discovery is a fine read and I very much appreciate that the character focus is on dwarves. No cookie cutter, young, perfect characters. Real, genuine and unique. I recommend Brotherhood and look forward myself to the rest of the series.
The stakes are higher than ever in the fourth installment of the popular dwarven saga!
The Great Empire has surrounded the Kiredurks and are preparing to conquer the kingdom, but unknown to them, Kwarck, the mysterious hermit of the plains, has his own plan in action. To the east, he has summoned an elven army and charged Crushaw with leading them into battle. To the south, Roskin will gather an army from the fractured Ghaldeon lands. But to the west, an ancient and powerful evil stirs.
The Great War is about to errupt, if Roskin can overcome the Dark One…