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A Bard Day's Knight
Michael A. Ventrella


Our Price: 5.99 USD

ISBN-10: 1-77115-230-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-771152-30-3
Genre:  Fantasy/SF/Medieval
eBook Length:  231  Pages
Published:  March 2015





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What is really fascinating about an anthology like this is seeing what the world of Fortannis looks like through eyes with so many different perspectives. Old familiar friends are here – Ventrella's own squires Terin and Darlissa, Curso Brambletoes the clever, subtle hobling, exiled sellsword Sarlon and his companions Minnow and Mumblepeg – and new ones, including a unique view of the life of a rather unusual Goblin in "Shiny Savior", the eponymous and clever hero of "The Life and Death and Life of Beryl Truesword", Brenlund in "Blinded" who has to overcome his preconceptions to save both himself and others from a terrible fate.



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Excerpt


Welcome to Fortannis-a place where adventure waits to waylay you around every corner.

It's a land where humans mingle with stubborn dwarves, mysterious elves, and feathered biata against shape-shifting gryphons, necromantic zombies, and silly goblins. It's a land where things are never as they seem; where good and evil are not always clear-cut, and where the strong do not always prevail.

In Fortannis, one can learn magic by summoning the power of the flow of order in the world, to tie yourself to the living cycle of all around you. Or, if your inclinations are darker, you can be tempted by the flow of chaos and entropy, which allows you to create undead abominations and cast substantially more powerful spells (in exchange for the corruption of your soul). Hey, the choice is yours.

This is the third collection of stories which take place in the world of Fortannis (which also happens to be the world in which my two novels take place-what a coincidence!). Some of these stories feature characters introduced in the first two collections, but you do not have to read the earlier ones to enjoy these stories. There are grand adventures, humorous contrivances, and strong morality tales. You'll meet clever con artists, suspicious spies, and pompous nobles. There are unexpected twists and turns and danger lurking on every page.

Happy reading!