Patrick W. Carr is both his first novel and the first book in The Staff & The Sword trilogy. It is an epic fantasy set in a world where the church is second only to the king, though seemingly not by much. Errol Stone, the village drunkard, is paid handsomely by a church messenger to deliver a package to Pater Martin, a priest who lives outside the village, on the other side of some challenging terrain. Errol knows the way like the back of his hand, but surefooted as he is, he runs into trouble when he realizes he is being followed by a man in black who apparently wants him dead. He makes it to the cabin, but only just barely. This would only be the first in a long string of instances where he likely wishes he had never volunteered to deliver that package, because he ends up becoming a reluctant member of a small party setting out for the city of Erinon - the seat of both the kingdom and the church - and his life is never truly his again.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Well, Internet, it is another new year (and has been for a couple of weeks now). I've been busy, busy, busy with work and school, and I just got back from a month-long holiday. Work and classes have started back up, so the busy isn't quite over yet, but that doesn't mean the blog is dead! Reviews will still be coming, they will just continue to be more few and far between for a little while, unless I end up with more free time than expected this semester.
I have so many books that I look very forward to sharing with you all, and I hope you find some of them interesting enough to check out for yourself!
The reading challenges are a lot of fun, but I might lay off of them until my classes are over, unless a small one pops up that I can't resist.
So this is 2014 - off to a good start, and I plan to keep it that way.