Happy New Year everyone! And may this be the year that you find all the happiness you’ve been looking for, all the health and prominence that you deserve, and – of course – all the books you could hope to read!
We’re back today with a book from the Otherworld that is going to surely introduce you to your favorite new author. Heath Pfaff is a writer with years of experience and a handful of novels that will really whet your appetite for epic fantasy. Today, though, we’re talking about Servant of Steel, a book in the genre that has just the right sprinklings of humor and darkness—elements you’ll find are Pfaff’s bread and butter. Xandrith is charming in his own way, and he easily drives the story forward into a world that keeps expanding.
Having two of his fingers cut off at an early age hadn’t done much to make Xandrith an agreeable fellow. Besides marking him as a pariah and having him shunned by even his own family, it had also hurt. A lot. Being stripped of a few of his fingers and cast out of the Order of Mages had left him bitter and angry, but if there was any consolation to be had it was that he was doing rather well in his new line of work. While perforating people for money might not have been the most noble of callings, it was quite lucrative. Well, it had been quite lucrative.
In a conspiracy of fate seemingly beyond his control, Xan soon finds himself facing a dilemma of conscience, and that isn’t something he’s familiar with. One dilemma leads to another, and before long the mage-turned-assassin finds himself performing more and more honorable deeds. Worse yet, without even attempting to do so he manages to acquire friends and to develop a sense of compassion.
As Xan struggles with his burgeoning humanity, a terrible darkness begins to wake in the world. The Order of Mages, once an overbearing power of control, seems to be losing its grip as a terrifying doom of their own creation rises in the north. As if that wasn’t enough, the horror brought upon the world by the folly of the mages may only be the precursor to something far more sinister.
Servant of Steel is just one of the handful of books that Pfaff has out at the moment. Still, if you’re looking for your first great book of the new year, you don’t have to look any further than this. Check it out on Amazon today!
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