Hello readers and welcome to another stop on the Write Reads blog tour. I am going to be straight up with you from the start with this one…I have not read the book. I have a TBR high enough to climb and big enough to crush any one who dared to disturb one of the Jenga like book blocks which make up its vast and unending structure. I was very up front about my huge to do list and zero time to do things predicament with The Write Reads when the tour came up, and I was advised I could do a chapter one review, a kind of preview of the book if you will. I was unaware this was a thing but have since discovered it is indeed and so, here I am. This therefore is not a book review or a book recommendation (as I would never have the audacity to pretend I read something or recommend something I had not in fact read). This is more of an introduction, a speed date rather than a moonlit dinner or movie date. This is putting the book out into the world for you guys to check out its premise and blurb and see if it tickles your fancy. With that in mind, let’s give you that trusty blurb:

Gravedigger Volke Savan wants nothing more than to be like his hero, the legendary magical swashbuckler, Gregory Ruma. First he needs to become an arcanist, someone capable of wielding magic, which requires bonding with a mythical creature. And he’ll take anything—a pegasus, a griffin, a ravenous hydra—maybe even a leviathan, like Ruma.

So when Volke stumbles across a knightmare, a creature made of shadow and terror, he has no reservations. But the knightmare knows a terrible secret: Ruma is a murderer out to spread corrupted magic throughout their island nation. He’s already killed a population of phoenixes and he intends to kill even more. 

In order to protect his home, his adopted sister, and the girl he admires from afar, Volke will need to confront his hero, the Master Arcanist Gregory Ruma.

I myself am not the biggest fantasy reader, however given that the first word of the blurb contains the word ‘Gravedigger’ even I was interested. A read of chapter one confirms that this is a deep and rich fantasy world brimming with lore and magic. This also has a darkness to it which would make it of interest to darker souls such as myself. It seems like a book for fans of epic fantasy, fantasy series and dark fantasy…lovers of myth, magic and mayhem. So if this sounds like your cup of tea, grab your copy here. I might even get around to it myself…eventually.

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