Emma Mickley brings us a tale in the mold of Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court. Our hero – Adrien Lord Son, fourth in line of succession – intends to lead as quiet and unassuming life in the service of crown and country. As usually happens to well-meaning fools, his plans are soon thwarted by visitors from another place and time.
I read this story last spring and loved it. A true hero’s hero facing confusing and insurmountable odds, collecting as motley – and dedicated – a crew as exist anywhere in literature. A well fleshed world with lively characters and engaging situations provides the stage for Adrien and Eleanna in their unlikely and deadly quest.
This is a comfort read. Mickley doesn’t freight the story down with a lot of heavy baggage. The themes that she weaves so skillfully unfold in good time without cluttering the narrative along the way.
If you’re looking for a cracking good story with evil villains and admirable heros, why not grab a sample of The Lord Son’s Travels and see what you think?
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
Learn more about Nathan Lowell and his works at http://nathanlowell.com
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