I met Patrick McLean years ago and miles away at BaltiCon. Somewhere there’s a picture of Patrick, the late PG Holyfield, and me doing the “Charlies Angels” pose at a joint book release party we did at BaltiCon one year. He’s a good guy and somebody I’d like to collaborate with more. This review isn’t one of those collaborations. It’s more like “fan mail from some flounder.”
The Merchant Adventurer is the kind of story that makes me grin. Just the concept alone – where most fantasy adventures feature adventurers, this one is a shopkeeper. By and large he’s a pretty pragmatic individual. His core values carry him through – sometimes with hilarious results. I only wish Patrick would write a sequel. I think there’s enough thread left at the end of this tale to start a new one.
But – as always – don’t take my word for it. Why not grab a sample – and settle back in a comfy chair – to see for yourself?
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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