Set in a dark fairytale world, Crown of Bone follows a young woman, Caewen, forced to take up a quest by a magician who thinks himself a little above things as adventures… She crosses snowy and sunlit mountains carved with old faces in the stone, and passes through airless forests, meeting strange creatures on the way. She arrives finally at the charmed city of the Wisht Folk, the Place of Vines and Mists, where she will find that the quest has more twists to it than she suspected…
Crown of Bone is the first novella in a fantasy series, The Winter King. Each story forms together into a plot arc but can be read as stand-alone books.
The detail in this novella is surprising. Considering it’s length, I expected it to feel a bit rushed and lacking. I was wrong.
This novella reads a bit like a excerpt out of a bigger story and in many ways it is.
The descriptions in this novella are well done. From the magician Mannagarm, to the ghoul among the Whist, the descriptions are gritty and dark.
This world is rough and dark.
I love that the hero is a woman. It’s not often the hero in a fantasy novella is a woman. Usually it’s a whole pile of guys with women playing less labor intensive roles.
Not here, Caewen is no queen or high born lady. She is from the poorest conditions and still manages to triumph.
A great start to what I hope will be a great series.
The Technical Data:
Title: A Treasure Of Bone & Promises | Author(s): Hob Goodfellowe |
Publisher: Hob Goodfellowe / Publication Date: 7-11-2015 |Pages: 54 (Kindle) | ISBN: B011FCOKZ2 | Genre(s): Fantasy / Epic |Language:English | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2-8-2016 | Source: Copy from Author