Misfits’ Trek (The Talan Revolt, #4)
Recently, I was asked to read and review Misfits’ Trek (The Talan Revolt, #4) written by John Blackport. It’s a “fantasy adventure” story made up of fantasy creatures (ogres, elves, etc) as well as magic powers and multiple lives! It has a healthy dose of battles and strategy sessions from various characters, even a bit of romance mixed in the story.
Meet Rick Rivoire, the hero of the tale. In this book of the series, he desperately (and rather quickly) plans to break his old lover out of a prisoners’ wagon, saving her from a mass execution. Immediately the reader is thrown into the scene with the author’s great skill of descriptive writing. It’s like you’re right there at Rick’s side, hearing his thoughts, and unable to help cheer him on even if his actions aren’t morally “right” but still fitting.
The story takes place in a colonial like era where people are gearing up for a large battle against the government who still practices slavery and denies religious freedom. Readers will recognize some technology such as sabers, pistols, and cannons while those new to this genre may have to quickly get used to the idea of magic, elves, and battle planning. I’ll admit some of the fighting scenes were rough but expected for this type of book.
My favorite part about this story was the ending. No, I won’t give it away, but it made sense even though it wasn’t what I saw coming. I’d recommend this book, stand alone or as part of the series, to anyone who already enjoys this type of story OR for someone who wants something “different” but doesn’t know what to try. I’ll be checking out John Blackport’s other stories as well.
For more reviews on this series:
Raingun (The Talan Revolt, #1)
Resolution (The Talan Revolt, #2)
Balislanka (The Talan Revolt, #3)
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