"A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity," revel in this explosive debut fantasy of magic and mayhem that"will have you rooting for dragons over humans and loving every minute of it."(Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author)
There's nothing special about Ben Garston. . .or so he'd have you believe. He won't tell you, for instance, that he's also known as Red Ben. That the world of myth and legend isn't just a fantasy, as we've been led to believe. And he certainly can't let you know the secret of what's hiding just beneath his skin. . .
But now a centuries-old rivalry has just resurfaced, and the delicate balance between his world and ours is about to be shattered. Something is hiding in the heart of the city -- and it's about to be unleashed.
Behind every myth, there's a spark of truth. . .
Revisiting the Fantastical
This is a refreshing twist on the modern fantasy novel. It has the high tragic heroic form of books such as Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle, and the mythic history of Le Morte d'Arthur by Malory. You will find beautiful language; rarely used words in this modern literary age, laid out in harsh brush strokes that still manage to paint a Bestiary worth of Draconic images in our imaginations.
Forced myself to read the whole stinking thing, I pushed through all ten years of this borefest, going to sleep now