A Shadow in the Moonlight - Advance Readers Copy
by Joshua Blum
My Rating: ★★★★☆
(I have received this ARC from the Author in exchange for my honest review.)
This may have been a short read but it captured my attention from the start and didn't lose hold until the end.
A hunter of no name, lost, hungry and cold; stumbles upon an amateur wizard trying to cast himself invisible, only for the hunter to mess it up and cause himself, in a sense, to be cursed by the unsuccessful spell.
I will give no more away, because no one likes a story spoiled.
I very much liked the world that Mr. Blum has created. In those short pages he manages to paint a vivid pictured that sets the right building blocks to get our minds run wild. I had no trouble picturing the landscape that he painted, nor was I ever confused.
The mage, the fumble that he is, is my favorite charter in this short. He's a mess, but at the same time he's got this I-don't-give-a-f*ck vibe going on. Points.
Then ending is sweet but there is a spoiler of a sort that suckered punched my feels a little too heard. Not cool, not cool. -_-
I highly recommend this little short. It's sweet, fun, vivid and alive. A hidden love story and the setup for his novel The Thirteenth Hour , you will not be disappointed. I personally can’t wait to dive into that amazing world of magic.
Thank you Joshua Blum for choosing me to advance read this intriguing world, and for setting the stage, in my head, for when I read The Thirteenth Hour.