Degrees of Delusion

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
After being publicly shamed and kicked out of the imperial service academy, Fortis chose to serve in the only other way possible: as a mercenary.

Working far from the boundaries of his homeland, he never thought he’d have anything to do with the empire again… until a powerful wizard hires the company to destroy an imperial outpost.

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Words: 9,930
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301024902
About Lindsay Buroker

Lindsay is a full-time independent fantasy author who loves travel, hiking, tennis, and vizslas. She grew up in the Seattle area but moved to Arizona when she realized she was solar-powered.

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Review by: bsnick on Aug. 22, 2013 :
I'd love to see this character as the subject of a new book, or a series of shorts. Granted, being homosexual (or at least a man with a crush on another man) will probably limit the market some, but he's a schemer like so many other Buroker main characters. It would be fun to see him run across members of Amaranthe's crew. I'm sure he'd give them flashbacks to their time in Emperor's Edge.

The story does come across as somewhat stunted, given that we see the beginning, we see the result of the plan, but we don't see the plan in action. The middle part was sort of skipped over, and though I can see why it did sort of make the story leap forward unexpectedly.

I'm loath to give this less than 5, but all things considered it feels a little bit like a section of the story was removed, so I'll go with a 4 and a recommendation that people read this anyway.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: A Brooks on June 21, 2013 :
I have read and enjoyed all of this author's other books, and was interested to see an earlier, previously unpublished story. A bit different than either of the series, but with plenty of action and humor; another enjoyable tale.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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