Douglas R. Brown is a fantasy and horror writer living in Pataskala, Ohio. He began writing as a cathartic way of dealing with the day-to-day stresses of life as a firefighter/paramedic for the Columbus Ohio Division of Fire. Now he focuses his writing on fantasy and horror where he can draw from his lifelong love of the genres. He has been married for 17 years and has a son and two dogs.
on June 22, 2012 :
It's a bitter cold winter in the mountain cave. Rasi is starving and aches through his bones. The only thing helping him pull through are the memories of his desceased wife, his friends, and his hatred for the man responsible for him being here. Though, these memories, happy or not, are starting to become to much for the broken man.
We see a few memories of people Rasi likes to think on. One is his beautiful and now passed wife. A fond moment. Then we see a moment where Rasi shows his strength as a leading soldier, where he leaves with one other close friend to save their closest friend who's held captive. It was nice seeing these two men with Rasi, in their glory again. And to feel the bond these men have. Then, in the end, we see Rasi struggling with his straps. The struggle of who's in charge.
In this short story we get a glimpse of the fantasy world Rasi resides in. We get a feel for stature his friends and fellow soldiers see him at, and the King's thoughts on him as well. In the end I felt for Rasi again, and remembered the book. I'm ready for book two to come out.
If you've not read the first book, that's okay, read this free short novella to get a taste of the world. The only hints to the book are: Edonea, the straps, and something with Elijah. If I hadn't read the book first, I would have hints to what was to come, but not spoiled in any way. It might even make you curious about what is to come with getting a feel of a few important characters in the story. But having read the first book, this refreshes my memories of it and I'm looking forward to the second book.
(review of free book)