The Tally Master: A Fantasy Mystery Novel

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Seven years ago, reeling from a curse in the wake of battle, Gael sought sanctuary and found it in a most perilous place. But the citadel of a troll warlord—haunt of the desperate and violent—proves a harsh refuge for a civilized mage. Set in the Bronze Age of J.M. Ney-Grimm’s North-lands, THE TALLY MASTER brings mystery and secrets to epic fantasy in a suspenseful tale of betrayal and redemption. More
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About J.M. Ney-Grimm

J.M. Ney-Grimm lives with her husband and children in Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's learning about permaculture gardening and debunking popular myths about food. The rest of the time she reads Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, and Lois McMaster Bujold, plays boardgames like Settlers of Catan, rears her twins, and writes stories set in her troll-infested North-lands. Look for her novels and novellas at your favorite bookstore—online or on Main Street.

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About the Series: Gael & Keir
On the hunt for a magical lodestone to augment Keir’s gift for healing, Gael and Keir must tackle and solve the dangerous mysteries plaguing each new stronghold they visit.

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Reviews of The Tally Master: A Fantasy Mystery Novel by J.M. Ney-Grimm

A Lee reviewed on Sep. 11, 2020

When destiny calls, the called must answer. What does the call look like? For content retired warhorse Gael, it looked like discrepancies on tally sheets, like a bank statement that does not reconcile. I really liked how Gael's quest progressed from a small apparent mistake up to a parting of ways with his lord to set out to explore the world, and all the little discoveries along the way (like Kier's personal mission, the encroachment of other officials on his turf, embezzlement, etc.). At least, Gael did not have an oracle telling him of his "glorious quest" and to "just act as normal" to achieve that quest; that has always been the most annoying thing about knowing about your destiny - the less-than-helpful oracle.

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(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
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