Award: Awesome Indies: APPROVED
Series: Agents of Kalanon
Publisher: Wooden Tiger Press
Author: Darian Smith
Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world. Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King’s cousin is murdered, duty calls him back. The crime scene suggests dark magic and the evidence points to the ambassador of Nilar, an alluring woman with secrets of her own, who sees Bloodhawk as little more than a war criminal. As bodies pile up and political ramifications escalate, Brannon must join forces with a vain mage, a socially awkward priest, and a corpse animating shaman to solve the murders and prevent another war. But who can he trust when the phases of a bigger plan take shape? The Risen are the greatest danger Brannon has ever faced. If he and his team cannot stop the killer then all of Kalanon – and the world – will descend into darkness.
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Assessed by Awesome indies
December 29, 2016
The story was engaging from the beginning, well written with complex, well-rounded characters with believable interactions, dialogue, motivations and reactions. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. 4 stars.