New Release Review: Companions of the Road

Companions of the Road


Title: Companions of the Road
Author: Tanith Lee
Series: ?
Genre: Fantasy
Page Count: 200
Publisher: DAW
Type of Book: Paperback, ARC, New Release
Review Word Count: 400
Notes: Such a tiny little book!

I have never before read Tanith Lee, but can honestly say that I am now looking forward to reading more of her books. She’s a very good writer, and I’m surprised that I haven’t stumbled across her before. Perhaps I have, and I’ve just forgotten? If so, that’s a tragedy that will soon be mended.

As this is a short book, this will be a short review. It’s actually not a book book but a pair of novellas smushed into one. It took me about forty minutes to read, and it was a fun experience doing so. I really enjoyed the characters, and the storyline. I really enjoyed the flow of the story, and was rather dismayed at finishing it so quickly as well. I want more! Here is what the description of the back of the book proclaims:

The Chalice:
Kachil the brigand, Feluce the rogue, and Havor the Gallant-a night of blood and crimson flames unites them in a grim siege, a fabulous theft, and a journey fraught with peril. For their prize is the jeweled and golden cup of Avillis (I have no idea how to pronounce that), and their road will not end until the Force of Darkness destroys them…or yields to a far greater Power

The Ring, The Jewel, The Bone:
These are the Relics-the Mysteries of the Shrine, known only to the priestess. Only Oaive (another word I have no idea how to pronounce). Yet a wolfelike stranger from beyond the mists also knows of them. And when he profanes them, there begins a game of cold sorceries and burning shadows to be played through all eternity…

The novellas both meshed together, and were a delightful way to pass the time. I enjoyed the characters, and the storyline was surprising a couple of times as well. I want to thank the publisher for being kind enough to send me an ARC copy that was available in physical format, and will keep this book on my shelf of favorite fantasies to read again later.

Overall, 5/5 stars for this wonderful little novel.

Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book.

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