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Despite what I’m assured by Odin is the first-ever rating of “R for violence, language, alien and terrestrial drug use and (terrestrial) sexual situations” (LOL!) and a few technical notes he’s spot-on about, the podcast earned an A on the VfV scale:
This story is pure scifi and very much an action story that is still character driven. There are plenty of situations where the story could have gone in a direction that would have ended in disappointment, and yet Mr. Mierau adroitly maneuvers around these and keeps the story heading down the straight and true.
The Crown Conspiracy, by Michael Sullivan is billed as ‘book one of the Rayirah Revelations’ and it’s a good start to what I’m guessing will be epic. I look forward to book two and more of the same skilled storytelling, built on this great beginning!
Two mercenary thieves become embroiled in a plot to kill a king and his entire line, and their skills and strength of character propel the story from a seeming inevitable defeat of the king (and the death of our heroes) to the epic battle for the kingdom. We meet intriguing characters in this well-crafted fantasy world, and quickly care what happens next. Continue reading