Friday, October 12, 2012
Book Review: The Windrider Saga by Rebecca P. Minor
After an elven warrior is the only survivor of a dangerous mission, he runs into a half-elven prophetess who shakes up his life even more by revealing that he is meant to become the head of the elven air calvary, with an ancient silver dragon as his mount. As he settles into this daunting new life, he has to endure the seemingly boring religious teachings of the prophetess on the one hand while dealing with dangerous enemies on the other. His adventures will lead him away from his beloved homeland and into strange and dangerous lands.
The Windrider Saga by Rebecca C. Minor consists of two novellas that were originally published as serial stories. As their origins might suggest, they are fast-paced adventures with fun characters. While the world is not described in detail other than some original flourishes, it is fully adequate for the action-oriented tales that are set there, and will likely be fleshed out more if the series continues. This book is probably best for teens and adults due to violence and the presence of a seductive slave girl who tempts the hero with kisses and revealing attire.
(c) 2012 Jonathan Garner