Author: Lars Teeney
Publisher: Xcism Press; 1 edition (September 20, 2016)
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Pages: 158 Pages
Futharkia is a city built upon the layout of an ancient rune shape, and a foundation of slavery. The Broxanians have been enslaved by the Olgoikhorkian Masters to exploit the Broxanian talent for rune-scribing. In exchange, the rune-scribes are compensated with the sweet, golden liquid, Ichor, that the giant worm-like Olgoikhorkians secrete from their glands. The Ichor also happens to be highly addictive and psychoactive. The system has worked for millennia.
However, the Great Fern Jungle that surrounds Futharkia is dying, being bleached white by some unseen force. Coupled with the fact that the simian-like Fern Lice have been hunted to near extinction to provide for Futharkia’s ever-increasing demand for food, Futharkia’s ecosystem is near collapse. It is amid this setting that Cyesko Limariar, an aging rune-scribe makes one last attempt at greatness to lift himself out of poverty, even if by fraudulent means.
Lars did an excellent job writing this book. It is a wonderful fantasy world that you wish you would live there, even with all its weirdness. My main genre of reading is Fantasy so I was thrilled when Lars gave me an ebook of The Shackled Scribe.
Both the writing style and the plot itself was written with great thought, and I truly enjoyed myself every minute of reading this book. Even before you read the story you see the gorgeous cover that lures you in, the blurb is written in such an enticing way that builds up the story and sucks you inside. From the very first page, I knew I would love this book and I did.
This fantasy world takes place in a world that is powered by runes. The storyline Lars built here is amazing. It’s a Fantasy world mixed beautifully with dystopian elements in it, all together weaving a dark and weird place, that lets your mind run free with his great images. Every once in awhile, I called out loud “Wow” and “No way”, I loved it.
The characters were built so realistically and they did a great work with moving me through the pages. Lars built solid characters, even though the naming of some was a bit too hard to pronounce, but they were still fun to follow.
Cyesko is such a unique character and all he wants is to be a well known and honored rune scribe. we follow his addiction to this golden drink he received as payment for his work.
Tialina is a very gifted and strong rune scribe. Together they are stronger and they make a very powerful rune, that soon enough brings a lot of trouble with it.
I think the characters in this book are so strong and smart that they change the entire world around them. These characters really move the plot forward and make the world they live in, even more, real to the reader.
Lars did a magnificent job in weaving this world and the characters in it, to make it a very fast paced read and an addictive story, that you will never forget (trust me).
I loved the use of dystopian elements in this world, it made the story a better read and making the story flow smoother and faster. Before you know it, the story has ended. This is a fantasy with everything it, but with a dystopian twist to it. There are creatures like imps, bird-like people, worms and more. Making the adventure you take even better and more weird/exciting.
Overall, I think the story is a must to read. The ideas, the images and the creativity all makes the book a perfect weird read. This is a unique fantasy world with even more unique characters and I can’t wait to see more adventures in this world. My only wish was that this book would be longer ;))
The author gave me a free ebook of his Fantasy book, for a free and honest review. If you want to give this book a read, it’s free on Amazon (right now), so hurry up and grab it while you can.
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As always, thank you so much for reading ❤