The Lure of Fools - Jason King

“Adventure is the lure of fools, and excitement glamour to the gullible. The siren song of the world is as music to the wanderer’s feet, but that dance leads only to the soul-less grave.”


Completely ignoring the words quoted above, Jekeran takes the magic sword from his uncle and sets out on an adventure that may turn so big it might just save all humans.


Admittedly, this was not the most original fantasy I've read last year, but I still enjoyed reading it. The magic had some nice twists to it (mostly in the fey-land though) and the talises (not sure if the correct plural) added something extra, though I still don't really know how it works exactly and I having a nagging feel I should be careful, because they could easily be used as an easy plot device.


I was a bit disappointed however that after the first chapter, which really suck me into the story (which seldom happens to me after only reading a few pages), the wood-killing, life-sucking 'human' representation of Death is completely neglected for the rest of the story. Okay, there are a few mentions of 'something' that's going on in the East but I wanted more of that story line (for it seemed more interesting than the quest). Kept waiting for something to happen with it, then realized that it's probably something that will be important in one of the next books. Just that makes me want to read the next book.


Besides, it was a fun and quick read, although the main story line was not that original.


The Lure of Fools is the first book in The Age of The Infinite. The second book is called The Soulless Grave


Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!