A Reaper of Stone - Mark Gelineau, Joe King

If I understood correctly, A Reaper of Stone, is the first novella in An Echo of the Ascended series, a collection of novella's spanning multiple genres. It sounds very interesting and I plan on following the series.

 

This first novella is an interesting story with the medieval/fantasy feel to it. A House has fallen and now the lands must be reclaimed by the King, a job that befalls the main character, a Reaper.

 

The story is really short but still a lot happens and you also get quite a view of the world. I would have liked to see the story a bit longer, I think it would have made it even better, but I also believe the authors did a good job making this novella feel like something more than a rushed read in which nothing happens. I'm looking forward to reading the next novellas, although secretly I wouldn't have minded if the next novellas were set in the same world, which seemed really interesting.

 

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