A cover of an ominous man in a cloak holding a sword? Yep, that’s right up my alley. Even better was the detailed writing that pulled me into the story and made me long to learn more about this character and the world he lives in. J.D.L Rosell did an incredible job at capturing the essence of Tal in such a short story, not only enthralling his readers with hilarious, cocky behavior, but demonstrating the level of knowledge and skill this character has as he hunts and fights a chimera.
Just this little glimpse into the world of Legend of Tal makes me want to read more, and I’m looking forward to finding out what the next book in the series has to offer.
My rating: 5 stars
Though none who saw him would call him an angel. Ugly was perhaps too strong a word to assign him, but with scars crisscrossing his skin and mud-brown hair growing in gray and white stripes, he could hardly be called a beauty.
But compared to this monster, he was a *gosh-darn* princess.
Tal Harrenfel was once a legend of many names — Ringthief, Red Reaver, Magebutcher. But, now retired, those days of heroics and villainy are behind him.
Or so he likes to tell himself.
When a beast comes down from the mountains and threatens his home village, Tal once more oils his sword, restrings his bow, rehearses his cantrips, and makes ready to meet it.
For when hunting a chimera, it pays to be prepared…