Thursday, September 17, 2015
Shadowcursed - Gelo R. Fleischer
Shadowcursed is the story of an aging thief who takes one last job, and gets more than he bargained for.
At 42 or so, Bolen is not as spry as he once was, but he's convinced he can still pull off one more job. So he agrees to break into the home of the City Lord, Falasade, and steal a ruby statuette from the man's vault. The risk is great -- they don't call Falasade the Mad Lord for nothing. But there's something enticing about that statuette. Something...magical.
Still, he fences it. And then he's forced into another job, this time for an anonymous employer: to steal the statuette he's just fenced.
To sort out the mess he's in, Bolen will need the help of the clergy, all of his wits, and maybe even a meeting with the Mad Lord himself.
I really enjoyed this fantasy novella. They story moves along at a fast pace, with plenty of unexpected twists. I didn't see any editing issues. Highly recommended.