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“Laret: Darkness of Souls” is a multi-layered novel from Rusty Knight, that is reminiscent of Terry Brooks, the Dragonlance series, Tad Williams, and other such classics in the fantasy genre.
However, it could be wrongly assumed that this is “just another fantasy novel”. It isn’t. Far from it, in fact: it is a deeper than usual, often genre defying in its approach to story, character, and mood.
The world of Laret is a firm reality. It is where the terrain, magic, and physical properties all have a reason and are substantive. Knight does a great balancing act of introducing us as a reader to a familiar/yet different world, while still delivering a fast paced, ripping yarn.
Knight comes from Alberta and you can feel his Canadian command of the elements.
But Laret is more than just scenery. There are several characters he introduces, juggling about three to four stories that all come to a dramatic conclusion at the end.
This is a good read that I would highly recommend, especially those fantasy lovers who are a bit tired of the newer offerings of darkness, nihilism, and can be ultimately really shallow. Laret will do your soul well!
Review by: Eric J Kregel
Bonny Nelson wrote on Rusty's Facebook: "I've read the first four episodes and truly enjoyed them! I normally don't read sci-fi but Rusty's style makes for easy reading and I can visualize the scenes he is writing about. I have just gotten to know "Bloodgrue" and I want to see what happens next. I am downloading the next four episodes!"
Donna S wrote, "I've read eight of the Bloodgrue series and I am certainly enjoying it. The characters are interesting and complex. In every story I learn a little more about what kind of man Bloodgrue is. The world, the places within the world and the situations Bloodgrue finds himself in, are all unique. Blue Hair and her chickens make me laugh."
also "I have read a couple of the 'Markus' series and I look forward to reading more Markus stories and his experiences as he explores his new life and streets of the North Docks."
"Give them a read. Keep in mind that it does take a few episodes to truly get the feel for the characters and story."
Dragoman Bloodgrue, Volume 1: Fare Where!
4.0 out of 5 stars 1 good introduction into a great world
ByAmazon Customer on September 4, 2016
I good introduction into a great world! Highly recommend it! The world Knight has created is vivid, real, and has colour! Often times, coming into a new world the plot can lost as the author is spending most of his time building the world and creating the setting. This starts with a run and still allows the reader to really pick up the world. This helps because Rusty Knight has a pretty firm command of this world that is reminiscent of Howard's Conan world or R.A. Salvatore.
It's sometimes a nervous thing, going into a work written by a writer outside of the traditional publishing. Please be assured: you're in good hands.
Chris writes, "I truly enjoy a good fantasy/medieval-type story. The Markus and Bloodgrue stories are quick and easy to read. While reading the stories, I find myself escaping into another world. Rusty's world of Quantos is different (even the names of characters and places are different) and full of surprises. I hope the stories continue for a long time."
Inevitable Unicorn Press is here to supply you with reading products to entertain and enlighten you, the readers.
We have several products, but our focus is primarily Canadian fantasy fiction.
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My fame is the Dragoman Bloodgrue series that is traditionally published. As well, I have completed the first draft of the Laret novel which is coming out next year; it is self-published.
So once again, we welcome you to InUPress!
We have work from our new author, Eric J Kregel available. Check out our store and Authors sections.
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Here is what one reader says:
"Exhaust from the Tin Woods is a quirky, compelling read. Eric Kregel brilliantly suspends reality, leaving the reader wondering who really wrote it and why? It left me oddly off balance and insatiably curious as to the rest of this truncated story set in an almost familiar world. It was like reading a fragment of an ancient scroll that leaves one hanging on a roller coaster that almost made it to the top, the mad race down the rickety track teasingly out of reach. It is a frustratingly well-played ploy to leave the reader craving for more of the tale. This is however, more than just a simple story, there is an intriguing social commentary underlying Eric Kregel’s steam punk world. Sorry, no spoilers. Even if steam punk isn’t your go to genre – it isn’t mine – read it." Bill Erlenbach from B.C, Canada
If you have read the previous Markus episodes then you know that Markus is an apprentice dragoman of journeyman dragoman Bloodgrue of Bloodgrue Estates. If you have not read the earlier work, Markus is an apprentice dragoman whose rogue contract was purchased by journeyman dragoman Bloodgrue in mid-autumn from Arton Warehouse, where Markus was an appraiser, barely making enough coin to eat and feed his mother and sister. Now? Well, things have drastically changed, but are they better? Chaotic, yes. Markus eats better, but has his life improved? Bloodgrue pays Markus little attention, making Markus learn the trade in the same way Bloodgrue did, on his own, out on the streets. Is Markus picking up the trade quick enough and learning what he needs to? Sennet thinks so, maybe? Moreover, what is this with Gerra?
Read the Markus series episodes and enjoy getting into Markus' life and mind: the injuries, love, and all his troubles. The series continues in bundles and expect more episodes long into the future.
Written by Rusty Knight and produced by InUPress, we publish and sell the series at InUPress.ca Store.
Markus is a series of fantasy serial stories with low levels of offending language, making the stories suitable for age sixteen and older.
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