Silver Queendom

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Pub Date Aug 23 2022 | Archive Date Aug 02 2022

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When you owe money to the biggest criminal in town you are going to need to step up your thieving game a notch...

Service at the Red Rooster Inn isn’t what you’d call "good," or even "adequate." Darin would be the first to say so, and he owns the place. Evie isn’t much of a barmaid; Kat’s home-brewed ale seems to grow less palatable with each new batch; and Seraphina’s service at the bar leaves much to be desired. As for the bouncer, Big Tom, well, everyone learns right quick to stay on his good side.

They may be bad at running an inn, but they’re the best team of con artists in the Old Queendom. When a prospective client approaches Darin with a high-paying job, he knows he should refuse. But the job is boosting a shipment of priceless imperial dream wine, the most coveted and expensive drink in the world. And, thanks to a stretch of bad luck, he's in deep to The Dame, who oversees criminal enterprises in this part of the Queendom.

If they fail, they’re as good as dead, but if they succeed… well, it’s enough money to get square with the Dame and make all of their dreams come true. Plus, it's an option for Darin to stick it to the empress, who he has good reason to despise.

Then again, there’s a very good reason no one has ever stolen imperial dream wine...

Dan Koboldt is a geneticist. His popular blog series "Science in Sci Fi, Fact in Fantasy", has led to two writing how-to guides from Writer's Digest books: Putting the Science in Fiction and Putting the Fact in Fantasy. He is also the author of the Gateways to Alissia trilogy, and creator of the sci-fi adventure serial The Triangle

When you owe money to the biggest criminal in town you are going to need to step up your thieving game a notch...

Service at the Red Rooster Inn isn’t what you’d call "good," or even "adequate." Darin...

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This book was reminiscent of a little series called, “The Black Company.” Though the band is smaller, it has that same vibe of comradery within a group of people that may not be the most upstanding of citizens, but do have their own moral standards that they abide by. It isn’t as dark as that series, or even “The Band,” series. Yet I can’t help but feel that it falls within that group, any fan of those series will love it as much as I did.

Dan Koboldt does an outstanding job of building his world around the story, without overloading the reader with all the details upfront in a, “here’s the grand tour,” way. I love that. The magic is worked in nicely, and the history of the characters is revealed with a natural feel. Overall, this book is just well written and I can’t wait to read more! I imagine the gang is kicked back at a table in the Red Rooster Inn awaiting the next adventure and I plan on being there to see what happens!

If you are a fan of well-written Fantasy, do yourself a favor and read this one.

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I want to start with the world building. It was fantastic! The world came alive and I felt engraved. The story wasn't new but still a fun ride. Highly recommend for those who are a fan of the black company.

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