A man, with a mysterious past and an attitude for violence, From Man to Man tells the short tale of Draven Reinhardt. After giving up his old life as a ‘Merc’, Draven retires to a small village with his woman in the hope of living out a simple, peaceful life. What he doesn’t know is that the life of an average villager is hard and good wages aren’t easy to come by. With the desire to earn more money, Draven grudgingly takes on an easy job that brings him back into his old life. With his trusty axe and his friend Shrike, Draven sets out on his mission to escort the local tax collector to the village. He soon finds out that the job isn’t as easy as it seems but as Draven says ‘Any coin’s a coin’.
This was a great book. The story had me from the start and I really liked the character of Draven. He has a dark past, is quick to temper and is funny at the same time, which for me is an ideal character. The only problem I had was the length of the story, it was only twenty-five pages long and by the end, I wanted to just keep on reading! Luckily for me, David E. M. Emrys is writing a full-length novel based around Draven and I can’t wait to read it!
Great short story and a very promising start to a full-length novel. I would suggest this book to anyone who is a fan of fantasy or to anyone who liked reading the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss or the Broken Empire Series by Mark Lawrence.
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