I love this cover! I was also in a Fantasy State of Mind when I snapped this up for a buck at a library book sale. Then it set on my shelf for 2 years :/
So this week I finally started reading it and…. It was OK. A bit of a struggle but because it was a challenge read I struggled through.
Like many fantasy stories our character Tungdil is thrust into a grand adventure. Tungdil has lived as the only dwarf in a kingdom of humans for some time. He is the towns blacksmith who finds himself revisiting his lost people while delivering an important message.
I liked Tungdil but many of his adventures are stereotypical Fantasy story tropes. It can be hard to have a fantasy novel not be “business as usual” , what makes an individual story stand out is the authors vision. I never really felt anything new about the authors style and I never really felt super attached to any of the characters. I did however find the action scenes enjoyable . So overall this read was a mixed bag for me.