A bewitching fantasy The Tinker The Mage &The Princess delivers a rousing, large-scale adventure that reminds us what’s so good about the fantasy genre.
It’s big on grandiose emotions like camaraderie, heroism, treachery and love with H. D. Bobb Jr. ably managing to avoid the prescriptive travelogue style of far too many fantasy epics through refreshingly uncompromising prose and a meticulous eye for detail.
From its familiar and common-place beginning, ‘Playa Tales-Dust to Dust’ expands exponentially to become an extraordinarily compelling tale of astonishing other-worldly dimensions.
Thirteen year-old Daniel Scratch has been living alone for years since his parents passed, cared for by his home’s tiny, elf-like brownies and his somehow-still-living great-great grandmother. But when Grandmother sends him to the village to be Tested, his life turns upside down.
His world long since shattered following the invasion of his home planet, Rezaaran Valhara is abandoned by fate to slavery. However, his fortunes take an unexpected turn when he is offered a chance to join the Intergalactic Revolution of Independent Systems in the ongoing war against the Obsidian Dominion.