My rating: 5 of 5 stars!
The Staff of Neroterra is a fantasy novella of roughly 15k words. Written by Daniel Adorno, it takes place in the same world as his novel The Blade Heir and serves as a prequel to it.
I found the novella a great read. I haven’t read The Blade Heir, but Daniel Adorno introduces us to his world so masterfully that it didn’t stop me even a wee bit from enjoying the story. I found the protagonist, Silas, a well rounded and likeable character. He has his own fears. Side characters like Felix and the half-orc king too were great. There is some humour, particulary centering on the Orcs which added to the flavor of the story. There is also some politcs, not a lot of it but it worked superbly.
The novella is a fast read overall. Daniel has a good vocabulary and he keeps the story realistic. With everyone waving swords, there is death of both good and bad guys.
I recommend this novella to anyone looking for a fun, adventure-filled read that they can easily fit into their busy schedules. Now go and grab the book already!
A. J. Chaudhury is a young author from India writing mostly in the fantasy genre. His historical low fantasy short “A Song of Blood” has released and is being acclaimed by reviewers(grab it here!). Click here to download his fantasy novella “The Drabird” for free.