“From Wrath to Ruin” by Justin Enos

“From Wrath to Ruin” is a gritty Sword-But-No-Sorcery Fantasy; the hero is not exactly fairytale prince. He’s a hired sword who does his job, no matter who ends up at the sharp end if his weapon. And a large number of people do. In fact, of all the main and supporting characters in the story, only about five remain standing at the end, and all the others die in spectacular fight scenes with gallons of gore, as is expected in this genre.
The plot revolves around Tijodrin, cast out from his own people through honorable behaviour in conflict with his society’s rules. This makes him an empathetic main character in spite of his actions early in the story where, by mistake, he picks the wrong side in the main conflict. This creates complex relationships and guarantees an interesting plot that promises to pit friend against friend no matter how the story turns out.
A tale for those who like plenty of tight, suspenseful action. Rather predictable and a little rugged in the writing and proofreading, but a thoroughly enjoying read. If you like that sort of thing.
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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