Debut fantasy author Landon Freeman introduces us to “The Living Weapons”:
Young, dashing, and a bit too daring, twenty-one-year-old Aldwyn Bloodworth is living his dream in the kingdom of Haven, happily following in the footsteps of his beloved mentor, the legendary and pugilistic privateer known as George the Fist. Accompanied by his beautiful young wife, Sarah, Aldwyn routinely uses his ship, The Timely Pugilist, to take the fight to many of the sea’s deadly, dastardly villains, effortlessly defeating most before taking their possessions for his own. However, Aldwyn isn’t just a privateer, and his many victories weren’t earned with bare hands. Chosen by a magical, mysterious, and strangely sentient knuckleduster, he’s also an incredibly rare living weapon wielder, permanently bonded to one of an ancient civilization’s many living weapons.
Not long after meeting Mazu, a kind, loving, and desperate slave goblin, the privateering couple uncovers traces of a scheme that could potentially threaten Haven and all the world. Desperate to get to the bottom of things, Aldwyn makes it his mission to unravel the secrets of a conspiracy, ultimately leading him to the shadowy figure behind everything. But will Aldwyn prevail? Will he find out exactly what is being planned, and will he be able to stop a mastermind who’s equal to him in almost every way?
This book is special to me because it has a positive angle. There are many gritty moments but they are dealt with in a heartwarming manner. The characters seem quite genuine because they are a realistic mix of good and bad. Some focus on the bad and others focus on the good.
I love this world the characters live in and the idea of mixing magic and technology is very fascinating to me. There is swashbuckling aplenty and adventure for all. I hope the author writes more!
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