Love, Death, and Loneliness
By: Douglas Brown
Published By: Smashwords
Publish Date: March 2011
Format: eNovella, 29pgs
Series: A Short Story in The Light of Epertasian series; Book 1 ~ Legends Reborn
Recommendation: Yes, if you like a new fantasy world. And even if you read the first book, read this as it gives more of Rasi's history, and his feelings.
Rasi hates his mountainous exile almost as much as he hates the man who banished him there. "Love, Death, and Loneliness" takes a peek into one of Rasi's days in his brutal solitude. His memories of a time gone by is all he has left to survive the loneliness. And now, even those memories are more than he can take.
Rasi lay next to a small fire on the cold stone floor of his cave home.
My Thoughts and Summary:
It's a bitter cold winter in the mountain cave. Rasi is starving and aches through his bones. The only thing helping him pull through are the memories of his desceased wife, his friends, and his hatred for the man responsible for him being here. Though, these memories, happy or not, are starting to become to much for the broken man.
We see a few memories of people Rasi likes to think on. One is his beautiful and now passed wife. A fond moment. Then we see a moment where Rasi shows his strength as a leading soldier, where he leaves with one other close friend to save their closest friend who's held captive. It was nice seeing these two men with Rasi, in their glory again. And to feel the bond these men have. Then, in the end, we see Rasi struggling with his straps. The struggle of who's in charge.
In this short story we get a glimpse of the fantasy world Rasi resides in. We get a feel for stature his friends and fellow soldiers see him at, and the King's thoughts on him as well. In the end I felt for Rasi again, and remembered the book. I'm ready for book two to come out.
If you've not read the first book, that's okay, read this free short novella to get a taste of the world. The only hints to the book are: Edonea, the straps, and something with Elijah. If I hadn't read the book first, I would have hints to what was to come, but not spoiled in any way. It might even make you curious about what is to come with getting a feel of a few important characters in the story. But having read the first book, this refreshes my memories of it and I'm looking forward to the second book.
You can find Love, Death, and Loneliness for free on Smashwords in any eformat you need.
I read this for my own enjoyment.