The Fey Man
Book 1, Fair Folk Series
James T Kelly
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
A land plagued by dragons. A mortal entranced by a Faerie Queen. A quest that could save his realm... or doom it forever.
Thomas Rymour is hopelessly infatuated with the Queen of Faerie. On a mission to find a way into the realm and reunite with his love, he makes a pact with an elf lord to steal a legendary magic sword in return for a way inside. But in a land where dragons prowl the skies, he starts to wonder if his quest could prove fatal.
When Thomas tricks a powerful duke, his plan backfires and soon he is running for his life. Forced to defend himself in a world of dragons and magic, he races to find his Queen before the deadly flames catch up with him. If he fails, he may lose his own land to the Western Kingdom forever.
The Fey Man is book one in The Fair Folk epic fantasy series. If you like fierce dragons, flawed heroes, and faerie mythology, then you’ll love James T Kelly’s magical blockbuster.
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Weird in a very good way :)
This world is traditional fantasy fare, yet impressively Kelly manages to rely on cliches only when appropriate. The protagonist's unusual talent of foresight keeps the narrative flowing in interesting ways, while the road trip nature of the tale allows the story to whisk you between a mix of locales each with their own interesting population & problems. Pacing is well judged with ample moments of downtime for exposition & character development between some surprisingly tense set pieces. The antagonist is mostly a unseen looming threat and this approach puts more emphasis on the supporting cast; a varied bunch, some possessing great personality & real depth to them. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fantasy novel that concentrates more on the characters than the lore.