Once upon a time a very wealthy merchant lived on a good piece of land just west of the hamlet we now call Littleton. The merchant was blessed with luck and guile, strong bones and sharp eyes, a pretty wife of gentle spirit, and four healthy children whom he called Faith, Hope, Beauty, and Corbin.
“… a lovely fantasy novel, complete with the social, political, and magical/supernatural world-building elements that, to me, define the genre. The awareness and existence of queer-ness was neither an after-thought nor was it treated like a gimmick. Just like in the real world, the sexual orientation of the characters is not the most interesting thing about them, but it is part of who they are.”
“… a really interesting and modern twist to an old favorite. it shows the struggle of a young man just coming to terms with his sexuality.”
“Corbin’s mindset is delightfully young and appropriately self-centered. Often knowing what should be done, but doing what one wants instead because… now. Now is now and later is later. Until duty is thrust upon him.”
“This world doesn’t even make being gay an issue. Corbin was getting more hell from the color of his hair than the fact he didn’t bed women. It is refreshing to read a story where (a) persons sexuallity was not plastered on every page.”
“…please go and get the ebook. The price is worth the read, and Alex Hall is a great wordsmith and I would love to see more work from them.”