A short review of a short book. In short, I liked it.
Here’s a slightly longer version.
Luke Scull achieves a lot in a short space of time. A Ring to Rule Them All contains hard-bitten warriors and moral dilemmas. The latter can be seen as treachery or honour depending on whose side you are. There’s humour to balance out a horrific event. The story has violence. There is a sense of history and depth to the world of the Grim Company, which is impressive in a such a short work. I never got the sense I was being overwhelmed with information or names that have more punctuation in them than letters. And there’s a resolution to the story that sets it up nicely for more.
In short (there’s that word again), I was impressed. I’ll be reading more by this author.