Description from Amazon.com
Lost a century ago from its traditional owner, thrown into a swamp by a Hand with no ear for music, the Sword struggles through the seamy underside of society to regain the path towards honour, glory, and a name of its own.
This new prospect is only a woodcutter, but he has a strong arm, a sense of duty, and a receptive mind. Trouble looms for his village. A chance for heroic deeds? The Sword dares to dream again.
But what about his sister? How can a Sword earn honour and glory with a Healer hanging around, making everybody get along with each other?
And if only there was someone around with a decent sense of humour…
A coming-of-age story with a twist, this romantic comedy is written to appeal to both the Adult and the YA market.
What I thought:
Gordon A Long is a natural at story telling. A Sword Called…Kitten? Is a fun read with likable characters, imaginable settings and magic. What more could a Fantasy reader ask for?
I don’t think I’m giving anything away by telling you the main character is a sword. Her personality shines from the first introduction, the prologue, you must read it. She’s in a bit of a state but it’s funny. Of course, to have the story that follows, she has to find someone to wield her; actually, her Hand, Ecmond, finds her.
The story never stalls with battles, treachery, mysteries and surprises. What made this story great for me was the fun I had reading it and the magic. Kitten has now topped my all time favourite characters. She wants a name but will she be happy with it? You’ll have to read it to find out.
Definitely a five star read. Hmm…I hope I find out I am of the Blood and meet Kitten one day. Well, I can dream, can’t I?Gordon A. Long is a writer/editor/playwrite/director in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. His fantasy novel, “A Sword Called…Kitten?”, is available in paperback and ebook on Amazon here
The second book in the series, “Excisor” is due in September this year.
and in paperback on Amazon.com hereHe has two blogs, click the links to go on over. The Renaissance Writer Are People Really That Stupid?