Author: Michael Emert
Publication Date: 24 April, 2015
Price: £0.99 / =N=308
The story revolves around a dwarf called Blimda Futhwag, a duogla stone harvester, the best, who badly wants to become a miner. However, an injury resulting from the marsh he works in (work hazard) and a close call with a bear put his ambition on hold-maybe indefinitely. Alas, when one door closes, hopefully another opens.. and it’s got something to do with these unique stones.
This is the first book in a series of six short stories that will complement the novel currently being written by Michael. It’s just 8000 words and I read it in less than 20 minutes. I love fantasy and definitely enjoyed reading this story. I’m curious to find out what happens to Blimda, his ‘gwar’ and their friends. The scenery described is so colourful and vibrant and I totally forgot about my partiality to elves. It really got my imagination going and that’s saying something!
I especially love the fact that the author gives an explanation about the book on his blog to help people who are unfamiliar with mining practices (like me) better understand the similarities within the story and real life mining practices. Be advised though that it’s better to read the book first.