From Man to Man
by D. E. M. Emrys
by D. E. M. Emrys
Every man has a past, none more so than Draven Reinhardt. Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job. When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose.
But, what's one last job if you've already got blood on your hands?
'From Man to Man' is the story of how one man can change – or not – for the best. Prequel to the upcoming novel 'It Began With Ashes', the short (6400 words) introduces the reader to a world of suspense, intrigue, and action.
From Man to Man is the introduction to Wroge Elements a new series by D.E.M. Emrys.
This piece of short fiction is an interesting introduction to the character of Draven Reinhardt a man who is trying to lead a new life in his new home and leave the troubles of his past in his old life. I like the way the character struggles with himself with a part of him wants to take up his old ways again and the new man who wants to have a normal life with his wife and son. I like the way we can see his thoughts like he is two people in one body. It is all very imaginative and the writing fits well with the characters.
Although this story is short and you don't see much of the world you get a sense that this world he lives in is an interesting one and i cant wait to see more of his world and the characters that dwell in it and to see Draven find his place in the world with his new life and to see if he can keep his promise to his wife. I think it will also be interesting to see his relationship with his wife and child. I am interested in the character because he has his darkness and his good side which i would like to see more of.
The language of the story is easy to follow and flows really well so you can read it quite easy, i didn't get bored, it kept my interest the whole way through and it had its seriousness mixed with a little humor. I like that it is not full of long and boring descriptions it really gets to the point quickly with still being entertaining and doesn't have the feel of being rushed. I like that Draven isn't to talkative, i think it makes his character more interesting and his actions will speak for him, it reminds me a little of Druss and some of David Gemmell's other characters, he has that sort of interest for me.
I will be looking forward to the next story and would love to see more from the characters to see their stories, who they are and how they live. Hopefully they will have some interesting stories and names and the world that he has created i would love to know more about it. It reminds me of the stories by David Gemmell and can tell he has influenced the writing.
From Man To Man is a great read an Id would recommend this book to fellow fantasy readers.
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