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Sharp Steel

Sharp Steel (Sharp Steel & High Adventure Book 1)

by William Alan Webb

FBT review:

Sharp Steel, the first book in the Sharp Steel and High Adventure series by William Alan Webb, is a thrilling fantasy adventure that will transport readers to a world of monsters, evil wizards, and mad gods. The story follows Prince Alden Havenwulf, a skilled swordsman who chooses exile over his royal obligations, seeking his fortune alongside his giant friend Dexter and his mighty axe.

Webb's writing draws inspiration from classic sword and sorcery tales, with a dash of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian thrown in for good measure. The result is a fast-paced, captivating read that will leave readers eager for more.

This indie title is perfect for readers looking for a fresh take on classic fantasy, and the first book in the series has already received critical acclaim, winning the 2018 Darrell Award. So if you're a fan of Michael J. Sullivan, Michael-Scott Earle, or any other popular indie fantasy authors, don't hesitate to check out Sharp Steel – it's a high-adrenaline adventure you won't want to miss!

Publisher Description:

Winner of the 2018 Darrell Award!

He was exiled into a world of monsters, evil wizards, and mad gods…and they’d be well advised to stay out of his way!

What 21-year-old swordsman would choose the cloistered life of a priest over one of sharp steel and high adventure? Not Alden Havenwulf. As Prince of Corland, the mightiest kingdom on Reven, his world is driven by ancient traditions and rigid obligations.

Instead of the twisted politics of the Royal Court, though, Alden chooses exile, wandering the world in search of enough riches to buy his own estate. Along with his giant friend Dexter—and Dexter’s enormous axe—the Corlandishman leaves a wake of dead wizards, broken monsters, and angry gods.

If you love Robert E. Howard’s original Conan stories, Michael J. Sullivan, or Michael-Scott Earle, you’ll love a book that combines all of their best traits in fast-paced, captivating, classic sword and sorcery tales. It’s a tale to remind you of why you loved fantasy in the first place!

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