***I received a free copy in exchange for a book review***
‘I’ve traded my old enemies for just this one…’ The axe thundered home. ‘I miss the old ones.’
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.
I liked this 8 chapter book. I thought the opening was pretty cool and intense. My first reaction was: Draven hears voices? Is he crazy? Who killed his wife? My favorite lines: 1) ‘Take the bull by the horns. Or the goat in this case.’ 2) ‘Might not be a tool of my old trade but it’s got a blade all the same.’ Draven’s earlier words haunted him.
The Blacksmith wanted Draven to return to his old ways, just one more time. The mission: escort the Tax Collector through the forest. The forest scene was full of action and suspense. I loved that the beginning and ending kept me on my toes as a reader. As a short story, “From Man To Man” provided enough details for Draven’s personality to shine through. And it ended in an interesting cliffhanger for any readers who would be interested in the novel.
I RECOMMEND this book to read.