May the Stone shield you adventurers,
Welcome to the Underground Kingdom Inn and our inaugural book club meeting. I, Malrock StoneShield, will be your guide as we traverse the written accounts of valiant heroes, high adventures and low humor. I have been traveling for hundreds of years in exploration of this collection and now, as I enter my twilight, I have built this inn to share my collection with you. Most of you. Some of you.
Each month I shall invite an adventuring companion (maybe a soul who owes me coin) and they will uncover the text that lies directly ahead. Expect a adventure debrief date to be set and a post added to the quest board soon after (the quest board is located above the urine rock in the medium-sized creature stall).
Our book club's first book(s) will be Gelineau & King's Echoes of Ascended novellas. There are four of them currently out at the moment, with the fifth set to be uncovered today, Feb. 15th. Please do read them in order:
- A Reaper of Stone
- Rend the Dark
- Best Left in the Shadows
- Faith and Moonlight
- Broken Banners
Quite simply stated, these books are the best fantasy books I read in 2015. Elinor and Alys are my favorite thus far (start reading, you'll soon know precisely why). This world, these characters, it's truly epic. Here are a few interviews so that you can get to know these brilliant storytellers a little better.
Here is a magic spell that will lead you to their shop in the Amazon:
Also, it should be stated that Underground Kingdom Inn is a new establishment entirely. Consider any space your feedback space as my dream is to create a community where we all have a voice and an opportunity to celebrate so much incredible work in our realm.
What do you want to see here? What are some traits of your favorite book clubs that we can adopt? What do you despise about book clubs and never ever want us to do here? Do share in the comments below, I am so honored to curate this journey together. With that said, grab some Dwarven ale, a seat and roll for initiative.
We will be discussing these books on an upcoming date, so keep your eyes peeled.
Always your shield,
Mithril Shield Scout