Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Prognosticant, by Matthew Hughes

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(Sword and Sorcery; Baldemar) Master Thelerion sends Baldemar and Oldo on a dangerous mission to recover a powerful magical artifact. (12,955 words; Time: 43m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Prognosticant," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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Pro: The mission is a success, thanks to Baldemar’s cleverness and hard work. Narration and dialogue are pitch-perfect.

Con: One he acquires the helmet, he becomes a passive figure, and the demon is in charge. This feels very much like a fragment of a longer tale, not a stand-alone story.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Nice to see another Baldemar story, and the cameo from Raffalon was fun. Obviously one in a ongoing series though...leaves you wondering what's next.

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