Monday, July 30, 2018

A Legacy of Shadows, by Christopher M. Cevasco

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★★★☆☆ Average

(Fantasy Adventure) Rallos has spent his whole life hunting and destroying demonic Defilers and their half-human spawn, so he doesn’t hesitate to offer to destroy one living in the mountains above a struggling village. (6,123 words; Time: 20m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 257, published on .

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Pro: From the very start we get a strong feeling that Rallos is tired. The villagers eventually talk him into going after Morthos, but he’s not hugely enthusiastic.

It’s quite entertaining watching Rallos gradually accept the idea that Morthos is not only a good man but a good companion for future adventures. And that maybe it’s time to do something besides kill people.

Con: It’s all too easy. Morthos is unbelievably forbearing, and when they confront the villagers at the end, Morthos is so powerful one doubts he was ever in any danger from Rallos.

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