Genre: Epic Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery/Romance
“Kiansel, sister to the current Oracle of Givneh, is expected to one day assume the mantle and lead the temple’s followers. Her emerging powers force an impossible decision. Turn her back on her family and heritage to study the way of magic or follow the teachings of the oracle.
Banishment to a remote village as healer, a position he despised, fueled Relliq’s desire for revenge. The discovery of a mythical city and an army of clay soldiers provided the means to control all mages--including the one he wanted most—Kiansel.
Brodie, weaponsmith for the School of Mages couldn’t refuse the archmage’s request to act as escort for a healing team fighting a curse upon the land. But how can a man without any magic of his own fight a curse or protect a friend from an invisible stalker.”
Helen B. Henderson writes about herself, “Although I wrote fiction for myself as long as I can remember, and been a professional writer for many years, pursuing publication for my fiction is a more recent endeavor… My writing crosses genres and types, from fiction to historical documentaries. I'm especially proud of the two romantic fantasy series, the Dragshi Chronicles and the Windmaster novels. Originally conceived as short stories, the characters came to life for me and my readers. I hope they will for you also.”
To learn more please visit Ms. Henderson’s website.
Kiansel is faced with a difficult decision. Her brother is the Oracle of Givneh and she feels like she is expected to one day assume the mantle and lead the temple’s followers. However, her emerging powers force an impossible decision. Should she stay at the temple or should she follow the magic calling her?
Relliq is a mage of the worst kind, wanting revenge for being banished to a remote village by the archmage and to rule in his place. Relliq is evil, cunning, and determined to defeat the archmage and possess Kiansel.
Brodie, weaponsmith for the School of Mages, has been asked to escort Kiansel, a group of healing mages, and other important guests to the School of Mages. Brodie and Kia feel an instant connection and both keep tamping down their feelings for each other. Brodie was born without magic, but he does have excellent instincts. He also has a magic sword and he knows how to use it.
Ms. Henderson’s prose captivates and paints pictures of the beautiful, and sometimes traitorous, landscapes. All of the main characters are well developed, likeable, and reasonable. Except Relliq, he was easy to hate. He was guilty of throwing around curses that caused widespread plagues, practicing mind control, abusing animals, and a thousand other misdeeds.
If you enjoy sword and sorcery fantasies you should check out The Windmaster Novels. Windmaster Golem is book 4 in this series.
Windmaster Golem is book 4 in Ms. Henderson’s, The Windmaster Novels.
No significant issues.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 85-90,000 words