A shy young boy magically travels back to 1885 and takes part in the world’s first and greatest scavenger hunt.
It can be difficult to immerse a reader into a new world. When you have a premise of seriousness (abuse, dark human nature) as well as the fantastic (elves,etc) it can be intrinsically accessible as well as imaginative. Fun even if you don't play RPG!
Surviving abuse leaves no soul unscathed, and this is especially true of Ptielieren, an elite elvish bodyguard involuntarily integrated into an aversive-heavy culture. Strength can exist absent a ringing victory and weakness does not signify defeat.
I enjoyed the informal, almost de-structured style. Some call this 'noir' yet I really pictured this more as a stage play due to the almost metered format of the one-on-one dialogue. Laid-back John Constantine!
Clara Edwards is a rich woman with a rich son. When the boy falls in love with a powerful wizard Clara feels she needs protection. Trevor Harrison is a psychic in a world of magic. Does he have what it takes to protect Clara from unseen danger?