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The Rostikov Legacy
     

The Rostikov Legacy

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by Charlotte E. English
 

Konrad Savast is the Malykant: foremost and most secret servant of the God of Death. His job? To track down the foulest of murderers and bring them to The Malykt's Justice. No mercy. No quarter.

Out in the mists of the Bone Forest lies the body of Lady Navdina Rostikova. Wealthy, beautiful and well-liked, she was at the forefront of high society in the city

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Konrad Savast is the Malykant: foremost and most secret servant of the God of Death. His job? To track down the foulest of murderers and bring them to The Malykt's Justice. No mercy. No quarter.

Out in the mists of the Bone Forest lies the body of Lady Navdina Rostikova. Wealthy, beautiful and well-liked, she was at the forefront of high society in the city of Ekamet. But somebody wanted her dead. Who wielded the poisoned knife that slew her ladyship? Konrad must discover the killer - and quickly, for The Malykt is not a patient god.

Aided by a pair of ghostly familiars, Konrad begins to investigate the truth about Navdina's life. But matters grow dangerously complicated when his identity is discovered, and the hunter finds himself hunted.

And there's a beautiful, interfering apothecary who insists on getting in his way...

This 26,000 word novella (approx. 100 print pages) is the first story in the Malykant Mysteries series.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033032976
Publisher:
Charlotte E. English
Publication date:
02/04/2012
Series:
Malykant Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
29,890
File size:
194 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in England, Charlotte now lives in the Netherlands. She completed her first novel, Draykon, in 2011 and has since written ten more titles across a range of fantasy themes.

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The Rostikov Legacy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
domynoe More than 1 year ago
I was actually pleasantly surprised by <i>The Rostikov Legacy</i> . While there were some editing issues, they were very few. Not at all what I expected from a self-published book. The plot was well done, the characters generally well rounded and interesting, the dialogue flowed well, and the setting fairly well developed. There was some awkward phrasing here and there, but it wasn't enough to stop me from reading. The managed to keep the mystery going, and the events all made sense. There's tension between Konrad and Nanda, but the author thankfully didn't allow it to take over the story. There were a couple of bits that did make me stumble, however. First, I was initially confused about what Konrad actually was as there were a few spots where it seemed like he was being referred to as Malykt. I did finally figure it out, and again, it wasn't enough to stop me from reading. I also wasn't sure of Nuritov's position as he was never clearly identified as part of law enforcement. Bot of these things did sort themselves out eventually, but I felt the author could have been more clear early on without adding too much in terms of word count. And finally, I felt the magic wasn't clearly defined and came far too easy. Not that I was looking for anything incredibly difficult, but as easy breezy as a thought was too simple. And there seemed to be some contradiction in how the magic worked: it was easier for Konrad, but the killer's use of magic required chanting and calling upon evil spirits. The reasons for the differences (which could be as simple as the kinds of magic they were doing) aren't made apparent. Beyond those things, however, the book was pretty well done. The story line was solid, there were very few technical errors, and it was a quick read that I enjoyed. I think if the problems noted above had been addressed, I'd be able to give it another star. As it is, I recommend it to anyone looking for an enjoyable paranormal mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dynamic and fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminded me of the hawk and fisher stories, a murder mystery investigated by a less than perfect human in a world of magic. I hope to see more of this world and more mysteries.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charlotte E. English has done it again. I recommend al of her work. I'm just about to start reading the second installment in the series and hope that there will be more to come. If you enjoy the fantasy genre this author will not let you down! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. Kept my interest throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first novel that I have read by this author and I was impressed. The characters were interesting, the plot was fast-moving, and the magic believable. I have purchased the next novel in this series and look forward to reading it. I hope that the protagonist's background will be further explored and the secondary characters expanded on as well. The premise is an interesting take on death(murder) and mystery is woven well in with the concept to make it appealing to both mystery and paranormal lovers. I look forward to Nanda's "magic" being delved into more as well as she is a great counterpart to the Malyk. Great book and I highly recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read but seemed somewhat lacking
Anonymous More than 1 year ago