This tale is the second in the series "Shards of Light" which began with "The Ring and the Flag".
Feldspar is famous throughout Cryssigens but no one knows his face. He dares the impossible, following the stealthic's credo "Risk in the service of Hope", and has no objection to the fortune his commissions bring.
High intrigue around the succession to the throne of the North Mark has gripped the city. Though Feldspar is bored by politics, he has problems of his own, attempting for the first time to live a normal life among the citizens of the capital. The master of disguise may need to be more than one person before he gets to the bottom of the mysteries running through his mind and the city itself.
About the Author
Will Hahn has been in love with heroic tales since age four, when his father read him the Lays of Ancient Rome and the Tales of King Arthur. He taught Ancient-Medieval History for years, but the line between this world and others has always been thin; the far reaches of fantasy, like the distant past, still bring him face to face with people like us, who have choices to make. Will didn't always make the right choices when he was young. Any stick or vaguely-sticklike object became a sword in his hands, to the great dismay of his five sisters. Everyone survived, in part by virtue of a rule forbidding him from handling umbrellas, ski poles, curtain rods and more. Will has written about the Lands of Hope since his college days (which by now are also part of ancient history). His first tales include "Three Minutes to Midnight" a slightly-dark sword and sorcery novelette, as well as “The Ring and the Flag” and "Fencing Reputation", the first stories in the ongoing Shards of Light series. The first novel-length tale of Hope, "The Plane of Dreams" was published in September 2012. You can find much more about the Lands of Hope at the links below, including a Compendium of information about the Lands and a Facebook page on the History of the Lands. Check out other online authors at Independent Bookworm, where you can also find The Maps of Hope, a free resource for readers about the Lands.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An epic fantasy tale with the best qualities of an Errol Flynn swashbuckler. If you enjoy detail-rich settings and mysterious characters, this medieval tale will intrigue you. The anonymous main character's many faces are fascinating, but none more so than his Feldspar personae.a stealthic of legendary proportions.
I finished reading Fencing Reputation today and all I have to say is that Feldspar is just the right kind of crazy. Okay, I can't leave it at that. The tone of this novel is totally different from that of the first book in the series (The Ring and the Flag)—and it really fits a very different kind of hero. This is a fast-paced combination of action and mystery and the only real problem I have with it is I have to wait for the next two books to be published to find out what's going to happen. Well done indeed!