Meet Didier Rain – that antihero with noble aspirations, that poet with the fickle pen, that eager paramour ever in search of someone to love. In this adventure-laden Sideshow, we glimpse the rogue as he was in those days prior to his now famous exploits in Delivering Virtue and Fortuna and the Scapegrace. Prepare yourself to be amazed at Rain’s cleverness, daring, and near-to-honorable acts of madcap heroism as he lends a helping hand to a friend. For what self-respecting bard (even when distracted by the promises of a voluptuous one-legged trollop) would deign to allow the mistreatment of a fellow poet, no matter how much a freak of nature that fellow poet might be? This novelette gives us Didier Rain at his finest as a flawed human being. It shows us the man before he became the Chosen One, and maybe even grants us insight into why the gods would eventually pick him for that exalted station so sung in his further novels. So sit back and get to know the man behind the dubious legend.
Prepare yourself to be amused!
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About the Author
Brian Kindall writes books – some for kids, some for grown-ups – brimming with the absurdity, beauty, and mystery of life. He crafts his stories to join the finest qualities of literature with large doses of adventure, peopling them with one-of-a-kind characters you won’t soon forget. He is a master at playing humor against pathos, and fairytales against reality, all for the sake of a good (and sometimes quirky) read. He loves mountain climbing and free-diving and his wife and three kids. He lives with them on the shores of a pristine mountain lake, somewhere in the middle of Idaho. Brian is the author of adult fiction novel, DELIVERING VIRTUE, and middle grade fiction novels BLUE SKY and PEARL.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“SideShow” takes place before “Delivering Virtue” and “Fortuna and the Scapegrace”. As I have read the latter two it was really fun to get a picture of who Didier was before those two great adventures take place. “SideShow” is both a great introductory and companion to flesh out the world of Didier Rain. If you start with “SideShow” you’ll be hooked. For so little pages, it does a great job of showing the complexities of the world through the eyes of my favorite swashbuckling dandy. He is the kind of man who destiny calls in the darndest of ways. Didier is an unlikely hero who, eventually, kinda gets the job done. He’s passionate, philosophical, empathetic but also deeply….oh so deeply selfish. He is fundamentally flawed but his flaws are also what makes him so unique and so precious to me. Didier rain is truly the blue rose in a field of red.