A minstrel, a traveling entertainer, known in the realms of Xenkur as a Songweaver. Shariana is just such an performer. Music and stories are her wares. When she gets a cryptic note and three rings her world is forever changed.
Caught in struggle between factions of good and evil. Shariana must make decisions that will alter her destiny and the fates of those around her.
Will her companions, the slave turned warrior, the dwarf who talks to animals, or the twins and their mentor follow the minstrel into the depths of evil or will she face the perilous journey into the unknown alone.
D. W. Johnson’s epic novel of sword and sorcery is jam packed with excitement and surprises. It’s a non-stop ride, filled with monsters and magic. Songweaver can stand alone as a solo adventure. Yet it does contain a reecuring theme that continues in all the volumes of the Iron League.
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About the Author
DW is an author and an artist. He has been creating paintings and photographs for over 40 years. He lives in Eastern Kansas with his daughter, a large epileptic dog, two cats, and a barnyard of chickens and ducks. Before he began writing Fantasy Fiction DW has worn many hats, from publishing an online photography magazine to running a no-kill animal sanctuary.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very fast-paced novel with tons of action from the opening scenes right through to the thundering ending. The principal character, Shar (the Songweaver of the title), is a fascinating young woman intent on taking the world on her terms. Songweavers are minstrels with magical abilities. Shar is all of this but also a thief and an extremely skilled fighter. At first, her light fingers bothered me a little, but as her peculiar sense of honor and morality become clear, I couldn’t help but love her. The big villains of this book are a group of slavers and, let’s face it, who doesn’t like to read about slavers being taken down hard. There’s also a large array of magical races and creatures populating these pages—a dwarf ranger who was easily my favorite character in the story, elves, centaurs, brownies, half-orcs, bugbears, and so many more—and Johnson does an excellent job of keeping them from being just the latest monster to cause his heroes problems. If you like a story with strong moral imperatives where in Magnificent Seven fashion some unlikely heroes are called on to bring some justice to the land, then you should read Songweaver. I’m glad that I did.