Randell has wanted to join the militia since an orc raiding party took his family from him when he was just a child.
Now he finally has his chance to get the retribution he's been looking for.
But when his platoon responds to an orc attack on a neighboring town, he quickly discovers that real battles aren't like the old songs and stories.
Vastly outnumbered, Randell's thirst for vengeance may cost him more than he knows.
The Militiaman of Garthset is a novella in the Legends of Tirmar series.
About the Author
Mark grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he still lives with his wife and two sons. In addition to writing fiction, Mark is a professional software developer and freelance commercial writer. He also works part-time teaching people to fly airplanes.
Mark writes horror, science fiction, and fantasy novels and short stories.
When not behind a desk, Mark enjoys cave diving, running, biking, and camping.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This novella is a little bit slow in getting stated but once it does it races forward at breakneck pace until the final pages. In concept, it is a rather simple coming of age tale in which a young man who lost his parents to orcs has to deal with the reality of fulfilling his dreams of vengeance. In practice it’s a lot more than that, reminding me of Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage as our hero, Randell, is forced to take stock of himself and decide what his life is going to stand for. This is an author who’s neither afraid to let his characters make poor choices, nor unwilling to let them suffer the consequences for their mistakes. If you like a lot of action, you’ll enjoy this good quick read.