Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jak Barley - Private Inquisitor and the Case of the Seven Dwarves by Dan Ehl

Jak Barley is not your normal investigator.  He works with other worldly types, like dwarves, demons, mages, and the like.  While Jak starts out with good intentions, he always seems to fall into whatever adventure he's on.  He might have plans, but life happens to Jak.

The author and Rogue Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  You can find it there or Amazon now.

I wasn't too sure what I thought when Jak's case includes seven dwarves and a beautiful young maiden named Frost Ivory.  Why put Snow White in Jak's story?  So he has a good opportunity to meet the wicked witch, that's why!

This story is a combination action novel filled with fantasy and humor.  I enjoyed it a lot.  After all, Jak is still fighting the forces of Dorga.  This time he meets Blackwatch Goblins, vampires, angry piss dragons and the wicked witch's daughter.  Suddenly he's not just trying to save Frost Ivory, he's also trying to protect his heart!

The story flows well, it read fast, and I'm ready for the next book now.  I hope we learn more about Lorenzo in the next story.  He's a very interesting character and Jak needs him for a mentor.  But who is he really???

Happy reading.

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