Monday, February 3, 2014

The Unremarkable Squire by Nick Hayden

Sir Lance Valentino needs a new squire; his old one died (he didn't stay away from monsters).  As he looks over the crowd in Basileon, he sees a young man who is really quite unremarkable.  His clothes are none too clean, he doesn't respond to Valentino's call for a squire, but he comes over when he realizes Valentino is looking at him and beckoning him.

Mr. Hayden allowed me to read his ebook for this Goddess Fish Blog Tour (thank you).  The book is available wherever ebooks are sold.

I liked Obed, the main character in this story.  He's not chatty, he only tells the truth, and he has his own sense of right and wrong.  Of course, not everyone likes that.  Most people want you to do what they want, forget about right and wrong.  He's also sincere in his desire to serve and will walk into situations most intelligent people would run from.  How could I not like him?

This story is full of monsters, magic, a mage or two, some crazy folks, and more.  Obed gets in deeper and deeper, but he gives up on no one and keeps going.

This is a fun fantasy tale that keeps evolving while you sit there and say, "Now what?"  You won't be bored and I soon found myself rooting for Obed.  Why not give this story a read and see what you think about him?

Nick will be awarding a Winner’s choice of a $10 Starbucks card or a 4-piece box of Moonstruck truffles to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a Winner’s choice of a $10 Starbucks card or a 4-piece box of Moonstruck truffles to a randomly drawn host. In addition, anyone who is interested can go to their website (Barking Rain Press)  and get a free 4-chapter sample of the book, plus a coupon for 35% off the price of the print or ebook version of the book.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 

Blog Tour

Good luck and happy reading.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nick Hayden said...

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed Obed. I certainly do.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review!


Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun story - thanks for sharing.
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Interesting character

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Barking Rain said...

Don't forget you can read the first four chapters of THE UNREMARKABLE SQUIRE for free at the Barking Rain Press website.