Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life... show more
Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.
Rumors say the prisoner, Gray Leynham, is a witch and a traitor. What is certain is that he has spent years in misery: blind, chained, and rendered nearly mute by an extreme stutter. And he dreams of people’s deaths—dreams that come true.
As Brute becomes accustomed to palace life and gets to know Gray, he discovers his own worth, first as a friend and a man and then as a lover. But Brute also learns heroes sometimes face difficult choices and that doing what is right can bring danger of its own.
Publish date: December 3rd 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 270
Edition language: English
I know I'm supposed to have some clever words to write up a review, but I haven't got any.I can tell you though that if you haven't read this book, you must. That is all.
I read a Cracked article recently about how, as you grow older, it becomes harder to enjoy certain things in movies. Instead of enjoying the car chase you feel feel bad for the people being plowed down. Instead of admiring the loner who picks up and leaves, you think he's a dick for abandoning his ...
BR with Julie, Marcie, Mel and Paul on January 19th.That's me right now:This book was on my TBR shelf for far too long and I don't know what took me so long to read it.See, I love fairytales! And I love the Middle Ages! Don't believe me? Look at this:(Yes, that was my wedding! Yes, that is my hubby!...
Big surprise I know...AUDIOBOOK completed and rated...5 HUGE STARS!!! Just a beautiful accompaniment to this book in every way. Recent article/interview with the amazing K.C. Kelly...http://www.kfieldingwrites.com/ooh-thats-interesting-interview-with-k-c-kelly/“Don't you d-dare say you're ugly or s...
BR, Monday August 18th with Susan and CarolienI love fairy tales. And especially when it takes place in a medieval setting…..The story reminded me a bit about “The Green Mile”. There was such a sweet giant as well!This giant, named Brute by everyone, hasn’t had an easy life. He’s been ridiculed and ...