Shadow Prowler

Alexey Pehov, Author, Andrew Bromfield, Translator Tor Books $24.99 (396p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2403-0
Bestselling Russian author Pehov translates easily in his English fantasy debut. With a self-deprecating thief as a hero who doesn't believe he is the chosen one, Perhov's epic is jam-packed with fantasy staples and their variants, including a quest for magical artifact, prophetic poetry, cryptic oracles, fanged elves, clean-shaven dwarves, gnomes, goblins, and orcs. The first in a trilogy, protagonist Shadow Harold proves modest and witty enough a narrator to carry the series. Combining Russian translation and the vocabulary of an invented world, the prose can feel conflicted, but is helped along by a glossary of terms. Overall, the gentle language of the story befits a main character happy to be ""wolf-single,"" even as he glances repeatedly at the mysterious and lovely Lady Miralissa.
Reviewed on: 02/15/2010
Release date: 02/01/2010
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