Hello folks. It’s been a couple weeks since our last stop in the Otherworld, but we have a doozy for you today. If you’re a fan of the Tellest books, you’ll likely get a kick out of the works of author Eric K. Barnum. His influences are very similar to mine, and he’s got a very similar flavor. I’d go as far as to say he’s better equipped than I was when I first started out—it won’t hurt my pride to say that I wish I had his talents all those years ago.
Today, we’re focused on Dar Tania, a book by Barnum which provides a stage for the longer books that follow. Dar Tania is a short novel, but it has tremendous value. It introduces you to not only the history of the Forsaken Isles, but also to Barnum’s strong writing, interesting characters and powerful plot elements. More importantly, Barnum does an excellent job of weaving each of those individual threads into something magical.
Thousands of years have passed with the dragon god Alerius watching over his many tribes of barbarians eastward on the Forsaken Isles. Waiting for just one of them to hear his mother’s divine voice, he has guided and driven his people to be worthy of their name – Morbat, children of dragons. Dar Tania, daughter of the Tribe of Horses is the first to face her Coming of Age test, pray to the Mother, and have that prayer answered. She becomes the first priestess of Tiamat and joins herself to Alerius’ dream of building an empire spearheaded by paladins and divine warriors.
I don’t have any shortage of great things to say about Dar Tania. It’s a delightful, robust read, and even though it’s around one hundred pages, the writing is clever and concise enough to give you a tremendous amount of details. For Barnum’s entry into fantasy literature, this sure seems fleshed out and strong.
You’ll definitely enjoy Dar Tania, so why not pick it up on Amazon today? It’s free if you have Kindle Unlimited!
Mike is the GM and host of podcast, Looking for RPG: Tellest and former co-host of the podcasts That's Entertainment and OuaT: The Unofficial Once Upon a Time Podcast
Mike also is the creator of Tellest, a world full of fantasy and super heroes!