Maddy‘s Review of Tale of Tales – Part I: A Strange Bunch by Nikola Stefan
Thank you Netgalley for letting me read and review this book.
I enjoyed the writing style and the story overall. However, there were some really long, almost run on sentences. Other than those long sentences I enjoyed the rest of the writing.
You can clearly see the scenery and what’s going on with the characters throughout the story. The scenery was beautiful. I loved the different creatures and animals, especially the dog Vidra! The characters were all pretty interesting and fun to follow as well.
I can’t wait for book two and three though, so we can learn more about Zarko, Senka, and the others. I’m excited to delve more into the magic and creatures in the upcoming books.
The book was only 200 pages, so it was a quick and easy read. Give this a try if you love fantasy.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Tale of Tales is a high/epic fantasy saga based on the motifs of ancient myths, legends, and forgotten fairytales.
Senka is no hero, but you never know what is coming for you. And if that burns down your house and family, while you are left blinded by your house’s guardian snake, the outlook becomes grim. So Senka clings to her dog’s back to survive, unaware of the fateful prophecy and the great changes to come. But when a wandering warrior becomes her protector and mysterious strangers join their hounded party through a series of seemingly chance encounters, they all begin to discover that all is not as it seems.
What is pursuing her? And why? Can the strange characters gathering around her on her desperate quest save her from doom? Are they mere puppets of a young, beguiling witch guided by her own hidden motives, or are forgotten shadows rising again from the immeasurable depths of time?
A tale of folk fairytales and myths, of swords and sorcery and mythical beings – a unique story of dark times and unsung heroes who may light your way.
Above this hellish pack and the rider at the forefront, flurried a cloud of dark, endlessly bustling bodies and wings, a swarm of creatures that, through their almost infinite number, produced the great din which had first reached the ears…
Book One, A Strange Bunch , is the first part of Nikola Stefan’s epic adventure Tale of Tales series. The book series features leading characters of various ages and, although written with adult and young adult audiences in mind, it is, in the tradition of the greatest fantasy epics, suitable for all ages.
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