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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Dark Solus is a dark tale of revenge. This tale grabs your interest from the beginning by introducing you to Dark’s parents. The story begins in the dark of night with two figures being hunted. Elim tried to send his half elfin love Leynorr, to safety for she carried his child. She managed to escape to the Albatross and waited for her beloved. After battling animated rock statues, Halflings, humanoids, and Kalifen, the Arch Mage, Elim joined her on the ship.
From here our story moves forward in time, where we meet Dark and his hell horse, Nightmare. Mephisto was training Dark, his grandson, when the evil Taliesin appeared bragging about the murder of Dark’s parents and challenging Mephisto who quickly shifted into a dragon like creature. From that moment on thirteen year old Dark desired vengeance. For ten years Dark studied and trained with Styg. He knew that was not enough. He continued his preparations by taking on quests for talismans that will help him destroy those that destroyed his loved ones.
Dark Solus is a dark tale filled with magic, dragons, and dark characters. Author David Andrew Crawford presents readers with a tale that will make the most discriminating Dungeons and Dragons fans beg for more. As the reader journeys with Dark on his many quests, he/she will meet many outstanding characters. Crawford carefully molds the characters into creatures that seem to climb off the page. While the plot of Dark Solus is excellent, it was the characters that kept me turning the pages.