Book Review: The Legend of Huma: Heroes Book 1 by Richard A. Knaak (Three Stars)
“You are every part the knight that Bennett and his lapdogs are. More so. You’ve not lost sight of the true world.”
A Chosen One tale about a hero who doesn’t see himself as one. Well-written, if pedestrian and linear. No matter how big the obstacle or opponent, the hero muddles through.
“I was lucky.” “Luck is a skill. Were you to live much longer, you might learn that.”
Refreshing to read epic fantasy which takes itself seriously. Owes a lot to Tolkien. The only surprise is telegraphed so vividly that only Huma doesn’t know.
“My head tells me that you are wrong, but my heart listens to you. I think, in this matter, I will go with my heart, for that is where belief begins.”
Not familiar with Dragonlance universe, but I suspect this is an origin tale added later. It has a filling-in-the-blanks feel. Not bad, just not original.
“You understand honor. We say—say ‘Est Sularis Oth Mithas’ in the old tongue. ‘My Honor is My Life.’