Ruins on Stone Hill by F. P. Spirit
F. P. Spirit
The story has humor, adventure, suspense, and a hint of love mixed together.
It has been nearly one hundred and fifty years since the end of the Thrall Wars, when the four dread Thrall Masters wreaked destruction across the land of Thac. The world has been relatively quiet since, but dark things have started to rise again around the little town of Ravenford. Monstrous bandits stalk the woods to the west, huge creatures terrorize farms to the north, and a dark presence has taken refuge in the ancient ruins to the south.
The town’s only hope may lay in four newcomers: a fearless young warrior with blades of fire, an elven wizard as deadly to his friends as his enemies, a cynical halfling who just may be an assassin, and a quiet gnome whose very touch can heal. Banded together with the tall warrior, Titan and her mercenary companion, the novice heroes set out to confront these creatures of darkness. Yet they quickly find they are facing more than just a few rogue monsters, for there is a greater force behind them all.
From eerie woods to underground caves to haunted ruins, the young heroes encounter terrifying monsters, creatures of the night, and demonic sorcery. Can they stand against the forces of darkness, or will they too fall prey to the evil that threatens to destroy Ravenford?
About F. P. Spirit:
F.P. Spirit has always loved fantasy. From the moment he received his very first copy of Lord of the Rings back in high school, he was hooked. Today, somewhere between work and family, F. P. manages to write sword and sorcery fantasy fiction.
His novels, Ruins on Stone Hill, Serpent Cult, Dark Monolith, and Princess of Lanfor are the first four books in the series Heroes of Ravenford. The series chronicles the adventures of a band of young heroes in the dangerous world of Thac. F.P. is currently working on the fifth book in the Heroes of Ravenford series, The Baron’s Heart, to be released in 2018.
Review by David Burnett:
This is the second fantasy that I’ve read recently, quite a departure from my usual choices, but I’ve enjoyed this book a great deal. A halfling, an elf, a gnome, and a human are traveling together, in search of adventure. And they find them.
The story has humor, adventure, suspense, and a hint of love mixed together. It’s easy to and fun read. The author creates delightful characters, and each one is different from the others, quite a feat, I imagine, since unlike what you may find in many books, the four characters are equally important.
If you are in the market for a fantasy, you won’t go wrong with this one!