Hey guys, Rebecca Minor is re-releasing Diving Summons, and she’s running a giveaway for a poster of the cover art. Check it out:
Isn’t it lovely? Anyway, I just reread Divine Summons, which has been lightly revised for its rerelease. Here’s the summary:
When Captain Vinyanel Ecleriast, an officer in the elven cavalry, narrowly escapes a devastating reconnaissance mission, he discovers a new calling to establish the first airborne unit of mounted warriors his people have ever known. Joined by an enigmatic half-elven prophetess and a silver dragon, Vinyanel struggles to come to grips with this responsibility, while mourning the recent loss of his unit and only friends.
A subversive plot to undo the task Vinyanel’s unit died in accomplishing takes shape, right within the walls of the elven capital city. Only with the prophetess’s help, however irritating she may be, will he unravel the mystery behind the enemy’s plans. Vinyanel barrels headlong into territory where he will need more than a sword and shield to prevail. Only if he can look beyond himself for the strength to defeat his enemies will he survive to answer his divine summons.
And here’s my review:
I bought/read this book in its early version. Reading the new, improved version was sheer delight–especially since I’ve also read the next novella, and the novel that comes after that. Vinyanel, grouchy elf captain, is hilariously snarky and irreverent. For me, the best part is the subtle lampooning of Christian fantasy tropes. It never fails to make me chuckle.
Yes, this novella is short–but the next one I think is longer, and the novel after those is a long, lush romp as Vinyanel’s pig-headedness gets him into deep trouble.
Here’s the Amazon link! If you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free!