I don’t know if I mentioned it or not, but I used to be a huge geek. Hell, who am I kidding? I still am a huge geek. My geekdom has just transformed over the years. See, I used to get my rocks off over Dragonlance books and long D&D sessions. Well, not literally. Chainmail bikinis were never my thing. You get the idea, though. Whereas I now swoon over Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald, it used to be Margaret Weiss and R.A. Salvator that got me all hot and bothered. Literarily speaking, of course.
So why pick today of all days to lay bare my geeky soul? Because for the next two days the good folks at Seventh Star Press are giving away a book called The Brotherhood of Dwarves by D. A. Adams. I mean, look at that cover. It’s enough to give Gary Gygax a decent in-betweener—and he’s dead.
The story goes a little something like this:
"The dwarven saga begins…
"Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and sell them as slaves. The humans to the east want to control the world's resources.
"Caught in the middle, Roskin finds himself chased by slave traders and soldiers alike as he discovers that friendship is the best fortune of all. Just when he thinks he has triumphed, an act of betrayal sends him into bondage. His only hope of escape is the faltering courage of a disgraced warrior whose best days are behind him..."
Chomping at the bit yet? Then do what I did. Go to Amazon and download that thing right freaking now.