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"Dakrah's Familiar" - Tales of Aurikesh, Volume 1

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Reviews of "Dakrah's Familiar"

The Basics of the Game - Late Night Ramble 148

Kotas Reviews Everything - Kotas Reviews Dakrah's Familiar

"I have mostly good things to say about the wizard narrating this story. Yes, I'm sure it's a wizard narrating, not due to any familiarity on my part, but due to an educated guess based on the narrators understanding of the magics therein. Regardless! This is a fine work, much more witty than one would usually expect, in fact I found myself quite entertained and unwilling to put it down! Thought it's clearly labeled as a descriptor of a wizard crafting the spells to find his familiar, and expected to therefore be dull, it is not! And no, I will give you no summary - you must read it yourself, both for the information and so that you to may enjoy the wit contained within.
My only complaint was that there were occasionally words that I didn't recognize. How is that even possible? It would be an understatement to say I have a large vocabulary. I was slightly annoyed that perhaps the narrator wanted me to feel inferior, but then I decided that he was showing off the magics of the `Kindle Dictionary' feature, so I forgave him. I highly recommend it. I shall only give it 4 stars - but only because I would like much more. Short stories are by their nature too short. It's a personal issue of mine, however, this is my review, so I shall `star' it according to my preferences." -- Aveareya Stembridge

"First of all, I want to know when book two will be available. My "What happens next?" curiosity is matched by my desire to see more of the setting itself, and more of things the story only hinted at. I'm not at all suggesting that the story was incomplete, but that clearly there are more stories to be told in Aurikesh, and they are probably damned entertaining.
Secondly, I want to hear more from the narrator. The unnamed "raconteur" telling us the tale has a dry, amused tone that sometimes reminded me of Terry Pratchett's humor (though perhaps more restrained). Footnote-like asides further color the story (and contribute to my wanting to know more about the setting) and the telling reveals a narrator who is not exactly detached or objective. Would it be better to satisfy my curiosity and reveal the identity of the narrator? Maybe not. It might be more fun to maintain the mystery at least until after several more Aurikesh books have been written.
Oh, and also there is the fascinating matter of the familiar itself, but no spoilers here. ;)" --T. Maurer

"This short story is a witty telling of the day in the life of the wizard Dakrah. On the particular day that you will find on these pages, is the day that Dakrah summons forth all his power, wit, and knowledge of the arcane to create a magical familiar. The story starts with a very academic narration of Dakrah's struggles to collect all the things necessary for the casting of his spell, but once the candles are lit - there is no turning back.
This short story is a very entertaining glimpse into a rich and detailed world. With every new paragraph comes details about the universe that Dakrah calls home and left me wanting to know more. I look forward to any other pieces of the world of Aurikesh the author wishes to share with us." --Louis Puster

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