After months away, spent reading personal development books, I have finally returned to my first love - Fantasy Fiction. So my book recommendation for this month is one such book, called Elvish, by S.G. Prince. I stumbled upon this book in a newsletter I read regularly by Bookbub, where it was being offered for free! So I said "What the heck. Let me give it a shot."
Little did I know, that I was about to be sucked into the electrifying world of Man and Elf, where their relationship, is the thing that hangs in the balance. Elvish tells the story of a vagabond called Venick who finds himself caught between the frying pan and the fire when, after getting his leg trapped in a bear-trap, he finds himself face-to-face with the Elves whose lands he was trespassing on.
From this point onwards, a tale is woven in which Venick has to keep his wits about him as he negotiates his life, befriends his saviour, and embarks on a journey that just might lead to his redemption and the life he once knew.
This book was definitely a nice, cheap, reintroduction, to the world of Fantasy Fiction. And it was so good that I've gone on to buy the second part of the trilogy. The Elvish trilogy consists of the three books Elvish > Elder > Ember, and I am now on part 2 of 3 (Elder). I don't know if I'd go as far as to recommend the whole trilogy yet, but book one was certainly good, and book two is living up to my expectations so far.
That said, Elder cost me $5.99, and Ember is about $8.99 on Amazon. I am not sure whether if I had known I would be hooked into a $15 expense that I would have bought the first book. But that's just the Ijebu man in me speaking.