Otto Black: Through Old Lies and New Intrigue by Alexandru Parvu introduces readers to the heroic Otto Black, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Roux who resides in the fantasy land of Latikon. This epic story outlines Otto’s trials and tribulations as he escapes from his kingdom, only to return in an attempt to take back the throne that he believes is rightfully his.
This captivating novel is set in an alternate universe, and though Otto’s planet shares similarities with Earth during the Middle Ages, Parvu’s fantasy world allows readers to escape into a new, intriguing realm, where characters speak with an otherworldly dialect and follow the governmental laws of the Wes Lands.
Readers will enjoy the book’s suspense as they eagerly turn from one page to the next. The dialogue is expressive and compelling, and the imagery is pleasantly descriptive; Parvu unfolds a gripping story full of mystery and spellbinding intrigue. The plot is detailed, yet easy to follow, and the heroic Otto is a relatable, admirable character.
This book is a great choice for fantasy enthusiasts. Otto Black: Through Old Lies and New Intrigue is the first book in its series, and I am definitely looking forward to reading the sequel.
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