I was given a copy of this book by the author,M. T. McGuire, in exchange for a review.
The Pan of Hamgee isn’t paranoid. There must be some people in K’Barth who aren’t out to get him it’s just that, right now, he’s not sure where they are. His family are dead, his existence is treason and he does the only thing he can to survive — getaway driving.
As if being on the run isn’t bad enough, when he finds a magic thimble and decides to keep it, he unwittingly sets himself on a collision course with Lord Vernon, K’Barth’s despot ruler.
Unwillingly The Pan is forced to make choices and stand up for his beliefs, beliefs he never knew he had until they were challenged. But when he is faced with a stark moral dilemma will his new found integrity stick? Can he stop running?
This book hooked me into the story immediately and I really didn’t want to put it down. The world created here was fantastic and felt very real and detailed without bogging the story down with too much description. Sort of a Hitchiker’s meets Discworld feel to the book. A comedic fantasy.
The action was fast paced which is just the way I like it and I am looking forward to reading the sequel.