WHO WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.
This is a standalone short story of 7,200 words. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations or The Riyria Chronicles is required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for Riyria veterans to spend a little more time with old friends. The Jester is a story of adventure, bonds of friendship, and a recognition that the choices we make dictates the future we find.
NOTE: This short story was originally published in the Unfettered Anthology edited by Shawn Speakman. It is also available for free in audio form on Audible.com, narrated by the amazing Tim Gerard Reynolds
Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
Best. Narrator. Ever. Seriously, can I get this guy to narrate my life? I love him! Wonderful voice, great pace. His voice may not change a whole lot for each different character, but it’s enough that you can easily tell it’s someone new. He’s just amazing. I know, I’m gushing, but seriously. Ah. Maze. Ing.
And the story! It’s a prequel, and I will definitely be reading the rest now! It’s a short adventure story with a morals puzzle. Besides being quite a bit of fun, it carries a good message, too. A nice, quick read/listen. Great job, gentlemen.
Bob says: 5 Platypires!