Monday, February 5, 2018

"An Unlikely Company" by Tyler R. Lee!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this epic fantasy, fit for any fan of Tolkien!

An Unlikely Company

The Nether Gate Trilogy, Book 1

 Unlikely Company
~Author: Tyler R. Lee

~Released: September 30th, 2017

~Length: 248 Pages

~Genres: Fantasy, Action

For nearly a century, the country of Oriod has been at peace. However, dark tidings now threaten to tear it all apart as an evil organization known as the Order of the Fallen Light seeks to free their imprisoned master from her cage in the Nether. Woden, a prideful half-orc, Baelor, a surly dwarf, Jokkoa, a whimsical goblin sorceress, and Amrynn, a paranoid elf and her tiger companion are thrown together by chance. With more than a bit of reluctance, the four loners stumble upon this evil plot and discover they may be the land’s only hope, much to their annoyance.

At the request of the wizened wizard Grindor, the unlikely company set out to find the four artifacts that defeated the order in the past before the enemy finds them first. However, not only do they have to contend with the dark forces hot on their trail, but also with the complications brought on by their own mistrust in each other. The dark mages, goblin raiders, zealot cultists, and territorial elementals may be the death of them all, if they don't kill each other first.


Epic fantasies are often hit or miss, gathering either fans or crickets. For a true fan of the genre, finding a new series is exciting, and a new author to follow is a good day. Mr. Lee's new series fits both categories, and I'm glad to have been introduced to his book.

With the classic elements of adventure and a slightly dark humor, mixed with a modern style of action and wit, this book presents an entertaining story. Setting the stage quickly and building off a solid foundation, the pace was great, and the story flowed well. There weren't many writing hiccups or plot holes that I noticed, and the last few chapters left the story open for several different opportunities for plot development and character growth.

For fans of Tolkien and the like, this story would probably entertain easily. Written in a similar style, it's sure to appease any fantasy fan.

*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.

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