As always, Mercedes Lackey and her co-author Josepha Sherman, have written a book that is exceptional. It holds the imagination so that it is hard to put down. Thanks for the good read!
A young lad by the name of Kevin had the fortune one day to have a musical performance of his to be heard by a master bard. Soon he finds himself sent to a distant castle to copy a scroll for said master, a scroll more important than would be guessed. Wishing all the while to wield bardic magic, Kevin comes to realize that a mundane task fit for scribes and such can yield much in return.
A new twist on sword and sorcery:
When young Kevin became a bard's apprentice, he thought that his new life would be filled with excitement and adveture; so when his new Master's first task for him is a perfectly ordinary manuscript copying errand to the castle of Count Volmar, his disappointment knew no bounds. Why the Count was not even involved in Court politics!
But when the Count's niece is kidnapped by elves and the Count asks for his help in recovering her, Kevin is convinced that the adventure he craves is at last at hand. What he cannot know is that the distresed damsel is not really Count Volmar's niece, that the abductors are not really elves, and that even the rescure is not what it appears to be!
THE BARD'S TALE CHARACTERS AND DESCRIPTIONS ARE THE PROPERTY OF ELECTRONIC ARTS, a role playing fantasy game.