Review: The Knife’s Edge – Matthew Wolf
For centuries, rumors of a Return have been spoken. There have been many false starts, and no one knows whether the rumors will actually be true. Ronins are legendary warriors who wield elemental powers. Such legends have intrigued Kirin for as long as he can remember. So much so, that he hopes to meet a Ronin some day.
Yet all that changes when he discovers his best friend with a sword stuck deep in her stomach. Kirin’s life further changes when he’s forced to flee the scene. In his mind, he needs to atone for what he’s done. Sadly, that no longer seems possible.
Drifting along, unsure of who and he what he is, Kirin must struggle with a past he doesn’t remember. Who is he? Where does he come from? Why does he carry a mystical sword? Those questions and more tumble repeatedly through his mind. The more he discovers about himself, the harder it becomes to grasp the life he now lives.
New rumors about the Ronin abound. Though he can’t deny that he wields extraordinary powers, he refuses to believe he’s anything other than who and what he is. Yet his destiny cannot be denied. If he’s to succeed in righting all wrongs, he’ll need to embrace this new aspect of himself. The question is, how can he do that when everything he’s worked so hard to achieve is gone, and there’s no one else around whom he can truly turn to?
This was honestly a great story. Based on Japanese legends, it also includes many fantasy elements. Elves, dragons, and mysteries aplenty, The Knife’s Edge is a story that will definitely capture your interest. Though the story is slow to start, don’t let that dishearten you. It does pick up, and it’s well worth continuing on. The author has done a good job in setting things up for a second book, and I look forward to seeing what happens next.
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When legends come to life the world trembles from a single name. Ronin. Once-heroes from a different age, they wield elemental powers… wind, water, fire, stone, forest, sun, moon, flesh, and metal.
At the same time, a young man discovers his best friend with a sword in her stomach, and dark wings sprouting from her back. Guards rush onto the scene, accuse him of the act, and he is forced to flee.
In a new world without his memories, Gray must find his way amid legends and darkness, as he wrestles with an elemental power inside himself.
A power all too similar to the infamous Ronin…
About The Author:
Matthew Wolf is the author of the Ronin Saga. Or maybe he’s a Ronin. Either way, he’s involved somehow. Aside from epic fantasy, he enjoys woodcrafting, outdoors, a bit of a health nut (Kale is good!), and trains in Kung Fu.
His childhood of traveling the world and studying Old English and Japanese influenced the schemes of the Saga, and the world of Daerval. He is a graduate from UCSB with a Literature degree with a specialization in Medieval Literature and Japanese.
Connect With Him Online:
- Website: www.roninsaga.com
- Blog: www.roninsaga.com (same)
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/roninsaga
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/roninsaga
- Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/17886307-the-knife-s-edge