May 19, 2014

Slither's Tale by Joseph Delaney

Far from the Wardstone, a new darkness is rising . . .

Slither is a haizda mage who preys upon humans, drinking their blood to feed his dark urges. So when a local farmer dies, it’s only natural that Slither should want to feast on his lovely daughters.

But then the farmer offers him a deal, and extracts from Slither a promise that will take him on a journey to the City of the Petrified Tree, to a fallen star-stone that holds great power, and straight into the path of Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin.

I borrowed the summary from Joseph Delaney's website. Slither is a monster, a Kobalos, who's main source of nutrition is blood. The Kobalos are a completely male race of monsters who are capturing human woman to serve as their slaves. Slither has made a deal with a farmer and he has to keep his word, no matter what happens. He can have the eldest daughter, as long as his other two daughters remain safe. He wants to sell her as a slave. When someone else takes an interest in the girls things are starting to go very wrong. That's when Slither meets Grimalkin.
Slither is such a nasty creature, but somewhere deep inside him is a bit of good. I kept hoping he would change into something better, but Slither is a monster, so maybe that was in vain. I liked the courageous Nessa and any book with Grimalkin as a main character is a great one. I really enjoyed this tale and can't wait to see what will happen with the Kobalos next.


  1. This sounds really interesting I don't think I'd hear of this one before. Glad you liked it! :)

  2. I am so in love with this cover!! I'm a big fan of dark fantasy so this sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

    Cat @ Addicted 2 Heroines

    1. I love Joseph Delaney's monsters, every time it's another one and there's a lot of slime and gore.

  3. It's part of a series of thirteen books and this is number twelve. I loved all the books. My favorite is still I am Grimalkin.

  4. Hadn't heard of this series, but now I'll need to go check it out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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