• Book Review: The Baron of Magister Valley by Steven Brust - a fantasy retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo

    Book Review: The Baron of Magister Valley by Steven Brust

    Title: The Baron of Magister Valley Author: Steven Brust Publisher: Macmillian-Tor/Forge Publication date: July 28, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: (I don’t do this often as I prefer to write my own summaries, but I happen to absolutely adore this one, which is taken from Amazon) Reader, you will undoubtedly have had the misfortune of consuming the rotten fruit of fallacies that we—Paarfi of Roundwood (esteemed historian of House of Hawk and exquisite artisan of truths)—“borrow” our factual recount of Dragaeran history from some obscure fellow who goes by the name Al Dumas or some silly nomenclature of that nature. The salacious claims that The Baron of Magister Valley bears any resemblance to a certain nearly fictional narrative…