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Licking Walls in the Dark by [Magill, S.J.]
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Length: 105 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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There are two types of dwarves. The fortunate and the unfortunate. Those born to the right parents, and those born to the wrong. The winners and the losers. The rulers and the workers.

Pon was born into a world of darkness and servitude. He is a miner dwarf. He began mining the day he was old enough to hold a hammer, and will be a miner until the day he dies. He lives, works, eats and sleeps deep underground in the darkness of the mine.

Pon has never seen daylight, or breathed fresh air. Each day the tunnels seem a little bit narrower, and more difficult to live in. Pon finds himself at a point in his life where, unlike his fellow miners, who are able to accept their lives underground, he feels he must take the drastic step of trying to get out of the mine. A fortuitous turn of events means Pon finds himself on the very cusp of leaving his old life behind him. However, just as he thinks he is about to get everything he ever wanted, Pon begins to learn that his lot in life is even bleaker than he realised. Pon learns secrets about the true nature of his place in dwarf society, which he could be killed for knowing.

Pon’s quest to escape the mine is complicated when a dwarf, of a type he has never seen before, comes into his life. For the first time in his life, he finds himself caring about something more than his freedom, which he would go to any lengths to protect.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1145 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D9WY2A0
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and atmospheric 22 January 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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Licking Walls in the Dark is a great fantasy tale - rich and vibrant and set in a world S.J. Magill skillfully brings to life through some truly evocative writing. The tale of humble hero Pon, this book builds up the lore and custom of dwarf society only so our author can tear it down later, when our hero discovers a truth that rocks him to his very core.

If I have any criticisms, it's that the tale can be quite bleak at times; but that's part and parcel of the story the author's trying to tell. In all other regards, it's a skillful exploration into a part of the fantasy genre most of us have never visited before; and that means S.J. Magill has managed to deliver something truly original in a genre usually defined by cliche and contrivance.

In short - a great read, and a must-purchase for fans of the fantasy genre.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent imagination and story telling 6 December 2013
By nrichards - Published on
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Magill quickly builds a world for us and then sets in place a classic adventure within this world. I very much enjoyed Pon's journey.