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Jimothy Redwing is a Wand’ring Minstrel. He loves traveling the world playing his demiguitar and entertaining people wherever he goes. However his job is much more than that of a simple musician he is considered a master of his craft, he carries letters and much needed news from place to place and he is trained in diplomacy. He is currently on his way to Couvin to deliver several letters including one that gives him a very uneasy feeling.
While he is trying to catch a few hours sleep he is rudely awoken by a beautiful young man on a horse. The young man offers to give Jimothy a ride to Couvin, which he gratefully accepts. He feels an instant attraction to Ricky and is thrilled when he realizes that Ricky feels the same and they share a wonderful night together. Jimothy is pleased when Ricky promises to see him again after they reach the city.
Jimothy is surprised by the strength of his feelings for a man he has just met. However, there is a lot about Ricky that he doesn’t know and unbeknownst to Jimothy he and Ricky are at the center of a political conspiracy that threatens the future of Couvin itself.
I love well written fantasy stories that transport me to another world and THE BALLAD OF JIMOTHY REDWING by Maia Strong is an excellent example. I found myself immediately drawn to Jimothy and the world in which he lives. Ms. Strong does a wonderful job of bring Couvin and its residents to life. The plot has many interesting twists and the Jimothy and Ricky’s romance is intense and sweet. I hope there will be a sequel.
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