4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
At last, a hero who's not perfect!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Once a Warrior (Paperback)
Pick up "Once a Warrior", and be prepared to be glued to it to the end. Karyn Monk's characters are as unpredictable as predictable. Alpin, the seer, smacks of Disney's Merlin in "Sword in the Stone"; Ariella, the heroine, is the stereotype beautiful-slender-smart combination so loved in romances; Roderic, the villain, is the classic self-centered, cruel, but handsome bad guy. The surprise character in this book is the hero, Malcolm, a.k.a. the Black Wolf. A once fearless warrior, the man has been reduced to drinking excessively to kill the pain of battle wounds that twist and torture his body. The story is thick with deception and truth, realism and fantasy, humor and horror. You'll cheer for the good guys, snarl for the bad, and applaud for the entire book.