Red Harvest Moon by Miles Hurt Review

Red Harvest Moon was published in 2021 is the first book in the Wandering Knife series.  The book is available on Kindle Unlimited.

I received a digital copy of this book from the author for an honest review.  I also purchased a paper copy on my own to support the author.

What I Liked:

  • The characters were likable and fun.  Their banter back and fourth was hilarious and genuine.
  • The environments are described very well.  You always know where you are in a village or in a forest, you always feel as though you’re in the world with the characters.  The way the environments are described reminded me of walking through a village in an MMO or an RPG like Skyrim.
  • The villain’s are great and the backstory was intriguing.  I want to know more about them.
  • The action scenes are well done.
  • There are some flashbacks that are well timed and well done.
  • The is enough lore given to you for you to enjoy the story, but not so much that it’s a ton of bricks and you are overwhelmed.  That said, I’m looking forward to the rest of this series to learn more about this world.
  • Anticipation and that feeling of imminent doom is well done. 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Being a reader that enjoys characters, I would have liked a little more character moments and back story.
  • A few times the characters say one thing but shortly thereafter do another.

Final Thoughts and Rating:

This is a great first entry for a fantasy series, and a debut for the author.  It’s long enough that you get a good story but not too long that it takes a lot of time to read.  I feel invested in the characters, lore and world enough that I want to come back to this world and know what happens next.  There are some hilarious moments between the characters.  It does a good job of going from a heartfelt moment, to action and gore without feeling abrupt.  Although I would have liked more character moments, with a book this long and the story I received it’s not a huge problem.  If you’re into fantasy it’s definitely a book to check into and keep an eye on this series. 

Rating: 4 flicking eye flesh out of a spoon like a grape out of 5

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