The only way I can describe waiting for reviews to come in is like putting a porcelain vase out on the footpath and handing everyone who walks by a baseball bat (my original analogy was far cruder, but this is a family place!).

Here’s a couple that you can peruse at your leisure. Naturally I’ve excerpted the bits that make me sound good!

The first is from The Fantasy Review Barn, reviewed by Pauline M. Ross. Here’s a little of what she had to say:

Fortunately, the author avoids getting too entrenched in schoolroom dramas and Soren is soon out and about wielding his rapier and discovering the extent of his extraordinary gift. These early battles are beautifully described, the highpoint of the book for me, and I loved every moment of each one (especially the belek).

You can read the entire review here.

Next up is from Reading Realms, reviewed by Jeremy Xaraan. Here’s his bottom line:

 A reader looking for a good, fast-paced fantasy story should definitely pick this up, as well as anyone that reads urban fantasy that may be looking to stick their foot into more traditional fantasy novels.  If you’ve read and enjoyed Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick or Brent Weeks’Night Angel trilogy, you should definitely give The Tattered Banner a try.

The full review can be found here.

(note: italics are my addition)

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