A beautifully written and drawn tale that perfectly captures the tone of classic pulp fantasy.
Craig A. Taillefer's art is highly realistic and detailed, as readers of Wahoo Morris on ModernTales will know, but of all his works online this is easily my favorite. The finely rendered pen and ink work serves to draw the reader into the shadowy world of the thief Sian, beautifully depicting the humanity of the characters that dwell there. The sense of heightened realisim succeeds in making us all the more astounded by the classic fantasy elements of this tale.
The writing is succinct and sharp, but with enough detail to illustrate the richness of the setting. Though the story is complete in of itself in about 20 pages, it ends with the promise of more. Maybe if enough people discover this work through WCN Craig will be inspired to continue the adventure...
... read it now!