Just a quick recommendation for a novella that I loved: Blades Falling Softly. It takes place in the same setting as The Brightest Shadow, one of my recent favorite novels, but it’s written as a stand-alone piece. This is less action-focused (although there is some action) than most of the books that I recommend: it’s more about a personal journey and the relationships between two skilled fighters from different cultures, as well as their families. It’s a beautiful story and I strongly recommend it.
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Andrew Rowe is a professional game designer and fantasy novelist. When he's not crunching numbers for game balance, he runs Shades of Venaya, a swords and sorcery themed live-action role-playing game. In addition, he writes for pen and paper role-playing games. Aside from game design and writing, Andrew watches a lot of anime, reads a metric ton of fantasy books, and plays every role-playing game he can get his hands on. View all posts by andrewkrowe