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REVIEW: Song by Jesse Teller | Grimdark Magazine
Book One of the Manhunters series starts off with a hook, with our “hero” Rayph playing a game in a bathhouse and a serving boy approaches. “I’m afraid we are about to be interrupted,” Rayph said. And just like that, we’re thrown into the action. I wasn’t sure what was going on or who these people were, but my interest was piqued from the get-go. I am pleased to say that it never wavered. Rayph is an old wizard of several thousand years and was once the protector of the kingdom of Lorinth. Some major fallout happened between him and the current king, and he walked away from his post. It’s hard to break 10,000-year habits though, and he is watching out for the kingdom he loves from the shadows. We see right away that a major event has happened, as this opening chapter is pointedly set “one year after the escape”. Well, this interruption that Rayph must face is a result of that escape, and we soon learn along with him what happened, and how it is playing out going forward. Seems that a bunch of super villains were locked away in a prison and they have now been...