I enjoyed reading this descriptive short story by David Cox. 'His penmanship slid across the parchment, mimicking the exact way an insect glides across the water without breaking the surface.' There is a nice relaxed flow to the text, which holds the reader's attention and builds with suspense to a thrilling conclusion.
My favourite character was Gawain, the powerful magician who undoubtedly has many powers as yet untold.
The past comes back to haunt the royal family in this nail-biter, which reminded me of Games of Thrones. Great story by David Cox, which left me again wishing he would write longer pieces. Well done. I look forward to the next adventure.
Reviewed with a free ebook from Writers' Web.