Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Vengekeep Prophecies
Many years ago a pair of prophetic twins wove a series of tapestries, one for each year, that would warn the inhabitants of Vengekeep of troubles in the year to come. Each year that tapestry is revealed at celebration. This year, the tapestry reveals the worst series of catastrophes in history: fire, flood, earthquakes, horrifying beasts. But the tapestry also reveals the Grimjinx family will save the town. Can this be true? The most reviled family of thieves in town will save them all?
Jaxter comes up with a plan to save Vengekeep, but it will involve sneaking out of town to gather ingredients from all over the five provinces. With the help of his new friend, Callie, Jaxter will have to overcome his own insecurities and match wits with a range of mages and con artists. Can Jaxter Grimjinx, klutz and failed thief really become a hero?
Brian Farrey's book is a fast-paced fantasy adventure. If you think the cover art looks familiar, you might recognize the style. The cover art and the chapter heading illustrations were down by Brent Helquist, illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events.