Warrior Class. The Crooked Path
By P.T. Mayes
Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
If I knew the Warrior Class was 784 pages long, I might not have taken the journey with Bey, following his Lord Master, on the crooked path to becoming an Asteel knight. But I did, and I am glad for it.
Yes, Bey is the main character, but in this vast array of stories. Another named Siren, a young woman, is being trained by a spymaster. In the land they are brought up in, their path cross where evil meets real, magic meets normality, and honor-ability meet greed.
Mr. Mayes has these two characters meeting in an adversary situation with the only Siren knowing the full scope of it. Both characters have the keen intuitive ability to do what is right in unusual situations they encounter.
These young adults listen to the platitudes of their masters, are consumed by them, and question them many times. The full spectrum from good to evil is dabbled in those lessons.
Alas, you come to what you think is the end, but you will find that the end of the Crooked Path is not reached. I hope Mr. Mayes keeps each of the next adventures Bey and Siren take are in a shorter novel form.
His writing is colorful, descriptive, and verbose at times. I recommend The Crooked Path for those who like adventures of fictional yore and who have time on their hands or speed read. It is an epic tale that is an easy to read the complete experience.