X-Ray contributed characters to Horker's Law Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
Shelfari edited the contributors of Horker's Law Friday, September 2, 2011.
Mike Lee edited the memorable quotes of Horker's Law Sunday, August 7, 2011.
Mike Lee edited the first sentence of Horker's Law Sunday, August 7, 2011.
Mike Lee edited the glossary entries of Horker's Law Sunday, August 7, 2011.
Mike Lee edited the reading level of Horker's Law Sunday, August 7, 2011.
Mike Lee edited the summary of Horker's Law Sunday, August 7, 2011.
“The first two pages discuss the rules of Horking. Horking is a lot like thieving, but it is meant more in a Robin Hood style, stealing only from those that deserve it, and never stealing enough to break a person.
In the prologue, there is a battle from history discussed. The two schools of magic are briefly discussed, and the importance of a particular book is mentioned. Then the results of this long ago battle are announced, and we move to the present.
Spiv is a young Horker, and he uses his trade to hork a drab shirt from a slightly cruel seamstress, and then a few other items. When he wins a bow as a result of recognizing a confidence game, he decides to leave this town for the next one.
I found the opening fascinating -- The author makes all of Spiv's actions for reading and taking advantage of his targets entirely believable.
Away from town, he comes across a dying farmer, who asks him to fulfill a dying request -- to bring a stone to a wizard.
This is not a simple travel tale. Spiv soon acts as a spy as an army invades the lands he is in, soldiers "removing bandits and brigands from the area." He pretends to be a huntsman, or a farmer, or a messenger as he unweaves the plot of the invaders. Throughout, Spiv remains a keen study of character, and he meets many interesting characters along the way. (Taken from a review on Amazon by Ed Pegg)
Mike Lee edited the characters of Horker's Law Sunday, August 7, 2011.