Release Date: 2010
Review Source: From author for honest review
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
Xavier has just escaped from Scholar, a mad man who held him captive and performed torturous experiments on him. Colby is a young lady from far away who is on a mission to save her brother. Armed with little more than their wits, Colby and Xavier team up and struggle to escape Scholar’s men and recover the magical artifact that will save Colby’s brother before it’s too late.
I thought this novella was quite interesting and well written. Rhonda Parrish has created an almost fairy tale-like setting which is populated with some very interesting characters. The book is full of action, but through several different viewpoints, the characters' motivations also come to life. I was impressed by the descriptions of the swamp in which the majority of the story takes place, as well as the imaginative creation of several different types of creatures.
Overall, this was a satisfying fantasy adventure. My only qualm with the novella is that because of its short length, it seemed like the plot line was a bit rushed. I think the story could be improved with some more world building and a longer plot with more obstacles. However, I found the novella enjoyable overall, and fans of books like 'Poison Study' will surely enjoy the quest/adventure aspect of this story that is also filled with fighting and action.
Lost and Found by Rhonda Parrish is currently being serialized on her blog. Bloggers, you could probably contact Rhonda if you wished to review a full copy. You can also add it on Goodreads.