Wildmane by Todd Fahnestock
Wildmane; Threadweavers is a fabulous epic fantasy, with an emphasis on epic. Todd Fahnestock’s wordsmithing painted a world that I could touch and smell. I was captivated from the first page to the last.
Mirolah wants a quiet life, but the villagers in her town will kill her if they discover the truth. She is a magical threadweaver, the first to surface in three hundred years.
Long bereft of magic, the human lands are dying. Humans are devolving, and their culture is crumbling. Their legendary protector, the demigod Wildmane, has given up on them.
When a monster sent for Mirolah slays her adopted sister instead, Mirolah is pulled into a quest to bring Wildmane out of his self-imposed exile and restore magic to the lands. Undead threadweavers rise to stop her and cage Wildmane. To beat them, she must learn more about herself and threadweaving than she thought possible, more than the greatest threadweavers of a bygone age. And she must do it quickly…
There was one small exception that I had trouble with….
****Possible spoiler alert!!! STOP READING if you don’t want to know******
Wldmane is a great character. He is a man lost in black despair over losing the love of his life, but it reached a point of being too whiny. As a result I had less respect for this character through the rest of the story. Not every reader will have this hang-up, but it stayed with me and took away from the power of the book.
With that said, I still highly recommend this book. If you are an epic fantasy fan, this will definitely satisfy. Fahnestock has invented a world you will want to revisit, and when Book 2 comes out, June 19, 2018, I will be one of the first in line to purchase it.