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The Hero is a work of impressionist adventure fiction set in a desolate, postfeudal civilization. When the charismatic leader of a merchant guard crew is killed in a senseless accident, his designated replacement decides to fulfill a promise to the late captain by quitting the crew and finding his surviving relatives in a remote village. Instead of a quaint valley settlement, the new captain finds a decaying town on the verge of collapse, an old landlord who appears to welcome its decline, and a thriving stronghold of highwaymen fresh from murdering what remained of the merchant guard crew. As the valley's mysteries unwind and the tension escalates, the captain's mental condition begins to deteriorate as almost-forgotten memories begin to connect with horrible realities.
©2002, 2013, 2015 Jem Matzan (P)2015 Jem Matzan
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By Frode on 08-26-15

The Book Hero

The Hero Written by: Anonymous is a strange little book. Okey, maybe 13 hrs and 24 mins is not litle, but gosh those 13 hrs and 24 mins feels a bit weird! No "hero" name, no author name and no "when is this happening". So if you can forget that, then this your book! I will not say this book is a normal book at all, but i like the un normal!

Jem Matzan is to "dry" to get full score from me, but it is darn close! The Hero comes alive true Jem Matzan voice work and i just love that. I recommend all people to take a listen to the sample, and then get the book!

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By Steve H. Caldwell on 01-11-16

Excellent new fantasy!

This is an interesting tale, told from the persepective of a caravan guard who calls it quits after his captain dies in a silly accident, and goes on to deal with the bandits his Captain was quitting the comapny to go deal with. I thought it started well, with a build up for the main character, and his story and his quest are interesting. Lots of action, engaging characters, and an interesting world help sell the story. Jem Matzan does a great job narrating, really setting each character apart, moving the story right along.

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