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INTO THE MIRE

Mysterious characters, solid adventure, gives me the creepy crawlies

By WolvesOfCalla, member

Sep 30, 2018: This story lulls you into a false sense of security in the beginning, starting out like a typical – but well written – fantasy adventure. However once the party journeys into the swamp, things get weird in a hurry and the sense of creeping dread and uneasiness is up there with some horror movies.

The characters verge from hilarious to mysterious, a good mix of personalities that are all well developed. I’ll echo what other reviews are saying about Gaz and Calay – they are a great pair and I’m itching to find out more about their backstories. Adal is also an intriguing character to me, since he appears to be socioeconomically the old one out.

Overall, every chapter hints at a living, breathing world that has had a lot of thought put into it. I get the sense that every single character and place and monster has a backstory and I wish we knew them all.

The horror elements are integrated nicely into the fantasy in a way that starts small but soon grows truly horrifying.

I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

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