Friday, 29 May 2015
Sarfer by Daniel Arthur Smith
Sarfer is the story of Mattie, a sailmaker's son. When the great wall of Springston fell, he lost his father. But his father's words resonated, "When you fall down, get back up." So Mattie persevered and rode the wind to the brigands to become a courier, transporting anything anywhere, no questions asked.
I gave this a 7/10. I was given a free copy of this by the Author in exchange for an honest review.
This is a short story, set in the future in the land of Sand. Daniel Arthur Smith appears to have an affinity with Hugh Howey and his work, he has the ability to use the world that Howey creates and centre his own story around that world.
Not having read Sand by Howey, I knew very little of the world that he had created but that doesn't detract away from Daniel Arthur Smith's story at all.
The story is well written and tells the tale of Mattie, a sailmaker's son. Atmospheric, with enough tension to keep you gripped and turning the pages.
It's made me want to read Sand by Hugh Howey even more now. Thanks for that Daniel.