Righteous Fury, Legends of the Älfar #1 by Markus Heitz
Righteous Fury is a welcome return to the world of Markus Heitz’s Dwarves series. There’s a crossover of events, but as the first in the Legends of the Älfar series, this novel is very much an opposite to Dwarves in terms of which side we’re following. The main characters, Sinthoras and Caphalor, are both known to those familiar with the Dwarves series and Righteous Fury gives a good insight into the world of these Älfar, and the events that lead up to the storming of the great Stone Doorway.
Righteous Fury also gives us a first glimpse at the Gålran Zhadar, which begins to provide answers to questions raised in Fate of the Dwarves, and it will be interesting to see how that pans out along the rest of the Älfar story later on. Righteous Fury has a good pace and is well written, even if the story itself is not as engrossing as that of the Dwarves series. There’s some good action involved, but I see this as mainly a scene-setting sort of novel. It’s definitely a worthwhile read though, and hopefully the follow up novels will continue with some of the more interesting exploits of Sinthoras and Caphalor.
Dominish rating: 79%