Michael J. Sullivan does not disappoint. That is how I want to start this review. I have read the first two books in the Riyria Revelations, both in text and audio format, and when I heard that there was a story set in this “universe” before the Riyria Revelations begins I was all about getting a copy. As I said, I was not disappoint.
Reading this short story was like slipping into a comfortable shirt. The characters were not new, but it did give us a little back story about them, which always makes me feel like maybe I know these characters just that much better, so when I go forward with the next books I can say, “Hey I knew them back when.”
The story follows our characters as they meet an
old new friend and one of them learns a hard life lesson. One that I suspect he may never really learn.
The Viscount and the Witch is a great introduction to the Riyria Revelations, or as a stand alone story. It would be worth your time to read it.