A dire warning from Tallis Steelyard

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

The inimitable Tallis Steelyard introduces a new volume of The Port Naain Intelligencer… a tortuous tale of passion, intrigue and murder on the streets of his city in which he and Benor became embroiled.

In Port Naain, Jim Webster has created a detailed and lively world and an even livelier underworld, seen largely through the eyes of those who walk between the two… Benor Dorfinngil, roofrunner and cartographer, and Tallis Steelyard, poet.

It is difficult to call Jim’s books fantasy as their landscape draws you immediately into its reality. They are not ‘humour’…though they are amusing, largely through the characterisation of the players and the author’s dry wit. Nor do they slot neatly into any other genre, but blur the borders between. Which is probably why I enjoy them so much.

In this tale, Benor encounters a young bride who falls at his feet. Her husband is missing and…

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