I never hear anybody talk about Robert V.S. Redick’s The Chathrand Voyage series, which is weird, because it’s been reviewed enthusiastically pretty much everywhere. Now that the last volume is out, I have reviewed it enthusiastically, myself. Seriously, how can you not love a series whose seafaring human characters consult a scholarly but neurotic shipboard rat on questions of history? Okay, my mom, who is allergic to fantasy literature, might be able to refrain from loving the series, but even she would have to acknowldege that the rodent genius is a charming, tragic, hilarious character.
For readers who only pick up the first book in a series after the series is safely finished, this is a glorious moment. Four volumes of wild story await you.