I found myself in need of a comfort read last night, and wound up choosing Runescribe. Which makes that about the billionth time I’ve read it. So it seems appropriate to recommend it.
Near-blind without his glasses, regarded as a burden to his family, Tyri left his clan to attempt a career as a runescribe in the city, taking his mute sister Vess with him so she doesn’t grow up tormented as he was.
But finding a job proves more difficult than he anticipated, and his last hope to avoid being thrown out on the streets depends on the interview he has that morning.
A morning that comes crashing down on him by way of a thunderstorm and the stranger who runs into him and destroys his glasses…
This book is like a short snuggle under my favorite blanket. Or something.
It’s short and sweet, but that’s part of it’s charm. And despite the brevity, the characters and setting are well developed. The character whose point of view we follow is of the sweet bewildered sort, while our other main character is totally adorkable. There’s also a snarky servant and a charming little girl.
There’s no sex, which is probably part of it’s appeal for me, but there’s still attraction and a bit of a build up.
If you would like a sweet fantasy read that can be gobbled up in an evening, Runescribe is definitely worth your $0.99.
Megan Derr’s website (go here for other buy links)