Review: The Monster’s in the Details

Are monsters born, or do bad actors take shattered people and shape them like putty, molding them into unrecognizable shapes?

The Otherworld. Made up of Dayside and Nightside and separated by the Twilit Boundary, the Otherworld is a plane of existence lost from time, bursting with magic and vibrant life.

Kal floats on the verge of life and death, struggling to find a reason to keep on living. In an odd turn of events, Kal’s sylph familiar, Bell, may care more about keeping him alive than he does. Bell makes a deal with the merfolk on Kal’s behalf to save him from a fatal wound, but in doing so the wily fishes curse him to do their bidding.

To avoid his being killed outright by either the faery king Oberon, or Bell’s possessive father, Lord Eurius, Bell urges Kal to create his own legitimacy by leveraging faery politics for his own ends. At the pagan festival of Samhain, the last harvest, Bell pushes Kal to declare himself a champion.

More than a hundred champions galavant across the Otherworld in search of a kingly title shrouded in mystery and dark deceit, the mantle of the Seven Year King.

Kal will undergo his own crucible along his path of thorns. Tests, trials, and tribulations will force him to wrestle with his nature and face himself fully, warts and all. If he survives, Kal will emerge clothed in legitimacy and empowered to pursue his own ends.

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