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Shiv Kobodan is a travelling performer with a hundred talents and a morbid fascination with knives. Wandering from town to town for a lifetime on the trail of his own tragic and mysterious past, he stops briefly at a tiny village. The hamlet of Redlock has more than its fair share of secrets and dangers. Are his own secrets hidden there too?
Paperback, 343 pages
Published February 2016
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Cameron Currie
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my first fantasy novel, about the titular character, 'Shiv' Kobodan, a travelling one-man-show who has a morbid fascination with knives. First of what is now a trilogy, Shiv is a bit of a nonstandard fantasy book, in that there is no Dark Lord, and I am quite content in not trying to rip off Tolkien. That being said, there are a lot of the dwarves, elves, and goblins that come hand in hand with the genre. I like to think that style-wise, it resembles an old spaghetti western, only with m ...more
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Cameron S. Currie has been writing since sometime in elementary school in the late 1860's. He likes to read books by the bucketload, and seems to be writing about one book a year. His completed works include A Human Number and Depends on the Strength of the Yes, and a fantasy series (recently dubbed 'the Oubliette') that includes Shiv, My Name's Not Girl, Half an Ogre, and A Map of the Inner Skull ...more

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