R.A. Salvatore Blog Tour

Bilgemunky.com was fortunatate enough to be asked to participate in a blog tour featuring interviews with Bob and Geno Salvatore, authors of The Stowaway. We’re the second stop on this tour, with a different website featured each day of this week. To visit the other sites, please check out the Blog Tour Schedule.


Oh, and be sure to read the whole thing, because there’s a prize involved! Continue reading

Review: The Stowaway

Rating: ★★★☆☆
In my time, I’d say I’ve read my fair share of pirate novels in a variety of genres. Historical fiction and non-fiction, of course – but also comedy, self-help, sci-fi… even mystery and instructional. But I didn’t much fathom the notion of reading a pirate book that was true, unadulterated fantasy. As in Dungeons&Dragons, Forgotten Realms type fantasy. Dark elves and trolls, demons and clerics – and yet that’s exactly what The Stowaway by R.A. Salvatore is.

The tale begins with a boy, Maimun, who’s being interrogated by pirates, and then continues with a series of flashbacks – recent and distant – that recount the tale of his life. And occasionally we return to the present for a brief glimpse at his pirate captor, who is indeed the sort of salty swab one would expect from a pirate novel of any genre. Continue reading