Title: Finder Tolan (2nd edition)
Series: Four Families 01
Author: Megan Derr
Length: Novella (82pgs)
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (February 22, 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts
Blurb: Born and raised in nowhere villages, having moved to more of the same, and with a worthless drunk for a master, all Tolan really wants out of life is his own shop and a steady income. Given he’s usually left to train himself in Finding magic and do his master’s job, that’s probably not happening anytime soon.
Watching the shop one day while his master is out drinking yet again, Tolan gets an unexpected client: a child barely old enough to walk, screaming that Tolan ‘find secret’, and who clings to Tolan like he’s all that’s left in the world.
But finding secret proves to be a far greater task than Tolan ever could have guessed and leads him right into the arms of a man, and a life, that he never dared hope to find.
Review: Tolan is unhappy with his life thus far. Having a master who prefer’s Tolan do all the work while he drinks is a heavy burden. One day Goss, a small child enters the shop and tells Tolan to find secret. It’s easier said than done but when he finds what he’s looking for his life changes for the better.
I liked all the characters. Tolan seemed a bit on the whinny side at times but some characters are like that. Shaw was exactly what Tolan needed in his life to find happiness. Goss was a cute little guy that I adored.
All in all it was an enjoyable read.