“The Tinkerer’s Daughter” by Jamie Sedgwick

A simple but entertaining tale of a half-breed:  half-elf (Tal’mar), half-human called Breeze. I read this on my Kindle App.


The Tinkerer’s Daughter

This is a fantasy novel, set in a world of humans, elves, kanters, wargs and trolls. We meet Breeze as a child as she is left in the custody of a hermit like tinker by her father, who is off to fight in the war. The war is between the Tal’mar or woodfolk (elves) and humans. Breeze has the fortune or misfortune to be mixed elf and human, so suspected by both groups. The tinker is a mysterious character who invents improbable steampunk machines for the technology of the day including steam powered automobiles, a snowmobile and a spring propelled airplane.

Breeze is something of an outcast at school and fails to make friends, and that is before the other children discover she is a half-breed, which they see as an unholy abomination. Breeze learns more from helping the Tinkerman than she ever did in school and she also begins to discover the elf-like magic within her that can communicate with the trees.

When the cannibalistic kanters (15 foot monsters thought to be primitive and unintelligent) launch an organised attack from the south, Breeze is called on for some daredevil missions to save both humans and elves, whilst being held in suspicion by both sides.

This is a light story that requires some suspension of disbelief even for a fantasy tale. Breeze and the Tinkerman are loveable characters, that you root for. There is some conflict but there could have been more.

About jimholroyd365

Hi, my name is Jim, I am an Englishman living in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. I started this blog to share my interests, my photos and to make sense of my world. I take a lot of photographs of various subjects, some of which I intend to share here. I collect diecast cars and get the same thrill at 50 as I did when I was 8, when I find a car I'm searching for, Don't worry, I have a separate blog for this hobby. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on what I blog. I am quite new to this blogging, I was inspired by reading a book, which began as a blog of a London Ambulance Driver: "Blood, Sweat and Tea". I hope my blog will be entertaining and amusing, I did try stand up comedy in the UK and had seven gigs before I left to teach English in Georgia. I love reading and so the blog will include book reviews of books as I finish them.I don't know about which direction this blog will go, I am a great believer in serendipity...let the journey begin...
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