Villains By Necessity by Eve Forward is a deep dive into a
pool of fantasy and it's a great book for an author's first novel.
Dragons, knights, magic, elves...all the parts needed to
make a good fantasy novel are in there. Mixed in with it all
is a bit of humour and some plot twists that make you do a bit
The story takes place in a world where good and evil were
engaged in a lengthy war. With the help of six Heroes, the side
of light won, and banished all darkness from the world. What
the Heroes did not know was that without an equal balance of
light and dark, the world would
collapse on itself.
A small group of villains, the last people of darkness left
in the world, found out about the danger of the imbalance and
set out on a quest to collect the six segments of the Spectrum
With the key, they could open the Dark Gate and restore darkness
and evil to the world, thus restoring the balance. But the quest
won't be easy, because the entire world is against them.
This is a great story for anyone from the first-time fantasy
readers to the well-read veterans. And even if the only time
you read is when forced to in English class, this is a book you
won't want to put down until you're finished.
Villains by Necessity
Paperback, Tor Books, 1996
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