Amathar

Princess of Amathar
by Wesley Allison (2007)


Transported to another world, Alexander Ashton finds that he must fight for the princess of an alien civilization and for the love of a woman he doesn’t know.


This is the first book by Allison. A man is transported to another world and has to copy with the natives, travel, fight and make his way in a new world.

All the aspects that I like about this author are present in his first book, There is a light, but not frivolous tone. Lots of world-building without info-dumps, sometimes humour and always
a sense of adventure.

This feels like the Sword and Planet genre from the golden age of Science Fiction.

I got the sense that the description of the city of Amathar was where the author would like to live.

The goes at a decent pace and features a myriad of creatures and locations.  An enjoyable read.