Having a titular character represent a set of traits by virtue of his name has been done through a considerable portion of literary history, and Kevin Debler has called back to that tradition with his latest work, The Adventures of Ero Unsughn: The Silver Band (Volume 1). Ero must band together with a set of like-minded travelers to unseat a powerful evil, Prince Karthas. On this journey, tremendous dangerous and larger than life foes threaten to lay waste to everything that Ero holds dear. There is a rapid pace that is present here that rivals works like The Brothers War series or Larry Niven’s Known Space universe; the motivations of characters are wel thought-out and make sense given their dire situations. The villains are strong evil forces but are not cartoonish in their aims, making it easy for readers to fit into their shoes.