I found "Jack of Blades" at the same time as "Reaver" (as well as "Theresa," which I have not yet read). I honestly don't know anything about Jack of Blades; I'm guessing he's from the first game which I haven't played yet (but I'm going to first chance I get!) Like "Reaver," "Jack of Blades" was a lot of fun.
I apologize, but I'm going to be giving some spoilers for this one. If you haven't read the story, go read it right now. It's awesome!
"Jack of Blades" is about a guy named Xiro who wanders into a town taken over by Jack of Blades. Xiro is told he cannot leave because Jack doesn't want his whereabouts being revealed to the outside world. He then proceeds to accidentally kill two if Xiro's ten men (although the accident part is debatable. There was a line to the effect of "his hand no longer shook" which led me to believe Xiro may have just been pretending to be unskilled). In the wake of this, the villagers believe Xiro is a hero but he fervently denies it, claiming to be a no one.
Regardless of who Xiro is, his killings inevitably attract the attention of Jack. Xiro kills two more of Jack's men in an "accidental" fire (I wasn't really buying the accident part) and is then brought to Jack's mansion where he is supposed to provide sport by fighting (or as they believe, dying to) a balverine. After some incredibly bizarre stuff, Xiro manages to kill all of Jack's remaining men and reveals that "Jack" is an imposter He listens to "Jack's" reasoning and then kills him as well. The story never says exactly who Xiro is, but I thought it heavily implied that Xiro was the real Jack of Blades.
As I said, I don't know much about Jack of Blades, so I'm going to go play Fable 1 before looking into his character (having played 2 and 3, I'm pretty sure he must be from the first game). But regardless, I really enjoyed reading this story!
As a side note, I'm not going to read "Theresa" until I've played through the first game. I know she's originally from the first game so I want to play that before reading her tale.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.