Gravitas by Christopher Russell
Gravitas is a short but exciting story about a villain called Scraw, who works “with” the local authority in his attempts to save their city of Lestadt from the Saeleen.
And by “with,” I mean: he basically forces anyone else to do as he says, good or bad. Mostly bad. Or… Yeah, all bad.
Gravitas is a highly entertaining read, and being a lover of real crime, reading about villains is certainly something I enjoy. Like a deep dive into a dark mind – wonderful!
As for the story itself: the scenes are well-described, the prose flowing, and the characters layered despite the low page count. The world-building is fabulous, and I absolutely loved the twist at the end. Fantastic little read!