This book was identified as a short story. It appears to relate to two other books/short stories all under the category of Asylum Tales. A chastised warlock operating as a tattoo artist makes a new friend and saves a friend from himself.
Ms. Drake paints good characters. The fallen warlock could have used more back story but was likeable and open minded. Bronx, the troll, was also a likeable character. The concept of tattoos having power based on the design and the ink was a novel touch. I have not seen that anywhere else and it provides a whole realm of possibilities for future stories.
There was adequate action and thought provoking soul searching. This looks like it will be a good series.
I recommend the book.
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