From Goodreads: The Haanta Series is the longest, ongoing, online romantic fantasy series. Thousands of readers visit the world of the Two Continents to enjoy the daily short stories featuring all their favorite characters from the Haanta Series novels. In between the business of the books, the commander, Rautu, Otenohi, Unghaahi, Leraa, Kai Linaa and Alasdair enjoy some time together in Diras Castle, but as the stories portray, mischief lies in every corner of the keep where spiders, chocolate pies, petulant giants, and grouchy cooks abound.
These were some very interesting short stories compiled into a novel shedding light on the Haanta Series. As I have only yet read the first book in the series (currently 21 total), I did find that, though the stories are interesting and very well written, I didn’t know all the characters within the short stories, which somewhat confused me on occasion. I know the Commander and the Den Asaan very well, but do not know the other characters because they have not yet been introduced into the series, so while I knew of a few of them, they remained somewhat flat characters because there was little development of them, as there should be in short stories. While I liked the stories a lot, I think the characters and surroundings will make more sense once I’ve read the second and third books in the series, as the Den Asaan’s brothers and other characters will be revealed in these novels. If you’ve read the first two/three books in the series, then I highly suggest reading this book of short stories—it’s very well done. Otherwise, you should read the first few books in the series first. To read my review of book one, The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu, click here. Three stars!