Synopsis: Have you ever read a Cugel story by Jack Vance? Hughes‘ story resembles the tone: The main protagonist Raffalon helps a lesser god imprisoned in a box, rescues a cleric and an inn keeper’s daughter, is pursuited by some creepy cannibals.
Review: I didn’t know this author, but you’ll find him on Wikipedia under his crime-writing name „Matt Hughes“. Nice dialogues, good tension-arc, some action and turnings. But sometimes the motivation and actions are confusing. The story works quite good within the anthology, as it is quite different from the others. I’ll have to check his story collection The Gist Hunter and Other Stories later on (combining my favourites Gene Wolfe and Jack Vance is kind of irresistible!).