I have just finished The Painted Man. In fact, I started it on Saturday and didn't want to stop reading. I finished it early the Monday morning. Impressive, considering I've a house full of kids. I liked it--loved it. It's part of a trilogy. I have the next book, The Desert Spear, next to me and already started on it. I'm not going into much detail here. This review is a micro one. I loved the story so much I'm reading the next one. And I will read the third one. I will write a detailed review once I've finished the trilogy as I want to do an overall review of all three the books. So far I am impressed. It's been a while since I've read a good fantasy tale. And this one is that, and more.