I was so fortunate to get an advanced copy of this book to review. And I have to tell you, it was awesome. The world is well thought out, the characters were endearing and the magic set up is highly structured.
Here’s a quick blurb from the book.
Compelled to obey the dark god he pledged his soul to, Darien finds himself tasked with delivering the people of the Black Lands from under the curse of darkness which shrouds the skies. With the enemy mage Azár, Darien sets out across a barren darkscape to assume his place as the leader of a people who despise him.
As he journeys deeper into the shadowed waste, Darien is confronted with difficult truths that force him to question every loyalty he has ever held. For there, in the brutal proving grounds of the north, Darien will be inexorably forged into the most dangerous adversary the Rhen has ever faced.
Of course, if you follow me on Goodreads you already know what I thought of the book. But if you don’t, here’s what I said.
When I started this book, I had a fairly clear idea of who the bad guy was. I had a clear idea of who the bad guy was at the end too.
The depth of the characters in this book is really what makes it stand out from other fantasy stories. Absolutely worth a read. I have to catch up with the first two, and can’t wait for the next.
Here’s a link to the Goodreads page for the book. I definitely suggest checking this one out.