I love the title of this book! I also love how it plays into the plot, because it is the name of the surprising ending to the quest, which I won’t spoil for you. This book is packed with adventure, strong characters, fantastic scenes of magical wonder, and wonderful themes. Peace vs. War, tolerance vs. hate, hopelessness vs. action, and the truths about strength and weakness are just some of the great concepts the characters wrestle with.
I really connected with the character Niamh, because she was just so flawed, but brave and eager to overcome her obstacles for all the right reasons. I loved the way Andrew included all her niggling doubts and whines about the rough path she had to take. Niamh’s companion Henry was a great addition to the action, adding an element of fear for the protection of another. It worked well to add the romantic threat of Henry’s relationship with Trialla. This part made me want to see the next in the series! I would recommend this to adults and even teens and tweens who can handle the reading level.
Anyone who enjoys fantasy or coming of age stories would love this book. Excellent and really enjoyable. Read in 2 days… Also a very interesting ending with plenty to think about. Can’t wait for the next one :)!
Loved this novel. Fantasy epic with twists, turns and an intruiging ending! I would highly recommend especially as this is a first time author… Bring on the sequel!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I would imagine it will appeal to many readers. The author has a canny way of engaging you in this fantasy world right from the start where the character’s embark on their life changing journey and in doing so reveal so many human traits along the way.
I didn’t put it down until I’d finished it and would recommend it to both young and old.
I downloaded this book on my Kindle and from the moment i started reading I coud’nt stop reading.The Book has depth and getting to know the characters is insightful.
Cant wait for the next offering from the talented author.
A good fantasy book that ends with a clear path to book 2. The characters were well formed, and the adventures fun to follow. If you enjoy reading epic fantasy, give this one a look.
The author’s descriptive style really gets your imagination going, and the compelling storyline makes you want to read on and on.
Hope there’s a sequel!