Totally enthralling, so easy to get involved with the characters, laughing at their happy banter, feeling heart achingly sick when they seemed to face impossible odds.
There is so much depth in the story that begins with a hunting party out in the snow coming across an affinity seep. Immediately Byren and his friend Orrie become characters you care about.
The journey over these three books draws the reader deeply into a world of mysterious magical abilities and a royal family with it’s fragile political standing in the wonderfully created kingdom of Rolencia.
This was the first book in the trilogy I read all three in one week, this first volume being 640 pages.
Guest review contributed by Jill Writes. Jill has compiled her book reviews, short stories, articles, and writing notes in one place on her blog, dipping into both fiction and non-fiction.