Tales of the outside world ruled by warring kings and creatures of nightmare have never seemed a threat, yet on the night celebrating two hundred years of the sacred Pact that has kept Fort Lesterall safe, intrigues ripen, and in the course of a few hours Will is confronted with a choice greater than he can comprehend.
Join an unlikely hero as destiny pulls him into the middle of an ancient conflict between fallen gods and ambitious women, one that demands blood, both holy and wicked, and the power of an ancient fire bound in steel. As swords clash below a watching wood, hope and betrayal war as fiercely as fear and valor.
Whether he lives or dies, Will Lesterall will never be the same.
I was instantly drawn into this book, as it sweeps the reader straight into the story. Even so, it gives enough description that you understand what is going on and it was easy to keep up with it.
My biggest issue was how short it was. I understood it was about 50 pages when I started it, so I don't mean the length of it. I mean I felt it was rushed. Too much was done too quickly. I didn't have time to find myself attached to any of the characters.
Even without that, the story itself was great. I found myself wishing there was more to it, just so I could continue reading.
It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. I give it 4/5 platypires.