Kain had been living an ordinary life without a second thought until he meets Nivian who turns his world upside down. He is thrust into a world of hunters and reapers. The keepers of life and death have been feuding for centuries over a reason no one can even remember.
With Kain having been marked for reaping, and Nivian being hunted, they forge a friendship and together must find the truth in order to keep balance in check. Wrong choices could destroy everything. As they journey they discover hidden histories, powers, and lies and truths that have been spun since the beginning of time. The consequence of failure, unimaginable.
The character that I did feel a bit more attachment to because of the fact he's suddenly thrown into a world and situation he knew nothing about it was Kain. He was a bit more sympathetic in my mind because of that. Both Silas and Yeva were characters that I thought were power-mad, and I think I got a better sense of what might be going on with them and their motivations.
One other thing that also diminished my enjoyment of the story were the typos and grammatical errors. There were points in the story that I was thrown out of the flow of events because of that, so I found it a bit jarring when an unneeded word had been left in. While the novel did have some issues in my mind, I'm interested enough to want to read the second book just to see where events are going to lead.
My rating is 3.5 platypires.