The powers of old are fading. A new Age is dawning.
Holy relics are all that remain of Theron’s sacred legend. Now those relics, the enchanted weapons forged by the Three-Faced Goddess to help Theron defeat the wicked Sorcerer Argoss, are disappearing.
Lysandro knows the village magistrate Marek is responsible, and he searches for proof disguised as the masked protector the Shadow of Theron. But when Marek wounds him with an accursed sword that shouldn’t exist, Lysandro must find a way to stop Marek from gaining any more artifacts created by the Goddess or her nemesis. The arrival of the beautiful newcomer Seraphine, with secrets of her own, only escalates their rivalry.
As the feud between Lysandro and Marek throws Lighura into chaos, a pair of priestesses seeks to recover the relics and return them to safekeeping. But the stones warn that Argoss is returning, and they must race to retrieve Theron’s most powerful weapon. But as they risk their lives for a legend, only one thing is certain. The three temples to the Goddess have been keeping secrets: not just from the faithful, but from each other.
Wheel of Time readers and fans of Sarah Maas, Saladin Ahmed, and Trudy Canavan will delight in this fantasy adventure duology infused with romance.
I was lucky enough to receive this book from the author. I hope the prospective reader will read this review fully before making any prejudgments on the book. I will give the book my thoughts. These thoughts are completely my own and not swayed in any way by anyone else’s reviews or opinions.
The first thing that I think people should know about this book is this world. It was absolutely beautiful in the way that it was created. I found this world to be inviting and incredible. There was serious time put into the person and their work to get a world this imaginative. This is something that I feel has a lot of importance when describing the world that is only in the head of the author and not everywhere. This is not necessarily easy. The reader’s imagination can go wild and there is no way for the person to understand the author’s imagination without a roadmap. In this case, the author gave us a brilliant roadmap.
While the world development was amazing, the character development left a little to be desired. I wanted more development in a book with this length. The characters coming together in different ways happens so much that I was hoping for more development. I know that it is hard to word what I mean, but I don’t want any spoilers in this review. The characters had some moments where I was very confused about what their heart and mind says, then what the world was leading us to.
My Rating: I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars. This book has amazing world building that is in a league of it’s own and that is precisely why I felt the need for 3 stars. The lowering of 2 stars has to come from the characters. I wanted more from them, especially in a book this long. Overall, I do recommend this book based off of the imagery alone. Plus, the reader gets the chance to read something different. Who doesn’t love that?