When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.
In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol's home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.
After being surprised by how much I enjoyed the first book in this series, A Cast of Stones, I was excited to read this installment, and I wasn't disappointed! I really liked how so many of the characters from A Cast of Stones were in the story again, even some that I didn't expect! There were many questions answered in ways I never saw coming which was pretty cool but at the same time new questions were raised that left me quite ready for book three! One of my favorite parts of the first book was Errol's learning how to fight with his staff and so I found it really cool how he started to learn how to fight using two swords! I would really love to see him in action! I honestly don't know which of the books I liked better since they were both very good with unique plots and very interesting characters!
About the Author
Patrick W. Carr is the author of the acclaimed fantasy A Cast of Stones. He teaches high school and makes
his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four sons, Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Learn more at www.patrickwcarr.com.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.