This was a much needed epic high fantasy novel. Ian Troy has spent his last few years travelling without direction, all to forget what happened in his past and all the lives he destroyed in one swipe of his magic. But his past quickly catches up to him and he must deal with it.
I wouldn’t call the story line dark but it does have a very serious storyline, a rollercoaster of emotions and feelings. Ian tries to refrain from using his magic despite a clear need to do so. The interaction between the characters is well developed and keeps you intrigued. There is always a question in the back of your mind as to who can be trusted, and that is well placed.
I found it to be a much needed original and refreshing fantasy novel. I can’t wait to see this story develop.