Ashes of Aldyr (The Obscured Thorne Trilogy Book 1) by Russell Archey. This is the first book I have read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I must say his work reminded me of JK Tolkien the hobbit works. This dark tale is steeped in evil causing havoc in the new world that Russell has created. The delicate and multilayered threads that have been painstakingly weaved together has become an intriguing and engrossing read.
It’s a great, fast-paced narrative that has enough Tolkien to be familiar yet not be a cut-and-paste copy. The story is riveting and you’ll find yourself wondering what comes next. There are small issues with the story but these are not glaring for those who enjoy good plotlines.
Reviewed by @jennadb