The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan
My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil.
The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.
Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both camaraderie and suspicion.
Can he trust those who would join his battle…or will his fears force him to go on alone?
First and foremost, I LOVE the cover. There are lots of book covers that feature females on them, so this one is refreshing to see. If you’re going to do a cover with a male on it, then this is the way to do it….young, bold, and strong.
Secondly, I read the book in less than a day. I COULD NOT put it down for too long. The story kept pulling me back and the characters were entirely captivating. I have to give Sigmund props for including “magic” with a realistic scientific twist and really giving the reader a lot to think about with the plot. There were a lot of surprises both large and subtle that kept the storyline “smart” and quickly moving along. Very, very clever, all the way through.
Nearly everything about this medieval story was perfect. It is filled with honor, duty, and finding your destined path. I can not wait for the next book, Fortress of Mist, coming out in February 2013. I know there are only more twists and turns coming and I am excited to see where Thomas goes next. Yippee for great writing and an epic tale to tell!
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