With the realm under threat and an ailment sweeping the land, the last remaining hope may come from an unlikely source--a young, orphaned servant with untested and untrained abilities. (That's form Goodreads, but it isn't really that great... there's more. Although, I guess this is the essence of it, really.)
This book is the third in a series and while I started here, I think the enjoyment would have been better if I had started at the very beginning. This book, well, it reminds me of the Lord of the Rings stories, not necessarily in plot so much as in the characters. To be honest, at first it kind of freaked me out a little. I enjoyed the book, but I don't know that it is necessarily the series for me. I oved the characters and the storyline, but there was really too high of a dose of spells and whatnot for me to be completely comfortable. If that's what you like, well, it's a great book. The chapters are short so it's easy to find a stopping place if you want or really easy to play the "one more chapter" game. It goes both ways. For myself, I'd give this book.. 3.5 stars. For others, you may find it to be much higher. One thing that does stick out as weird is there's this one chapter that doesn't flow with the narrative style of the rest of the book very well, and it's right near the beginning. Overall, I enjoyed reading it, but I wouldn't have probably chosen it had I realized all of the content.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.