Winter is coming to the Shroud and brings with it conditions Michael's allies cannot withstand. Greenleaf's clan is at risk and must flee south or else suffer death.
Michael's mission for Slanaitheoir's regalia also pulls his friends and him south and away from Brackenvale's safety. With Clifford, Wrane, Ash, and Radha in tow, he ventures into the Abandoned Lands, a vast desert where he must face enemies more dangerous than any he has battled before.
All the while, Ankou Levent’s forces out of Elatha expand across Vros like a blight. If Michael fails to stop him, no one, not even his friends in the valley, will be safe.
Michael needs to become stronger. If he does not, all will be lost
My Opinion: 229 pages, $3.99, Available on Kindle Unlimited
The novel starts right off with a bit of herbalism and potion making. I feel like the section was written just for me because the author knows how much I love that stuff in this series. Well, it worked. I did love it.
Beyond that, much of the beginning of the novel is clean up, working out issues created from book 2. Then it shifts right into a travel story with lots of action, adventure, and a few tear jerker moments. My favorite is where the main character gets a chance to see his family on earth again. It’s a real, what if, kind of scene. The rest of the novel is pretty good too, but I won’t spoil it, cause the journey is the kind of the story here.
One of few notes I’d give is that in the beginning it was very difficult to remember who everyone was, especially since some factions from book 1 are brought back into the story. A summary of book 1 and 2 and maybe a character sheet for the MC would have gone a long way to jogging my memory about where the story currently was.
Overall, good stuff. But if you’re still hanging out for book three, you probably like the series already.
Score: 7 out of 10