I am honoured to be on the tour for this amazing book.
“Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past?
An ancient darkness haunts the realm of Paltria. Apprentice wizard Paddren is plagued by visions of a city on the brink of annihilation. When his master Kalesh dies in mysterious circumstances, the royal order of wizards refuses to investigate. Helped by his childhood friend, the skilled tracker Varnia, and her lover Leyoch, Paddren vows to find the killer. The investigation leads Paddren down a sinister path of assassins, secret sects, and creatures conjured by blood magic. But he is guided by a connection with a wizard from centuries ago – a wizard whose history holds the key to the horror at the heart of the abandoned city of Zarua. Can Paddren decipher his visions in time to save the Paltrian people from the dark menace of Zarua’s past?”
I was honoured and lucky enough to be asked to be a part of this tour, for this magical and amazing book.
I loved everything about this from the first word to the last, I was drawn in and hooked and didn’t want to leave.
The characters, the setting, the sights, sounds and descriptions well all right on the money.
The main character Padrin was a brooding dark shadow who I couldn’t help but like from the very beginning despite his troubles, with his childhood friend Varnia , the two made an excellent team through good times and bad I felt they complimented each other perfectly, another sign of a truly great book.
I normally get easily lost with a book with more than one timeline but this one was interesting, straightforward and added another layer to the story.
All other characters weather good or bad were well rounded , fleshed out, I felt as if I wanted to know more about each and every one of them.
The narrator for this fantasy epic was Guy Barnes, a new name to me but someone I will be definitely be looking out for.
The cover art was another thing that drew me in, it was mesmerising and you couldn’t help but wonder who or what was under that cloak.
I must confess even though it’s been a couple of weeks since I finished this, (and yes I know why am I only writing this now) but that aside if you want something abit different then give this a go, it has stuck with me.