The dead shall not be mourned or remembered, for death is the enemy and will only drive the Seraph away.
How far would you go to resurrect someone you love?
Would you change who you are to show you belong?
The world of Avarin is tearing itself apart. The Domain worships life, its leaders lead eternal lives and death is a shame that must not be mourned. But, for the clans to the south, death is all that keeps the Earth alive.
Adrian is a prince of one of the Domain nations. Church teaching says his grief is forbidden, but he will stop at nothing to return his loved ones to worthiness. Even if it means sacrificing his own.
Lynn is a rogue elite warrior hiding from her past. But now, an old enemy is rising, and running is no longer an option.
Nasha is a gifted hunter hiding a terrible secret. A lifelong outcast, she desperately fights for belonging in the Ronar, a proud southern clan. Yet a changing world threatens more than just her status in the community.
But now a terrifying foe creeps nearer, and the people of Avarin must fight to save it.
Before death comes for them all.
A sweeping epic fantasy saga where religion and politics are one, magic brings terror into the hearts of men, and a looming blight threatens to tear everything down.
This is a deep book that kept me thinking and pondering all of the little things that were inside. Told from the perspective of three viewpoints, each adds their own perspective to a unique and diverse world. There is political intrigue in a different variety of cultures and styles, from the brutal clans to those who seem on top of the world to within the different religious systems. Though complex, it is written in a way that will allow you to discover the secrets that are held within its pages in a great way.
The pacing and style really lend to the richness of the world of Avarin, the real strength of this book. The care and dedication that is put into the history of all of the different people really makes it stand out. The magic is hinted at and used throughout the book in a variety of ways. It enriches the world, but leaves a lot of questions in how it is truly used.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable read and is the perfect book for those who really like to discover and immerse themselves in the worlds that they are reading. The potential for the number of times that this book can be reread and have something new and unique stand out is immeasurable. I look forward to being able to continue in the world of Avarin. The intrigue and action continue to make me think about long after I have finished turning the pages.
Thank you for reading my review. Happy reading and as always, Stay Great!!