A Struggle for Survival
Grahme has wanted to be a druid for as long as he can remember. Talented but headstrong, he runs afoul of a despotic, Mind-controlling mage during his initiation quest. The price of failure is death. Intrigue and distrust has turned the druids against him. Haggard and hunted, he must make impossible sacrifices or lose everything.
Disclaimer: I received an audio copy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This was a novel that took me completely by surprise. It introduces you to the character in one of the best ways that I have seen, creating a connection to him in a way that was fun and interesting. It was also a much deeper story than what I had anticipated going into it. There is a lot of heart, as well as a lot of fun as the adventures occur within the ranks of the Druids. A new take on something that may feel familiar, but will once again stir the hearts of readers to a new found love for nature and great stories!
The strength of the novel is the magic of the Druids. It was so great to see that it was not one size fits all, but it was unique among all of them with consequences of misuse. This made the characters unique and individual with their own desires. It constantly kept me going seeing the different versions of magic and how it was cleverly utilized. It is a shorter novel, and the pacing moves fast. A strong novel on its own but can leave the reader wanting a lot more!
This is a great read for those looking for a magical quest, with unique magic and fun characters around every turn. Perfect for those who love the mentor in the books and legends. I would wager that this will be one that the readers will think of often and with a lot of fondness. I look forward to the future installments of the Druids, wondering what more the author has in store for us. It is unique and a great story for those looking for a solid fantasy read!
Thanks for taking the time to read my review. As always, happy reading and Stay Great!!