Finally Lord and King of Eastrealm, Othrun aims to restore the glory of his drowned homeland, Atalantyx. But dangerous warlords are determined to stop Othrun from rising to further power.
Furthermore, Eastrealm’s ruler must confront internal forces that could tear his new kingdom apart. Embattled Othrun is also devastated by personal tragedy. His belief in his Single God, and his ambiguous guiding spirit, has never been more tenuous.
To fight his enemies, Othrun needs more than faith, or his formidable knights. He needs a mage on his side. Is the conniving Queen Lysi, with her divided loyalties, and her own designs for Othrun, the ally he needs? Or, are there other mages who can help the beleaguered young king, who he can trust?
And, Lysi is not the only formidable queen Othrun must contend with. An inexorable power, tied to ancient founders of Eltnish civilization, is coming. A legendary ruler, the likes of whom has not been seen for centuries, plans to reclaim what’s owed to her.
She is named, Undala.
Fear for Othrun, and anyone else who dares stand in her way.
Othrun is clever, bold, resourceful. Yet, kingship comes with many challenges, including facing the cunning, powerful, vengeful enemies surrounding him, marking him for death. Will Othrun’s reign end on the battlefield, in blood, before it’s barely begun?
Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The third installment in this epic saga is one that will not be easily forgotten. It adds to everything that has been placed as a foundation and then takes it further than what could be imagined. I reread the second book in preparation for this novel, but the author has an amazing talent of rehashing events from the previous novels in a unique and clever way throughout the story. I have to compliment the gorgeous way that the author writes, inviting the reader into a world that seems real from the first pages and what could easily be a history that has realistically happened.
The strength of the novel is easily the beautiful world that has been crafted for the Atalanteans. Rich with political intrigue, each kingdom with their own views and beliefs, as well as battles that feel like they could be turned with a single swing of the sword. The emotions that can be felt in these pages are strong, making a reader contemplate their own beliefs in a positive light. There were times that I was so upset with King Othrun and other times when my heart bled for him as well.
This is a series that holds the promise of even more amazing things to come. The battles are everything that is dreamed of with heart pounding action as well as causing the reader to hold their breath with what the consequences of the battles could be. I find it refreshing that the character is not perfect, though it is perfection that is strived for. He is not the greatest, strongest, or the smartest but is great in all of the above. I eagerly look forward to the future of Othrun and his kingdom. I urge everyone to join in to see where it could go.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. As always, happy reading and Stay Great!!
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