Length - 331 Pages
Star Rating - 4.5
You can compare this novel to GOT and LOTR (as so many others have) all you like, but the truth is, it doesn't need a comparison.
I read this book over 2 days on my commute back and forth to work. Twice in this period I almost missed my stop. I was telling myself read faster! as the stop approached. I didn't want to put it down.
From the complex and clever wife of the Elf King, to the human, Marcus, who let's face it, is kind of rad, this book is an absolute page turner.
The story begins with Marcus who wakes up naked, unsure of who he is. As the story unravels, he learns his purpose and becomes a pivotal role in the adventure - the Hero. Thorel, a dwarf, becomes another major character of the story who we know from very early on, is destined for greatness.
The book is written in present tense, and very well done. The scene comes to life around you, transporting your imagination to the fantasy world within the story. In particular - and one of the reasons I almost missed my stop - was that of Marcus scaling the cliff face - simple, yet so well written. This book is filled with short bursts of greatness like this.
I have only touched on the very fine points of what makes this book great. If you're a lover of fantasy, this book is for you. Elves, Orcs, Dwarfs and Gods are all part of this story line which is centred around a great war, and weaved together magnificently.
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