In Aessyra, war is imminent. The wise ponder the meaning of an ancient prophesy of destruction. Scattered across the land on fragments of parchment, cryptic words consume them, spurring them into action...
But what if the 'wise' are wrong?
Sixteen year-old Halith only wants to meet her father, the High King, but her mother and a strange man have other plans for her. She is sent away for fosterage 'for her own good'. Plans go astray, and Halith rails against her fate, longing to know who she really is in this world. As she begins her journey along the Way of the Warrior, she becomes entangled in the Third Great War, and learns the meaning of both friendship and betrayal.
I gave this book to my husband to review, and though he did read it in full and said it was a very well written fantasy with plenty of detail he found himself disappointed when he got to the end. Other than that he did say it was a great book that any fantasy lover, young or old should throughly enjoy. The story follows the upbringing of a teenage girl, and goes into great depth about the upcoming Third Great War, the world Aessyra, and a prophesy of evil. The story is full of exciting twists and turns, which built his interest more and more as he read on - but then it ends, without any closure as to what happens to some of the characters or with the war. Is there a second book in the works? I hope so!