The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed – and somewhat reluctant – commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen.
Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise – the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.@goodreads
That ending was pretty freaking awesome!
For the record; there wasn't enough of Drask in the book and I have already said I am in love with him from the first book.
I was thrilled to read about Andover Iron Hands and how much his life changed when he went back to be with the Sa'ba Taalor. He had to go through some trials in order to meet with one of their gods. I just think the whole thing with Andover was freaking awesome, these were my favorite parts of the book!
Swech wasn't in the book too much either but she has some stuff she's got going on and a little secret, maybe more. They will come out in later books.
I still love Merros and although he was in the book a great bit not a whole lot was going on with him. He is the leader of the army and at Empress Nachia's side. I think the Emperor was right in picking her for the Empress after his death because she's pretty bad-@ssed!
I feel like this book was leading up to some serious battles in the next two books. There are a lot of things going on with different groups and I'm not sure how it's all going to turn out, I just really hope all of the people I love won't die.
I still don't trust the wizard, Desh. I'm not sure why but I feel like something is going to come out about him later on. I may be wrong and he's a great person. We shall see.
Oh, oh and we get to find out why the Sa'ba Taalor wear the mask thingies over their faces and it's wicked cray! I mean wicked cray!
Overall I enjoyed the book. I did have some moments where it dragged for me when it was just meh stuff with the humans and what not. I mean we got these cool people things and their gods and I want to know all of their stuff. lol
Looking forward to the next book!