A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man’s journey to find his destiny.
has lived by the rules all his life. He’s never questioned it; that’s
just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason,
and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to
work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free . . .
what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. Rescued by a
man who hates him yet is oath-bound to protect him, pursued by inhuman
forces, Aren slowly accepts that everything he knew about his world was a
lie. The rules are not there to protect him, or his people, but to
enslave them. A revolution is brewing, and Aren is being drawn into it,
whether he likes it or not.
The key to the revolution is the
Ember Blade. The sword of kings, the Excalibur of his people. Only with
the Ember Blade in hand can their people be inspired to rise up . . .
but it’s locked in an impenetrable vault in the most heavily guarded
fortress in the land. All they have to do now is steal it. . .
to return to classic fantasy adventures and values, from a modern
perspective, this is a fast-moving coming-of-age trilogy featuring a
strong cast of diverse characters, brilliant set-pieces and a powerful
character and plot driven story.
Read this amazing book with some wonderful friends over at "Fantasy Buddy Reads"
am absolutely in love with this book! I was not bored one time. I was
on the edge of my seat a few times. I laughed and I cried.
Some of my favorite characters:
and there are some more. The book isn't bogged down with lots of people to remember or things like that.
father is killed for treason or so they say. Aren and his best friend
Cade are sent to the prison to work themselves to death. It seems like
Aren is the one that started all of this over something stupid. Did he?
Haven't we all done something stupid? Well, probably not a good idea in
the days of getting people and things killed!
Vika is the bad @ssed girl of the book and her hound, Ruck. I love them to the moon and back!
of these people end up coming together and forming a rag tag team.
Okay, they are not rag tag, well, Grub could be rag tag all on his own
=) I love him so much!
To keep it short like I do these days, I
loved the characters, loved the story, was sad at the way it ended to a
certain extent, and looking forward to the next book!