- File Size: 751 KB
- Print Length: 426 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jolly Fish Press (May 31, 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 4.5/5
Over one thousand years ago, the king of Appernysia banished the Rayders to the Exile. The Beholders, men with the ability to see and harness the world’s energy, were slaughtered, and the Second Age began without magic. Now, ruthless Rayder scouts are searching Appernysia for a Beholder to lead their people to victory against the Appernysian king.
When Rayders come to Pree, twins Lon and Mellai Marcs are swept up in the middle of an ancient conflict. Seventeen-year-old Lon discovers he is a Beholder—the first Beholder of the Second Age—the one the Rayders are searching for.
Lon must learn to use his power before it kills him, and the only person who can help him is deep within Rayder territory. He has to decide if keeping himself alive is incentive enough to betray his family, his king, and the woman he loves by joining the enemy.
Terron also does a great job at character development and character arcs. The characters are the soul of any story and he makes sure that his story has a brilliant one!
I love the overall story itself. It's very unique and it's a great read. It does leave you wanting more though- and since book 2 is not out, you'll be wanting until it comes out! A plus and a minus. Plus because the book was that good, minus because you have to wait now.
I had read some reviews about a guy being on the cover, but there wasn't one on mine. It does leave me a bit curious as to what the cover looked like before I got my ARC. ;) This is a great book and I recommend it for those that love a good action-adventure book with well written characters, that will leave you wanting more.
Born in the wrong age, TERRON JAMES continually fantasizes of shining steel, majestic stone architecture, thundering cavalry rushes, and opportunities to prove his honor.
Terron is an English teacher and a member and recent president of the Tooele Chapter of the League of Utah Writers. He currently lives in Tooele, Utah, with his wife and four kids.
Check out his site: www.terronjames.com