Aranthur is a student. He showed a little magical talent, is studying at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special. Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques. But none of them are with him when he breaks his journey home for the holidays in an inn. None of them step in to help when a young woman is thrown off a passing stage coach into the deep snow at the side of the road. And none of them are drawn into a fight to protect her.
One of the others might have realised she was manipulating him all along . . .
A powerful story about beginnings, coming of age, and the way choosing to take one step towards violence can lead to a slippery and dangerous slope, this is an accomplished fantasy series driven by strong characters and fast-paced action.
'A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy' Tor.com
'This series promises to be the standout epic fantasy for the ages' Fantasy Book Critic
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A good read but needs editing
I really enjoyed the story line, it was entertaining however it needs to flow a little more and perhaps segment it down in to more chapters.
Not the best work of Mr Cameron but not bad really not bad. There are lots of characters so maybe a list of the main characters would be useful
Great new world
first let me same thank you for three books in a series in one year. Seriously it’s fantastic to get the whole series so quick. Every reader who gets in to a great story hates having to wait a year or two for next instalment so for that alone you have my thanks.
I love great world building but I also like the story to get on with it. Of course you have to build and draw the reader in but some fantasy books can take far to long spending too much time where as Mile’s finds that balance of building a whole new world and history but keeps the story moving with plenty of action. As with most Mile’s books his love of swords shines through and there’s a great mixture of magic, military and the medieval ish type times. I have actually written this about the series so posted on Book 1 and book 3 also as for me a this is one of those books that gets told in three parts and unlike others that really need the 5 or 6 books this a about the right length but leaves it open for new adventures in this world.