FROM THE RUINS, A HERO WILL RISE
Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine McFadden has been banished for years to a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands of Edgeland. Military discipline and the oppressive magic of the governor's mages keep a fragile peace, as colonists struggle to survive in the harshest of conditions. But now the supply ships have stopped coming, and this bodes ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists . . .
McFadden and the other exiles must decide their fate. They can remain in their icy prison, or they can return to the ruins of the kingdom that they once called home.
Either way, destruction lies ahead . . .
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Entertaining and an easy read
I would recommend this book to anyone, it was a great read and kept me wanting more.
The beginning, I felt was a bit quick/rushed, then it slowed down after the first couple of chapters. But, as the story progressed, the storyline took a dramatic change and the action got a lot better! I was actually glad that the start was short.
From around 150-1000 pages, I couldn't put the book down, the characters were well described, the plot was pretty good, the unique take on magic was fascinating and the action towards the middle kept me in suspense.
The ending wasn't a dramatic one or a cliffhanger, it felt more like an introduction to the next book of the saga.
Overall, I think it was well written, the characters were interesting in their own ways, the occasional witty humour made me chuckle. I found the idea of vampires mixed with mages a bit strange at first, but later on Gail does a good job in integrating them into the story. Surprisingly, they fit in extremely well and along with the unique take on magic, they add a bit of depth to it and you'll see that magic plays a major role later on. Definitely buying the sequel.