Damien St. Cloud is a failure.
Born into a family of warlords and with the most powerful soul force in history, he's unable to make it work.
A disappointment to his legendary father and a weakling compared to his sister, Damien's life is miserable.
His life changes forever when a visiting sorcerer proclaims Damien isn't a warlord at all but a sorcerer. Thrust into a world of magic and danger, can Damien master his power in time to save his family and the kingdom from long forgotten evil?
Darkness Rising is the first in a thrilling fantasy series.
Dive into the adventure now.
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Good story. Fast moving.
Book lacks subtlety and depth
Kind of felt like a story written by a very eager high school boy... lots of things thrown into the mix, with a *shock* main character too strong and powerful no one knows what to do with him, loyal yet also powerful sidekicks, characters always breaking the odds, and events happening one after another with little flow and continuity. Almost felt painful to read, but pushed through til the second half, hoping it would get better. It doesn’t.
Would have recommended for middle school students, except for the unnecessary objectification of female bodies littered throughout the first half of the book. Middle school boys already have a hard time with puberty without this book giving them the wrong impression on how to think about the opposite sex.
Gave it another star for trying really really really hard. Yay