The Historian chances upon Surac, a land where people's destinies are defined by powerful pendants they have from birth, called Stones. Those whose Stones give them useful skills call themselves Creators, and isolate themselves from all others with a wall that splits the entire continent. When Aric, a Creator blacksmith, has a son born with a Stone that marks him for violence and destruction, they find themselves in danger from those they called their friends.
When the boy, Sadavir, is ultimately banished, he discovers secrets far darker than the villagers' petty prejudices. On the far side of the wall, he learns the origin of the Stones' magic and a war that dates back centuries. As he uncovers the true power locked in the Stones, he must find a way to unite ancient enemies in order to save his family. To stop a genocide, Sadavir must face his own destiny of violence.
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Throughout time we’ve been taught what is the right thing to do both through familial tradition and societal expectations. While reading this, many provoking thoughts of this nature were prodded.
I truly enjoyed this story as I expect to with the other stories from this author. It has expanded my thought process of decision making and true morality, which I much appreciate.
I would highly encourage this book to others. Though I do believe it may not be enjoyed by those with a certain mind frame, I would suspect most others would truly enjoy it.