When Arun received approval to study at the Empire’s ancient ruins, he never dreamed it would be a trap. The Dawn Empire plans to eliminate him to keep old secrets, his best friend Baran for being nothing but trouble, and the out-of-favor Warden Athaz for daring to question the Son of Bälech.
However, they are rescued by the most unexpected group imaginable – the Elves of the Savanir. But it doesn’t take long to learn this was not done with altruistic motivations. Stuck between the might of a global empire and a young Elf leader who won’t hesitate to gamble their lives to save her people, Arun and his friends must try to save their lives and those they love – while not letting themselves be sacrificed in the process!
Good Classic Fantasy
This novel is a great book to read if you enjoy fantasy. The author does a good job with character development and manages to keep the story moving at a smooth pace in the process. The world building is pretty deep and you can tell that the author has a lot of additional backstory and lore in his mind that he didn’t include in the book. It seems like a balance between adult and young adult fantasy. Some parts are more in depth and nuanced than you find in most young adult novels, but it remains accessible to a wide variety of readers. All told, it’s a good book and well worth the purchase. Looking forward to the rest of the series!