Friday, November 15, 2019
The Gathering Dark
Jason is an expert at running from his past. But when it catches up, he finds himself hiding in a peculiar inn listening to a tale from centuries past.
The story is Anargen's, a teen who is pulled from all he loves to follow his oaths of loyalty to the fabled King of the Realms. Together with his mentor, Cinaed, he rides north on a special quest to mediate peace talks between ancient foes—the men of Ecthelowall and the dwarfs of Ordumair. Nothing goes as planned. Many on both sides of the dispute despise Anargen's Order. Worse, an arcane evil has returned to the North. This "Grey Scourge" seeks to ruin the peace talks and ensure a lost treasure held by the dwarfs is never found by those for whom it is meant.
As Anargen's story unfolds, Jason begins to wonder whether it is truly just a fable. He soon finds himself drawn into the conflict Anargen faced. A battle which has shaped and can destroy his world.
My thoughts: This fantastic story drew me in from the get go! The characters and story line are richly written, creating a story that is easy to get lost in. I thought that Brett did a wonderful job of bringing the fantasy style story to life. This is the first book in the series. The Gathering Dark is a story of adventure and romance, with some spiritual themes woven in. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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