A new series from award winning Author, C.R. Richards: The epic tale of two men begins. The first – a man of honor trying desperately to turn his country from civil war. The other – a boy struggling to discover his destiny before agents of evil find him first.
Coveted by two ancient enemies of a long forgotten age, the continent of Andara holds the key to victory in an endless struggle for dominance. Eight hundred years have passed since the god-like Jalora struck a bargain with the first King of Valdeon. The Lion Ring, symbol of the covenant and conduit of power, gives its bearer incredible abilities. The ring’s borrowed magic protects the people of Andara from covetous evil, but there is a price. As with most predators, the Lion Ring must feed. Only the blood of the D’Antoiné family line will satisfy its hunger.
A rival for Andara’s treasures, the Sarcion has waited impatiently for its time upon the land. Whispers of treason in the right ear aid its treachery. The King of Valdeon mysteriously disappears, leaving his lands in danger of a civil war by the hand of a murderous usurper. His Lion Ring is lost and the covenant is broken. The Jalora’s power begins to seep away from the land. Evil’s foot hold grows stronger. Can the Lords of Valdeon, Sacred Guard of the covenant, stop the tides of war? Or will Andara fall into chaos? The future rests in the blood of a boy…
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What I thought:
I don’t typically read Fantasy. I do occasionally, but its not my go-to genre. But the blurb on this one sounded interesting enough, so I decided to give it a shot.
I’m glad I did, because I found a new book I liked, as well as a new series and author that I am interested in.
The book does start a little slow, but the reader needs to have the background of the story to fully understand it. This book was an adventure. It was so fun to read. I felt like it was very intense and involved, without being overdone. C.R. Richards is definitely a talented writer, that’s very clear. The storyline and plot were great. It was well-written. The characters were also well written and developed, and they each brought a unique style to the story. I definitely enjoyed this book enough to want to continue the series. I look forward to what C.R. Richards comes up with in the future.
My rating is 4 stars.
I received a copy of this book from RogerCharlie in exchange for my honest review.