I was given a copy of this book by the author David Staniforth a few months back for me to review, and I’m so glad he did.

This is one very awesome story. I loved how description and world details were fed through piece at a time and how it kept the pace nice and high. Very occasionally I wanted more info, especially on the appearances of the characters but that was rare.

The ideas were fantastic and the characters were very believable, with little things hinting at stuff and plenty to keep me turning the pages. If you like fantasy you’re going to like this book.

In the whole book the only thing I didn’t like was where it ended. I can appreciate that the author was trying to keep the book from getting too long but I think a little bit more could be done to make it feel like the first stage of the story was complete. I felt that at least the first few pages of Chapter 1 of the next book would have been better off at the end of this one and Mayne one more chapter from Darven’s father’s pov would have helped it to be less of a cut off. If you don’t like cliff hangers or unfinished stories then you are definitely going to want to wait for the rest of the books before reading this.

This is a proper gem amongĀ  indie books. Please go buy it at Amazon.com, or Amazon.co.uk