A corrupted power stirs from beyond the grave.
A sacred order of knights sworn to protect the world from evil.
The Necromancer Queen will rise again.
An immersive and ambitious new series from the Aurealis Award winning author of A Crucible of Souls.
Seventeen years have passed since the Necromancer Queen Talia was overthrown and slain, and her capital city destroyed by the Knights of the Order of Eternal Vigilance.
Anskar DeVantte, raised in the sacred disciplines of the Order, is now ready to face the brutal initiation trials to become a consecrated knight-sorcerer.
But the further Anskar rises in the ranks the more his faith wavers, and he is beset by harrowing dreams and uncertainty. As troubling powers awaken within him, a schism grows between Anskar and his hallowed Order, and he draws the hungry gaze of the vanquished queen’s fanatical followers.
As Anskar pieces together the mysteries of his early life, and begins to understand the malevolent forces gathering in his path, he finds himself with a crucial choice to make:
Remain loyal to the Order’s righteous mission, or control the dark powers growing within him.
Either way, his destiny is steeped in war. The only question is, which side will he be on?
Ok, do not let the four out of five stars stop you from reading this book. I gave it four out of five because to me the author was a tad bit long winded in my opinion. Otherwise the story was wonderful and I can not wait till the next one is out. I want to see who Talia’s child is and if it is who I think it is. The plot lines and secrecy in this book keeps you guessing and assuming throughout your read. I look forward to seeing what the next one produces.
I received this book from Net Galley for this review.