When Sarin Valon, the corrupt secondus of the conclave, flees Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But other forces bent on the destruction of the kingdom remain and conspire to accuse Errol and his friends of a conspiracy to usurp the throne.
In a bid to keep the three of them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol's home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom. But Errol is also accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon, and kill him. To enforce their sentence, Errol is placed under a compulsion, and he is driven to accomplish his task or die resisting.
So, after the first book I realized that this series is going to take me by surprise. I was not disappointed. This book threw so many things at me at once that it was almost confusing. You will feel sorry for the main character, Errol, by the end of the book I can guarantee it. The secrets revealed about the series in this book is a major game changer. It is fast paced and a great read. I finished it in a bout two days and that was when I was being lazy . Overall a great book.
I recommend this to any readers who like the old fantasy books with a touch of religion.
I got this book complimentary of Bethany House Publishers. So thank you very much.