In the distant land of Enara, the religious zealot Lord Malenek marches across the continent of Amaros, cleansing the world with his army of Vengeance Spirits. Standing in his way is an unlikely adversary, Kamina Elloeth, a young tree elf who is inadvertently entangled in Malenek’s plans. She embarks on a quest with her ghostly brother and a mysterious Ishkava Ranger to find an ancient artifact that may be the only way to stop Malenek’s destructive schemes. Facing her fears, Kamina will travel over oceans and deserts, fight through swamps and jungles, and battle with legendary monsters to unearth the power hidden within the Stone of Spirits.
I was enraptured by this book. I could not put it down once I got into the story. Andrew John Rainnie does such a wonderful job illustrating with words that I could smell the storms in the badlands, and feel the sting of the dust storm in the desert. He takes his readers on a roller coaster of highs, lows, and loops never letting the interest lull. It is well written and very captivating.
The main characters in this story are two young tree elves named Kaiden Elloeth and his younger sister Kamina Elloeth. He dreamed of adventure while she dreamed of a peaceful existence in their secluded tree village with their older sister that was more of a mother after the loss of their parents, far from the wars of men.
War as it is want to do, consumes all in its path.Desperation breeds insanity, and power breeds corruption. Kaiden and Kamina are ripped from their peaceful existence by a self fulfilling prophecy told to a corrupt priest that in his desperation for peace, skirts insanity. Lord Malenek knows his plan cannot be stopped except by an ancient artifact, currently lost to mankind.
Kaiden and Kamina are helped on their unlikely quest to find the Stone Of Spirits, to stop their world being consumed by evil, by a host of heart wrenching characters and more then a few twists and betrayals that will keep you on your toes. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves fantasy and adventure.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Brenda