Errol Stone is a young man without much to live for as he spends his days and money imbibing freely of strong drink, desperate for money he agrees to deliver a missives that soon find him pursued by assassins more than willing to take his life!
This book surprised me, mostly because I never know what to expect when reading Christian fantasy because they are either fantastic or bordering on something I don't totally agree with, but this book was definitely on the side of terrific! A decent sized book, yet I was able to finish it in a day, and its sequel in less than a day.
In this book we begin to see Errol's journey from a lazy young man content to drink himself sick, to a young man full of promise, and quick becoming a hero and man of honor.
This story has good elements of good versus evil, and most definitely a coming of age story for Errol. There was lots of action, which makes for a fast-paced read. Honestly I can't say enough about Errol and how he was given a responsibility and did his duty and more, his growth over the course of the book was so inspiring.
Overall a well written book about a kingdom going in the wrong direction, and a young man and his rag-tag band who are willing to risk all to save it. There are elements of humor and suspense, this is a book that would be well appreciated by older teens (14+) and adults alike, and it's only the beginning of what I predict to be an epic series!
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