With the King Near Death, Will the Kingdom Fall?
When Sarin Valon, the corrupt and dangerous church leader, flees the city of Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But he and his friends still have dangerous enemies working against them in secrets and whispers.
In a bid to keep 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, and in that journey they discover amazing new secrets about the workings of Aurae.
Back in Erinon, Errol is unjustly 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, the church leaders place Errol under a compulsion--he must complete his task, or die trying.
This is the second book in the The Staff & The Sword series. I will tell you, you do need to read the first book in the series before you read this book. I reviewed the first book here.
If you don't you will find it a bit confusing. I found the book great it is fast paced and the story keeps you interested all the way through. Errol is again a good lead character; and at times I felt so sorry for him with what he has to go through. We were introduced to a couple of new characters that added to the story, especially Karele.
I found the different "lands" to have similarities to various countries around the world and the description of the places and people made it all very life like.
Stars out of 5 : 5 It was a great book and well worth the read. It hooked me right away and I can't wait until the next one comes out called: A Draw of Kings in February 2014.
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