“It is said that Darkness is empty and whatever vanishes into its depths is lost forever. I know this better than anyone. For I have suffered here in the shadows, and there are none who might find me.”

Seventy years. Seventy years the elven prince has been lost to the darkness, assumed dead by his people and endlessly broken for a book that connects to the hidden realm of his ancestors, a land untouched by evil.

And now a light in the shadows. A chance for freedom. But those willing to help him come from the unlikeliest of worlds.

The orphan girl, yearning for a loving family, and the boy who won’t leave her side. A healer maiden given an unexpected chance for a life beyond narrowed expectations. A grieving creature flown far from home.

They all search for something and now their fates are tied to his. If their quest for life can pull him from the dark mire in which his soul drowns, then perhaps he can be saved.

Or else he will drag them all down to a fate worse than death.


I recieved a free copy of this book via booksirens in exchange for an honest review.

There was alot to this book. I felt it was quite long and not all of it needed, some of it dragged. It felt like it went back and forth between characters too much, some only getting a paragragh before being changed again. There also was no indication that it was goign to change character, which made it confusing at times.

But there was alot I liked about this book too. Tellie was an amazing character, seemed a little older than 13 but since she had gone through alot it made sense. Kelm was a little of an unknown, there wasn’t much to his character other than he was there.

The setting was good. I enjoyed the different places but a little more description would have been better. I really did enjoy the story it was full of surprises and lots exciting new creatures and races. I am not sure if they are from legends or not, but they were very creative and really fun to read about.

The story ended really well, everything was wrapped up. I do not know what will happen in book two. If I happen to see it I might buy it and read it but I won’t be keeping an eye out for it.

Overall an exciting read.

3 out of 5 stars